CWO4 USN (Ret.) Richard Charles Ohlemacher passed away in Colville on Dec. 11, 2014. He was born the son of Douglas and Laverne (Rau) Ohlemacher on Jan. 10, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.
Richard grew up and attended school in Michigan. After graduating from high school, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy. He attended boot camp in San Diego, California in 1952, and his first duty station was in Port Hueneme. Richard was stationed on the USS Carpenter and USS Stoddard, both destroyers, during the 1950â€™s out of Pearl Harbor.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Orin Bennett Sr., age 92, passed away on Dec. 5, 2014 in Colville. Bob was born the son of Otto Ney and Adalaide Victoria (Bell) Bennett on March 12, 1922 on the family farm in Beldenville, Wisconsin. He inherÂ¬ited the family farming spirit of hard work, strong hands, quick wit, and story telling.
After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942, and proudly served his country for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Each of his four sons also proudly served their country in the Marine Corps.
Donald Disque of Orient passed away on Friday, Dec. 12 at Providence Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville after a long battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease. He went peacefully to Our Father surrounded by the love of his family. He was a giving, kind, patient and gentle man.
Don was born Sept. 18, 1929 to Irma and Gus Disque in New York City, New York. He attended LaSalle Academy Catholic High School where he ran track. His two-mile relay team held the outdoor record for all Catholic high schools in 1947 and the indoor record in 1948.
COLVILLE--The Libraries of Stevens County will be eliminating Saturday hours at the Kettle Falls, Colville, Chewelah, Loon Lake, and Lakeside libraries starting January, 2015. After the recent levy failure, library staff and library board members met to finalize a budget for 2015. Over the course of the fall, there had been a hiring freeze when two employees left the library to take other jobs. A total of 60 staff hours were left vacated.
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Here is a list of upcoming events from the Colville Chamber of Commerce. Chamber luncheons are Tuesdays at noon at the Colville Eagle's Lodge and are open to the public.
Save the Date
*February 21â€”Forestry News
*March 2015â€”Woodlands Theatre presents â€śSeussicalâ€ť
*March 2015â€”Home & Garden Show
been a bad year
Before retiring last month as the city of Colvilleâ€™s building official after 26 years, Bob Cleaver offered a few statistics about building activity in town during 2014 and a glimpse of whatâ€™s in the hopper for 2015.
Dave Harper is Colvilleâ€™s new building official.
The Colville Tree of Sharing is now open and needs support. Sponsored by the Colville Rotary Club, the tree is located in the Key Bank lobby at 211 South Main Street and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Tree of Sharing gives citizens and businesses in the Colville area an opportunity to brighten the holiday season for children in Stevens County. There are currently 130 tags remaining on the tree.
Stop by Key Bank and select a gift tag from the tree, or drop off a donation. Generosity will help a child who otherwise may not receive a gift this Christmas.
The Jenkins High girlâ€™s basketball team heads into the 2014-2015 season with a deep and experienced roster. The Cougars are ready to move up in the standings of the Northeast A League with heavy doses of athleticism and team basketball.
â€śThings are looking up,â€ť said head coach Tom Skok. â€śOur kids are playing hard and putting in the timeâ€¦itâ€™s starting to show up on the court.â€ť