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March 11th, 2014

Kenneth Rochon

March 11, 2014

Kenneth Charles Rochon, a long-time resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 27, 2014 at the age of 54. He was born in Everett to Charles and Mary (Scanlon) Rochon on July 14, 1959.
Ken started school at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Everett until the sixth grade, when his family moved to Granite Falls. He later graduated from Granite Falls High School.

CHS track team could use some volunteer help

March 11, 2014

Jamboree Saturday

The Colville High track and field team will kick-off its season on Saturday, March 15 with the annual Black & White Jamboree. The meet starts at noon on the CHS track.
Also expected to compete on Saturday in the shakedown cruise will be Kettle Falls High.
CHS co-head coaches Jodi Lehman and Randy Stebbins are in serious need of officials/volunteers to help run the meet.

East side cleans up with five state titles

March 11, 2014

Saturday was a
very good day

It was mostly a great day for eastern Washington high school basketball teams last Saturday. The region captured five gold balls, synonymous with state basketball championships.
For the first time in the history of the B’s, Colton won boy’s and girl’s championships on Saturday. The Colton girls, defining the word “dynasty,” captured an unprecedented sixth straight state championship.
The Pullman High boys, ranked no. 1 or no. 2 for most of the season, annexed a second straight state championship for the Greyhounds’ six seniors.

First timers

David Tochinskiy in ‘Best Bagger’

March 11, 2014

The fastest bagger in the West, or at least the fastest grocery bagger in Washington, enjoyed a memorable experience last month at the national “Best Bagger” competition in Las Vegas.
Super 1 Foods employee and grocery speed bagger David Tochinskiy, a senior at Colville High School, took time off from his classes and from the CHS varsity boy’s basketball team to compete with other state winners in the national competition last month.

March 6th

Sign-up time for Colville Valley youth baseball players

March 6, 2014

Tryouts in March

The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cool temperatures characteristic of this time of the year, the league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.
Colville and Kettle Falls players are reminded that the registration deadline is March 20. Registration fee is $25 ($35 after March 20).

Colville Recreation Report

March 6, 2014

Sign-up for the Colville Recreation Department-sponsored T-Ball program is on now. The season will run from April 14 through May 22.
The program is designed for boys and girls ages 4-7.
Sign-up fee is $15 for youngsters who live in Colville and $18 outside the city limits.
Registration deadline is Friday, March 28. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 684-6037.
The Daddy Daughter Ball will be held Saturday, April 12. There will be two sessions: 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Ellensburg wears down Indians

March 6, 2014

Big fourth quarter propels Bulldogs to Yakima

Nothing came easy for scrappy, undersized Colville High in the Indians’ 2A regional girl’s basketball game at Big Bend Community College (Moses Lake) last Saturday night against third-ranked Ellensburg.
Ellensburg held game Colville (18-6), the second-seed from District 7 2A (Great Northern League) to 15 second half points and only six in the pivotal fourth quarter of a 51-36 win.
Colville trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter. Ellensburg outscored the Indians 19-6 in the period.

March 5th

School bus slides off road

March 5, 2014

The weather continued its streak of fluctuating temperatures and precipitation changes. Those factors likely contributed to a traffic incident when a school bus slid off the road near Springdale in southern Stevens County Wednesday morning.
The bus, which belongs to the Mary Walker School District, was traveling along the 4100 block of Cemetery Road when it left the roadway and ended up on its side.

February 28th

Harvey Pankretz

February 28, 2014

Harvey Lee Pankretz returned to Heavenly Father on Feb. 19. He was born at Reedley, CA on Sept. 25 1927 to Frank and Anna (Perry) Pankretz. He attended schools at Los Gatos, CA graduating 12th grade from Los Gatos. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy for three years, receiving an honorable discharge when his tour of duty was completed.

John L. Moore

February 28, 2014

John L. Moore, a long-time resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 14, 2014 at the age of 81. He was born on May 15, 1932 to Ed and Constance (Price) Moore in Danville.
John attended school at Deadman Creek, Boyds, and also in Kettle Falls. He moved around a lot in his earlier life. During that time, he worked for Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane, logged locally and also in Alaska.

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