September 26th, 2012
Margelene L. Snyder went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in her home in Asotin. She died of natural causes at the age of 89.
She was the first born to Art and Ellen Earl, March 19, 1923, at the old Lewiston Hospital on Main Street. She attended schools at Tammany, and finished at Lewiston schools through 12th grade.
Donald Edward Bailey passed away Sept. 12 2012 in Bend, Oregon, from complications of emphysema and a lung infection.Â He was born Oct. 7, 1931,Â the second of four children born to Edward M. and Amelia Ruth (Sites) Bailey.Â
Phyllis Diane Schmidt, a lifelong resident of Colville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2012 in Colville at the age of 70. Phyllis was born on March 30, 1942, the daughter of Albert Branch and Clara Belle (Thompson) Williamson.
Phyllis Irene Ramble, longtime resident of Colville, passed away Sept. 19, 2012 at age 86. Phyllis was born March 19, 1926 in Kettle Falls to Clarence and Bessie (Alldredge) Cranston. Phyllis spent her youth on the family ranch on Sherman Creek, attending high school in Marcus and graduating in 1943.
Lydia Permelia Cranston passed away Sept.19, 2012 in Davenport at the age of 100. Lydia was born August 20, 1912 in her grandmother Bockemuehls house in Miles to Joseph Kuno and Marguerite (Harris) Mutterer.
Lydia lived with her family at Fort Spokane and attended grade school at Miles. At age 10, she and her family moved to Old Daisy when her father took over the mail route and later ran the Daisy Station and Post Office. Lydia finished grade school at old Daisy and graduated high school from Kettle Falls High in 1930.
Local businessman and one of the Colville communityâ€™s most loyal supporters, John Patrick Acorn, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Sept. 23, 2012. John was born on Jan. 11, 1943 in Colville to Helen and Archie Acorn. He graduated from Colville High School in 1961. John had a happy childhood, spending summers at the family cabin on the Little Pend Oreille Lakes. He and his brothers never missed the first day of fishing. John loved swimming and riding his horse. He also loved playing football in high school.
Dorothy Elizabeth Young passed away in Colville on Sept. 19, 2012 at the age of 91. She was born the daughter of Ezra and Anna (Warfel) Lehman on March 30, 1921 in Christiana, PA.
Because of the ongoing loss of cattle at the Diamond M ranch in Northeast Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has agreed to remove the â€śWedgeâ€ť wolf pack they say has become â€śhabituatedâ€ť to eating cattle.
According to the Stevens County Cattlemenâ€™s Association, the Diamond M has experienced at least 18 wolf attacks on their herd since June, with 10 dead and eight injured calves.
Itâ€™s easy to get lulled into the idea that one knows everything about their neighbors in a rural community. Thereâ€™s the person you see almost every day at the grocery store, on your way to the coffee shop, or strolling through the park and because you exchange pleasantries, thereâ€™s a sense of the familiar.
In most cases, though, there is usually more than meets the eye, and such is the case with Onion Creek resident Mike Reilly. Usually spotted outside of Talk nâ€™ Coffee in Colville, drinking his morning brew, chatting and people watching,
Cougars have solid numbers
Chewelah High cross-country is getting underway with a new crop of runners and with a new coach to lead them. Kevin Kernan is the new cross-country coach, but he is a familiar face to the athletes. Kernan is a long-time industrial arts instructor and coach for JHS.
Despite the varsity volleyball spot opening up with the retirement of Wendy Stenbeck, Kernan chose to go to the cross- country program.