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June 1st, 2011

Kettle Falls goes 1-2 at State 2B tourney

June 1, 2011

Kettle Falls High, making its first State softball tournament appearance since 2007, fin¬ished with a 1-2 record at last Friday and Saturday’s Class 2B Tournament at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima.
The Lady Bulldogs (20-4) outscored LaConner 13-10 in their Friday morning opener before falling 10-0 (five innings) to Mossyrock on Friday eve¬ning.
In a loser-out game Saturday morning, Kettle Falls dropped a tough 7-6 decision to Toutle Lake.

May 31st

Mabel V. Zaffke

May 31, 2011

Mabel Victoria Sampson Zaffke, 89, passed away on March 6, 2011 at the age of 89 in Chewelah.
Mabel was born Dec 17, 1922 in Kent to Charles Linn and Carolina Sampson. The parents had five children all now de¬ceased. She grew up in Richmond, California and graduated from Richmond Union High School in 1940.
During WWII, she worked as a stockroom supervisor. After the war, Mabel moved to San Francisco where she met Daniel Zaffke. She and Daniel were married on June 3, 1948. They moved to Daniel’s farm in Colorado, and Kathrin was born to them in 1949.

Harriett Ruth Manion

May 31, 2011

Harriett Ruth Manion passed away peacefully on March 1, 2011 in Colville at the age of 78. Harriett was born June 7, 1932 in Billings, Montana, the younger daughter of Leonard and Ruth (Tehelka) Gilbert.
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Harriett Manion will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.

Elizabeth Anne Bacon

May 31, 2011

Elizabeth Anne (Sperry) Bacon, mother of two boys, wife to one, grandmother of five and friend to many, passed on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011. Longtime Deer Park resident and lover of her summer home at the Pend Oreille Lakes, purchased by her Grandpa Milliren in 1914, Elizabeth lived a full and enjoyable life of 90 years, keeping her home, loving her family and being an active community member.
Elizabeth would tell you that her family was her greatest joy and accomplishment.

Kathryn Elmera Cobain

May 31, 2011

Kathryn Elmera Cobain passed away peacefully on May 21, 2011 at the age of 99. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Howard Cobain, and grandson, Stephen Fausti. Kathryn was born in Waukon, Washington, the oldest child of Harry and Naomi DeChenne.

Why should you care about forest planning? You'd be surprised...

May 31, 2011

The local community should tune into the new forest plan being developed for the Colville National Forest not only to ensure continued public use, but for the longevity of jobs in the area, according to Boise Cascade Inland Regional Manager, Tom Insko.

Daisy Station battles erosion

May 31, 2011

As the summer recreation season approaches on Lake Roosevelt, the Daisy Station store and fuel station are facing some serious challenges as the bank supporting the store structures slides off into the river.
The drastic erosion at the site has likely been caused due to rising lake water levels that have been over 1,287 feet for the last six years, according to a study done by Cunningham Engineers.

Way to go graduates!

May 31, 2011

High school seniors from around the region will graduate in the next few days. In photo, 2011 Colville High School Valedictorian Dana Thompson (center) and Salutatorians Alyssa Heggenberger and Tiffany Wilks will lead their CHS class through commencement exercises on Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Kettle Falls High School commencement exercises will be held June 4 at 6 p.m. At Republic, Selkirk and at Columbia River Christian Academy, seniors will receive their diplomas in ceremonies on Saturday at 1 p.m.

May 24th

Sister Mary Esther Becker

May 24, 2011

Sister Mary Esther Becker, OP, age 92, a resident of Chewelah, passed away on May 14, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Long Term Care in Chewelah. Sister Mary Esther was born on October 16, 1918 in Oberwuerzbach, Germany, the daughter of Alois Becker and Elisabetha Graf.

Nona Welch Delles

May 24, 2011

Nona Welch Delles passed away peacefully at her home in Springfield, Oregon on May 22, 2011.
A rosary will be said for her at the parish Church of the Immaculate Conception in Colville on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
A requiem mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Colville.
Burial will be at Mountain View Park Cemetery after the requiem mass followed by a wake at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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