November 16th, 2011
Colville poses with the schoolâs first state volleyball championship hardware. Back row, from left: Assistant coaches Anne Cecil and Michawn Vining, Tyra Brons, Aubrey Buckner, Joellee Buckner, Sadie Learn, Jacy Vining, Jessi Glidewell, Taryn Main, Hannah Smith, Leanna Carr and head coach, Missy Bennett. Front: manager Megan Rogers, Lexi Lehman, Rylee Wittmeyer, Ashley Knight, Tasji Urhausen, Erin Little, and manager, Kaydee Poling.
Colville High seniors Erin Little, Lexi Lehman, Ryley Wittmeyer, Ashley Knight and Tasji Urhausen reflect on a memorable 2011 volleyball season in a post-championship interview with former CHS teacher, coach and longtime âVoice of the Valley,â KCVL/KCRK sports announcer, Larry Pember.
In a game played alternately in rain and snow, Royal came from behind in the second half to post a wild 38-35 win over host Colville Saturday afternoon and advance to the quarterfinals of the State 1A football playoffs. Colvilleâs (5-5) unlikely run into the playoffs after an 0-4 start looked like it might continue after the Indians took an early 14-0 lead.
Northern Dance Theatre will present its Christmas show Joys of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. on the Colville High School auditorium stage. Join Northern Dance Theatre as they embrace the tradition of commemorating the season of hope with music and dance. Old favorites, contemporary vocalists, and instrumental music will fill the night, according to director, Laura Golphenee. âLight and lovely costumes and sparkling dancers will twirl away the sugar plums and eggnog from too many holiday parties,â Golphenee said.
Louise Ruth Jones, a long time resident of Colville, passed away on Nov.12, 2011. She was born in Rodeo, CA. on March 23, 1924. She lived in San Francisco for over 20 years raising her children. She met and married Buzz Jones and they moved to Reno, NV. And lived there for over 10 years.
In 1977 she and Buzz moved to Colville and built their home in the Cedar Creek area. Buzz and Louise were married for over 45 years. She was very close to the Lord and was a member of the Northport Baptist Church.
A longtime resident of Kettle Falls, Norman passed away peacefully at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane Nov. 7, 2011 after a brief illness.
Kettle Falls Pack and Troop 965 gathered over 1,350 pounds of food for the Kettle FAlls Food Bank. Items were donated by residents of Kettle Falls during the recent Scouting for Food campaign. The Kettle Falls Food Bank is still accepting donations for this food drive. Donations may be left at the Kettle Falls Food Bank, located at 560 Meyers Street. Call 509-738-2326 for more information.
The Colville Rotary Club's Tree of Sharing is gearing up for the 2011 Holiday Season. The tree will begin operations Monday, Nov. 21 at KeyBank, 211 S. Main in Colville. Hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday's 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The last day for tag selection and returning purchased items will be Friday, Dec. 9.
Each gift tag hung on the Tree of Sharing represents the Christmas wishes and needs of an individual in the community.
Editorâs note: Angus Merrill, 88, is a former Colville resident with some strong ties to the Colville valley (he is related to Colvilleâs well-known Merrill clan).
The longtime Big Sandy, MT resident has fond memories of his early years in the Colville valley.
Born in St. Maries, Idaho in 1923, Merrill remembered living in Colville as a youngster and later in the China Creek and Bossburg areas.
Married to the former Ruth Rutledge, a life-long Montana girl, Angus moved to Big Sandy in 1947 where he worked as a farmer on the expansive Rutledge family ranch.
Colville annexes regional
Top-ranked Colville High rolled through the Region 6/7 volleyball tournament at Chelan last Saturday, beating Cascade 25-15, 25-12, 25-20 and then downing Freeman (for the fourth time this season) in the regional championship, 25-21, 25-9, 25-19.
Jacy Vining had nine kills and six blocks for the Indians, and setter Leanna Carr added 27 assists in the Freeman win. In the win over Cascade, Carr had 31 assists and Benchwarmerâs Athlete of the Week, Erin Little, added 10 blocks, eight ace serves and 20 kills in the two matches.