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August 17th, 2011

Tough enough

August 17, 2011

Last Saturday's state sanctioned Mixed Martial Arts event, Battle at the Brewery at Northern Ales in Kettle Falls, saw 16 refereed bouts between trained amateur fighters. The event was put on by the Unified Combat League (UCL) and sponsored by Fight University Clothing, Eleventh Commandment, Clark’s All-Sports, Livin’ Guilty and Team Corner Tech.

Orient School set for $5.9 million remodel

August 17, 2011

Orient School is gearing up for a $5.9 million remodel that will update the 100-year-old building by installing new heating and cooling systems, providing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improving fire safety in the historic building, constructing a covered play area and updating classrooms and offices.

Airport destined for ballot

August 17, 2011

The airport relocation project loomed over the goings-on at Colville City Council last week and Monday evening as council members debated whether or not to authorize an advisory vote for the Nov. 8 general election. The advisory vote revolves around whether or not the City of Colville should proceed with the process to relocate and expand the municipal airport.

August 15th

No, it wasn't a helicopter crash

August 15, 2011

Crews battled steep terrain, gusty winds and heavy timber on the Rogers Mountain fire last Thursday on the Colville National Forest (CNF).
Localized thunderstorms created wind gusts and aggressive fire behavior Thursday afternoon on the fire line, pushing the Rogers Mountain fire to 90 acres.
“We know it was human caused,” said CNF spokesman Franklin Pemberton. “But the exact cause is still under investigation.”
Pemberton quelled rumors that the fire was caused by a helicopter crash last Tuesday.

August 10th

Booth to get mental evaluation

August 10, 2011

Eric Lee Booth, charged with the murder of Gordon R. Feist of Smart Way Road, Colville, could plead not guilty by reason of insanity after undergoing a mental evalua¬tion at Eastern State Hospital.
At Booth’s arraignment last Tuesday, his defense attorney, Paul Wasson, requested that his client be taken to Eastern State Hospital for a professional assessment of his mental state. Wasson said that while it was uncertain that Booth, 26, would enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, Wasson still made the request for the evaluation to preserve that option.

Carving a niche

August 10, 2011

It’s safe to say that 11-year-old Madi Thomas has found her niche and her love. The quiet, athletic Thomas, the daughter of Mike and Michelle Thomas of Kettle Falls, is dedicated to becoming the best skateboarder she can be.
At this juncture of her “career,” it’s obvious that the diminutive youngster has been dogged in her pursuit of an ultimate goal—status as a professional skateboarder.
Madi is a young lady of few words, but this 4-foot-5, 67-pounder has no trouble talking about a sport that pretty much consumes her morning, noon and evening at the Kettle Falls Skate Park.

August 4th

Colville All-Stars second

August 4, 2011

The Colville 11-year-old All-Star baseball team recently took second place in the consolation bracket at the 11-team Orofino, Idaho tournament. The team’s final tournament of the summer will be this weekend at the annual Rendezvous Tournament (Bob Haney Memorial Tournament) in Colville. Team members, back row: coaches Brian Reggear, Jim Marshall and Del Lembcke. Middle row: Griffin Reggear, Colton Maddox, Dustin Riley, Shane Merrill and Devin Lembcke. Front row: Andrew Segerman, Travis Thompson, Ty Sandaine and Dawson Flugel. Not pictured are Andrew Buckley and Hunter Forthun.

All the right (beginner's) moves

August 4, 2011

Budding local soccer stars as young as age three participated in the Colville United Soccer Club-sponsored camp for children ages pre-kindergarten through age 12 on the Colville High School soccer pitch last week. The camp raised funds for traveling soccer teams of boys and girls ages 8-18. In photos youngsters run through the camp drills, led by Colville High School soccer coaches Dave Rarrick and Keith Goodwin.

Die, Jillian Michaels, die!

August 4, 2011

Editor’s note: This is the second in a nearly year-long series of stories and sweat-laden vignettes chronicling the training regimen, pitfalls and pratfalls of two Statesman-Examiner reporters and their teammate. The intrepid trio plans to compete in all three increments of next July’s Valley Girl mini-triathlon at Liberty Lake (Spokane Valley).

So, Jillian Michaels, we meet again.

August 3rd

Joanne Tack

August 3, 2011

Joanne Tack of Curlew crossed over to the other side on July 25 at home with her husband, Peter, by her side.
A Joyful Celebration of her life will be held at the Curlew Civic Hall on August 6 starting at noon. It will be potluck, so please bring a favorite dish to share.
Those wishing to display photos at the celebration, please contact Sandra Sweetman at 509-775-3272.
A full memorial will follow next week.

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