April 17th, 2013
Warren H. Franz, age 91, an 87-year resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville area, passed away on April 6, 2013 in Colville. Warren was born on Sept. 5, 1921 in Pasco, the son of Frank and Eliza Ruth (Sell) Franz.
Hidden in the center of downtown Colville and overlooking Heritage Court on Main Street, three brothersâTyler, Caleb, and Elliott Edwardsâfounded a computer consulting business, Hachisoft, in 2001 that works with national as well as international corporations.
Not many local residents know about Hachisoft, since the Edwards brothers advertise their business online, targeting energy corporations in need of engineering software.
Time to regroup
after Spring Break
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Chewelah Cougars baseball team, starting with a 10-0 blanking of Newport and followed by a doubleheader sweep of Riverside.
The Spring Break finished on a down note when the Cougs were swept on the road in two games by Medical Lake.
The Cougars look to re-establish their momentum and focus this week on moving up in the Northeast A League baseball standings.
Bulldogs at L-side, Undeberg this week
After invitational meets at Colville (Ezra Gordon Invitational) and the Deer Park Invite prior to the Spring Break, Kettle Falls High will get into the meat of its spring meet schedule starting this week.
The Bulldogs will travel to Nine Mile Falls and Lakeside High School on Wednesday for a Northeast A League meet with the Eagles and Chewelah. That meet gets underway at 3:30 p.m.
No âSpring Breakâ for
In a wacky, strange piece of scheduling and rescheduling that saw the streaking Colville High softball team (10-1) play seven games in an eight-day stretch during the so-called Spring Break, the Indians and rubber-armed pitcher McKenna Cabbage thrived.
Spring Break? Not for CHS.
The Indians, 9-0 in Great Northern League play and two games clear of second place West Valley and Deer Park, got shutout performances from Cabbage in five of those seven games.
It has been a tough stretch for the Colville High baseball team. The Indians (2-7) have lost six straight in the tough Great Northern League and head into the post-Spring Break portion of their schedule looking for a little Mojo and some good fortune.
âThe most important thing right now is that our team believes that weâre going to start winning soon,â CHS head coach Boo Morrison said of his teamâs rough stretch. âBaseball is a crazy game. Weâre not getting any balls to bounce our way right now and weâre not catching any breaks.
Indians may be the league surprise
Colville High (6-4) has been more than competitive to date in the rigorous Great Northern League 2A soccer race.
Yes, hindsight is always a 20/20 proposition, but just think where the Indians would be if they were situated where student enrollment numbers indicate that they should beâin the Northeast A League.
Like we said, hindsight and better accounting practices are always 20/20. Maybe the math will be more accurate on the next WIAA student count.
But we digress.
Like most novel writers, there is more to Kerry Schafer than meets the eye. On the surface, she appears soft-spoken, her presence comforting and a good listener, which probably goes hand-in-hand with her job as a counselor at NEW Alliance Counseling. One might not make the connection that she is the author of the new fantasy novel Between, an engaging narrative that avoids the usual traps and stereotypes that said novels can fall into and makes the reader wonder if they are dreaming while awake.
Kendall âKenâ Jenkins, a 16-year resident of Colville, passed away on March 29, 2013 in Colville at the age of 80. He was born on October 15, 1932 in San Jose, CA the son of Charles Douglas and Clara Eugenia (Grensted) Jenkins.
As a young boy, Ken moved with his family to Sacramento, CA. There he attended school and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1950. He then moved to San Luis Obispo, CA where he entered the Agricultural Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University. Ken supported his education by working at local ranches.
Yvonne LaVigne was born June 25, 1925 and passed away March 29, 2013. She was born at the family home in Chewelah to Cyrille and Vera (Spedden) LaVigne. Yvonne graduated from Jenkins High School in 1943. Yvonne was employed by Aldredges Grocery and SeaFirst Bank (30 years). She belonged to P.E.O. Sisterhood, Good Intent, and The Congregational Church (Chewelah UCC) as a life member. Yvonne participated in The Chewelah Peak Ski Club, the bowling team, Campfire Girls and enjoyed sharing with her investment club members.