February 8th, 2013
How a controversial sport changed a life
Itâ€™s a quiet morning in the Underground Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Academy in Kettle Falls, except for the steady, slightly labored breathing of two participants just wrapping up the Senior Boomers Boxing session. After their workout, the husband and wife team visit with the acadÂemyâ€™s trainer and owner, David â€śThe Vikingâ€ť Anderson, who sits at his desk.
A fourth-grade student at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville is being hailed as a hero and two fellow students are in a juvenile detention facility, suspected of plotting to kill up to eight classmates. The two fifth-grade students were escorted in shackles into a Stevens County courtroom last Friday afternoon to face charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson ordered the 10 and 11-year-old boys held on $100,000 bonds.
Beer could be added to the menu of the concession stand at your local movie theater if Olympia lawmakers approve a bill that would allow theaters to serve beer and wine for patrons ages 21 and over.
â€śI think itâ€™s a great idea,â€ť says Alpine Theatre and Auto Vue Drive-In owner Steve Wisner. â€śIt just makes sense. States like Oregon have done this for a while now, and it works just fine. Itâ€™s small business friendly.â€ť
A funeral service for Dr. Brad Lind will be this Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Ag Trade Center
If people have questions, call Sue Cordero at 675-5536.
Leonard C. Fredrick (Curly Jack) passed away on Jan. 3, 2013 peacefully at his home in Newport.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1945 in Weiser, Idaho, the oldest of 11 children born to Charles R. (Bob) and Dorothy E. Fredrick.
In 1953, the family moved from Idaho to Washington and bought a home in Colville. In 1955, they bought a farm on Aladdin Road where Jack resided until his graduation in 1963 from Colville High School.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Louis Kaunike, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Jan. 31, 2013 at the age of 80. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on May 18, 1932 to Henry Harry and Edna Clara Bertha (Neibur) Kaunike.
Robert was raised and attended school in Fairmont, West Virginia and graduated in 1951. After high school, he began college and later transferred to West Virginia University, where he graduated in 1956.
Marilyn Bergevin, of Gig Harbor passed peacefully Wednesday night at home after a long fight with Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was born to Kathryn and Otto Fogle in 1935 in Colville. Her father came from North Dakota and was a local businessman. Her mother was born in Nebraska and moved to Colville to teach. Marilyn spent the summers as a child at her parentâ€™s remote cabin in British Columbia and developed a love for nature. She graduated from Colville High in 1953 and received her BA in Education in 1957 from Washington State University.
James R. Northrup passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2013 at the age of 86, surrounded by many family members. He suffered complications from a fall at home and died at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was born on Jan. 19, 1927 in Colville, the second child of Rod and Mabel (Wetzel) Northrup.
He was raised on a ranch on Highland Loop Road between Kettle Falls and Colville and learned the value of hard work. He was proud of the fact that his great-grandfather homesteaded in Northrup Canyon near Steamboat Rock in Grand Coulee.
Jerry R. Starr, 71, suffered a heart attack and passed away on Jan. 29, 2013. Jerry will be greatly missed by his wife Margie, sister Kathryn Hammond, aunt Patricia Kingsbury and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jerryâ€™s passing was preceded by his mother, Mary Merle Starr/Johnson, brother, Cameron Johnson, and by the death of his step-father, Ret. Col. Charles Johnson.
Caroline L. â€śCarol Leaâ€ť Rummer, a lifetime resident of Colville, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013 in Colville at the age of 81. Carol Lea was born on April 28, 1931 in Colville, the daughter of Harry and Alice (Nyholm) Peterson.
Carol Lea was raised and attended school in Colville. While attending a dance at Waitts Lake, a young man named Loyd Rummer introduced himself. This introduction began their courtship. Carol Lea would work at Whiteâ€™s Grocery after school as well as summers and following her high school graduation in 1949.