June 5th, 2014
Colvilleâ€™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 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. Thatâ€™s quite a record of achievement.
Seldom have the Indians (21-4) been out of the tournament on the first day. But thatâ€™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.
Been thinking about converting to solar power?
The students in Colville High Schoolâ€™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, thereâ€™s not much the students canâ€™t do. Money and time are the only restrictions.
Margaret â€śPeggyâ€ť Jean (Crooks) Kondrath, a long-time resident of Colville, passed away on May 14, 2014 in Colville. Peggy was born on October 7, 1927 in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Johnson) Osborne.
Michael â€śMikeâ€ť Lawrence Hofmeister, a lifetime resident of Evans, passed away on May 5, 2014 in Colville at the age of 86. Mike was born on May 1, 1928 on the family farm in Evans, the son of Lawrence and Barbara (Epp) Hofmeister.
He was raised on the farm and attended grade school in Bossburg. He completed his education at the old Marcus High School and graduated in 1946. Mike then worked in the local quarry for U.S. Gypsum Company.
Katheryn â€śKittyâ€ť Ree Bundick, a seven-year resident of Colville, passed away on May 17, 2014 in Colville at the age of 69. Kitty was born on Nov. 13, 1944 in Lorado, West Virginia in Logan County, the youngest of 17 children to Boyd and Ocie Bell (Blankenship) Mullins.
Ethel Lucille Bartholomew passed away on April 29, 2014 at the age off 99. Ethel was born on Sept. 30, 1914 in the town of Brutus, New York â€“ the first child of HowÂ¬ard Zellar and Amelia (Dutton) Zellar.
Ethel grew up in Weedsport, New York, and was joined by a sister and five brothers, before her fatherâ€™s sudden death from meningitis. The youngest, a baby boy, also died from the disÂ¬ease. As the oldest, Ethel left school and worked in a dress factory to help support the family. When her mother remarÂ¬ried, Ethel returned to school and graduated with the WeedÂ¬sport class of 1933.
Una Wendell Mathews passed away on April 25, 2014 in Colville. She was born on July 1, 1920 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Robert and Norah (Lacey) Grant.
Kenneth Leon Kilgore, passed away, surrounded by his family, at the age of 78 on April 27, 2014. He was born in Lamont on June 8, 1935, on a wheat ranch. At the age of six- months his parents, Leon J. Kilgore and Florence Kilgore, purchased the homesteaded ranch in Colville.
Jay Edward Pratt was born July 12, 1979 and passed away May 1, 2014 at the age of 34.
Jay lived in the Kettle Falls area his whole life. He completed his education in Kettle Falls. He played all school sports, but most of all, he loved baseball. Jay later grew to love hunting and fishing and embraced that as his passion.
He loved to take his sons horn hunting. Jay would take the horns and hide them so the boys could find them again.
Jay worked at Hearth and Home and at Vaagen Brothers Lumber.