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November 2nd, 2011

Carolyn V. Eseke

November 2, 2011

Carolyn V. Eseke passed away on Oct. 3, 2011 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her son, James. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Williams; grandchildren Michael Williams, Kimarra Howard (Joe), Richard Eseke, Eric Eseke, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters Kathren and Irene; a brother, Richard, and many nieces and nephews. She has gone to a better place. No funeral service will be held per her request.

Cora Gray

November 2, 2011

Cora S. Gray, 89, lived a life far beyond a set of dates. An independent woman from a young age, she was the captain of the Hopkinton, NH girls high school basketball team. Her independent streak continued as she wore her first two-piece polka dot bikini in 1941 and caught the eye of her future husband, George H. Gray.

November 1st

Our artists: Handmade from the heart

November 1, 2011

Deanna Draney is an accomplished local artist and craftswoman from Colville and one of the organizers behind the North Country Artisan's Market (see story in this week's newspaper). She is also the owner of Blue Lotus Stained Glass.

Tell us a bit about yourself. 

I’ve been living in the Colville area for about 29 years. I met my husband, Kelly, 18 years ago and we are now raising our four kids.

October 31st

Winter artisans' market wants you

October 31, 2011

For those lamenting the end of the farmer’s market season, do not despair. The North Country Artisans’ Market (NCAM) is picking up where the Northeast Washington and Colville Farmers’ Markets left off. Vendors, merchants and artisans will be plying their wares inside the November Coalition at 282 West Astor Avenue, Colville every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 21.
Though last Wednesday’s market was relatively small, event organizer Sonia Christen says the event is still new and will hopefully grown as word spreads.

October 27th

The new ‘Dawg’ in town

October 27, 2011

Don “Duck’ Drake loves where he lives. He has resided in Kettle Falls his whole life and has no plans to leave. As a result of that familiarity, he is well aware of the antics people, specifically young people, can get drawn into when they are feeling the occasional monotony of small town life.

October 26th

Ronald Dean Meadows

October 26, 2011

Ronald Dean Meadows entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife, Debbie. Ronald was the third son of Roy and Myrtle Meadows, born Dec. 5, 1952 in Chewelah. Ronald joined the Air Force right after graduating from Chewelah High School in 1971. He was honorably discharged in August 1977. He then went to work for K-L Manufacturing in Chewelah. He worked there for 18 years until the company closed its doors in 2002. He then went to work for Wal-Mart in Colville. He worked there until his death. On Nov.

Nicholas “Nick” J. Godes

October 26, 2011

Nicholas “Nick” J. Godes, a 44-year resident of the Colville area, passed away on Oct. 18, 2011. Nick was born on June 11, 1931 in Richardton, ND, the son of Mike and Fillameno “Minnie” (Steiner) Godes.
He attended first grade through third grade in Hawmarth, ND and then moved to Richardton where he finished eighth grade. Nick then began working for local farmers, as well as turning a wrench at the John Deere dealership. On March 19, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and served overseas in Japan, Okinawa and Korea. He was honorably discharged on March 1, 1954 at Camp Stoneman, CA.

Mary Ann Dolman

October 26, 2011

Mary Ann Dolman, a 17-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Oct. 17, 2011 in Colville at the age of 78. She was born on Sept. 7, 1933 in Downers Grove, Il, the daughter of Philip and Olga (Schaefer) May.

Mary Louise Cornelius

October 26, 2011

Mary Louise Cornelius, 89, of Kettle Falls, passed away on October 18, 2011 in Colville. Mary was born on March 20, 1922 in Conway, the daughter of John and Karen (Berquist) Loft¬strom.
She enjoyed telling stories of her and her husband’s camping and fishing adventures in Alaska. Mary and her husband attended many of his Naval reunions, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She loved her family get-togethers. Mary always had a smile on her face, was dearly loved and will be missed by many.
Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Joanne Nordby.

Donald “Don” Stratton

October 26, 2011

Donald “Don” Stratton, a past resident of Colville, passed away on Oct. 23, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 85. He was born on Nov. 4, 1925, the son of Glen and Ethel Stratton.

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