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February 20th, 2014

Tom Jones

February 20, 2014

Thomas Arthur Jones of Spokane was born on April 14, 1943, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Tom passed at the age of 70 on Feb. 4, 2014.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki Kaye Jones, and by his sister, Ruth.
Tom is survived by his son, Greg and wife Michele, and his three grandchildren, Jennifer and twins Justin and Tyler; daughter, SeDonni; son Thomas; son, Casey; cat, Qweeter; sister Tana; sister Laurel; brother, Kirby; brother, Gib; aunt Cleo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sarah Michel

February 20, 2014

Sarah Marie Michel passed away on Feb. 3, 2014 in Spokane. She was born the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Richards) Michel on Nov. 15, 1978 in Edmonds. Sarah was a devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is remembered by her family as being very smart, passionate, creative, beautiful, stubborn, and a very determined and driven woman.
In Sarah’s spare time, she enjoyed working around her home, making it comfortable for family, making beautiful bead jewelry to market, and cooking creative food dishes. Sarah will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

John Van Soest

February 20, 2014

John Van Soest, age 57, passed away on Feb. 13, 2014 in Colville. He was born on May 8, 1956, the son of Everardus and Maria (Olthof) Van Soest in Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands.
John grew up and attended school in the Netherlands, and worked primarily in the HVAC Commercial field. John moved to the United States 15 years ago and married Karen Nicholas. He continued his work in the HVAC industry, working for Col¬mac Coil in many departments at the manufacturing facility in Colville.

James Tremblay

February 20, 2014

James "Jim" Arthur Tremblay passed away on Feb. 13, 2014 in Spokane at the age of 53. He was born on July 27, 1960 in North Bend, OR, the son of William Clovis and Betty Lou (Koontz) Tremblay.

Florence “Floss” Ann Thayer

February 20, 2014

Florence “Floss” Thayer passed away in Colville on February 12, 2014 at the age of 94, just three weeks shy of her 95th birthday. Floss was born on March 5, 1919 in Portland, OR. to Michael Zill and Agnus (Grell) Zill, who were Austrian immigrants and naturalized U. S. citizens.
Floss was raised in Portland, OR. where she attended Clinton Kelly High School of Commerce and graduated in 1937. She then attended Business College. Following Business College she worked at a stock and bond brokerage firm.

Carol Mawdsley

February 20, 2014

Carol Ann Mawdsley, a lon time resident of Hunters, passed away on Feb. 3, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at the age of 66. Carol was born on Dec. 10, 1947 in Chewelah, the daughter of Marshall and Hilda (Carlson) Cornwall.

Beulah Cochran

February 20, 2014

Beulah Jeanette Cochran, age 93, passed away on Feb. 9, 2014 in Spokane. She was born the daughter of Charles and Annie (Hall) Wampler on Sept.14, 1920 in Glamorgan, VA.
Beulah moved to Prosser in 1939 and married Aaron E. Cochran at Sunnyside in 1940. The couple moved to the Northport area in 1943 where they owned/operated a sawmill and farmed their 2,000 acres near Cedar Creek. In 1972, Aaron and Beulah moved to Rice, then to Colville in 1986, where she lived until moving to an assisted living home in Spokane last year.

Sentence reduced for former Fort Colville School student

February 20, 2014

The sentence for an11-year-old former Fort Colville School student
implicated in a murder plot at the southeast Colville school last winter has been effectively cut in half. The youngster, incarcerated
at Echo Glen, a juvenile detention facility at Snoqualmie, is not named
in this story because he is
a juvenile. He was in the Stevens County courtroom of Judge Allen Nielson
last Thursday where the decision was made, at the recommendation of Stevens County prosecutors and defense attorneys, to

"I'd love to run the Iditarod someday"

February 20, 2014

Most 10-year-olds aren’t thinking about hooking up a team of sled dogs and hopping
on the back end of a sled for a ride through the snow-covered woods in the dead of a Northwest winter. Usually, it’s video games or playing some sport that involves the use of a ball.
Lane Esvelt isn’t any 10-year-old.
Sure, Lane likes playing football and baseball. He shoots trap. But what the fifth-grader at Kettle Falls Middle School really gets excited about is hanging
with and running his dogs.
Mushing.
No, that’s not a bowl of oatmeal in the morning.

Indians win regional title

February 20, 2014

Colville High captured the 2A regional wrestling tournament last Saturday
at West Valley High School, holding off Central
Washington Athletic Conference champion Othello, 173.5 to 171.5. Colville qualified seven wrestlers for this week’s Mat Classic state championships
at the Tacoma Dome: regional champions
Ryley Smith and Ian Cox, Jesse Morrison, Ben Knight, Tyler Ward, Trenton
Welton and TJ Baun.

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