October 10th, 2012
Modern firearmsâ€™ deer season opens
October is a big month for hunters. Many of the most popular hunting seasons get (or go) underway this month.
Hunters heading out in search of deer, ducks, geese and other game birds are cautioned that most of the state hasnâ€™t experienced appreciable rainfall in several weeksâ€”and months.
Colville High continued its impressive and unbeaten run through the September high school volleyball season last week.
But the Indians (8-0), who havenâ€™t lost a game yet, much less a match this season, lost standout middle hitter Aubrey Buckner last weekend at Clarkston to a possible season-ending knee injury.
Fellow middle hitter Chantel Nussbaum went down earlier in the week with an ankle injury.
Indians busy this week
The Can-Am Cross Country InÂvitational meet, held annually at the Kettle Falls Recreational Area for over 25 years, featured one of its largest-ever turnouts last SatÂurday under sunny, warm late September skies.
The field included 17 high school teams and six junior high teams (325 runners).
The highlights for Colville starÂted with Colville Junior High School sixth-grade phenom Kassie Brooks winning the girlâ€™s race by half a second, followed by running newcomer T.J. Braun finishing a close second for the Colville Junior High boys.
past Kettle Falls
The keys for the Chewelah Cougars (4-1, 2-0) coming into last Friday afternoonâ€™s game against Kettle Falls (0-5, 0-3) were to take control early, keep mistakes to a minimum and get through the game healthy.
The Cougars accomplished all three goals, dominating the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball on their way to a 36-6 victory.
â€śWe played up,â€ť said head coach Jim Fisk. â€śYou have to play at a high level all the time in our league.
â€śOverall, we did a good job; we didnâ€™t make any glaring errors.â€ť
DelRae Bultina is not from this area, but she is invested in it all the same. The 53-year-old Burbank resident has been journeying to Gifford for over 20 years with her husband, Marvin, to hunt turkeys every spring and fall.
The bridge at Kettle Falls was built in 1929 to eliminate delays, but lately, it has delayed construction deadlines, traffic, truckers, and emergency vehicles.
Work on the bridge was delayed before construction even started in August, according to Bob Hilmes, the project engineer employed by WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation).
The bridge needed repairs over two years ago, according to Hilmes. When two gaping holes opened on the bridge over the past winter due to abrasive snowplows, it became apparent that construcÂ¬tion timetables needed to be pushed up.
Pat is now in Godâ€™s memory as he fell asleep in death on Sept. 6, 2012 in Colville.
Pat was born to S.K. and Bonnie Patterson on July 19, 1946 in Roswell, New Mexico. He met his wife Nancy in Del Norte, Colorado. They raised three sons in the Colville area.
Pat loved the outdoors. He was a logger most of his life. Pat loved hunting, fishing, camping, crabbing and cutting firewood.
Margelene L. Snyder went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in her home in Asotin. She died of natural causes at the age of 89.
She was the first born to Art and Ellen Earl, March 19, 1923, at the old Lewiston Hospital on Main Street. She attended schools at Tammany, and finished at Lewiston schools through 12th grade.
Donald Edward Bailey passed away Sept. 12 2012 in Bend, Oregon, from complications of emphysema and a lung infection.Â He was born Oct. 7, 1931,Â the second of four children born to Edward M. and Amelia Ruth (Sites) Bailey.Â
Phyllis Diane Schmidt, a lifelong resident of Colville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2012 in Colville at the age of 70. Phyllis was born on March 30, 1942, the daughter of Albert Branch and Clara Belle (Thompson) Williamson.