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October 29th, 2014

Brenda McLean

October 29, 2014

Brenda Mae McLean, 55, passed away September 25, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. She was born August 4, 1959, in Colville to Ronald and Shyla (Byrd) McLean.
She was preceded in death by her parents and uncles, Stanley McLean and Irvin McLean.
She loved taking care of her yard and listening to the wind chimes.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Brenda is survived by her partner, Mary Stauffer, Licking, MO; brother, Randy (Janiece) McLean, Evans; sister, Shannan (Jeff) Hughes, Evans, a niece, and nephews.

Virgil Davis

October 29, 2014

Virgil Walter Davis, age 95, passed away in Colville on Oct. 15, 2014. He was born on Oct. 26, 1918 in Oregon City, Oregon, the son of Walter and Edna (Lundblad) Davis.

October 22nd

Stevens County man charged with child rape

October 22, 2014

According to Stevens County Superior Court documents, Dr. Craig Morgenstern, an emergency room doctor at the Spokane VA Medical Center, was arrested Monday and charged with child rape in the second degree.
The alleged rape took place at his home in Nine Mile Falls. He was released on a $100,000 bond Tuesday.
Morgenstern works at the Spokane VA hospital as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. He has been licensed to practice medicine in Washington since 2008.

October 20th

Buckhorn Mine in Ferry County will close

October 20, 2014

REPUBLIC – The closure of the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw will be detrimental to the economies of both Okanogan and Ferry counties.
That was the message delivered to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen earlier this month. The state officials were in town to discuss the economic impact of closure.
The mine employs 230 people and 130 contractors.

October 17th

Ebola Virus: Precautions in place

October 17, 2014

There are no patients with Ebola in Washington state, and there are no plans to evacuate patients to the region in the near future, according to state health officials.
There are also no suspected cases and no one is being monitored, health officials say.
That said, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, local hospitals and local health officials are ready.

Lyle Rex Tadlock

October 17, 2014

Lyle was born on Nov. 8, 1927 in Burley, ID. to William Leslie and Virgie Judd Tadlock. Lyle was the youngest of five children: Wendell, Thelma, Roy, and Glenda.
After graduation from Burley High School, Lyle began a four year career in the Army Air Corps. Although trained to be an Air Traffic Controller, Lyle spent most of his WWII career in Germany and France driving supplies and mail to desperate soldiers and surviving civilians.

Alice Green

October 17, 2014

Surrounded by children and grandchildren, on Oct. 1, 2014, Alice Fay Green departed this life for her Heavenly home during her last stay at Valley General Hospital. Alice succumbed after a long and courageous battle with multiple medical issues. Her most recent residence was Spokane Valley, where she resided the last few years.

Mildred (Skip) Alice Swope

October 17, 2014

Skip was born in Helena, Montana, in 1920 to Clarence and Opal Glasscock, the oldest of five. As a child, she and her family traveled frequently following the crops from California to the North West. She graduated from Coeur d'Alene High school in 1938 and went on to a vocational school in Weiser, ID where she acquired the nickname "Skipper." With no plans after school she followed some friends to St. Maries, ID, where she met William Lou Swope and was married May 3, 1941. Shortly after meeting, Bill lovingly shortened her nickname to "Skip."

Victor Rausch

October 17, 2014

Victor Lawrence Rausch, 86, was born on Oct. 12, 1927 in Hoven, SD and left this world with family at his side on Oct. 2, 2014 in Chewelah. He was the fifth of six children born to Peter and Matilda Rausch.
Vic’s family moved to the Chewelah area in 1937. He graduated from Jenkins High School in 1945. He married Bette Jean Allan on March 19, 1949. They had their four children. Bette passed away in March, 1988.
He remarried in August, 1989 to Grace Seabrandt. She passed away in February, 2011.

Richard Johnson

October 17, 2014

Richard G. Johnson passed away at age 68 on Sept. 30, 2014 in Spokane due to complications from Diabetes. He was born to Robert and Elizabeth (Balazs) Johnson in Ellwood City, PA on April 30, 1946. He graduated from Penn State University in 1968 and from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School in 1972.

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