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December 16th

Body of missing Tacoma woman found in Loon Lake

December 16, 2013

Authorities have recovered the body of Susan Yager, 51, a Tacoma woman who is thought to have drowned in Loon Lake over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Yager was staying at a cabin on the lake and witnesses reported seeing her in a canoe before her disappearance. Family members and co-workers became concerned when she did not return home, and contacted law enforcement for a welfare check.

December 12th

Colville Police investigate shooting incident on E. 3rd

December 12, 2013

Colville Police responded to a call of “shots fired” on E. 3rd Avenue at about noon on Thursday. Upon arrival on scene, police found spent shotgun casings and learned that an individual or individuals had fired rounds into the radiator of a parked late model black car, according to the Colville Police report. The late model Dodge Charger with Oregon plates was reportedly occupied at the time of the shooting incident. According to witnesses, a vehicle described only as “white” left the scene of the shooting.

December 11th

Capitol Christmas Tree art winner from Panorama School

December 11, 2013

Sarah Haney (pictured) is the winner of the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree art contest. The 16-year-old Panorama Alternative School student won the grand prize and the $1,000 that goes with it. She also collected $200 as the Youth category winner. The contest was co-sponsored by The U.S. Forest Service and the non-profit Choose Outdoors from Colorado. The art contest was open to all residents of the home state where this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree was provided (the 88-foot Engelmann Spruce came from the Colville National Forest in Pend Oreille County).

December 9th

Operation Santa keeps Christmas merry

December 9, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, Santa Claus’s elves can most likely be found at the Carpenter’s Union Hall No. 1136 in Kettle Falls, as opposed to the icy climbs of the North Pole. Judy Davis and her small, but loyal group of volunteers are back at it again, resurrecting Operation Santa (OS) for the Christmas season.
Operation Santa is a non-profit group that collects and accepts donations of new and gently used toys, clothing, household items and other wares, then sets up shop in the union hall in December to distribute items to area fami¬lies in need of a merry Christmas.

December 5th

Calling all readers: We want to hear from you!

December 5, 2013

As a new year dawns, the editorial staff at the Statesman-Examiner wants to hear from our readers as to what you would like to see more of (or less of) in your community newspaper. More city news? County news? More human-interest interviews? Book and movie reviews? More sports? Your suggestions and comments are important to us, and we will do our best to accommodate them. If you have any comments, questions, and/or suggestions concerning our editorial content, please let us know.

December 4th

CFD volunteers keep on top of training

December 4, 2013

Smoke blankets the house on 3rd Avenue in Colville as the Colville Fire Department Fire District No. 3 firefighters take their positions around the structure.

November 18th

Boy Scouts retire old American flags

November 18, 2013

Many Americans spent last Monday, which also happened to be Veterans’ Day, honoring the United States Military servicemen and women, but the Scouts of Troops 921 and 959, along with one Cub Scout from Pack 904, went a step further.

November 14th

Elks Lodge back in business

November 14, 2013

The Colville Elks Lodge no. 1753 is back in business, or will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13 when the lodge officially re-opens.
BPOE No. 1753, a fixture in the Colville valley for more than 80 years, has retained its charter with a new slated of officers, led by newly anointed Exalted Ruler, Ryke Dahlen.
The national Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks suspended the charter of the Colville lodge in late September. The edict was signed by Elks Grand Exalted Ruler Millard Pickering and was approved at the local level by Grand Trustees and local lodge state sponsor, Roger True.

November 7th

The Magical Craft of Collage

November 7, 2013

In the art world, it can be a challenge to strike a fine balance between expressing warmth without being saccha¬rine, or love without seeming schmaltzy.
Laurie Craft, 54, not only pulls it off, but excels at it through her multihued collages, which convey her affection for her family and friends. Perhaps it’s because she isn’t trying to send a message and doesn’t consider herself to be an artist that her pieces have such a joyous effect on the viewer.

October 29th

It’s in the bag for super bagger David Tochinskiy

October 29, 2013

When it comes to bagging groceries, Super 1 Foods (part of Rosauers Inc.) courtesy clerk David Tochinskiy has his own unique—and eminently effective—game plan. That game plan served the teenager well on Oct. 22 when he won the Washington Food Industry Association’s “Best Bagger” state championship at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane.

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