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December 27th

'Willing to take the risk'

December 27, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Bacon’s travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there. This story picks up after the events described in “Widow Powered” which appeared in the 12-12-12 edition of the Statesman-Examiner.

Rwanda Project

December 26th

Daniel Collins

December 26, 2012

Daniel Lee Collins died Dec. 8, 2012 in Arrowhead Hospital, Glendale, AZ, where he was admitted for surgery on his right leg and foot for gout.

James Wheeler

December 26, 2012

James R. Wheeler went to be home with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of Dec. 19, 2012. He was born Oct. 15, 1942 in Denver, CO to James and Shirley Wheeler. Jim grew up in Denver and became a successful businessman at a very young age. Along with a paper route, he started his own lawn maintenance business called “Do Right Lawn Care.” Jim attended Colorado CU College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 and served his country in the Viet Nam War. He earned the rank of sergeant and was stationed at Dong Ha.

Everett Qualey

December 26, 2012

Everett S. Qualey passed away in Colville on Dec.15, 2012 at the age of 79. He was born the son of Edward and Eleanor (Nutting) Qualey on Nov. 13, 1933 in Naples, Maine.

Catherine "Kitty" Miller

December 26, 2012

Catherine “Kitty” Louise Miller, 85, passed away on Dec. 8, 2012 in Chewelah. Kitty was born in Craig, Montana on July 4, 1927 to Edwin and Clara (Warness) Link.
Kitty lived with her family in Montana until the age of 10 when they moved to the Addy area. She attended a one-room school in the North Basin area for several years. Then, at the age of 15, she moved with her family to Spokane where she lived until 1982, when she relocated to Northport. Kitty lived in the Northport area until her move to Chewelah in 2008.

'I'm not closing'

December 26, 2012

Barman’s Country Store in downtown Colville wasn’t very active last Friday afternoon, save for the sounds of Jerry Lee Lewis’s rambunctious, “Great Balls of Fire” playing over the loud speakers and the occasional groan of wooden floorboards as a few customers looked at wares. Employees manned a lunch counter and soda fountain where no one stopped in to order a sandwich and soup, or an old-fashioned milk shake.

December 18th

Sandy Hook: A resounding effect

December 18, 2012

Stevens County resident Velena Hawthorne doesn’t have television, but her family does have Internet. So last Friday, as she was idly glancing over the contents of Google news, she saw the headlines saying there had been a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT.
As she scrolled down the article, she saw that the majority of those killed were children, all under the age of 10. She gasped audibly, causing her boyfriend, Tyler Peterson, to come in from the next room to see what was wrong.

December 12th

Missy Bennett resigns

December 12, 2012

State coaching Hall of Famer
will be hard to replace

One of the most successful coaches in the history of Colville High School athletics has tendered her resignation.
Missy Bennett, who led Colville High to the 2011 State 1A volleyball championship and to a fourth place finish at the 2012 State 2A Tournament at Pierce College in Lakewood, announced earlier this week that she is resigning a post she has held for 27 seasons.

It’s been awhile since Kettle Falls was 4-1

December 12, 2012

Bulldogs lose
first to Tonasket

A vastly improved Kettle Falls High boy’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season last Saturday when visiting Tonasket of the Caribou-Trail League rolled to an early lead en route to a 62-47 win.
The loss was Kettle’s first in five games.
The Bulldogs (4-1) won two of three non-league games during the week, downing Springdale 46-35 back on Dec. 4 behind Connor McKern’s 10 points and blasting visiting Curlew (2-3) 61-33 on Dec. 6.

Coug gals split games

December 12, 2012

Colville up next

The Chewelah Cougars girl’s basketball team split their games this week. Jenkins High looked good in a game against a somewhat depleted Deer Park program, while being pushed around some by a bigger, taller Northwest Christian team.
Overall, however, Chewelah head coach Tom Skok is pleased with his team so far and is looking forward to the rest of the season.

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