March 13th, 2013
Indians still have plenty of weapons
Colville Highâ€™s high-flying softball program will look a little different this spring for a couple of reasons.
First, the Indians are back in the familiar confines of the 2A Great Northern League for at least a two-year WIAA enrollment cycle. And second, assistant coach Jim Ebel has been elevated to head coach after Mandy Sumner, who guided the Indians to the cusp of a State 1A championship the past two seasons, resigned. Gone with Sumner is her husband, assistant coach Rob Sumner.
Indians also return to 2A GNL
By Colville High track and field coach Ty Brownâ€™s recollection, itâ€™s been several years since the Indians have been outside for pre-season practice sessions for day one.
Well, welcome to the relatively balmy spring of 2013 (so far).
Brown and the Indians will take it. It fact, CHS had glorious upper 50â€™s, bright sunny conditions for their annual Black and White inter-squad Jamboree last Saturday with Kettle Falls.
Like most Colville High School athletic teams, the move up from the Northeast A League to the rigors of the 2A Great Northern League likely didnâ€™t do the Indiansâ€™ baseball team any favors this spring.
But you control what you can control. And the vagaries of student enrollment counts arenâ€™t among things in the control of a coach.
You play who has been scheduled.
â€śItâ€™s a new challenge,â€ť CHS head coach Boo Morrison said of the move to 2A. â€śItâ€™s a tough league.â€ť
Registration is open for girlâ€™s ages two through 12 who want to play Kiwanis Softball this spring.
Minor League is for players who have entered second grade this school year or were eight, nine or 10-years-old on Jan. 1, 2013.
Players are eligible for Major League if they were 10, 11 or 12-years-old Jan. 1, 2013.
Registration forms are available at Clarkâ€™s All-Sports or from Hofstetter School, Fort Colville Elementary School, Colville Junior High School, Kettle Falls Elementary School or Kettle Falls Middle School secretaries.
Registration deadline is March 22.
first 2A title
Several eastern Washington high school basketball teams came up big at their respective state basketball tournaments last weekend.
Great Northern League 2A champion Pullman (27-1), winners of 27 straight games, captured its first state championship basketball trophy Saturday night in the Yakima SunDome, downing Anacortes, 44-39.
Pullmanâ€™s previous two top finishes were second twice.
Chances are, we all know a homebound senior. Tri-County Senior Nutrition, a program of Rural Resources Community Action, is participating in the National 'March for Meals' Campaign.
Held in March, the campaign is designed to increase public awareness, recruit new volunteers and increase funding for Meals on Wheels. All monies raised are used locally for meals for homebound seniors.
According to Senior Nutrition Program Assistant Darlene Visger, Meals on Wheels was able to provide over 12,600 meals to seniors in the Tri-County area in 2012.
Shirley Ray Agar (Viles), 86, passed away at her home in Colville on Jan. 27, 2013. She is survived by her four children, Debbie Egger (Max) Colville; Bruce Agar (Mary) of Thermopolis, WY; Matt Agar (Debbie) of Ontario, OR, and Muriel Badgley of Spokane, as well as 13 grandchildren, 17 plus great grandchildren, one sister, Nancy Sanders and numerous nieces and nephews.
It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Hallgeen announces her passing at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on Feb. 27, 2013.
Ellen Ann Richart, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 22, 2013. Ellen was born to Charles Tetzlaff and Emily Duga, on August 18, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She grew up in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from high school there. Even though Ellen grew up in the city, she was meant to be a country girl. She achieved that when she moved to the Kettle Falls (Kelly Hill) area in 1982. She met Frank Richart and they were married in 1990 in Coeur dâ€™Alene, ID.