August 5th, 2013
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.
Rosalie Agnes (Thorson Jenne) MacCary was born on Feb. 4, 1934 in Wenatchee, to Earl and Helen Marie (Jensen) Thorson. She passed away peacefully on July 17, 2013 in Spokane.
She touched the lives of many people in her work to provide services to the disabled, the blind and senior citizens, but her reach was so much more. She remembered everyone she met, and neighbors and acquaintances often became good friends.
L. Donohue (Don) Callan passed peacefully at his home in Selah on July 19, 2013.
Don was born in Northport in 1927 to Tom and Myrtle Callan. He grew up on the ranch on Kelly Hill and was a true cowboy. He loved his horses and dogs.
Don enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. in 1945 and served with honor in Hawaii, Okinawa and North China. Don loved this country and proudly flew his flag. He truly believed that we live in the greatest country in the world.
Don had many interests and loved adventure.
David B. Dixon ("THAT'S ALL FOLKS!") was born May 25, 1953 in Colville. He left us on July 15, 2013, at the beautiful Coeur d'Alene River in Kingston, Idaho.
David grew up in Colville and graduated from Colville High School in 1971. He was the "most skilled" finish carpenter around and worked for many general contractors around the area, as well as his own businesses. David was an outdoorsman to the max. He very much enjoyed camping, hiking and taking his snowmobile out--just being outdoors in general was a great pleasure to him.
Mervyn Ellsworth Hays passed away peacefully on July 21, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Merv left this life and walked into the arms of his beloved wife Bette, who was waiting on the other side with a fishing rod in one hand and the keys to their motor home in the other! Merv was 84.
David â€śSonnyâ€ť Loyal Hallam, age 79, a lifetime resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville communities, passed away on July 23, 2013 at his home. Dave was born on June 16, 1934 in Old Kettle Falls, the son of Loyal O. and Ellen (Hockersmith) Hallam.
When you subscribe to the Statesman Examiner in the month of August, you are entered to win two train tickets to the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club (NPOV) Train Rides. The trip begins in Ione (except over Labor Day Weekend when it runs from Metaline Falls to Ione and return) and runs north through the canyon ten miles to Metaline Falls. The rides are renowned for their scenic beauty and yesteryear charm. They frequently sell out in October, so this is a good opportunity to possibly get tickets!
Brad Sprague has been named to succeed John Foulkes as head boyâ€™s basketball coach at Colville High School.
Sprague, 58, graduated from Hudsonâ€™s Bay High School (Vancouver) and graduated from then Whitworth College in 1977, where he played basketball.
Sprague, a school administrator and teacher for 36 years before he retired in 2010, currently serves as Executive Director of the Washington Association for Learning Alternatives. He has worked in Alternative Education for 17 years.
Colvilleâ€™s AA American Legion Baseball club advanced to the third day of the Washington State American Legion tournament in Walla Walla after a 6-2 victory over Burlington in a Sunday elimination game. Colville dropped their opening game to host and top-seeded Walla Walla, 14-2, on Saturday night.
Game one on Saturday against Walla Walla started out well for Colville. The Indians took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Morris and an RBI single by Jesse Morrison.
The upcoming Northwest International Chili Cook-off at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds on Sept. 21 will be notable, lively and an enjoyable opportunity.
So says event organizer Bud Budinger, who, for the past year, along with his wife, Joanne, has been working to build participation in the event, which will feature contestants from Colville, Kettle Falls, Canada and even Bellingham, all vying for the coveted title of who has the best chili.
For those looking to participate and test their chili making expertise, it isnâ€™t too late to enter.