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February 22nd, 2013
The black little dog, of Scottish Terrier descent, stood up on his back legs with his front two paws pressed against the bars of his kennel. His shaggy hair fell over his eyes and his pink tongue stuck out in a cheerful grin. If he was a person, you would think he was smiling. Perhaps, he was grinning because he was finally being reunited with his owners after three months of separation.
â€śHello, Charlie,â€ť said the Animal Control officer. She opened the door and pushed him off her green uniform, as he jumped up on her legs in greeting. This was Charlie's day.
Through the steady cadence of taps being played at the Colville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) comes the soft sound of weeping---Franseen â€śBennyâ€ť McKay mourns the brother she lost 70-years ago when she was a girl of 12.
In 1943, Air Corp 2nd Lt. William W. Bartlett was killed in action when his bomber was shot down over Austria while returning from its first mission. Bartlett, the planeâ€™s navigator, and the rest of his crew, were considered missing in action (MIA). Their bodies were never recovered.
Two fifth-graders at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville allegedly masterminded a murder plot to kill a classmate because they found her to be â€śreally annoying,â€ť according to court documents that were released in the case last week.
The fifth-graders, currently locked up at Martin Hall Juvenile Detention Facility near Medical Lake, had their alleged murder plot foiled earlier this month when a fourth-grader at the school told school staff that he had witnessed one of the boyâ€™s with a knife.
The scene at Woodland Theatre is akin to an unusually charted 100-meter dash---everyone is running in different directions, but all are arriving at the same place. That place would be opening night Friday, March 1 for The Wizard of Oz.
Shock seized the Colville community earlier this evening when a fire broke out at Saundra's Furniture on Main Street. The Colville Fire Department received the call sometime after 8 p.m. and arrived to find the building engulfed in flames. Curious onlookers crowded sidewalks across the street until law enforcement told people to stand back.
The following area residents were the winners of the Statesman-Examiner's annual Sweetheart Giveaway! We would like to offer our thanks to local merchants and everyone who participated. Enjoy those prizes!
Mary Bowlby-gift certificate to Probody Spa
Carrina Sweet-dinner at Stephani's Oak Street Grill
Renee King-winner of a Sweetheart blanket
Randi Reagles-certificate to Acorn Grill and Saloon
Wanda McCall-certificate to Studio 519
Donna Jenson-certificate from Home Suite Home
Laurie Ramos-certificate to Main Street Floral
Vicky Floener-certificate to Acorn Grill and Saloon
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A fourth-grade student at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville is being hailed as a hero and two fellow students are in a juvenile detention facility, suspected of plotting to kill up to eight classmates. The two fifth-grade students were escorted in shackles into a Stevens County courtroom last Friday afternoon to face charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson ordered the 10 and 11-year-old boys held on $100,000 bonds.
Beer could be added to the menu of the concession stand at your local movie theater if Olympia lawmakers approve a bill that would allow theaters to serve beer and wine for patrons ages 21 and over.
â€śI think itâ€™s a great idea,â€ť says Alpine Theatre and Auto Vue Drive-In owner Steve Wisner. â€śIt just makes sense. States like Oregon have done this for a while now, and it works just fine. Itâ€™s small business friendly.â€ť
Most people that have clutter in their homes have it for no other reason than most of us: we donâ€™t know what to do with all of our stuff. Hence, it starts to formulate small piles, or, in extreme cases, interÂ¬vention broadcasted to the world on reality TV (A&Eâ€™s Hoarders, anyone?).
Colville resident Wendy Cook, 58, is an exception to both rules. Yes, she has a lot of stuff and she collects it on purpose, but unlike an actual hoarder, she can easily let it go if she needs to. Not only that, but she has managed to arrange her various dĂ©cor in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.