May 1st, 2013
That was the question Danny Holmes posted to his friend, Cody Fairweather, who helped found the local branch of Lake Roosevelt People First. A self-advocacy group founded by and for people with disÂ¬abilities, the organization supports and educates people to speak for themselves, make their own decisions, contribute to their community and become community leaders.
At the Colville School Board meeting on April 24, the board unanimously passed a motion that entailed not renewing a contract with their food supplierâ€”Southwest Foodsâ€”and opting instead to depend on local suppliers for their food sources in the future.
The board agreed that buying local foods would promote quality meals as well as lessen the overall cost inherent in contracting with food suppliers. It will also allow more control over the food served.
The weekend of April 20th was a huge success for the Colville FFA Trap team.
Colville FFA Trap earned number one champion status out of 20 schools shooting 276 out of 300 targets. n Mikalin Thompson took First place female in the state with 91 out of 100 targets. Kashmir Howes shot third in state with 89 out of 100 targets. Aiden Huggins earned third place overall male and Jonas Mebes shot well, earning fifth overall male.
Kelly Lynn Palumbo, a lifetime resident of the Colville area, passed away very peacefully in Chewelah at the age of 53. She was born on March 24, 1960 in Colville, the daughter of, Howard and Eileen (Brown) Kaiser.
Kelly was raised and attended school in Kettle Falls and graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1978. After graduation, she attended Eastern Washington University where she obtained her Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Education with a Reading Major and a Math Minor.
Kathryn Helen Lauth passed away on April 18, 2013 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Maxwell) Fiske on April 6, 1922 on Whidbey Island.
Kathryn grew up and attended school on Whidbey Island. Her parents relocated to Whidbey Island from Iowa. After graduating from Langley High School, Kathryn went to work for Boeing in the Seattle area. She then went to work for the Navy at the Marine Hospital in Bremerton.
James â€śPonchoâ€ť Lee Day, a longtime resident of Chewelah, passed away on April 12, 2013 in Chewelah. Poncho was born in Chewelah on July 14, 1935 to James William and Sarah Elma (Lemon) Day.
Poncho was raised and attended school in the Chewelah area. He was very actively involved in the athletic program during his school years and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1954. At the age of 13 he got a job during the sumÂ¬mer working for Carl Walden as an extra hand on the farm.
Dorothy Irvin Leaden went peacefully with her grand-daughter at her side on April 17. Dorothy, or Dode, as she was affectionately known to many, was born on Sept. 23, 1917 in Rossland, BC, Canada to Sam and Minnie Irvin.
The fifth of eight children, she grew up in the Irvin Hotel, which her mother and father ran. In her early years, if she wasnâ€™t drawing, she was playing hockey or skiing with her friends and siblings.
Kettle Falls High (8-6, 9-6), currently in third place in the Northeast A League girlâ€™s softball race behind Lakeside (11-1) and second place Riverside (11-2), started the week with three straight wins before losing a doubleheader last Saturday at Riverside.
The Lady Bulldogs started a busy week back on April 16 with a tough 5-2 win over visiting Chewelah. Two days later, KFHS edged visiting Medical Lake 4-3, and 2-1 before ending the week with 9-0, 8-6 losses at Riverside.
key for Indians
Despite playing short-handed for much of the spring, and being without some key players in two key GNL match-ups last week, Colville High (7-4, 9-6) has turned in an impressive season to date in the 2A Great Northern League.
The Indians, who face a key Tuesday date at Pullman (6-4, 8-6) before the District 7 2A playoffs start next week, are currently a point out of third place in the GNL standings. Cheney has annexed the regular season GNL title with a perfect 10-0 record (11-2 overall). East Valley (8-3, 9-3) is in second place.
week on tap
Losses have been very infrequent for the Colville High girlâ€™s tennis team in recent seasons. But in a busy, and otherwise eminently successful week, the Indians dropped their first Great Northern League match of the season on April 18 in a three-way duel played at East Valley High School.
At EV, the Indians fell 4-3 to GNL power Clarkston and edged host East Valley, 4-3.