August 13th, 2013
Reginald Charles Seyler passed away on August 3, 2013 in Inchelium. He was born the son of Charles and Alice (Stansger) Seyler on Sept. 25, 1920 in Inchelium. Reginald grew up and attended school in Inchelium.
Upon graduation from Inchelium High School, Reginald remained in the area and worked on the family farm, trimmed trees in the community and surrounding mountains, and drove school bus for the Inchelium School District. He lived in Seyler Valley for most of his working years until selling the farm and moving to Inchelium in 1974.
Joan Egland passed away July 23, 2013 at the age of 77. She was born Sept. 28, 1935 to Albert (AP) and Elna Arlt in Ritzville, WA.
Joan graduated from Chewelah High School (Jenkins) in 1954. She then met and wed Wallace in 1955. Joan loved spending time with her grandchildren and having long converÂ¬sations with them as she was cooking, as they tried sneaking into the grandmaâ€™s candy drawer. She also enjoyed shopping, several different kinds of crafts, knitting, and diet Coke, her cats and dogs.
William Lawrence Barclay, age 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 30, 2013. Bill was a true blessing to Charles and Minnie Barclay, as he was their eighth and last child born on Veterans Day Nov. 11, 1927 Donnelly, MN.
Law enforcement officers found Colville teenager Ashley Barbour Monday, Aug. 12 in Coeur dâ€™Alene. The 14-year-old was last seen in Colville at her family's residence on July 26.
Coeur dâ€™Alene Police found Barbour when they stopped a vehicle near 23rd and Lakeside Avenue around 3:37 p.m.
Woodland Theatre Productions in Kettle Falls is holding auditions for the musical Nunsense. Nunsense is a musical comedy written by Dan Goggin in 1985. Auditions will be Saturday Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at Woodland Theatre.
"This show masks as a hilarious variety show put on by these five nuns,â€ť explains diÂ¬rector George Eberth. â€śItâ€™s an off Broadway favorite and you really have to be made of stone not to laugh at it.â€ť
Janice Weaver spends her days surrounded by movie stars and storytellers. As the owner and operator of Jimâ€™s Video in Kettle Falls, the communityâ€™s last independent video store, itâ€™s not a serious stretch to imagine Weaver as a modern-day keeper of tales in a time when supposed technological convenience freÂ¬quently chips away at human interaction by cutting out â€śthe middle man.â€ť
Though Weaverâ€™s self-perception isnâ€™t nearly as lofty, she enjoys what she does---after all, sheâ€™s been doing it for almost 30 years.
is first up
The Kettle Falls community has started its own fledgling youth recreation program. Privately underwritten Kettle Falls Community Athletics will get started with a youth soccer program, according to KFCA President, Chance Morris.
Morris said that the non-profit KFCA has upwards of 80 youngsters signed up for its first programâ€”youth soccer.
Wrestling club will disband
at the end of August
The Basement Boys program started in 1985 with coaches Denny Reddinger and Monty Jones. The program was called the Hermiston Offroad Stingers.
The club wrestled all three styles and traveled throughout Washington and Oregon. In 1990, the club became the Basement Boys when Monty and Shelley Jones started traveling with their son, Dustin, Sean Riley and many others.
This was the driving force to keep the club alive at the time.
Another sign that summer is almost over is the start of fall sports practices at area high schools.
The first day of fall sports practice sessions for cross-country, volleyball and girlâ€™s soccer is Monday, August 26.
Prep football practice sessions get a jump-start and will get underway one week earlierâ€”on Monday, August 21.
Student/athletes are reminded that current physicals and all paperwork are due the first day of practice.
After Auto-Vue Drive In Theatreâ€™s owner Steve Wisner made the announcement last year that he would close the over 60-year-old outdoor theatre at the end of this summer, community members and customers from near and far. Voiced their opposition.