August 15th, 2012
David â€śDaveâ€ť Francis Stensgar, a lifetime resident of Inchelium, passed away on August 10, 2012 while visiting the Two Rivers Casino near Fort Spokane. Dave was born on November 29, 1931 in Inchelium, the son of Fredrick and Mary (Meusy) Stensgar.
Jenkinsâ€™ High Schoolâ€™s (Chewelah) Snyder Field will be the beneficiary of this old Eastern Washington University (Roos Field) scoreboard. The 23-year-old scoreboard was disassembled last week and will make way for a new scoreboard and video display that will be in place for Easternâ€™s Sept. 29 home opener against Big Sky rival Montana. The EWU project is being financed by the EWU Foundation. Paul Delaney (Cheney Free Press) photos.
Former CHS standouts join Fighting Saints program
Kettle Falls High School graduate and former KFHS football and basketball standout Brian Strobel is one of six Carroll College football players to be named to the USA Football News NAIA Pre-season All-American Team.
Strobel has been a standout in the defensive secondary for the Saints since arriving at the Helena, MT school three years ago. Strobel earned All-Frontier Conference first team honors last season in the secondary. The 5-11, 212-pounder had 90 total tackles last season, caused as fumble and had three interceptions.
H&R Block and the city of Colville Recreation Department teamed last Saturday morning in the latest in a season-long series of runs in Colville.
According to Colville Recreation Coordinator, Jake Wilson, the final Fun Run in the series had the best turnout. Over 50 runners showed up last Saturday morning for the run.
â€śThe weather last Saturday morning was perfect for runningâ€¦that left smiles on everyoneâ€™s faces,â€ť Wilson said.
Finishing first was Duncan Forsman of Republic in 19:04.
Pre-season practice sessions for the Colville High football team will get underway on Wednesday, August 15, according to head coach Randy Cornwell.
The Indians will run two-a-day practice sessions every other day, Cornwell said. Wednesdayâ€™s opener will be a two-a-day session.
On the two-a-day practice schedule, sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On the one practice a day format, practice will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The first three practice sessions are mandatory â€śhelmets only.â€ť
Wayne Grandle, age 96, a resident of Colville, passed away on August 2 in Colville. Wayne is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Zoodsma and her husband, Larry, Colville; son, Marvin Grandle and his wife, Vida, Molalla, OR; sister Maxine Grandle, Columbus, KS; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Wayne Grandle will begin at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Colville.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danael D. M. Dorman of Colville passed away in his familyâ€™s home, on July 10 at the age of 23.
He was born in Doylestown, PA and lived in Richlandtown, PA and later near Colville.
Charles Ray Curtis passed away at his home in Lehi, Utah on August 1, 2012 at the age of 84. He was born the son of Ray Lawrence and Ida Faye Curtis on Dec. 6, 1927 in Palouse. He graduated from Colville High School and later married Elizabeth May Gallaway.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a jack of all trades, working as an electrician, saw filer, mechanic and millwright with Arden Lumber. He worked for 12 years as a millwright at Northwest Alloys, Inc. He taught hydraulics at Spokane Community College.
Bonita â€śBonnieâ€ť Jane Chamberlain, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Aug. 2, 2012 in Colville at the age of 90. Bonnie was born on May 14, 1922, in Colville, the daughter of Ellis Harold Conner and Alvena Freida (Wilken) Conner.
Bonnie was raised in Colville, where she attended school and graduated in 1940 as a twelve-year senior from Colville High School.
Following high school, she began work at the Bell Telephone Company. A year later, she took a sales clerk position at BarÂ¬manâ€™s Department Store, where she worked for the next four years.
Alma Lea Barrans passed away on August 4, 2012 at the age of 79. She was born the daughter of George Albert and Edna (Clarke) Parker on Jan. 14, 1933 in Chewelah. Alma Lea attended and graduated from high school in Chewelah, Class of 1950. She met Delmar Barrans in 1944, and the two were married on June 14, 1951 in Chewelah.