March 20th, 2012
Leona Mae Sandvig, a resident of Inchelium, passed away on March 12, 2012 in Inchelium at the age of 72. Leona was born on April 25, 1939 in Wilbur, the daughter of Oscar Truman and Erma Mae (Gent) Lindstrom.
Leona moved with her family to Republic, where she began completed first grade. In her early years, Leona lost her father to a tragic truck accident. Her mother later remarried James â€śJimâ€ť Hamilton and he embraced the role as â€śDadâ€ť for Leona and her sisters. Their family then moved to Inchelium.
Brandon Gene Harshbarger, 31, of Colville, went to be with the Lord, on March 14, 2012. Brandon was born in Tacoma on October 27, 1980, the son of Travis Harshbarger and Cathrine Hayes.
Brandon attended the South Kitsap High School and received his GED through the Job Corps. He spent his adult life in Colville and Spokane where he met his soulmate, Kimberly Rounds. He worked at Travis Pattern, Hearth and Home and Pantrol.
For those who havenâ€™t had their pets updated on rabies vaccinations, or who have just skipped the shots entirely, now is the time to think about scheduling that appointment with the veterinarian.
Handed down from the Washington State Board of Health last year, WAC 246-100-197 requires pet owners of dogs, cats and ferrets to receive up-to-date rabies vaccinations beginning Jan.1, 2012.
The comical play â€śCharles Picket and the Great Unknownâ€™ will be performed at the Kettle River Grange throughout the month of April. Written by Caitlyn Aubertin and directed by Sandra Walsh, the plot revolves around the unlikely and hilarious face-off between mobsters and hillbillies.
Performances are April 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., April 15 at 2 p.m., April 18 (family night) at 7 p.m., April 20 at 7 p.m., April 21 (dinner theatre) at 6 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m.
For more information, look in future issues of the S-E or call Diane Lamberson at 684-1163.
Upon meeting her, Elizabeth McKellar seems imbued with a sweet, sincere charm born of a desire to assist others. So naturally, the 17-year-old Colville High School senior gravitated toward an expression of compassion for her culminating senior project, which is required of all high school seniors in Washington State.
Colville High School requires seniors to complete at least 15 hours of work on their projects.
Jeremiah Johnson leads a solid mound corps
It might be difficult for Northport High to replicate last seasonâ€™s 18-3 record, but since the Mustangs of coach Don Baribault have become accustomed to success on the baseball field over the years, donâ€™t discount anything.
NHS should be strong again, once they can get out of the gym and onto their fieldâ€”or any field for that matter.
Indians should battle Lakeside for NEA flag
Colville Highâ€™s high-flying softball program is certainly capable of replicatingâ€”and even improving uponâ€”last springâ€™s fourth place finish at the State 1A Tournament in Spokane.
A break here or there (remember the Connell game?) and the Indians (24-7) could have been playing for a state championship late last May. Colville finished 3-2 at State and was involved in three one-run games.
But that was last year.
There is no reason to believe that the Colville High boyâ€™s and girlâ€™s track teams wonâ€™t score their share of points again this spring around the Northeast A League.
The Colville girls, who won the NEA dual meet championship, finished a close second at the regional to Chelan and finished 10th at the State 1A meet at Eastern Washington University, certainly have enough firepower back to replicate last springâ€™s successes. Ditto for the boys, who finished 15th at State.
Kettle Falls Dance Team a rarity in Class B
It is rare for a small school like Kettle Falls High to compete in dance and drill. But Kettle Falls High not only has its first-ever team, but the Bulldogs will compete March 24 at the (all divisions) State Tournament in the Yakima SunDome on March 24.
The team is coached by Carolyn Green.
Jack D. Sparks passed away at 6:25 p.m. Feb. 19, 2012 at Kennewick. He was surrounded by family and his longtime companion, Dorothy Rapinsky.
He was born in Kettle Falls, WA on April 1, 1935 to Claude D. and Virginia Esther (Beach) Sparks. He married Marilyn Diann McWhorter in 1954 in Yakima before moving to Hawaii for military duty. Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1968, seeing duty in the Korean theater and in Thailand in support of the Vietnam operations.