March 6th, 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).
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.
Big fourth quarter propels Bulldogs to Yakima
Nothing came easy for scrappy, undersized Colville High in the Indiansâ€™ 2A regional girlâ€™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.
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.
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, 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.
Colville turned up the defensive heat in the second half of last Saturday nightâ€™s District 7 2A girlâ€™s loser-out, winner to regional game at CHS and the result was an impressive 53-29 dismantling
of a Clarkston team that has given the Indians fits all winter long.
The win was the rubber match of the five-game season-long â€śseriesâ€ť with the Bantams (13-12), whose season ended.
Colville (18-6), second-seeded into the District tournament behind Great Northern League champion East Valley (19-3), avenged a 51-45 loss at home last Wednesday to Clarkston in District play.
Nathaniel Waters settles down on the front porch of Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls and hugs the elderly, fluffy white dog laying on her bed and nestled in her sweater near the front door. Her slow, deliberate movements show her age (16-years-old), but she looks at Waters with the unconditional love that only canines feel for their humans.
â€śYouâ€™re such a good girl,â€ť Waters confirms, petting Bellaâ€™s head and bestowing a kiss on her nose. Her tails thumps the boards in a lackadaisical way, as if to quietly affirm, â€śYes, I am. And you are a good human.â€ť
Colville police officer Rex Newport pleaded guilty to five charges in Stevens County Superior Court Tuesday morning,after denying the accusations that were levied against him last fall. The charges include residential burglary, unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation, custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree, making false and misleading statements to a public servant, and official misconduct.
William â€śBillâ€ť Nieshe Jr., a 40-year resident of the Colville area, passed away on Feb. 11, 2014 in Colville at the age of 84. He was born on Oct. 2, 1929 in Bloomfield, Nebraska, the tenth of 14 children to William and Anna (Muth) Nieshe.
Bill began grade school in Nebraska before moving with his family to Skagit County. There he continued his education and left school early to work and support the needs of his family. Billâ€™s career in the timber industry began in his early teen years and continued throughout his lifetime.