July 30th, 2014
For the first time in school history, Northport Junior High School plans to field a football team this fall. That is, if enough funding can be raised to purchase equipment.
A meeting to discuss the junior high and high school football programs will be held Monday, August 11 at 6 p.m. at Northport School, according to NHS football coach, Shane Fox.
â€śIt will be an informational meeting,â€ť Fox said. â€śWe want to talk about the varsity and junior high football programs and some of the fund-raisers we have planned to raise money (for junior high football).â€ť
The annual Bob Haney Memorial Baseball Tournament, a key element of any August Rendezvous in the Park celebration, will get underway Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. on four Colville fields.
Ten teams will compete in the 12U portion of the tournament and 10 more teams are entered in the 10U (pool play). Colville 12U and 10U will host their respective tournaments, which will be played at the Colville City Park field and on three softball diamonds that have been converted to baseball fields at Vaagen Park.
The golf course is running fast and firm. The greens are some of the best in the region and despite all the heat, our dedicated group of volunteers continues to keep the golf course in great shape. Thanks for all you do!
In July, we started what weâ€™re calling our Sunday Afternoon Geography Special. From 3 to 8 p.m. on Sundayâ€™s (July 13, 20, 27 and August 3), weâ€™ve got a deal that just canâ€™t be beaten.
Yes, Colville golfers can take advantage of the promotion on Sunday.
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Vernon Justus Filler was born Feb. 25, 1946, in Harvey, ND to Herbert and Antonia (Welk) Filler. He passed away on July 13, 2014 after suffering a second stroke.
His childhood years were spent on the family farm, attending elementary school in Orrin, ND. After working at various jobs in North Dakota, he came to South Dakota and learned the bakery business from his brothers. He worked in Pierre, South Dakota before relocating to Washington state.
Patricia Jean Sphuler, a lon time resident of Evans, passed away on July 18, 2014 in Spokane. She was born on Sept. 17, 1931 in Spokane, the daughter of John and Betty (King) Kroll.
Patricia attended school in Colville and graduated from Colville High School in 1949. After graduation, she began working as a secretary for the telephone company in Colville.
Leona Eliza Wimmer was born May 18,1925 to Mark and Maggie Huguenin. She grew up in the Colville area and graduated from Colville High School.
She had four brothers who all preceded her in death.
She married Don Stratton in 1943. They had three children: Dianna, Cindie and Mark. She and Don divorced in 1983 and she moved to Spokane.
She married Bill Kraft in 1990. Bill passed away in 2003. She married Bob Wimmer in 2006. They moved to Arizona for a few months, then returned to Spokane. Bob passed away in 2013.
Judy Marie Stillwell Miller passed away July 10, two days
after her 78th birthday in Everett at a Rehab center where she had spent the past six months. She was born in Richland and graduated in Colville. She managed Barneyâ€™s Restaurant & Lounge over the years and had lived in the area for the past
25 to 30 years.
Judy never had any children of her own, but you would never know; she worried and loved all of her relativeâ€™s children as if
they were her own. She loved them all.
Adygene De Paulo, a 48-year resident of the Kettle Falls/Marcus area, passed away on July 14, 2014 at the age of 89. Adygene was born on July 6, 1925 in Spur, Texas, the daughter of Walter and Teresa (Kearney) Garrett. She was raised on the family cattle ranch along with five sisters and one brother. Proud to be the daughter of a cowboy, she was often found riding her beloved horse, â€śOld Red,â€ť helping with the ranch chores and cattle.
The Northwest is the curÂrent epicenter for much of the nationâ€™s summer firefighting efforts. Northwest fire officials were tracking more than 17 large fires in Oregon and Washington as of last SaturÂday.
Wildfires have torched close to 950,000 acres in WashingÂton and Oregon.
Fourteen large fires are burning in Oregon, where more than 555,000 acres are ablaze. Washington has seven large fires with acreage involved approaching 400,000 as of this writing.