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November 8th, 2011

Kitten rescued from library drop box

November 8, 2011

Anyone who reads the news knows it isn’t always the good tidings that make the headlines. Occasionally though, a story with a sorrowful storyline turns into one with a happy ending. Such is the case with Mushu the kitten.
Last Saturday, the Colville Police Department received a call that a kitten had been put into one of the drop boxes meant for returned items out front of the Colville Public Library.
“Someone was returning a book when they heard meowing coming from the box,” says Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. “Someone had dropped a kitten in there and left it.”

November 5th

Kettle Falls, Colville to honor veterans

November 6, 2011

There are ample opportunities to honor our country’s veterans this week as Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, draws closer.
Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on Nov. 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world and falls on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

November 3rd

Short Shots...

November 3, 2011

It’s playoff time around the Northeast Washington prep sports scene.
High school football playoffs (Crossover/so-called Play-in games) are the featured events this weekend. Colville will host Omak and their Caribou-Trail League Player of the Year, 5-9, 215-pound running back Dylan Green.
Green, who holds most of the No. 4 seeded Pioneers rushing records, including a school single game mark established earlier this season, was also named to the first team defense as a linebacker.
The burly senior is a load and is the focal point of any opposing defense.

November 2nd

Omak up next for Colville

November 2, 2011

Colville High clinched its second straight Northeast A League football title last Friday night, downing Chewelah and Derek Smith 41-20.
The win for the Indians (4-4, 4-1) sets up a first round State 1A playoff date with Omak on Friday night. Game time Friday night at CHS is 7 p.m.
Omak (2-3, 4-5) is fourth-seeded out of the Caribou-Trail League. The Pioneers were blasted 35-8 by top-ranked and unbeaten Cashmere (5-0, 9-0) last Friday night at Cashmere.
Cashmere will host Newport (3-2, 6-2) in a regional crossover game Friday night at 7 p.m.

Colville captures District crown

November 2, 2011

Colville High annexed its second straight Northeast A League District Tournament volleyball championship last Saturday afternoon, dispatching talented Freeman, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-20.
Colville is top-seeded into Saturday afternoon’s Region 6/7 Tournament in Chelan. Freeman is second-seeded to the regional.
Lakeside, by virtue of its 25-18, 25-19, 26-24 elimination win over Newport on Saturday, advances as the No. 3 seed.

What our Facebook friends said

November 2, 2011

The S-E asked followers of our Facebook page what they think about I-1163 (see accompanying story in this week's S-E) concerning the state requiring more training and extensive background checks for home care aides. Here’s what they had to say:
"If they’re going to add more requirements they might want to raise the pay. One can already barely survive working as a home care aide as it is."- Philana Andreason

Robert “Bob” Mike Gregory

November 2, 2011

Robert “Bob” Mike Gregory, a lifetime resident of Marcus and Evans, passed away on October 25, 2011 in Colville at the age of 92. He was born on June 1, 1919 in Marcus.
Bob was raised and attended school in Marcus. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1936. In 1937 he moved to his farm in Evans, where he resided until his passing. Bob worked in several area mines, including Metaline and Chewelah. He also worked in many sawmills and retired in 1982 as the head sawyer at Plum Creek in Arden.

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.

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