February 20th, 2014
Florence âFlossâ 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 Ann Mawdsley, a lon time resident of Hunters, passed away on Feb. 3, 2014 in Coeur dâAlene, Idaho at the age of 66. Carol was born on Dec. 10, 1947 in Chewelah, the daughter of Marshall and Hilda (Carlson) Cornwall.
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.
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
Most 10-year-olds arenât 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, itâs video games or playing some sport that involves the use of a ball.
Lane Esvelt isnât 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.
No, thatâs not a bowl of oatmeal in the morning.
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 weekâs 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.
Maxine Mae Pitts was born to Harry and Ivy Rodenbough in a small farmhouse in Cedonia on Oct. 29, 1923. She grew up with her three brothers, Maynard, Elton and Hugh and her two sisters, Epal and Lois. She attended the Cedonia Church and graduated from Columbia High School in 1941.
After graduation, Maxine and her sister, Lois, met best friends Gregg Pitts and Jim Peters of Rice. In March 1942, both couples were married in Seattle.
Unlike last yearâs District 7 2A Wrestling Tournament, where Colville High won by the slimmest of margins, the Indians won last weekâs District 7 2A championship at East Valley High School by a comfortable margin over the host Knights and perennial State 2A power Deer Park.
The Indians advance 17 of their 21 District wrestlers to the regional tournament at West Valley.
Itâs cold outside, but the news that Avista will be raising its gas and electrical rates over the next 11 months probably doesnât do much to warm the hearts of customers.
According to Avista Corp. spokeswoman Debbie Simock, the utility company wants to raise power and natural gas rates in Washington next winÂŹter, including a large increase in the basic charge for each service.
Avista serves more than 241,000 electric and nearly 152,000 gas customers in Washington.
According to Simock, the major drive in the rate request is more spending on capital projects.