August 29th, 2011
Colville High lost some significant talent off last seasonâs State 1A runner-up boyâs team and a strong girlâs contingent. But the Indians have enough returning talent and some talented newcomers who should make one of the top Class A programs competitive once again. Early-on, veteran head coach Dean Fischer is talking a lot about ârebuilding.â And how could blame him. CHS lost state competitors Colton Hastings and Alaina Kowitz to graduation.
On Wednesday night a six-week-old female infant from Colville was transported via Med Star to a Spokane hospital.
Authorities say the baby showed signs of abuse and Spokane Police began an investigation. Spokane Police alerted Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen to the abuse and Stevens Co. Sheriff's deputies interviewed 18-year-old David M. Ordway, who lived with the baby's mother.
According to Allen, Ordway confessed to abusing the child. As of now, itâs unclear whether he is the babyâs biological father.
âGolf is the cruelest of sports. Like life, itâs inherently unfair. Itâs a harlot. A trollop. It leads you on. It never lives up to its promisesâŠitâs a boulevard of broken dreams. It plays with men. And runs off with the butcher.â
Like a predominant number of fly fishermen, Colvilleâs Jesse Nicholas is a fishermanâs fisherman--a purist, if you will. After all, while he is erudite in any debate over the nuances of graphite vs. bamboo fly rod and understands the reasons for both, itâs clear where Nicholas and his allegiances lieâitâs bamboo with his dry fly pattern. Nicholas isnât going to poor mouth the spin casters, or graphite and fiberglass. Different strokes and casts for different folks. Itâs just that he prefers angling a different way. No, Nicholas isnât going to take that bait.
The early primary election results have clearly thinned the number of candidates for the general election, while showing a failure of the Stevens County Rural Library District levy lift proposal.
An early tally on August 19 showed the library levy lift defeated by a nearly 60 percent margin, with 5,332 voters against the measure (59.46 percent) and only 3,635 (40.54 percent) in favor.
Virginia Mae (Koerner) Seimer of Chewelah passed away July 29, 2011 from complications related to a fall in her home one year ago. She was born Feb. 15, 1922 to Jesse and Mary Koerner in Impact.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Robert and Lawrence, and by her husband Cleo of 58 years.
Roy B. McKinney, Jr of Kettle Falls went to heaven on August 5, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 79. He was born June 5, 1932 in Drumheller, Alberta Canada to Roy B. McKinney and Leola (Berry) McKinney. With his parents, he returned to the United States in 1939 and grew up in Palouse. After attending school, he enlisted in the US Navy. After being honorably discharged, he married Dorothy Carmen and had two sons, Daniel R and Darrell F. He drove truck for Henchcliff in Dayton. He then moved to Waitsburg where he was the Chief of Police for two years.
Frank Richard OâHearn, a 31-year resident of Colville, passed away on July 29, 2011 in Colville at the age of 65. He was born on July 10, 1946 in Clifton Springs, New York the son of Perry F. and Isabell M. (Wyffels) OâHearn.
Ershal Haynes passed away, August 8, 2011, at the age of 68. Ershal was born January 23, 1943 in Colville to James Ershal Haynes (1894-1987) and Gladys Francis Ester (Bell) Haynes (1910-2009).
Ellis Lucius Newbill passed on July 23, 2011 at his home in Hunters. Ellis was born February 22, 1921 in Fruitland Valley near Newbill Lake to Clementine (Sullivan) Newbill and Edward Newbill. He was the 9th of 13 children.
The Newbill family owned and operated Newbillâs cash store where Ellis worked with his father for several years. He was a industrious young man and also worked many jobs in the community and surrounding area including orchard work, mining, logging, farming, and even as a barber. Mining took him all across the Western U.S. and Hawaii.