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September 5th, 2013
Recently, the national news was rife with the story of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, the former Spokane resident and North Central High School graduate that was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in an Oct. 3, 2009 battle in Afghanistanâ€™s Nuristan Province.
Carter, surrounded by press, military, and his family, received his medal from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Monday, Aug. 26
Among Carterâ€™s family members were his aunt and uncle, Joyce and Joe Bond of Ferry County.
The first annual Colville Rotary First International Chili Cook-Off is right around the corner, Saturday, Sept. 21 at the NE WA Fairgrounds from noon to 6 p.m.
Several popular and familiar local names and chefs will concoct their favorite chili recipes for the contest.
Attendees at the contest might recognize James Norris, chef at Maverickâ€™s Restaurant in Colville, because of his volunteer work during the restaurantâ€™s free Thanksgiving dinner for the community.
The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT. has announced the artists selected as the first members of the Russell Skull Society of Artists, a new, elite group of contemporary Western artists. Colville resident and metal artist Jerry McKellar is one of those artists.
The C.M. Russell museum houses the most complete collection of celebrated artist Charles M. Russell works and personal objects in the world.
Each year, society members will be granted membership based on the degree to which they satisfy the membership criteria.
After a long hiatus, the Kettle Falls Community Chest remodel has finally started. The building had housed both the Food Bank and the Thrift Store; due to lack of room, the Thrift Store had to be closed. â€śYes, we are going to re-open it. It was based on donations only, we never had a fixed price on anything, and weâ€™ve lost $4,000 in revenue per year; that doesnâ€™t seem like a lot, but those are donations. We donâ€™t pay for any of the items that we have, and we donâ€™t demand prices on anythingâ€”at all,â€ť said Director Susan Urhausen.
A little change of pace. That was what Wendy Granville was looking for when she and her family moved from Anacortes to Kettle Falls last year. But when it came to finding a job, Granville returned to what she knows---antiques. She recently opened A Kick in the Attic Antiques, located at 235 E. 3rd Kettle Falls. The store features antiques (of course), vintage items and consignment. Many of the goods Granville brought with her from the antique mall she owned and operated in Anacortes for 17 years named Days Gone By.
Itâ€™s safe to say, this lady knows â€śgreat junkâ€ť when she sees it.
Law enforcement officers found Colville teenager Ashley Barbour Monday, Aug. 12 in Coeur dâ€™Alene. The 14-year-old was last seen in Colville at her family's residence on July 26.
Coeur dâ€™Alene Police found Barbour when they stopped a vehicle near 23rd and Lakeside Avenue around 3:37 p.m.
Woodland Theatre Productions in Kettle Falls is holding auditions for the musical Nunsense. Nunsense is a musical comedy written by Dan Goggin in 1985. Auditions will be Saturday Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at Woodland Theatre.
"This show masks as a hilarious variety show put on by these five nuns,â€ť explains diÂ¬rector George Eberth. â€śItâ€™s an off Broadway favorite and you really have to be made of stone not to laugh at it.â€ť
Janice Weaver spends her days surrounded by movie stars and storytellers. As the owner and operator of Jimâ€™s Video in Kettle Falls, the communityâ€™s last independent video store, itâ€™s not a serious stretch to imagine Weaver as a modern-day keeper of tales in a time when supposed technological convenience freÂ¬quently chips away at human interaction by cutting out â€śthe middle man.â€ť
Though Weaverâ€™s self-perception isnâ€™t nearly as lofty, she enjoys what she does---after all, sheâ€™s been doing it for almost 30 years.
After Auto-Vue Drive In Theatreâ€™s owner Steve Wisner made the announcement last year that he would close the over 60-year-old outdoor theatre at the end of this summer, community members and customers from near and far. Voiced their opposition.