December 4th, 2013
Smoke blankets the house on 3rd Avenue in Colville as the Colville Fire Department Fire District No. 3 firefighters take their positions around the structure.
Neah Bay runs
The Cusick Panthersâ (8-3, 5-2) season came to an end on a frigid Friday night at Silverdale against the Neah Bay Red Devils (10-0, 5-0), 80-28.
The Panthers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, but a bad couple of minutes early in the second quarter started a Neah Bay rally that didnât stop until the Red Devils had run into the B-8 semifinals.
Cusick head coach Sonny Finley knew his Panthers had run up against a buzz saw and an eight-man powerhouse.
William âBillâ P. McKinney, age 68, a 13-year resident of Curlew, passed away on Nov. 11, 2013 at his daughterâs home in Colville after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born on Nov. 9, 1945 in El Dorado, KS, the son of Lawrence George and Rose Guida (McKinney) Anderson.
Bill began his education in El Dorado, and then moved with his family to Dallas, TX, where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School. He received his diploma from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1965 and then attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA.
William âBillâ Ray DeWitt, a longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away on Nov. 9, 2013 in Colville at the age of 75. He is also known as Dad, Papa and Pops to many people whose lives he touched.
Bill was born to William and Ruth (Benton) DeWitt in Buckeye, AZ on Sept. 22, 1938.
Many Americans spent last Monday, which also happened to be Veteransâ Day, honoring the United States Military servicemen and women, but the Scouts of Troops 921 and 959, along with one Cub Scout from Pack 904, went a step further.
The Colville Elks Lodge no. 1753 is back in business, or will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13 when the lodge officially re-opens.
BPOE No. 1753, a fixture in the Colville valley for more than 80 years, has retained its charter with a new slated of officers, led by newly anointed Exalted Ruler, Ryke Dahlen.
The national Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks suspended the charter of the Colville lodge in late September. The edict was signed by Elks Grand Exalted Ruler Millard Pickering and was approved at the local level by Grand Trustees and local lodge state sponsor, Roger True.
Fred William âBillâ Benson of Kettle Falls passed away in his sleep on Oct. 28 in Spokane. Bill was born in Sheridan, Wyoming on Jan. 18, 1926. He graduated from Ogden High School, went into the Air Force for two years, and then graduated from Weber College with a two-year degree in Arts and Science. After proposing on their second date on August 16, 1950, Bill married Shirley Lee Taylor in Ogden, Utahâjust 11 days after they met each other.
Â Renata Kubiak passed away peacefully Nov. 5, 2013 at her sister's home in Cheektowaga, NY, at the age of 62 after a battle with Lung Cancer.Â She graduated from Mount Mercy Academy (Class of 1969) in Buffalo, NY. Â
Jeffrey Robert Sphuler, 54, died at his home where he resided with his daughter, Lizabeth Sphuler, and grand-daughter, Jasmine Sphuler, in Walla Walla Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Jeff was born May 6, 1959 at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville. He went to grade school in Marcus and graduated from Kettle Falls High School. As a young boy, he enjoyed photography. In 1977, he was wed to Joyce Matlock and together they had four children.
James âJimâ D. Christian, a resident of Colville, passed away on Nov. 5, 2013 in Medical Lake at the age of 44. Jim was born on Feb. 15, 1969 in Seattle, the son of Glenn Michael and Diane Marie (Terry) Christian.
Jim spent his early years in Renton, where he atÂŹtended school through the eighth grade. When Jim was 13, his family moved to Colville, where he finished his education and graduÂŹated from Colville High School in 1987.