July 17th, 2014
Helen L. (Arndt) Gleave, 91, Bowbells, ND, passed away July 5, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society Home in Mohall, North Dakota. Helen Louise Arndt was born August 19, 1922 in WeÂŹnatchee to Arthur and Lottie (Estes) Arndt. She had three brothers that helped watch out for her on the family wheat and cattle farm on Badger MounÂŹtain above the Wenatchee Valley.
Gladys Delene Staeheli, a lifelong resident of Colville, passed away on July 1, 2014. She was born the daughter of Henry and Azalea (Loiselle) Holst on Dec. 11, 1924 in Colville. Gladys attended school in Colville and graduated from Colville High School in 1941. She met Lester Staeheli, âBabeâ in 1942 after he was discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces and the couple married in April 1945.
Gladys worked in Colville at Seattle-First National Bank as a Loan Officer, and also volunteered her time working for the Historical Society in Colville.
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Walleye fishermen braved some inclement, wet weather for the 2014 Governorâs Cup Walleye Tournament on Lake Roosevelt last Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 teams competed in the tournament, which is hosted by the Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club.
When the weights had been tabulated Sunday afternoon, the local team of Phillip Adams and Jerry Lawrence topped the 2014 Governorâs Cup Tournament field with 29.42 pounds of walleye.
Water conservation may not seem prudent during a summer where the rain has been prevaÂlent, particularly this month, but then this is not a new conÂcept to the City of Colville.
In the past decade since the city developed its existing conÂservation plan, new technoloÂgies, new attitudes and new goals have raised the bar in terms of water use efficiencies.
Municipal Services AdminisÂtrator Eric Durpos recently anÂnounced at a public meeting to discuss water conservation that the city wants to work with resiÂdents toward that goal.
Thelma V. Floener, a 52-year resident of Colville, passed away June 27, 2014 at her home in Colville at the age of 74. She was born on Sept. 8, 1939 in Waterville, the daughter of Walter and Vera (Ogle) Schneider.
Thelma was raised and attended school in Waterville. She was a 1958 graduate of Waterville High School. Following high school, she moved Spokane, where she attended Kinman BusiÂness College. It was there that she met her husband to be, Larry Floener, on a blind date. They they have been together since their wedding on July 16, 1961.
Richard A. McCammon, a former Colville resident, passed away Jan. 29, 2014 in Yuma, Arizona at the age of 80.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie R. and Agnes V. McCammon of Colville, and by a brother, David, also of Colville.Â
He is survived by two sisters, Kathe Morrow, Portland, Oregon and Mary McKee, St. Louis, Missouri; seven nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
Mr. McCammon was a 1952 graduate of Colville High School. He also served in the military and was a school teacher for many years in Los Angeles, California.
Larry Thomas Dickey was born on Nov. 19, 1941 in Cheney. He passed away in his home in Kettle Falls on June 23.
He was an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and his community for many years. Larry was well known by many. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and wood-worker.
James Brewster Judd, age 94, passed away on June 23, 2014 in Inchelium. He was born the son of John Stanley and Winnie (Premo) Judd on May 28, 1920 in CheÂhalis. At the age of 12, James moved with his family from Chehalis to IncheÂlium, where the family farmed and raised cattle.
Anticipation and patience were virtues of the day as actors waited in the American Legion Hall in Chewelah for filming on Rum Runners to begin. A movie set in the prohibition era, Rum Runners is directed by Bill Nelson of Valley and stars Yves Bright, Brian Stuart Boyd, Natasha Dee, Sarah Denison, and Vernon Wells of Commando and Mad Max 2 fame. Filming locations include Valley and Chewelah, Colville, Barstow, and The Davenport Hotel in Spokane.