March 15th, 2012
Jeremiah Johnson leads a solid mound corps
It might be difficult for Northport High to replicate last seasonâ€™s 18-3 record, but since the Mustangs of coach Don Baribault have become accustomed to success on the baseball field over the years, donâ€™t discount anything.
NHS should be strong again, once they can get out of the gym and onto their fieldâ€”or any field for that matter.
Indians should battle Lakeside for NEA flag
Colville Highâ€™s high-flying softball program is certainly capable of replicatingâ€”and even improving uponâ€”last springâ€™s fourth place finish at the State 1A Tournament in Spokane.
A break here or there (remember the Connell game?) and the Indians (24-7) could have been playing for a state championship late last May. Colville finished 3-2 at State and was involved in three one-run games.
But that was last year.
There is no reason to believe that the Colville High boyâ€™s and girlâ€™s track teams wonâ€™t score their share of points again this spring around the Northeast A League.
The Colville girls, who won the NEA dual meet championship, finished a close second at the regional to Chelan and finished 10th at the State 1A meet at Eastern Washington University, certainly have enough firepower back to replicate last springâ€™s successes. Ditto for the boys, who finished 15th at State.
Kettle Falls Dance Team a rarity in Class B
It is rare for a small school like Kettle Falls High to compete in dance and drill. But Kettle Falls High not only has its first-ever team, but the Bulldogs will compete March 24 at the (all divisions) State Tournament in the Yakima SunDome on March 24.
The team is coached by Carolyn Green.
Jack D. Sparks passed away at 6:25 p.m. Feb. 19, 2012 at Kennewick. He was surrounded by family and his longtime companion, Dorothy Rapinsky.
He was born in Kettle Falls, WA on April 1, 1935 to Claude D. and Virginia Esther (Beach) Sparks. He married Marilyn Diann McWhorter in 1954 in Yakima before moving to Hawaii for military duty. Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1968, seeing duty in the Korean theater and in Thailand in support of the Vietnam operations.
The Colville Chamber of Commerce will present the Miss Colville Scholarship Program titled "As Time Goes By" on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Colville High School auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickÂ¬ets are available for $10 each at the Colville Chamber of Commerce office now, or at the door on the night of the program. Chamber ofÂ¬fice hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
â€śThis year's show promises to be a very entertaining one,â€ť says Miss Colville Director ,Kari Hubbard. â€śAll of the girls are enthusiastic and exÂ¬tremely talented.â€ť
later this month
The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cold temperatures and snow on the ground, the league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.
OLYMPIA--Haley McIrvin and Emily Owens, both sophomores at Kettle Falls High School, participated in the Senate Page Program durÂ¬ing the fifth week of the 2012 session. McIrvin and Owens were sponsored by Sen. Bob Morton (R-Kettle Falls).
Wes McCart has announced his candidacy for the Stevens County Commissioner seat in District 1.
Current District 1 Commissioner Larry Guenther announced he will not be seeking another term.
McCart, as a businessman and farmer, recognizes the need to expand economic base, grow the local economy, support good living wages, protect private property rights, and get government bureaucrats out of the way.
Mildred â€śMillieâ€ť May Lyng, a 53-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 20, 2012. Millie was born on Feb. 2, 1927 in Raley, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Morton Harrison and Edna (Severson) Caufield.
She moved into the United States as a young child, traveling between communities where work opportunities were available for her family. In her teen years, Millie moved to Northeast Washington where she graduated from high school at Medical Lake.