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February 7th, 2014

Butch Jennings

February 7, 2014

William “Butch” Jennings of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Colville, passed away on Nov.11, 2013. Butch was born on June 20,1939 in Colville.
After graduating from high school, Butch joined the U.S. Air Force, where he proudly served in the Vietnam War. Butch retired from the USAF in 1978.
In 2012, Butch returned to Pensacola to be closer to his children.
Butch was preceded in death by the love of his life, Berta Eastman.

February 4th

'We're going to miss this building':McDonald's to be rebuilt

February 4, 2014

It’s a Friday morning and the group of five men, all over 60, meet in a booth near the front door of McDonalds in Colville, watching the comings and goings
at the fast food restaurant and good naturedly ribbing each other and the owner, Dick Bosin.
“Dick has treated us well,” says Ron Tiner. “He’s only locked the door on us once.”
“I was trying to convince
them that we were closed, but they got in anyway, despite my best efforts,” Bosin jokingly retaliates.
The men laugh and take sips from their coffees; an everyday
routine
that McDonald’s has seen almost daily for the past 12 years.

Loser-Out game looms on Monday for Kettle

February 4, 2014

Kettle Falls High (4-6, 10-8), currently in fourth place in the Northeast A League girl’s standings heading into the final week of regular season play, will play host to NEA no. 5 in loser-out action next Monday night.
Currently in fifth place in the standings is Medical Lake (3-8, 5-13). Riverside and Chewelah are both 2-8 in NEA play.
The other loser-out game will feature NEA no. 6 at NEA no. 3 (Newport is currently
third).
Freeman (10-0, 14-4) holds a one game lead over second place Lakeside (9-1, 16-2).
The top four teams will advance to Bi-District play against the surviving

Colville faces three GNL games at home this week

February 4, 2014

Colville High (8-8, 3-5) dropped a pair of Great Northern League boy’s basketball
games last week.
The Indians battled East Valley (14-3, 7-2) on nearly even terms before a pair of late three-pointers by Tanner Jacobs keyed a 57-54 Knights’ win Friday night in Spokane.
One afternoon later in Colville, the Indians hung with high-flying Clarkston (14-2, 6-2) before the Bantams’
superior firepower and speed took over and the visitors raced to a 71-58 win.
Colville had no answer for 6-foot-1 swingman Kage Sobotta, who poured in 27 points.
Matt Hubbard led Colville with 23 points.

January 30th

Thelma Warwick

January 30, 2014

Thelma F. Warwick (Grillo) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 20, 2014 from chronic health issues at the age of 73. She was born on Feb. 7, 1940, the eldest of three siblings, to Henry and Elaine Grillo in Tonasket.
Thelma leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Stan; her sons, Rusty Warwick, Spokane; Phil Warwick and his wife, Tina, Kettle Falls; her daughter, Kim Warwick, Spokane, and two grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Warwick.

Clyde Rose

January 30, 2014

Clyde Rose was born in the small farming community of Rice on March 20, 1923. He passed away in the home he built on Jan. 19, 2014, in Olympia.
Preceding him in death were all his siblings, his daughter, Mary, and loving wife, Elizabeth.
He is survived by his son, Thomas Rose; three grandchil­dren and nine great-grandchildren.

Butch Jennings

January 30, 2014

William “Butch” Jennings of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Colville, passed away on Nov.11, 2013. Butch was born on June 20,1939 in Colville.
After graduating from high school, Butch joined the U.S. Air Force, where he proudly served in the Vietnam War. Butch retired from the USAF in 1978.
In 2012, Butch returned to Pensacola to be closer to his children.
Butch was preceded in death by the love of his life, Berta Eastman.

Charles Siegrist

January 30, 2014

Charles “Biff” Siegrist of Tonasket passed away Dec. 21, 2013 at the age of 78.
Biff is survived by four children: Charles (Faith) Mace, Orient; Doug (Jamie) Mace, Spokane; Debbie (John) Dirks, Kettle Falls; Susan Siegrist, Kettle Falls; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
At his request, no funeral service will be held.

Tuffy Luhr

January 30, 2014

Born on August 26, 1918 in Reno (near Woodland), Alvin W. Luhr was known his whole life as “Tuffy”. He was raised by his mother (Lucy Berg) and step-father (Peter Berg) on a farm in the Clayton area,, along with two brothers and four sisters. He graduated from Deer Park High School in 1936, and attended Washington State College (now WSU) for three years before going into business partnership at a gas station in Deer Park.

Joyce Shillam

January 30, 2014

Joyce Shillam went peacefully home to reside with her Heavenly Father on Jan. 13, 2014. Joyce was born June 27, 1943 in Spokane. She was a lifetime resident of Washington State, growing up in the Metaline Falls area and graduating from Metaline Falls High School in 1961.
She married the love of her life, Harry Lloyd Shillam, in 1962. They recently celebrated their 51st anniversary. The couple had made their home in the Colville Valley for the past 25 years. 

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