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December 21st

Funding to fairs a hot button issue

December 21, 2011

Call this a good news/bad news (or potentially) story line for the Northeast Washington Fair. The good news is that the fair has received grant funding that will help make some necessary repairs/upgrades to facilities. The bad news is the black hole that is the Washington state budget and how some potential draconian cuts could impact fairs like the popular four-day event on the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds each August. The Northeast Washington Fair has received a pair of grants from the Washington State Agriculture Fairs division for 2012.

A heart as big as the sky

December 21, 2011

A pug whines piteously from his kennel at the Spokane Humane Society (SHS) in Spokane. Volunteer veterinarian Dr. William “Will” Rowe of Chewelah smiles and opens the crate, taking the small dog in his arms.
“You’re okay, Pogi,” he says good-naturedly. “Want to go outside?”

CSD faces lawsuit over Figley employment

December 21, 2011

The Colville School District is currently embroiled in a civil lawsuit with the parents and guardians of three children who were molested by former Colville School District counselor Craig Figley. The suit, filed under aliases to protect the identification of the minors involved, alleges that the district was negligent in their duty to protect students by not properly monitoring Figley or the technology the district provided him. According to court documents filed in Eastern Washington Division of U.S.

Donald Johnston

December 21, 2011

Donald Johnston passed quietly at age 85, on Dec. 8, 2011. He joined his beloved wife of 62 years, Stella Johnston.
He served this country in World War II as an army medic and worked and later retired as a diesel mechanic.
On Donald’s behalf, we thank the Spokane VA Hospital staff for the respectful care and support given him and the family during his final days.

Dorothy Barrett

December 21, 2011

Our dear, sweet mother, Dorothy Barrett, passed away on December 18, 2011 at the age of 95. She was born November 19, 1916 in Douglas. In 1933 she graduated from Waterville High School, and in June 1935 she graduated from Morse Beauty School in Spokane. After working a short time in Seattle, she moved back to Waterville where she began courting David Gallaher from Mansfield. He was a wheat and cattle rancher. They were married October 29, 1939 in the Lutheran Church in Douglas. David was a pilot, and Dorothy received her pilot’s license soon after they were married.

Charles Roesberry

December 21, 2011

Charles “Brett” Roesberry passed away on Dec. 11, 2011 after a courageous fight with cancer. He fought a good fight and passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Brett was born on July 14, 1959 in Boise, Idaho, the son of Charles and Betty (Johnson) Roesberry.
Brett graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1978. He worked for Boise Cascade Lumber for 35 years before his passing. Brett was an active snowmobiler, and truly enjoyed golfing and car racing. He loved going to car shows and visiting his sisters on the coast to go salmon fishing.

December 19th

Wanted: fishermen put a dent in pike epidemic

December 19, 2011

Pend Oreille River targeted

Washington state wildlife officials will ask anglers to help control the advance of voracious and predatory northern pike toward the Columbia River.
In a story from the Associated Press, fishery managers in the next few months plan to enlist fishermen to remove as many of the northern pike as possible from the Pend Oreille River, the route the species is following from Idaho and Montana.

December 15th

Donald Grub

December 15, 2011

Donald Neil Grubb passed away peacefully at his home in Chewelah on Dec. 6, 2011. Donnie was born in Wattford, North Dakota on Dec. 9, 1934 to Robert Grubb-Charlson and Nora Ann (Barhart). Donnie was one of 10 children. The Grubb family moved to the Chewelah area about the time Donnie was in third or fourth grade. He graduated from Jenkins High School in 1953.

John Haynes

December 15, 2011

John Raymond Haynes, age 99, for many years of the Inchelium area, passed away on Nov. 22, 2011 on to his heavenly reward.
John was the son of Thomas and Etta Haynes and was born in Laurel, Oregon. He had one sister and five brothers, all who preceded him in death.
John worked in the lumber industry for many years, a good share of the time as a saw filer.
He moved to Inchelium, starting the Chapel of the Pines, which he was pastor for about 18 years, along with his wife, Gladys, who preceded him in death in 1998.

Cora Dorayne Clinkenbeard

December 15, 2011

Cora Dorayne Clinkenbeard (“Dory”) will be remembered by family and friends as a woman who loved and cared for her family and friends.
Dory, 69, of Colville, was called home to Jesus suddenly and unexpectedly on Dec.5, 2011.

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