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August 7th, 2012

James Stoudt Jr.

August 7, 2012

Chief James D. Souudt, Jr. passed away at his home with his family around him on July 28, 2012, one week and one day before his 75th birthday.
He joined the United States Coast Guard in 1954 and retired in 1974. He worked several lifeboat stations on the Oregon Coast, and on the Northwind Ice Breaker from 1960-1962. He also did two tours in Vietnam on the Basswood, a buoy tender in Guam.

Joanne Hughes

August 7, 2012

Mom is gone, but everyone who knew her will always hold a happy memory of her in their hearts. She died July 28, 2012 at the age of 91, in Colville, where she resided these last several years.
Jeanne d’Arc Ollie Marguerite Hebert, always known as Joanne, was born October 12, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, the middle of three children. Her family moved to California when she was an infant and she grew up on her family’s San Mateo estate, “Villa Lucia.”
Her interests growing up were horseback riding, sailing, fishing, as well as duck and upland bird hunting.

Glenn Shimmin

August 7, 2012

Glenn Clayton Shimmin passed away on July 26, 2012 at the age of 47. He was born the son of Jack and Doris (Dupree) Shimmin on Jan. 27, 1965 in San Mateo, California.
Glenn was a truly fine man; he treasured and was treasured by all of his family and friends. He died doing what he loved, restoring old cars and helping beloved community members. Glenn was a very loved, respected, and cherished member of his family and town. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Andy Wood

August 7, 2012

Andy Wood, a longtime resident of Colville, and the son of Merton and Zane Wood, went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2012 following a long, painful battle with health ailments. 
Andy was 64 years-old and is survived by his sons, Wyatt, Bryan, Mike and siblings Elton, Connie and Patty.  Andy was a loving fatherland grandpa to six grandchildren. 
Andy was a former BN railroader, Navy Vet and enjoyed the outdoors, NASCAR, football, repairing and collecting transistor radios and his Hummer. 
Andy was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Roger Damon Olsen

August 7, 2012

Roger Damon Olsen, 73, passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington on July 12, 2012 after a courageous battle with heart disease. He was born May 4, 1939 in Racine, Wisconsin to Albert “Al” and Ruth (Vig) Olsen. He attended and graduated from Colville High School in 1957. Roger’s father was a Speech and English teacher at Colville High School. Ruth was a homemaker. Roger married Marla Scoles on September 24, 1966 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

David Wilson Easton Jr.

August 7, 2012

David Wilson Easton Jr., 85, passed peacefully at Clare Bridge in Olympia, on July 7, 2012 after a brave battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born February 21, 1927, the first of four children born to David and Emma Easton of Beulah, North Dakota.

'It's a dirty shame'; Vandalizing old-growth trees

August 7, 2012

At 88-years-old, Hilda Weaver moves more spryly than many couch-bound 20-somethings, her makeshift walking stick keeping pace with her as she crosses a field of grass, weeds and wild strawberry plants and heads into the forest.

July 30th

CHS equestrian club organizes

July 30, 2012

The Colville High School Equestrian Club is organizing for the 2012-2013 WAHSET season. The main goal of the club is to recognize the equestrian athlete and give them an opportunity to receive recognition in an equitable, positive and educational format.
The CHS Equestrian Club is a non-profit organization that encourages team play, peer acceptance and good horsemanship for students’ grades 9-12.

Mandy Sumner resigns as CHS softball coach

July 30, 2012

As a young three-year head coach, no one in school history was more successful than Mandy Sumner. But despite guiding the Colville High softball team to a fourth place state finish and two runner-up finishes in that span, the CHS graduate announced her resignation earlier this month.
Sumner, who also headed up the junior high school softball program, is one of the top catchers in CHS history and played for one of the school’s most successful coaches of all-time, Clyde Brown.

July 25th

‘They said it’s the worst storm they ever saw’

July 25, 2012

Support efforts continue in Ferry County as emergency responders deal with the aftermath of a severe storm that brought with it wind gusts as high as 66 miles an hour sweeping into the area.
The storm knocked out power and downed trees last Friday. Over 700 Avista customers in and around Colville lost power last Friday afternoon, according to Avista Senior Communications Manager, Jessie Wuerst.
Ferry County took the brunt of the micro burst’s wrath, with over 3,000 homes and businesses losing power. As of Sunday morning, 1,000 customers had gotten their electrical service restored.

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