March 5th, 2015
Fire Chief Mike Bucy is sounding an alarm for residents of Stevens County Fire District 1.
Residents in Stevens County and Spokane are coming together to take on a formidable, unrelenting foe: Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
The ALS Service Organization, a local group of ALS patients, family members and volunteers, will host the second annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser Friday, March 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 2304 N. Dollar Road in Spokane Valley. Tickets are $50 a piece.
Wayne Aaron Cochran passed away on February 20, 2015 in Spokane. He was born the son of Aaron Ellis and Beulah Jeanette (Wampler) Cochran on January 14, 1954 in Colville. Wayne was raised in the Cedar Creek area and attended Lead Point School before attending and graduating from Northport High School in 1972.
Following high school, Wayne attended Spokane Community College where he was enrolled in the mechanics program. While attending SCC, Wayne met his future wife, Jackie.
Leslie Lee Cook, the son of Lee and Hazel Cook was born January 26, 1927 in Kansas City, MO. He lived in Kansas City, also Coffeyville and Independence, MO until age 12 his family moved to Milton-Freewater, OR where he went to school. He joined the Navy at age 17 during WWII. His hobbies were fishing and being in the woods.
He passed away in Colville on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 88-years-old.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanie, and children, Michael, Debbie, Althea, and Bruce.
Laurie Colette Sessman passed away on Jan. 30, 2015 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Floyd M. Matthews and Betty J. Sadler on Nov. 4, 1949 in Los AnÂ¬geles, CA. Laurie was raised and attended school in Southern California, graduating from Glendora High School in 1967.
Infant Edward Boyd Simmons sadly passed away on Feb. 12 before he was able to share his tiny smile with the world. Edward is survived by his mother, Tiffany Simmons and two-year-old brother, Dewey, at the home in Deer Park; grandparents Dude Simmons of Kettle Falls, Teresa and Rick Wight of Saint Maries, ID.; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. Although Edward's time with family was brief, he brought happiness and warmth to his family. For Edward: The clouds slowly begging to part and the warmth of the sun dries by tears.
Delbert James Bagley passed away on Feb. 20, 2015 in SpoÂ¬kane at the age of 83. Delbert was born July 10, 1931 in the rural town of Diamondville, PennÂ¬sylvania. He was the eldest of five children born to Charles and Carrie (Learn) Bagley. The families of his parents and their many siblings had been living in the area for generations, so Delbert grew up always surÂ¬rounded by family.
Bobby Dean Fromm, born in Oaksdale, WA on July 27, 1930, passed away on January 19, 2015. He was raised around the Valley area. Bobby worked for the railroad and was a member of the National Guard. He spent many happy years married to Josie Fromm, who preceded him in death. He raised a foster daughter, Jolyn, who also preceded him in death. Bobby spent the last of his life in Kettle Falls and enjoyed his friends at Sandy's Drive In. He is survived by his sister, Carole Sisseck. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Second-ranked Republic High (23-0) built an early lead and coasted late in a 53-39 District 7 1B championship game win Saturday night at Deer Park High School over upstart Odessa-Harrington (11-12).
Sophomore guard Shania Graham led RHS with 14 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists.
The Titans earned the Northeast 1B districtâ€™s second seed to this weekendâ€™s regional round of the State 1B Tournament (Spokane Veteranâ€™s Arena).