June 12th, 2014
Albert Carl Staehly, 92, passed away June 1, 2014 in SpoÂ¬kane Valley. Albert was born July 7, 1921 to J. LawÂ¬rence Staehly and Ruth Ann (Michael) Staehly and was raised on the family farm on Staehly Mountain in Ferry County. He attended Stony Acres School, District Number 19 (a one-room school house) and graduated from Colville High School in 1939.
Albert served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Betty (Askey) Staehly in 1948 and they reÂ¬sided in Kettle Falls for 61 years before moving to Spokane Valley in 2010.
Kettle Falls High was represented by three track and field athletes at last weekendâ€™s State 1A meet at Eastern Washington Universityâ€™s Roos Field (Woodward Stadium).
Competing for the first time at State were seniors Tyler Johnson and Connor McKern, and freshman Casey Hamilton.
In the javelin competition last Friday morning, McKern uncorked a PR of 163-10. His career best mark came on the final throw of the competition and earned McKern sixth place on the medal stand.
in 1600 set
As expected, it was tough going for Colville Highâ€™s six athletes at the State 2A Track and Field Championships at Mt. Tahoma High School (Tacoma) last week.
The only CHS athlete to medal was Tora Luu, who cleared 5-0 in the high jump to finish sixth and make the medal podium. She had entered the State meet tied for the best mark in the 2A ranks this spring (5-2).
Zach Shoemaker and Joey Schweitzer, who went one-two in the javelin at the District 7 2A championship, finished 14th and 16th, respectively.
Colville Highâ€™s entry into the State 2A tennis tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Nordstrom Center on the University of Washington campus in Seattle was a short-lived affair.
The Indiansâ€™ entry to the State tournament, the doubles team of Hannah Greene and Mariah Oâ€™Brien, was eliminated after a pair of losses.
Greene/Oâ€™Brien fell to their opposition from West Valley (Yakima), 0-6, 0-6, then were eliminated by a Kingston duo, 3-6, 6-7(5-7).
â€śThe girls played well and gave it everything they had in the second set,â€ť CHS head coach Phil Johnson said of the loss to Kingston.
Colvilleâ€™s Copper Bowl has been busy in recent weeks with upgrades to the business before the upcoming statewide tournament the local bowling alley will host June 13-15 and again June 20-22.
Copper Bowl will host the 37th annual Washington State USBC Mixed Tournament. The tournament will bring around 400 teams to Colville, creating tourism and revenue at the start of summer for Colville.
The primary upgrades at the bowling alley have addressed the lanes, approaches and pins.
Colville High is certainly no stranger to the State 1A or 2A softball tournament scene. The Indians have made the state tournament field in 1A or 2A for the past 13 straight seasons. Thatâ€™s quite a record of achievement.
Seldom have the Indians (21-4) been out of the tournament on the first day. But thatâ€™s what happened last Friday when CHS opened with an impressive 7-2 win over Anacortes before losing to W.F. West (Chehalis) and right-hander Mattie Boucher in the quarterfinals late Friday afternoon, 5-1.
Been thinking about converting to solar power?
The students in Colville High Schoolâ€™s Alternative Energy class can do that. Building a radiant heater? They can do that too. In fact, when it comes to alternative energy and creating the means to harness it, thereâ€™s not much the students canâ€™t do. Money and time are the only restrictions.
Margaret â€śPeggyâ€ť Jean (Crooks) Kondrath, a long-time resident of Colville, passed away on May 14, 2014 in Colville. Peggy was born on October 7, 1927 in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Johnson) Osborne.
Michael â€śMikeâ€ť Lawrence Hofmeister, a lifetime resident of Evans, passed away on May 5, 2014 in Colville at the age of 86. Mike was born on May 1, 1928 on the family farm in Evans, the son of Lawrence and Barbara (Epp) Hofmeister.
He was raised on the farm and attended grade school in Bossburg. He completed his education at the old Marcus High School and graduated in 1946. Mike then worked in the local quarry for U.S. Gypsum Company.
Katheryn â€śKittyâ€ť Ree Bundick, a seven-year resident of Colville, passed away on May 17, 2014 in Colville at the age of 69. Kitty was born on Nov. 13, 1944 in Lorado, West Virginia in Logan County, the youngest of 17 children to Boyd and Ocie Bell (Blankenship) Mullins.