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June 12th, 2014

Helen Crabtree

June 12, 2014

Helen Anne Crabtree, an 11-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 5, 2014 at the age of 94. Helen was born on June 16, 1919 in Gilbert, AZ, the daughter of Harry S. and Madge (Rowell) Holden.

Cora Morrison

June 12, 2014

Cora (Watson) Morrison, 78, spent nearly her whole life in Stevens County. She was born near Biarly on Bear Creek in what is now the Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge. Except for a year or two in Missouri after her gradua¬tion from Colville High School, and seven years at Mondovi near Davenport, Cora called the Stevens County area her home.

Albert Staehly

June 12, 2014

Albert Carl Staehly, 92, passed away June 1, 2014 in Spo¬kane Valley. Albert was born July 7, 1921 to J. Law¬rence Staehly and Ruth Ann (Michael) Staehly and was raised on the family farm on Staehly Mountain in Ferry County. He attended Stony Acres School, District Number 19 (a one-room school house) and graduated from Colville High School in 1939.
Albert served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Betty (Askey) Staehly in 1948 and they re¬sided in Kettle Falls for 61 years before moving to Spokane Valley in 2010.

Albert Staehly

June 12, 2014

Albert Carl Staehly, 92, passed away June 1, 2014 in Spo¬kane Valley. Albert was born July 7, 1921 to J. Law¬rence Staehly and Ruth Ann (Michael) Staehly and was raised on the family farm on Staehly Mountain in Ferry County. He attended Stony Acres School, District Number 19 (a one-room school house) and graduated from Colville High School in 1939.
Albert served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Betty (Askey) Staehly in 1948 and they re¬sided in Kettle Falls for 61 years before moving to Spokane Valley in 2010.

June 5th

McKern leads Bulldogs at State 1A track & field

June 5, 2014

Kettle Falls High was represented by three track and field athletes at last weekend’s State 1A meet at Eastern Washington University’s Roos Field (Woodward Stadium).
Competing for the first time at State were seniors Tyler Johnson and Connor McKern, and freshman Casey Hamilton.
In the javelin competition last Friday morning, McKern uncorked a PR of 163-10. His career best mark came on the final throw of the competition and earned McKern sixth place on the medal stand.

Tora Luu medals for Colville at State 2A track meet

June 5, 2014

National record
in 1600 set

As expected, it was tough going for Colville High’s six athletes at the State 2A Track and Field Championships at Mt. Tahoma High School (Tacoma) last week.
The only CHS athlete to medal was Tora Luu, who cleared 5-0 in the high jump to finish sixth and make the medal podium. She had entered the State meet tied for the best mark in the 2A ranks this spring (5-2).

Two events

Zach Shoemaker and Joey Schweitzer, who went one-two in the javelin at the District 7 2A championship, finished 14th and 16th, respectively.

CHS doubles team ousted early in Seattle

June 5, 2014

Colville High’s entry into the State 2A tennis tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Nordstrom Center on the University of Washington campus in Seattle was a short-lived affair.
The Indians’ entry to the State tournament, the doubles team of Hannah Greene and Mariah O’Brien, was eliminated after a pair of losses.
Greene/O’Brien fell to their opposition from West Valley (Yakima), 0-6, 0-6, then were eliminated by a Kingston duo, 3-6, 6-7(5-7).
“The girls played well and gave it everything they had in the second set,” CHS head coach Phil Johnson said of the loss to Kingston.

Copper Bowl updating lanes for upcoming tournament

June 5, 2014

Colville’s Copper Bowl has been busy in recent weeks with upgrades to the business before the upcoming statewide tournament the local bowling alley will host June 13-15 and again June 20-22.
Copper Bowl will host the 37th annual Washington State USBC Mixed Tournament. The tournament will bring around 400 teams to Colville, creating tourism and revenue at the start of summer for Colville.
The primary upgrades at the bowling alley have addressed the lanes, approaches and pins.

Colville out in three at Selah

June 5, 2014

Tough tourney
for Indians

Colville High is certainly no stranger to the State 1A or 2A softball tournament scene. The Indians have made the state tournament field in 1A or 2A for the past 13 straight seasons. That’s quite a record of achievement.
Seldom have the Indians (21-4) been out of the tournament on the first day. But that’s what happened last Friday when CHS opened with an impressive 7-2 win over Anacortes before losing to W.F. West (Chehalis) and right-hander Mattie Boucher in the quarterfinals late Friday afternoon, 5-1.

May 30th

Alternative Energy at CHS shines

May 30, 2014

Been thinking about converting to solar power?
The students in Colville High School’s Alternative Energy class can do that. Building a radiant heater? They can do that too. In fact, when it comes to alternative energy and creating the means to harness it, there’s not much the students can’t do. Money and time are the only restrictions.

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