February 20th, 2012
This spring the Kettle Falls Historical Center is sponsoring its 15th annual Art and Writing Contest open to all students in grades seven through 12th in Stevens and Ferry Counties. Entry forms will be available to junior high and high school students at their schools. This yearâs theme for art work and writing is Food and Rituals of Northeast Washington Native Americans, which applies to all categories.
METALINE FALLSâAward-winning Blues and American Roots Music performer Lauren Sheehan will be coming to the Cutter Theatre in the 100-year-old Metaline Falls School on Sunday, March 18, at 6 p.m. for an evening she calls âHardly Strictly Irish.â
The program is comprised of original songs, Irish melodies and stories, Blues, Folk and Blarney.
Sheehanâs album, Rose City Ramble, was voted the number eight-rated album by Folk DJ Radio and was a finalist in Americana Music for the IndeÂŹpendent Music Awards in 2006.
During the month of February, members of the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society will be available at the Colville Public Library on Thursday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. to offer instruction and assistance on how to use various resources (books and on-line) to capture family history.
Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Kelly OâKeefe Post No. 6963 Ladies Auxiliary member Erin GrommĂ© announced the kick-off of this yearâs VFW Ladies Auxiliary âCreative Patriotic Art Contest.â
The contest is part of the Youth Program, which is the fifth program to be adopted by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. It started with the formation of the Daughters of the VFW in 1935. It was apparent in 1938 that hundreds of Auxiliaries were assisting in all kinds of youth activities in addition to the Daughters.
The Colville National Forest was recently tagged for a federal restoration grant that may provide as many as 258 jobs in Stevens and Ferry County.
The $968,000 grant will fund restoration work on an area of nearly a million acres in Ferry County, according to the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition.
The Jenkins High wrestling team will be moving five wrestÂlers on to Mat Classic XXIV this week in Tacoma after a sucÂcessful regional tournament at Colville High School last SatÂurday.
As a team, Chewelah finÂished sixth in the 12 team tourÂnament and after their ifth place showing in the six-team Northeast A League District tournament, coach Patrick Mitchell was very pleased.
âIt was the best tournament we wrestled as a team all year,â Mitchell said.
Kettle Falls High standout Tyler Vining will represent the Bulldogs at Friday and Saturdayâs Mat Classic XXIV in the Tacoma Dome.
The KFHS junior will open his tournament on Friday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. in a first round match-up with Michael Siperly of Adna. A win would draw a quarterfinal match-up Friday evening at about 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the Darrin Springs (Darrington) vs. Austin Reisdorph (Pomeroy) opener.
Vining led the KFHS contingent at the 1B/2B regional at Kittitas High School last weekend with a fourth place finish.
Valley Christian sends NHS to loser-bracket
Northport High (18-4) will face Cusick (10-12) in a District 7 1B boyâs loser-out game Wednesday at Deer Park High School. Game time is 5 p.m.
The Mustangs, who dropped a 59-37 decision to third-ranked Valley Christian (19-2) last Saturday night at Deer Park High School, will play Cusick for the fourth time this season.
Northport is 3-0 against the Panthers to date, but if the first three encounters with their Panorama League rivals havenât necessarily been buzzer-beaters, theyâve been close.
Colville High built a big early lead and cruised to a 44-26 win over Newport to annex the District 7 1A girlâs basketball championship last Friday night at Mead High School.
Behind Ashley Knightâs 28 points and 12 rebounds, the Indians (16-6) advanced to the title game with a 51-36 win last Wednesday over Lakeside in the opening round of District play.
CHS advances as District 7âs top seed to this weekâs Bi-District 6-7 Tournament at Chelan High School and the Chelan Community Center.
Indians will send a record 11 to âClassicâ
Colville High will send a record 11 wrestlers to Friday and Saturdayâs state all-divisions Mat Classic XXIV spectacular in the Tacoma Dome after annexing the East Region 1A championship last Saturday at Colville High School.
In front of a packed house in the CHS gymnasium, the Indians were able to crown three champions among the Northeast A and Caribou-Trail League teams in attendance: Jesse Morrison (120), Trenton Welton (126) and Chandler Knight (170).