July 2nd, 2014
Water conservation may not seem prudent during a summer where the rain has been prevaÂlent, particularly this month, but then this is not a new conÂcept to the City of Colville.
In the past decade since the city developed its existing conÂservation plan, new technoloÂgies, new attitudes and new goals have raised the bar in terms of water use efficiencies.
Municipal Services AdminisÂtrator Eric Durpos recently anÂnounced at a public meeting to discuss water conservation that the city wants to work with resiÂdents toward that goal.
Thelma V. Floener, a 52-year resident of Colville, passed away June 27, 2014 at her home in Colville at the age of 74. She was born on Sept. 8, 1939 in Waterville, the daughter of Walter and Vera (Ogle) Schneider.
Thelma was raised and attended school in Waterville. She was a 1958 graduate of Waterville High School. Following high school, she moved Spokane, where she attended Kinman BusiÂness College. It was there that she met her husband to be, Larry Floener, on a blind date. They they have been together since their wedding on July 16, 1961.
Richard A. McCammon, a former Colville resident, passed away Jan. 29, 2014 in Yuma, Arizona at the age of 80.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie R. and Agnes V. McCammon of Colville, and by a brother, David, also of Colville.Â
He is survived by two sisters, Kathe Morrow, Portland, Oregon and Mary McKee, St. Louis, Missouri; seven nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
Mr. McCammon was a 1952 graduate of Colville High School. He also served in the military and was a school teacher for many years in Los Angeles, California.
Larry Thomas Dickey was born on Nov. 19, 1941 in Cheney. He passed away in his home in Kettle Falls on June 23.
He was an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and his community for many years. Larry was well known by many. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and wood-worker.
James Brewster Judd, age 94, passed away on June 23, 2014 in Inchelium. He was born the son of John Stanley and Winnie (Premo) Judd on May 28, 1920 in CheÂhalis. At the age of 12, James moved with his family from Chehalis to IncheÂlium, where the family farmed and raised cattle.
Anticipation and patience were virtues of the day as actors waited in the American Legion Hall in Chewelah for filming on Rum Runners to begin. A movie set in the prohibition era, Rum Runners is directed by Bill Nelson of Valley and stars Yves Bright, Brian Stuart Boyd, Natasha Dee, Sarah Denison, and Vernon Wells of Commando and Mad Max 2 fame. Filming locations include Valley and Chewelah, Colville, Barstow, and The Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
Big meet will
be June 28-29
The Colville Valley Swim Club is in the midst of its annual summer season of swimming in the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association circuit (divided into eight regions: Vancouver and District, Vancouver Island, Fraser South, Simon Fraser, Fraser Valley, Cariboo, Okanogan and Kootenays). The Colville-based team, a member of the Kootenay region, is the only U.S. squad in the league.
The club will host its 40th annual swim meet at the Colville Municipal Pool and adjacent Colville City Park June 28-29.
The annual Tribe Pride Football Camp will be held at Colville High School June 16 to 20 and again June 23-25. The camp, hosted by CHS head coach Randy Cornwell and his staff, will run from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. each day.
The camp is open to youngsters who are incoming eighth to 12th grade.
Cost of the camp is $20.
The Colville Junior Legion AA season is underway and Colville has gotten off to a fast start, going 5-2 in the first three weeks of the season.
Last weekend was a busy one for Colville. On Friday, the Indians hosted Medical Lake and jumped out to an early 5-2 lead, holding on to record a 7-6 win.
Skyler Lindquist picked up the win, while Colton Vining got the save.
On Sunday, Colville traveled to Cheney and was swept in the doubleheader, 7-6 and 16-0.
Grace Cleo Rupert, 98, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2014 in Colville. She was born on Feb. 26, 1916 in Rice, the daughter of Albert and Ella (Pendergraft) Sparks. Grace was one of nine children in her family. She grew up and attended school in Rice, where her older sister, Gladys Hopper, was also the school teacher. After high school, Grace lived in SteÂvens County for most of her life.
On August 2, 1937, she married Henry Warren Rupert and the couple was happily married for 57 years until Henryâ€™s passing in 1994.