September 11th, 2013
Helen Rose (Hessler) Witham passed away peacefully on SepÂŹtember 8, 2013 at Buena Vista Nursing Home in Colville, where she had lived for the past several years.
She was born Dec.16, 1918 in Jerome, Idaho to Arthur and Elizabeth (Shaw) Hessler. She lived in Jerome through her school years and attended Kinman Business College in SpoÂŹkane. She met her husband, Irwin, while in Jerome and they married on March 20, 1941 in Jerome, Idaho. From this union three sons were born: James, Thomas and William Frederick.
Elaine Parkison passed away in Spokane on August 31, 2013 at the age of 92. She was born in Hatton on March 2, 1921, the daughter of Logan and Molly (Lackey) Rice.
Elaine attended school at Rogers Bar, where she completed the eighth grade. After finishing school, she spent most of the summers cooking meals for the wheat harvest crews.
David Scott Bell, 79, passed away in the arms of his wife of 35 years, Melanie, on August 29, 2013 at their home on the east bank of his beloved Columbia River in Evans. He was a husband, father, brother and grandfather lovingly called BopBop.
David was born July 27, 1934 in Rockford, Illinois.
Northeast A League pre-season favorite Freeman held off Colville 14-7 last Friday night in the non-league season-opener for both teams.
Despite struggling on offense and putting up some of the lowest rushing totals in many years, the Indians came close to pulling this one out or getting it into overtime in the gameâs final seconds.
But the late comeback ended inside the final minute of play when Freeman recovered a fumble after a CHS pass completion at the Indiansâ 40-yard-line.
Colville up next
in 395 rivalry
The Chewelah Cougars kicked off their football season Friday night on the road at Deer Park. The young Cougars were in the game early on, but were eventually overpowered by the bigger, more experienced Stags, 31-7.
The Cougars went into the game with only four starters returning from last yearâs team (Chewelah lost 17 seniorsâ12 of them starters off last seasonâs Northeast A League championship team).
A Colville man who had recently been released from prison is back in custody after a drug-induced confrontation with local law enforcement after he barricaded himself in the bathroom of a local residence. David Mullins, 24, walked in the front door of a home in the 900 block of South Summit Street in Colville at about 9:30 p.m. on August 25, according to the Colville Police report. Upon arrival on scene, Colville Police contacted the 66-year-old female homeowner who said Mullins grabbed her before she was able to break away.
KETTLE FALLS--Auditions for the Magical Stars Variety Show will be Saturday, Sept. 14 at Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls. Musicians, comedians, artist, acrobats, magicians, singers, and a variety of talents are urged to audition from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participants should come prepared with their act. Musical acts should bring their own CD or accompanist; there will be a CD player and piano available. There will be auditions for the announcer/MC of the show as well.
Dress rehearsal is Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Show dates are Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and October 6 at 2 p.m.
On August 29, 2013, Dorothy I. âWalleyâ passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Northern Colorado Medical Center, 24 days short of her 103rd birthday. She was born Sept 22, 1910 to Arthur and Bella Stollery in Chicago, IL.
Colville opens with rival Freeman
Colville High returns more players than anybody in the Great Northern League this fall. The Indians, who struggled to a 3-7, 1-5 record with a group long on inexperience last fall, look to rebound and make things interesting in the rigorous GNL this fall.
Colville ended a frustrating 2012 season with an eye-opening 26-20 win in the mud over Pullman. That upset cost the âHounds an undisputed GNL championship and instilled some confidence in the Indians.
There is no reason not to continue where CHS left off against Pullman last November.
Recently, the national news was rife with the story of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, the former Spokane resident and North Central High School graduate that was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in an Oct. 3, 2009 battle in Afghanistanâs Nuristan Province.
Carter, surrounded by press, military, and his family, received his medal from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Monday, Aug. 26
Among Carterâs family members were his aunt and uncle, Joyce and Joe Bond of Ferry County.