March 6th, 2012
Michael Van Brady, a resident of Lolo, Montana, passed away on Feb. 28, 2012 in Missoula, Montana at the age of 49. He was born in Kirkland on March 23, 1962 to Loyde and Phillis Brady.
Jim Day passed away on February 28, 2012 at the Veteranâ€™s Hospital Hospice Care Unit after a short battle with lung cancer.
Jim was born Feb. 25, 1940 in Colville. He was the son of James E. and Gladys A Day. He grew up in Northport and in 1960 joined the U.S. Navy. He was discharged in 1964.
He worked as a log truck driver for several local loggers, and was also part owner of Day Brothers Logging for a few years.
Mary Colleen Dudley of Kettle Falls passed away on Feb. 29, 2012 at the age of 86.
Colleen was born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to Captain Lawrence (US Army) and Nina Mackey. She lived in California and Oregon before moving to Kettle Falls with her husband, William, who passed away in 2005.
Colleen is survived by her brother, James, California; three daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
At Colleenâ€™s request, there will be no service.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Delbert Theodore (Ted) Crist died Feb. 24, 2012 at his home on the Kettle River.
Ted was born to Allen Theodore and Lois (Taylor) Crist Sept. 10, 1934 in Boise, Idaho. He spent his early years at the family farm near Gooding, Idaho. In 1946 the family moved to Colville, where they farmed in the Narcisse area. Ted graduated from Colville in 1953 and from Washington State College in 1957. He worked for the Farmers Home Administration and the National Bank of Commerce. He married Kay McCormick (now divorced) in 1959. They had three children.
Stephen R. Krausse (20), died unexpectedly on Feb. 23, 2012 at his residence in St. Maries, Idaho.
He was born June 6, 1991 in Olympia. He grew up in Colville and was a 12-year senior of Colville High School. He graduated in 2009. Stephen worked in food service at Arbyâ€™s, as well as a construction company in Colville.
He moved to St. Maries in April 2011, and started his new job at Stimson Lumber Company in the sawmill department. He was also training for a sawyer position. In January 2012, he started a new job with Inter-Mountain West Insulation, where he was currently employed.
Carl L. Howes passed on Jan. 27, 2012 in Colville.
Carl was born the fifth of eight children to Carson and Hazel Howes on April 16, 1924 in Springfield Oregon. He graduated the eighth grade from the Childrenâ€™s Farm Home of The Oregon. After that, he went to work in the shipyards in Portland, OR.
At the age of 18, Carl was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in WWII in the 1282 Engineering Combat BN, he was part of the Rhineland Central Europe Campaign.
Statesman-Examiner Sports will begin profiling spring sports teams from Colville, Kettle Falls and Chewelah high schools in next weekâ€™s edition.
Among the teams covered will be track and field, baseball and softball at Colville, Chewelah and Kettle Falls, boyâ€™s soccer at Colville, boyâ€™s and girlâ€™s golf at Chewelah and Colville and boys golf at Kettle Falls High, along with girlâ€™s tennis at CHS and Northport baseball.
As expected, last Saturday nightâ€™s showdown for the State girlâ€™s 1B basketball championship came down to a battle of the top rankedâ€”three time defending champion Colton and Columbia High (28-2).
Columbia, putting together another brilliant campaign under head coach Mindy Flett, simply couldnâ€™t overcome the Colton juggernaut, losing 55-47.
With the win, Colton continues to breathe in some rarified air. There are very few teams that win one state championship, much less four in succession.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Day 1. 25Âş degrees
The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cold temperatures and snow on the ground, 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.