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January 30th, 2013

Norman LaVigne

January 30, 2013

Norman S. LaVigne was born at the family home in Chewelah on Nov. 30, 1923. The son of Cyrille and Vera LaVigne, Norm graduated from Jenkins High School in 1942 and went on to earn his Electrical Engineering degree from University of Min¬nesota in 1945.
He married his high school sweetheart, Irene Gunning, on June 29, 1945.

January 29th

Second Amendment gets first billing at City Council

January 29, 2013

Emotions ran high at last Tuesday’s Colville City Council meeting when the council voted against passing a proclamation that would have rec¬ognized Feb. 4, 2013 as Second Amendment Appreciation Day. It was standing room only in the council chambers with people trickling out into the adjacent hallway.

January 28th

Safe without turning schools into a fortress

January 28, 2013

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut, Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion and the Colville School Board discussed measures that will be taken to improve security at the district’s schools. That discourse came at the monthly school board meeting on Jan. 23.
The administration in the district has taken a proactive stance rather than a reactive response to the latest school shooting tragedy.

January 25th

Vote for best burger!

January 25, 2013

The time has come! After the success of last year's Best Coffee in Stevens County Contest, the Statesman-Examiner is back, asking you to vote in our 2013 Stevens County's Best Burger Contest! Exactly 14 businesses from Chewelah to Northport are participating, so make sure you support your favorite! Go to our website and vote on our poll:

January 23rd

‘Always an opportunity…’

January 23, 2013

It’s not an uncommon thing for the human psyche to fear what it doesn’t understand. In the case of new technology and how to operate a computer, attitudes can be downright hostile.

Lawrence Visger

January 23, 2013

Lawrence Lester Visger, a three-year resident of Colville, passed away on Jan. 15, 2013 in Colville at the age of 83. Law¬rence was born on Nov. 13, 1929 in Minong, WI, the son of John Leroy and Margaret V. (Bickel) Nelson. He also shared a special bond with his step-father, Otto C. Nelson.

Ed Combs

January 23, 2013

Cecil Edward Combs, “Ed”, was born in Virginia on Sept.17, 1946 to Junior Calup Combs and Janet Florence Scarbrough.
Onion Creek lost an icon on Jan. 17, 2013.
Ed was a man of many talents and trades. One of his first jobs was at McClendon’s Hardware in Seattle. He also worked on oil rigs in Kimble, Nebraska, and as an electrical engineer in Mexico and at the Boeing plant in Seattle. Over the years, he also worked as a millwright in a large factory, and as a wood cutter, a carpenter, a mechanic, a metals recycler/scrapper and as a gold prospector.

January 22nd

Kettle girls pick up wins over Chewelah, ML

January 22, 2013

Top-ranked Freeman, Selkirk
this week

Kettle Falls High (6-10, 2-7) picked up a pair of Northeast A League wins last week and finished 2-1 during a busy stretch of action.
The Lady Bulldogs eased past host Chewelah 49-39 back on Jan. 15 and downed host Medical Lake 38-35 on Friday night before absorbing a 50-36 loss back at Kettle Falls Middle School on Saturday afternoon to Newport (11-6, 6-3).
Kettle Falls has the unenviable task of hosting perennial NEA champion and State 1A title contender Freeman (16-0, 8-0) on Tuesday. Game time is 5:45 p.m.

Another busy week for Colville

January 22, 2013

Indians split with DP, Pullman

An issue that has plagued the Colville High girl’s basketball team all season long came into play last Saturday evening against visiting Pullman. The Indians (7-7, 3-3) turned in subpar second and third quarters offensively and that was just enough of a cushion for the Greyhounds (10-5, 6-1), who had to withstand a fourth quarter CHS rally to post a 48-43 win.
Back on Jan. 15, Colville blasted host Deer Park (0-15, 0-7) 62-16.

Chewelah stays perfect in NEA

January 22, 2013

Cougars win three during
busy week

Chewelah continues its unblemished run through the Northeast A League boy’s basketball league this winter. The Cougars swept three games last week, picking up wins against Kettle Falls, Riverside and Lakeside.
Chewelah downed visiting Kettle Falls last Tuesday, 65-23 and blasted Riverside 60-29. The Cougars held off Lakeside, 66-61.

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