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March 22nd, 2012

Landon Johnston will lead Bulldog baseball

March 22, 2012

KF should be competitive

Former Inchelium High baseball coach Landon Johnston has taken over the reigns as the new baseball coach at Kettle Falls High School.
Johnston, counselor at Inchelium School, replaces longtime coach Jeff Graves.
Johnston, a former newspaper sports editor, is happy to be coaching at Kettle Falls, despite the lengthy daily commute from his home in Inchelium. It’s a commute that has already included a highway run-in with those dreaded blacktop magnates of mayhem—the whitetail deer.

March 21st

Dominion Meadows golf course is open

March 21, 2012

Dominion Meadows Golf Course is open for the 2012 season, according to DM Pro, Andy Hite.
The course is open on 16 of 18 greens. The two greens that have temporaries at this juncture are numbers seven and eight.
“They are just both really wet at this point,” Hite said on Monday. “The greens are looking really good for this early.”
Hite said that local high school golf teams from Kettle Falls and Colville High were out playing on Monday afternoon and “really happy to be out there.”
Until the course is open on all 18 holes, the price of golf at DM is $1 a hole, Hite said.

Lady Bulldogs have the tools to defend

March 21, 2012

Defending NE 2B champs hope to get on field this week

Don’t talk to Kettle Falls High softball coach Amy Owens and her team about the effects of Global Warming. As far as Owens and the Lady Bulldogs are concerned, it has been pretty much the return of the ice age.
Welcome to Northeast Washington, spring sports and all those “liquid” schedules.
As of this writing, KFHS still hadn’t been able to get on their field because of the snow, ice and water. No, don’t talk about infield dirt. Owens and her girls are still looking at mud.

Nome Sweet Nome at last

March 21, 2012

After 1,100 mile journey, duo makes banquet

Nobody said it would be easy. And to answer that one rhetorically, it never is.
But 72-year-old Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and his son-in-law, Josh Rindal, made it to Nome, Alaska and the end of the fabled Iditarod Sled Dog Race last weekend.

GODZILLA IS TAKING OVER!

March 21, 2012

Godzilla is taking over the Statesman Examiner. Be sure to stop by the front windows and check out the talented papier-machet work of Colville High School art students.

March 20th

Bill Bacon

March 20, 2012

From birth, William “Bill” Vanis Bacon lived the cowboy life. One of nine children, he was born in Oklahoma, July 25, 1925, to Willy Alonza and Atoka (Harris) Bacon, and passed away in Colville on Sunday March 11, 2012. The 1920s and 1930s were hard times in our country and, after ranching in Oklahoma dried up, the kids were loaded into the back of a flatbed truck and they headed West, eventually settling on a ranch in Ellensburg by the mid-1930s.

Chuck Gotham

March 20, 2012

Thomas Guglielmino

March 20, 2012

Thomas Alfred Guglielmino, a life-long resident of the Colville and Flat Creek area, passed away on March 15, 2012 at his ranch home on Flat Creek after a struggle with cancer. He was 49.

Leona Sandvig

March 20, 2012

Leona Mae Sandvig, a resident of Inchelium, passed away on March 12, 2012 in Inchelium at the age of 72. Leona was born on April 25, 1939 in Wilbur, the daughter of Oscar Truman and Erma Mae (Gent) Lindstrom.
Leona moved with her family to Republic, where she began completed first grade. In her early years, Leona lost her father to a tragic truck accident. Her mother later remarried James “Jim” Hamilton and he embraced the role as “Dad” for Leona and her sisters. Their family then moved to Inchelium.

Brandon Harshbarger

March 20, 2012

Brandon Gene Harshbarger, 31, of Colville, went to be with the Lord, on March 14, 2012. Brandon was born in Tacoma on October 27, 1980, the son of Travis Harshbarger and Cathrine Hayes.
Brandon attended the South Kitsap High School and received his GED through the Job Corps. He spent his adult life in Colville and Spokane where he met his soulmate, Kimberly Rounds. He worked at Travis Pattern, Hearth and Home and Pantrol.

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