April 11th, 2012
Though the phrase is â€śIn like a lion, out like a lamb,â€ť there was nothing docile about the month of Marchâ€™s exit, as significant rainfall broke records in the Colville Valley.
As of Saturday, March 31, the area had received 4.25 inches of rain for the month of March, exceeding the old record of 3.55 inches in 1987.
â€śItâ€™s a weather occurrence of note, but it is that time of year,â€ť says Meteorologist John Livingston of the National Weather Service Office in Spokane. â€śWe had a dry winter for the 2011-2012 season and it looks like the wet weather is just starting to kick in.â€ť
Tom Kaluzny walks through the halls of the new Rehabilitation Services office on the lower floor of Providence Mount Carmel Hospital. Doctors stop in to talk with receptionists and refer patients for physical therapy.
NEA League foes
Colville Highâ€™s rapidly improving soccer team will face a pair of Northeast A League opponents this week in games that will go a long way toward determining the league champion and post-season pecking order.
Sure, itâ€™s still early in the season, but in a minimalist league like the NEA, the Indians and head coach Dave Rarrick will get a pretty good idea by the weekend what the pecking order might be.
William Walter Artman passed away in Colville on March 29, 2012. Bill, born Sept. 4, 1943 in Colville, was the oldest son of Merlin Walter and Rose Marie (Laird) Artman.
Bill spent his growing-up years in Colville, graduating from Colville High School in 1961. Some time later, he graduated with a business degree from Eastern Washington University. Bill served in the Air National Guard for six months active and six years in the reserves, fulfilling his military commitment.
Female Black Lab mix found in Kettle Falls area, estimated between 6 - 9 months old. Call Robyn at 680-3358.
Marilyn A. Lakey, 80, was born on Oct. 7, 1931 in Fruitland and passed away on March 24, 2012 in Spokane.
Marilyn graduated from Hunters (Columbia) High School. She married Casey Lakey on Feb. 18, 1950 in Davenport. They lived and farmed in the Colville Valley for 18 years.
Emily Gladys Knapp passed away on the evening of Good Friday, April 6, 2012 in Olympia at age 96. She was a longtime (67 years) resident of Colville and loved her town (â€śDo you know what is the most wonderful town in the world?â€ť).
Big match with Lakeside
on Saturday at CHS
Colville Highâ€™s defending Northeast A League and District 7 tennis champions, currently leading the NEA race this soggy spring, are back in action this week after being idle over Spring Break.
CHS hosted Deer Park on Tuesday and will entertain Lakeside Saturday in a match-up that will go a long way toward determining this seasonâ€™s NEA champion. Lakeside and the Indians battled for the league and district championships last spring.
Saturdayâ€™s match on the CHS courts is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start.
Gerry Cox in
NW Extreme Makeover
Gerry Cox, owner of Mountain House Stables (Arden), has thrown his hat in the ring at NW Extreme Mustang Makeover again. His last attempt netted a third place showing in 2010.
The NW Extreme Mustang Makeover is sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation of Georgetown, Texas, in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management, where the MHF has selected 45 trainers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Nevada to pick up randomly selected wild horses from the BLM gathering centers in Oregon, California and Nevada.
Emma Schanz makes her mark at both meets
Colville swimmers Dylan and Emma Schanz continue to pursue USA swimming at a ratcheted up level for the Spokane Area Swim Team.
Dylan, 17, and Emma, 14, attended the Speedo Championship Series in Federal Way March 8-11 and most recently the YMCA National Championships at Greensboro, N.C. April 2-5.