Clayton K. Burch, (Clay) a 27-year resident of Inchelium, passed away on Nov. 22, 2012 at his Inchelium home. He was born on Feb. 14, 1946 in Tacoma, the son of Wilfred John and Sarah Ada (Walker) Burch.
Clayton was raised and attended school in the Eatonville and Puyallup areas. Following high school, Clayton began work in the timber industry as a logger. A short time later, he started work in residential construction in Everett. W
George Kelly, age 75, passed away in Spokane Dec. 22, 2011. He was born on Jan. 6, 1936 in Ontario, Canada, the son of George and Lucy (Tye) Kelly. George attended school in CanÂ¬ada and completed school in River Rouge, Michigan.
Mr. Kelly married Mary Belman in 1975 in Canada, and the couple moved to Colville in 1991. He was employed by Hewes Marine until his retirement.
In Georgeâ€™s spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his four-wheeler and motorcycle. He thoroughly enjoyed living in the country and spending time with his wife of 36 years.
I was born in a small farmhouse in Cedonia, Washington on July 25, 1922 to Andy and Elsie Hergesheimer. I joined brothers Fay, Gib and a sister Inez. My brothers were not happy the day I was born as they didnâ€™t get to go pick huckleberries with their cousins! My parents farmed and I grew up loving the outdoors and my family. I attended school in Hunters, Washington, graduating in 1940.
I grew up loving horses and riding as soon as I could sit in a saddle. We farmed with horses and I spent many days walking behind a â€śfoot burnerâ€ť plow and putting up hay. I attended the Cedonia Church.
Patricia Louise (Stoskopf) Williams died Nov. 7, 2012 in Colville at the age of 77. She was born Oct. 10, 1935 in Great Bend, Kansas.
She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1952 and married Robert Almon Williams. She was a housewife for 60 years. She lived in Deming, Washington before moving with her family to Colville, where she lived 17 years.
Patricia enjoyed sewing, painting, collecting, and taking care of dogs.
Ronald E. H. Ballo, 78, of Kettle Falls, passed away, Nov. 21, 2012 in Colville. Ron was born on August 17, 1934 in Spokane to Elmer and Madge (Ryan) Ballo.
Ron spent two years serving in the United States Army. After returning home, he received his Masters Degree at Gonzaga University and began a career as an art teacher in the Colville area. He retired with over 30 years of dedicated service.
Robert C. Vinson of West Los Angeles died Nov. 18, 2012 at Cedar Sanai Hospital of age-related causes at the age of 90. He was born in Colville on May 16, 1922, the second son of Dr. and Mrs. O. F. Vinson.
Robert showed a talent for music at a young age, playing the piano, serving as an accompanist for vocal groups, and as an instrumentalist in bands. He was an honor student, graduating from high school in 1939. He entered the University of Washington, where he studied music and drama and earned a Bachelor of Arts & Music degree in 1943.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the second installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâ€™s travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâ€™s travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there.
Day 1: Sept. 27, 2012
My dear wife Shelley seemed a little cranky to me the past couple of days. I now know that she was missing me already. She doesnâ€™t like being alone at night. I understand that. I donâ€™t like it either. I would rather take her along with me. Next time?
up to Class 2A
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Replicating last seasonâ€™s 15-12 record and a Sweet 16 finish in Class 1A will be tough for the Colville High boyâ€™s basketball team. For one thing, the Indians are playing up and are back in the 2A Great Northern League.
The Indians can only dream about being back where they belongâ€”in 1Aâ€¦at least for the next two seasons.
CHS also lost two-thirds of a rugged front line when seniors Alex Pond (6-5) and J.R. Henry (6-6) graduated. That kind of size and athleticism will be tough to replace.
No seniors on
Never count out a Colville High girlâ€™s basketball team.
The Indians, who graduated three All-Northeast A performers last season and move up to the 2A Great Northern League this winter for the two-year WIAA enrollment cycle, should still be formidable.
After all, while there are no seniors on this yearâ€™s roster, the 2012-2013 CHS varsity is a group that head coach Ray Clark and his daughter, assistant coach Kajsa Brons, have worked with since they were fourth graders.
Speed in spades
Yes, there is youthâ€”and there is basketball experience.