Archive - Jun 5, 2012 - Sports Article
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Itâ€™s doubtful that John Olson, the originator and mastermind behind the Tiger Triathlon that will make its 22nd run next month, envisioned what the race would become in the next millennium.
Okay, on second thought, maybe Olson did envision a local sporting event that would become something of an enduring icon to the athletes that enjoy competition in increments of threeâ€”a bracing swim in a mountain lake, a bike ride mostly downhill to Colville, topped off by a morning run around a high school and golf course.
Clarkâ€™s All-Sports owner and founder Ray Clark figured that it made perfect sense to expand on a business that has been selling boats across the country for several years now.
When Johnâ€™s Marine Service owner John Monette decided that it was time to retire, or semi-retire, he decided to sell his well-established business across Highway 20 from the Colville Municipal Airport (192 DeGrief Road) to Clark earlier this year.
Clarkâ€™s Marine & Motor Sports is in the process of expanding its showroom and service offerings.
John Monette sells Johnâ€™s Marine Service
John Monette admits that running a boat business all these years is something of a departure for an old farm kid.
Monette, on the cusp of his 76th birthday, recently sold his long-running Johnâ€™s Marine Service to Ray Clark and Clarkâ€™s All-Sports earlier this year.
It was a good move for both Colville businessmen. Clark, who has renamed the business Clarkâ€™s Marine & Motor Sports, plans to expand on the companyâ€™s marine division and Monette says itâ€™s time to retire.