December 31st, 2014
Richard LaVerne Page of Addy is home for Christmas, having passed into the presence of his loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 19, 2014 from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Richard was born on Oct. 7, 1931 in Yorba Linda, CA, to LaVerne and Mary (Cox) Page. After graduating from high school, he joined and honorably served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954.
For most of his life, Richard owned and operated his own business that specialized in golf course construction. He worked alongside such golfing legends as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Considering he was a medic, Sergeant First Class Wyatt Goldsmith probably wouldnâ€™t mind having a medical building named after him. Not that he would personally seek or demand the honor, but it seems an appropriate dedication to a man who made the consideration of otherâ€™s well-being one of the top priorities in his all too short life.
Goldsmith, a member of the United States Armyâ€™s Special Forces, was killed while serving as a combat medic in the Helmund Province of Afghanistan with Company A, 3rd Batallion Special Forces ODA 1314 in July 2011.
He was 28-years-old.
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The Jenkins High girlsâ€™ basketball team has apparently shaken off a slow December start and has crated some momentum heading into the holidays and 2015.
Chewelah picked up a pair of Northeast A League wins last week over Medical Lake and Colville.
Head coach Tom Skok was happy with the two-win week; he traces the change in the Cougarsâ€™ play to a play late in the first quarter against Medical Lake last week.
A new press helped Colville run past host Chewelah last Friday night in the annual 395 Showdown with the Cougars. The Indians led 30-20 at halftime and used a 17-6 third quarter run to blow the game open en route to a 61-33 Northeast A League win.
It was Colvilleâ€™s first win of the season against four losses.
The win came on the heels of a 57-47 loss at Deer Park back on Dec. 16.
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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