September 5th, 2013
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.
New coach & some veteran senior talent
There is some serious understatement in play to say that there are a few notable changes in the Colville High School volleyball program this fall.
For one thing, Missy Bennett, who spent 27 years coaching and is a member of the Washington Coachesâ Hall of Fame, is no longer on the sidelines. Bennett is still teaching at CHS, but athletic director Kelly Carr recently hired veteran Kennewick School District coach Ron Schuh to replace one of the Colville School Districtâs coaching icons (see related story).
Veteran coach moves from Tri-Cities
Nearly one year after longtime Colville High volleyball coach Missy Bennett announced her resignation after arguably the most successful career ever turned in by a CHS coach, athletic director Kelly Carr named Ron Schuh of Kennewick to replace her.
The 54-year-old Schuh, who worked as a physical education teacher at Park Middle School in Kennewick prior to being named to succeed Bennett, is excited about the opportunity.
Jacob Andrew Stachofsky age 37, passed away in the arms of his friend David, and was called home to be with his Savior JeÂŹsus Christ in Chewelah on August 6, 2013. Jacob died as the result of injuries obtained in an automobile accident.
Harold Leland Weatherman, a longtime resident of the Colville area, passed away on July 27, 2013 in Colville. He was born on Jan. 16, 1929 at Inchelium, the son of Ralph and Mary (Kohler) Weatherman.
Harold married Ann Benson in 1948. He began working for the Draper Lumber Mill as a mechanic. From there, he transferred to Bronsonâs Implement and finished his working career at the State Highway Department.
On August 22, after living a full life with family and friends in Stevens and Ferry County, Peggy Jean (McIrvin) Daniels entered into eternal rest with her Savior Jesus Christ.
Fran was born to Charles and Golda Mae (Town) Flugel in Colville Washington and has resided in Puyallup since October 2001. Until two weeks ago, Fran lived independently, driving, cooking and traveling with friends. Fran graduated from Colville High and married Leonard A. Kaufman on July 1, 1939, in Colville.
David Wingate passed away on August 16, 2013. He was born in Tacoma on July 14, 1947. He spent most of his youth in Boston and returned to the Seattle area after his service in the Army as a first lieutenant from 1965-1967. He attended University of Washington while he worked for Safeco Insurance and Seafirst Bank learning all things financial
The first annual Colville Rotary First International Chili Cook-Off is right around the corner, Saturday, Sept. 21 at the NE WA Fairgrounds from noon to 6 p.m.
Several popular and familiar local names and chefs will concoct their favorite chili recipes for the contest.
Attendees at the contest might recognize James Norris, chef at Maverickâs Restaurant in Colville, because of his volunteer work during the restaurantâs free Thanksgiving dinner for the community.
Let the wind blow and the thunder roll. Sunday eveningâs squall through the Colville Valley managed to knock out power and do a fair amount of property damage, but wasnât able to dampen the Colville High School cross country teamâs appointed 2013 season kick-off.
While much of the Valley languished in the dark after a strong thunderstorm knocked out large portions of the local power grid, a swift response by local AVISTA crews had the metered gold restored to CHS well before the Indiansâ annual midnight appointment with their new season.