October 24th, 2012
It occasionally happens to almost every farmer and gardener. Sometimes they plant more than they need, or more than they can use. And as the harvest season ebbs toward winter, fields or plots can still be garnished with crops that just havenâ€™t got around to being picked.
But instead of allowing the produce to just wither on the vine, this is where the Northeast Washington Gleaners Club comes in.
Just because the weather is getting colder, doesn't mean gardening has to be over. That's where Good 2 Gro Hydroponics comes in. Owned and operated by Steve Michaliszyn, the business caters to those with green thumbs or amateur gardening enthusiasts. Growing lights, organic soil, microbes, planting bins---whatever is needed to get vegetation sprouting, it's here.
"So far I think I am getting a huge amount of enthusiasm for the customers that are finding me," says Michaliszyn. "A lot of people are excited not to have to drive 70 miles to Spokane to find what they need."
But Indians face
Itâ€™s Homecoming Week at Colville High School and that means fall sportsâ€™ coaches are wondering how their athletes will react to all that pomp, circumstance and distraction.
CHS volleyball coach Missy Bennett, whose Indians are unbeaten in Great Northern League action and havenâ€™t lost a game, much less a match this fall to date, isnâ€™t going on the record to say she has no use for Homecoming. But coaches will worry about focus and not whoâ€™s on the Homecoming royalty or who has/hasnâ€™t got a date to the Homecoming dance.
Cougars move closer to title
BY CHRIS RADER
S-E Sports Reporter
First place in the Northeast A League football race was on the line when the Freeman Scotties (5-2, 3-1) traveled to Snyder Field to take on the Chewelah Cougars (6-1, 4-0) last Friday night. The Cougarsâ€™ opportunistic defense intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble to put a stranglehold on the high scoring Freeman offense, blanking the Scotties 21-0.
The Cougars were prepared for a hard-hitting game from beginning to end.
Back to Plantes Ferry Park and GNL District
Colville High will compete in the District 7 2A Great Northern League District cross-country meet on Friday at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane Valley.
The mostly rebuilding CHS boys (2-4 in GNL match-ups), and the girls (0-6), will get going at noon on the flat Plantes Ferry course.
For the GNL girls, the top two teams and top 10 individuals will advance to the State 2A meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Nov. 3.
Roy S. Allen passed away Sept. 25, 2012 in Spokane after battling cancer. He was born March 4, 1938 in San Diego, CA, the son of Charles and Louella Allen.
Roy retired from the Spokane Police Department on June 30, 1986 after 25 years of service and moved to the shores of Lake Roosevelt, where he enjoyed fishing and the peace of country life.
Roy competed in dozens of triathlons and completed nine Ironman triathlons, including six Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii and three in Penticton, B.C., where he also won his age group.
Jerry Douglas Patterson, 72, of Papaâ€™aloa, Hawaii, passed away on Sept.17, 2012 in Hilo, Hawaii.
Jerry was very clear on wanting to be cremated when he passed. His wishes were carried out at the Dodo Mortuary in Hilo, Hawaii. A memorial bonfire is being planned for Oct.13, 2012. Take a moment that day and give thought to his memory, if possible!
Mildred Clara Frazier, a resident of Colville, passed away on Oct. 1, 2012 at Pinewood Terrace Nursing Home in Colville. Mildred was born on May 27, 1925 in Hunters, the daughter of Ben B. Frazier (son of Walla Walla area pioneer, Cantrel R. Frazier) and Martha A. Stimpson (daughter of Abner B. Stimpson).
Mildred â€śMillieâ€ť was the youngest of nine children. On Jan. 1, 1950, Mildredâ€™s mother, Martha, passed away and the Keller Ferry, â€śThe Martha S,â€ť was named in her memory.
John â€śJackâ€ť Fletcher, a long-time resident of the Cedonia/Hunters area passed away, Sept. 30, 2012 at a Veteranâ€™s HospiÂ¬tal in Los Angeles, California at the age of 90. Jack was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Mt. Hope. He was the fifth child of six children born to Roy and Muriel (Cornwall) Fletcher.
Anne M Vodnick, 94, passed away Oct. 4, 2012 in Colville.
She was born on July 22, 1918 in Eveleth, MN, the daughter of John and Katrina (Scrabec) Kotnick.
Anne was raised and attended school in the Eveleth area and continued to live there until she moved to Seattle in 1944. In June 1945, she married Joseph Vodnick and together they were blessed with 35 years of marriage. Anne moved to Colville in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; brothers, John Kotnick, Stanley Kotnick Antone Kotnick, Frank Kotnick, Joseph Kotnick and sister, Katherine Smith.