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January 3rd, 2014

Esther Basset

January 3, 2014

Esther Clara Bassett, a ten-year resident of Colville, passed away peacefully Dec. 12, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born in New Salem, North Dakota, to Maxmillian and Amelia (Mueller) Klingenstein.

Esther Basset

January 3, 2014

Esther Clara Bassett, a ten-year resident of Colville, passed away peacefully Dec. 12, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born in New Salem, North Dakota, to Maxmillian and Amelia (Mueller) Klingenstein.

Bob Dallas

January 3, 2014

Robert “Bob” Myron Dallas passed away Dec. 11, 2013 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Bob was born on April 16, 1919 in Moscow, Idaho to M.B. and Amzel (Bailor) Dallas.
Bob graduated from Colville High School in 1937 and studied business at Washington State College until returning to Colville to run Dallas Garage after his father passed away. He became a Dodge dealer in 1960 and retired in 1974.
He and Neva spent 30 years motor-homing and wintering in Mesa, AZ. He loved to fish and golf and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 70 years.

Ruby Humphrey

January 3, 2014

Ruby M. Humphrey, a lifetime resident of Colville, passed away on Dec.12, 2013 in Colville at the age of 88. Ruby was born in Colville on Aug. 15, 1925, the daughter of Harry and Blanche (Baker) Wilson.

December 27th, 2013

Do holidays produce more dumped dogs?

December 27, 2013

Seeing the joy on your child's face when you surprise them with a dog or cat on Christmas morning is a Kodak moment, but perhaps not a practical one.
According to local animal shelter volunteers and welfare activists, animals given as “gifts” may seem like a good idea, but more often than not, the pets become a responsibility the person(s) aren’t ready for, leaving families with an animal they can't take care of and the difficult decision to give it up.

December 26th

Defense keys Colville wins over Medical Lake, Chewelah

December 26, 2013

Priest River, T-lake this weekend

Defense was the name of the game in Colville’s two non-league girl’s basketball road wins last week.
In a 46-25 shellacking of host Medical Lake back on Dec. 18, the Indians’ defensive pressure exacted a toll.
It was much the same last Saturday at Chewelah, where CHS rolled to a 32-10 halftime lead en route to a 50-21 win over the Cougars.

Chewelah heads to Reardan Holiday tournament on weekend

December 26, 2013

The Jenkins High boy’s basketball team fell to 2-5 on the season after going 1-2 in three games last week.
The Cougars began their week well with a 68-47 win over Kettle Falls at home, but Chewelah was overpowered in their next two games--a 68-46 loss at Riverside and an 81-50 home loss last Saturday night in the 395 Showdown to Colville.
Chewelah head coach Jason Norman knew there were going to be some growing pains with his mostly inexperienced varsity roster. But Norman certainly see’s signs of improvement.

Tough week for Northport

December 26, 2013

The Northport High girl’s basketball team experienced a rough week in a season that was expected to have its share of up and down moments.
The Mustangs opened their week with a 56-24 loss to Inchelium before traveling to the Wellpinit Christmas Tournament and losing to host Wellpinit on Friday, 67-1. On Saturday, NHS lost a rematch with Inchelium, 83-20.
NHS head coach Erik Stark says that Northport is working hard and despite the lopsided losses, the girls are not giving up on the young season.

December 19th

A heartfelt journey: Colville woman back from Ethiopia

December 19, 2013

It’s hard to find other travelers with more stamps in their passport than Michelle Lee.
As a member of the Colville Rotary Club, Lee has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and Africa in efforts to raise awareness about polio and proper vaccination andclean water projects. Her latest journey to Ethiopia was no different.
“Last year, there were 200 cases of polio in the horn of Africa,” said Lee in a presentation to fellow Rotarians last Wednesday. “Though the campaign to end polio has been successful, we have to stay diligent and get to outbreaks as soon as possible. “

December 16th

Body of missing Tacoma woman found in Loon Lake

December 16, 2013

Authorities have recovered the body of Susan Yager, 51, a Tacoma woman who is thought to have drowned in Loon Lake over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Yager was staying at a cabin on the lake and witnesses reported seeing her in a canoe before her disappearance. Family members and co-workers became concerned when she did not return home, and contacted law enforcement for a welfare check.

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