Susan Elizabeth Adams, born Feb. 14, 1942 in Colburn, Idaho, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2011.
She was the beloved mother of Kathleen Coffin and Jennifer Adams. Susan raised her girls as a single parent. She will always be admired by her children and being a mother and a father to both of them.
Margaret Ann (Twining) Walston, age 90, passed away unexÂ¬pectedly of a stroke on December 2, 2011 in Colville. Born May 25, 1921 in Coulee City, she became the wife of Dale L. Walston of Colville in 1950 in Coulee City, and celebrated 61 years of marriage this past July.
Maxine Matlock, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Dec. 3, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 89. She was born on March 30, 1922 in Ryse, Missouri, the daughter of Mathis and Myrtle (Plank) Thomason.
Ida Hazel Green, 87, passed away on Nov. 25, 2011 in Colville.
She is survived by her children, Joan McCrea and Wesley (Bub) Green; son-in-law, Virgil Baumgarden; sisters, Ethel Howe of Spokane; Iona Hill, Hunters, and Jean Holland of Colville.
She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Alan Lee Miller, age 56, passed away on Nov. 24, 2011 at his motherâ€™s home in Chewelah after a short battle with cancer. Alan was born on Dec. 1, 1954, the son of Raymond and DoroÂ¬thy (Neufeld) Miller in Dallas, Oregon.
Upon completion of high school, he joined Local 2396, the â€śPile-drivers,â€ť and worked in bridge building and construction for over 30 years. After retirement, he purchased property north of Colville, a place he referred to as his â€śparadiseâ€ť.
Chewelah boys basketball split their first two games of the seaÂson this past week, losing a close game to Deer Park, but finishing the week with a strong performance in a win over Kettle Falls.
Against Deer Park, the Cougars overcame a poor shooting first quarter and a 19-3 deficit, but ran out of gas late in the fourth quarter and lost 63-56.
â€śWe came out flat,â€ť said head coach Rocky Verbeck. â€śWe were down 19-1 at one point on 1-11 shooting, but the kids showed some resolve and we got it goÂing.â€ť
Colville High shared a Northeast A League wrestling title with Lakeside and Riverside last season. There is no reason to believe that the Indians will have to share anything this time around. Randy Clokeâ€™s Indians get the pre-season nod as the team to beat in the NEA.
The Indians, the defending District 7 1A champions, are particularly strong at the lower weights again this season. There are some holes in the upper weights.
Colville returns five of the seven wrestlers who qualified for the Mat Classic state championships in Tacoma last February.
Some new faces will see plenty of mat time when Kettle Falls High School gets its 2011-2012 wrestling season underway close to home on Wednesday at Colville in a Jamboree with the Indians, Chewelah, Selkirk and Republic. Wrestling gets started at 5 p.m.
The Bulldogs of head coach Joe Kerns will be at the Liberty Tournament on Saturday (9 a.m. start).
As everyone gets caught up in the holiday fervor, itâ€™s important to remember our men and women in the Armed Forces who are sacrificing more than the usual luxuries that are associated with this season.
In an effort to provide a link between United States soldiers and their loved ones at home, the Statesman-Examiner is inviting the public to post a video message to a family member or friend in the military on the S-E website, www.statesmanexaminer.com.
It could be another interesting winter for Colville High girlâ€™s basketball.
The Indians, who finished 17-5 last season, lost five key seniors off a veteran club, but they return a solid nucleus of players and some promising newcomers that could pull some surprises in the competitive Northeast A League this winter.
Colville also returns a couple of familiar names and faces that have been actively involved with Colville girlâ€™s basketball for many years.