January 27th, 2015
Join us for another installment of The Last Will and Embezzlement. As requested, we will be bringing this valuable event to the brand new HUB Senior Center in Colville! Family Support Center is co-hosting with ResCare HomeCare and it's the grand opening of the HUB.
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The fire that leveled the house belonging to Steve and Christie Adams last Wednesday (Jan. 21) may have taken the family's material possessions, but the community is stepping up to try and fill the void. A benefit dinner and auction is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 6 at the Stevens County Ag. Trade Center in Colville. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. consists of spaghetti, garlic bread and salad. Dinner is catered by TJ's and there will be a no host bar. The auction starts at 7 p.m. Cost to attend the dinner and auction is $25 and cost to attend just the auction is $10.
The Colville City Council was faced with a difficult decision last Tuesday evening when they debated who should be mayor in the wake of Colville Mayor Deborah Rarrickâ€™s death.
Rarrick, who was just shy of finishing her four-year term by 10 months, passed away in December due to brain cancer.
Council member and Mayor Pro Tempore Nancy Foll and Interim Mayor Pro Tempore Lou Janke handled the majority of city business while Rarrick was on sick leave.
Rankings mean nothing at this juncture of the high school wrestling season. In high school wrestling, itâ€™s all about the post-season.
That said, top-ranked Freeman High served notice in the strongest Class 1A wrestling league in the state that the Scotties will be a force to be reckoned with once District rolls around early next month.
Last Wednesday on the home mat, Colville eased past Medical Lake 60-18 in a mismatch that took all of 20-minutes to complete and included nine forfeits.
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The Jenkins High boyâ€™s basketball team fell in a pair of Northeast A League games last week--61-26 to Freeman on the road and 55-39 to Newport at home.
The Cougars have been hampered by slow starts all season. Last week was no exception. Chewelah was outscored 41-14 in the first quarter. Head coach Jason Norman is at a bit of a loss as to why this keeps happening.
NWC up next
Kettle Falls faces a busy week of Northeast 2B boyâ€™s basketball games this week.
The Bulldogs (0-14, 0-10), who lost to Liberty, 78-45, and to Colfax last Saturday, 62-18, will host Northport on Tuesday in a non-league game (7:30 p.m.) before getting back into NE 2B play on Friday at Springdale (7:30 p.m.).
KFHS will travel to Colbert for a date with Northwest Christian on Saturday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Chamber will be having a Ribbon Cutting with Joe Christensenâ€”State Farm Insurance at noon this Thursday, Jan. 22. His office is located at 775 S. Main Street, Suite B in Colville.
The Home & Garden Show 2015 will be at the Community College on March 20-21. Chamber has mailed registrations out last week. If you have not received yours in the mail and/or would like to attend, stop by or call us for a form!
Harry Morrow, a World War II veteran, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Jan. 6, 2015. He was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Portland Oregon, the youngest of two boys, to Paul and Elsie (Covey) Morrow. Harry was the faithful father of five children, grandfather to eight and great-grandfather to 22. Harry became a member of the Washington State Grange on Sept.1, 1957 (58 years ago), during which time he held several offices. He was also a 75-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical WorkÂ¬ers.
John Edwin Behrens, an 82-year resident of the Kelly Hill community near Barstow, passed away on Jan. 7, 2015 in Colville at the age of 91. John was born in Okanogan, the son of Herman and Bertha May (Baxter) Behrens.
His family moved to Montana where they resided until he was five-years-old. In 1929 they moved to Kelly Hill. John was raised and attended school there. He grew up working alongside his father on the family ranch.
Harold Arthur Mace, 87, of Colville, passed away on Jan. 6, 2015. Harold was born July 26, 1927 in Big Sandy Montana to Arthur and Mable Mace. Harold was one of five boys, including Harvey, Vern, Leonard, and Lewis.
Harold grew up in Big Sandy until the family moved to Troy, MT. in 1941. The family moved to Sandpoint, ID. in 1943 when Harold was a sophomore in high school. In 1945, Harold moved to the Curlew/Chesaw area, where he worked as a cowboy for his uncle, Dent Henderson. Harold competed in rodeos in Washington and Idaho during this time as a bronc rider.