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April 8th, 2014

Marc Jack Bircher

April 8, 2014

Marc Jack Bircher, of Kettle Falls, passed away on April 2, 2014. He was born on April 26, 1970 in Kellogg Idaho. He was raised in Colville and Kettle Falls, WA. He graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1988. Marc received his Associates Degree in Water Resources Management from Spokane Community College. Marc then went to work for High Speed.com installing cellular towers in Oregon, Idaho, California, and Washington. Following this he became employed with Conoco Phillips on the North Slopes Alaska. He was later employed driving trucks for various companies in North Dakota.

Indians stay on a roll

April 8, 2014

Clarkston
make-up on
Thursday

Colville High continues unbeaten this spring.
The Indians of coach Jim Ebel, coming off a rainout weekend where they were scheduled to play at Clarkston, had three days off before a pivotal game last week at East Valley.
“With that rainout at Clarkston, we had three days off,” Ebel said.
Then last Monday, one day before heading to East Valley for a key Great Northern League softball game, the Indians turned in a clunker of a practice.
“We were horrible,” Ebel said. “It was our worst practice of the year.”

Cabbage stars

Gonzaga Prep easily win’s Colville Invitational

April 8, 2014

Artzis leads
Colville High

Gonzaga Prep easily captured the Colville Invitational Golf Tournament last Thursday at Dominion Meadows Golf Course.
The Bullpups, playing in an eight-team men’s field, totaled 311 (four scoring players). G-Prep was led by Michael Brutocao’s two-over 74 and by Ryan Anderson’s three-over-par 75. Andrew Durnford added a 78.
Host Colville High, led by the 76 from junior Sam Artzis, finished tied for fifth place at 366 with East Valley.
Other Colville scores: Duncan Maben, 86; Matt Hubbard, 94; Zach Jensen, 110.

March 31st

Joyce Ingle

March 31, 2014

Joyce Ledgerwood Ingle, wife of endodontist, Dr. John I. Ingle, died March 8, 2014. She was born June 4, 1918 in Colville, where John and Joyce were “childhood sweethearts.” They were married July 11, 1940, nearly 74 years ago.

March 26th

Officer identified in shooting

March 26, 2014

Last Tuesday at about 6:10 p.m., a Stevens County Detective responded to 2461 Scott Rd, in Rice on a disturbance call. 

According to reports, when the detective, identified as Dwayne Johnson, arrived at the Scott Road address, an adult male suspect immediately opened fire with a shotgun as the detective exited his vehicle. The detective was hit in the hand and ear, but was able to return fire.
Johnson returned fire and killed the man.

Bulldogs win two of three to get season started

March 26, 2014

Justin Collier
will lead
Bulldogs

BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor

Kettle Falls High (1-1, 2-1) opened the 2014 high school baseball season last week at home. The home cooking agreed with the Bulldogs, who won two of three games to get the season underway.
KFHS opened with a 6-5 come-from-behind win over visiting Omak of the Caribou-Trail League last Friday. Junior Devin Thompson got the win in relief.

Fast start for Colville

March 26, 2014

Cabbage, Wittmeyer lead

BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor

Defending Great Northern League and District 7 2A softball champion Colville High got the 2014 softball season off to a fast start last week with three wins.
Playing in weather conditions more reminiscent of a winter that doesn’t seem to want to exit stage left until next November, the Indians came from behind to post a dramatic 5-4 win over Northwest Christian in the season opener for both teams last Thursday at frigid Vaagen Park.

Joyce Ingle

March 26, 2014

Joyce Ledgerwood Ingle, wife of endodontist, Dr. John I. Ingle, died March 8, 2014. She was born June 4, 1918 in Colville, where John and Joyce were “childhood sweethearts.” They were married July 11, 1940, nearly 74 years ago.

March 19th

May Adeline Bonds

March 19, 2014

May Adeline Bonds passed away March 9, 2014 in Colville at the age of 85. She was born on January 5, 1929 to Harold and Claire Davis in Mason City, Iowa.
May worked as a nurse at Pinewood in Colville for over a decade. She worked in the infectious skin disease control area. May also took on the challenge to create the Certified Nurse’s Aide Training Program. After the State of Washington approved the program, she taught the class and took great pride in each student’s success. The program she created is still being used to this day.

Charles “Bert” Albert Lotze

March 19, 2014

Charles “Bert” Albert Lotze passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on March 11, 2014. He was born in Colville on February 24, 1935, to George and Cora (Wright) Lotze.
Bert grew up in the Onion Creek area and attended school there until high school where he attended Northport High School. At the age of fifteen, Bert helped Washington Water Power skid logs to be used for power poles to run electricity to Onion Creek.

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