July 19th, 2013
Big field expected
The summer sports scene wouldnâ€™t be complete without another running of the popular Tiger Triathlon. This yearâ€™s 23rd running of the swim/bike and run Tiger will be held Saturday, July 20. Swimmers will hit the waters of Gillette Lake at 8 a.m. sharp.
Tiger Triathlon Race Director Jake Wilson, who doubles as the city of Colvilleâ€™s Recreation Coordinator, is certainly more comfortable with his Tiger Tri responsibilities after overseeing his first triathlon last July.
Tourney one of
areas most popular
Colvilleâ€™s Dominion Meadows Golf Course will once again host the annual Opie-Coxie Open on Saturday, July 27. This is an event golfers of any ability level should not miss and is one of the most popular one-day tournaments in NorthÂeast Washington.
The tournament serves as a tribute to two great men, John Ochs and Steve Cox.
The format for this event is a scramble with four or five perÂson teams. Entry fee is $45 per player, if paid by July 24, and $50 per player after July 24.
The boxes that Joyce Powers and her cohorts decorate could be meant as gifts for anybody. With flowers, sweeping designs, and colorful patterns, the cardboard creations evoke a sense of handÂ¬crafted caring.
Christopher Keith Markham passed away on June 28, 2013 at the age of 29. Chris was born Sept. 13, 1983 in Burien. He was the first of two sons of Keith and Vivian Markam of Colville.
He moved to the Colville area 16 years ago. He went to Onion Creek School, excelling in many subjects, including math, English and Japanese. Chris and his brother Matt loved sports and both played baseball for Northport High School.
Donna jean (Schoppe) Palm passed away on Jan. 8, 2013 in Lacey. She was born December 1932 at home in Olympia. The family will hold a celebration of her life on July 20 at around 4 p.m. at one of their most memorable locations, Haags Cove. They will be camping there all weekend, so please come by and share your memories of this beloved lady with them.
After two years of construction, not counting the sweat and effort put into financing, the City of Kettle Falls is ready to unveil its new wastewater treatment facility to the public. The city will hold an Open House at the facility located at 768 Old Kettle Road, Wednesday July 24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tours will be given as visitors get an inside look into how wastewater is treated so it can be released back into the environment.
The Pennies from Heaven Drive is still in full-force, so for those carrying around spare change now is the time to unload it and assist the Tri-County Veteransâ€™ Stand Down in the process.
The Stand Down is an annual event that benefits local veterans and their dependents. The two-day event will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22 at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville.
Now through the month of August, the Stand Down committee is holding a Pennies from Heaven drive to raise funds to help cover the Stand Downâ€™s expenses.
Sometimes, the past comes back to us in unexpected ways. A little over two months ago, Kettle Falls resident Milles Nelson was refinishing a credenza for his daughter, Debbie, when he discovered a piece of mail hidden away in one of its drawers. However, this was no ordinary piece of mail. It was a piece of V-Mail from one-time Colville resident, Edgar Jarrett, former owner of the town's Napa Auto Parts store, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jarrett of Colville.The correspondence is dated Sept. 26, 1944 and sent from France.
Itâ€™s never too late to transform a life. That was the message Evan Windom brought to the crowd at a Colville Get Fit rally recently.
The 49-year-old fitness and health advocate shared the stories of his personal triumphs and tribulations as he went from 280-pounds, deÂ¬pressed and unmotivated to taking control of his destiny.
Michael (Mike) Ray Hammond, 66, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2013 surrounded by loved ones at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, Colville. Mike was born Jan 12, 1947 to Tommy and Ruth (Cline) Hammond. He graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1964.