February 10th, 2015
Marjorie Isabel âMargeâ Young (Snow) passed away Jan. 18th, 2015 at the age of 92. Marge was born April 6, 1922 in Raidersburg, MT, to Raymond and Lila Snow. Marge was the oldest of four sisters, Muriel (Sis), Betty and Donna.
From a young age, Marge took dance lessons and learned to toe tap. She and her sister, Sis, were asked to dance at many social events and churches. Marge collected angels from all across the world. Perhaps her love for them started when she played the part of one at a church Christmas pageant in Butte, MT., where she was flown across the stage on wires.
Francis âFrankâ Paul Adams, 97, was born March 7, 1917 in Quail Farm, Illinois to Oley and Rosa Adams. He passed away Jan. 25, 2015 at Wildbriar Ranch in Gifford.
He married Gladys Faye (age 92) on Oct. 28, 1983 in Wenatchee. Frank and Faye lived in the Hunters/Gifford area for over 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Elaine Ann Mason, a longtime resident of Northport, passed away in Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane on Jan. 21, 2015, at the age of 68. She was born on August 1, 1946 to Wesley and Norma (Ferris) Anderson in Renton.
Cecil âManceâ Manfred Leewright, passed away on Jan. 16, 2015 in Colville. He was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, on Sept. 12, 1930.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi; parents, Porter and Mamie Leewright; sibilings, Paul Leewright, Ed Leewright, Purvis Leewright, and Carol Hickman, and great-grand-daughter Samantha Denison.
Sergeant Brad Manke of the Stevens County Sheriffâs Office has been voted in as the new Colville Fire Department/Stevens County Fire District 3 Chief, effective Jan. 19. His position was confirmed by Colville City Council Jan. 27.
He succeeds former chief Joe Hirsch, who did not seek re-election.
Originally from Ritzville, Manke enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and visiting with family and friends in his free time. He is married and has a son, 22, and daughter, 15.
Kayleb Erdman (pictured) is collecting donations for the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary as his fourth grade community service project. The community service project is part of the Colville School Districtâs Character Counts Program. Donations can be taken to the Statesman-Examiner, where a drop box (pictured) is located. Kayleb says pet-related supplies are great. Check the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary website for a list of appropriate supplies for donation: colvillevalleyanimalsactuary.com. Or call Cathy at 675-6093.
Wrestling District at Deer Park
Arguably (or not) the toughest Class 1A-wrestling league in the state will host its district tournament this week.
Colville High, who lost to Deer Park and Northeast A League dual champion and top-ranked Freeman, hopes to parlay a healthier line-up into District 7 1A Tournament success Friday and Saturday at Deer Park High School.
The Indians, coming off easy dual meet wins over Chewelah and Lakeside last week, would like to advance at least 15 wrestlers to the regional meet Feb. 13-14 at Cascade High School (Leavenworth).
Kettle Falls High 8-12, 4-11) faced a District 7 2B play-in game Monday night at neutral Columbia High (Hunters) against Wilbur-Creston. The results were too late for S-E deadline.
The Lady Bulldogs and Wildcats were vying for the fourth and final Northeast 2B North berth to District. For the loser, the season is over.
NE 1B District
is up next
The Selkirk High girlâs basketball team heads into the final week of Northeast-1B play still in the hunt for a playoff spot.
The Rangers won a non-league game against Clark Fork before splitting a pair of league games--a loss to Republic and a win over Inchelium.
The Rangers controlled the game against a short-handed Clark Fork team from start to finish, holding the Wampus Cats to four points through the first three quarters before cruising to a 35-23 victory.
The Jenkins High boyâs basketball team is heading down the home stretch of a difficult basketball season this week.
The Cougars looked to pick up their first Northeast A League win last week. But the Cougars were unable to do so, dropping road games to Colville and Deer Park.
On Tuesday, the Cougars faced a struggling Colville team. A big first quarter propelled the Indians (2-14, 2-9) to a 48-37 victory.