October 8th, 2014
The weather was Chamber of Commerce perfect and the field at the annual Can-Am Invitational cross-country meet the largest ever last Saturday at scenic Old Kettle Recreation Area on the shores of Lake Roosevelt.
The sunny, mild day proved to be a record-setter for West Valleyâs Skylar Ovnicek and McCall Skay, who demolished the old Can-Am standards by significant margins in their respective races.
Three men sit at a picnic table in Yep Kanum Park, all there for very specific, similar reasons. Ian Pickett, his brother Michael Pickett, and friend Tony Gorst, all Colville residents, are part of a handful of concerned citizens on a mission to take back Yep Kanum Park. Over the past several years, the park, which is located in a wooded two acres in the heart of Colville, has garnered a reputation for vandalÂŹism, loitering, and illegal drug use.
The last straw for Ian Pickett was when his 16-year-old daughter was warned by classÂŹmates not to go to the park by herself.
On Sept. 10, 2014, with his family at his side, our beloved Steve passed on to his forever home where he will watch over all of us.
Steve was born on Feb. 12, 1948, the oldest of four children to John âJosephâ and Marjorie Holcomb in Indianapolis, IN. From a very young age, Steve could be found in the garage tinkering or rebuilding something. Those who know Steve well, know he continued that interest throughout all his years.
Ronald Glen Olaf Curtiss, avid bowler, outdoorsman, pontoon boat captain, and accomplished fire boss, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 in Libby, MT at the age of 73.
Maxine V. Brauner passed away Sept. 10, 2014 at her daughterâs home in Palm Desert, CA.
She is survived by her five children, Gayle, Dick, Rod, Dan Brauner and Ronna Jimenez; six grandchildren, Chelsea, Sean, Brooke, April Brauner, and Kyle and Samantha Jimenez; one brother, Ernie Meyer, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Richard (Dick); by her parents, Otto and Iva Meyer; by a sister, Jean Stark, and by her brothers, Duke, Pete, Don, Roy and Dick Meyer.
Lawrence Aaron Mace left us all too early as the result of a car accident on Sept. 24, 2014. He has gone to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Through his life, Lawrence found great peace in Psalm 23. He always called it his verse.
Lawrence was born the son of Harold and Judy Mace on Feb. 1, 1964 in Colville. He was a blessing to his family. Lawrence attended elementary school in Orient, until his family relocated to Colville in the early 70âs, where he continued his education and graduated from Colville High School in 1982.
Darlene Marie Sublie (Hilstad) was born Oct 29, 1944 in Colville. She joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 69 on Sept.24,2014 in Yuba City, CA.
She attended all 12 years and graduated from high school at Kettle Falls. After high school, she lived the majority of her life in Washington State with her family. Her next phase of life had her settling in Yuba and Sutter Counties in California.
Catherine Seitters, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2014 at the age of 90. She was born on April 18, 1924 in White Swan to Frances and Anna (Queen) Leopardo.
Catherine lived in Lakeland Village with her family until moving to Spokane, where she lived for six years and worked in a nursing home. She later moved north, living and working at Loon Lake, Hunters and then to Colville in 1980.
Shirley Elizabeth Dodson was born Jan. 12, 1925 and went to her rest Sept. 19, 2014 with many of her family present.
Shirley was born to Claude and Leonie Wylie in Ft. Collins, CO. She was the youngest of four sisters: Helen, Iona and Earlene, all who preceded her in death. When she was three-years-old, the family moved to a ranch near Walden, CO, and relocated to the Colville area in 1935.
Shirley Mildred Snyder, a lifetime resident of the Onion Creek area, passed away on Sept. 18, 2014 at the age of 88. Shirley was born on August 7, 1926 in Colville, the daughter of Rudolph and Ruth (Perry) Lotze.
Shirley attended the Onion Creek School until she completed the ninth grade. At the age of 18, she married the love of her life, Joseph Snyder, in Colville. In 1956 they established their home on Onion Creek Road, where she has lived the remainder of her life. Throughout the years, Shirley dedicated her time to taking care of her family and the needs at her home.