June 26th, 2013
Donald Lewis Boeff, a longtime resident of Colville, went peacefully to heaven on June 15, 2013. He was 87-years-old. Don was born near Dexter, MN on August 13, 1925, to WilÂ¬helm and Paulina (Zeh) Boeff. He graduated from high school at the age of 16 and went on to graduate with a B.S. degree in pre-med from Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania. Don also served in the U.S. Navy and was a WWII Veteran.
Christmas may be the farthest holiday from peopleâ€™s minds now that summer is here. However, in the final days before the school year ended, Stephanie Wilsonâ€™s first grade class at Hofstetter Elementary could think of little else. Children were preoccupied with making decorations for the 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. They join other students and organizations from all over the state that are contributing decorations and tree skirts to the evergreen tree that will be selected from the Colville National Forest (CNF).
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A fun weekend at the anÂnual Panorama Pro-West RoÂdeo in Colville nearly turned to tragÂedy last Saturday afterÂnoon when a pick-up man was injured in the Northeast Washington rodeo arena.
Bo Segerman, 21, was purÂsuing a rough stock bucking horse to corral it back into the pen when the horse somehow got behind his own mount and caused it to trip, throwing Segerman and rolling over him in the process.
Segerman, who works for stock contractor, Gold Buckle Rodeo Company, was knocked unconscious.
The 72nd annual Panorama Rodeo made its two-day run at the Northeast Washington Fairgroundsâ€™ rodeo arena last Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The two Pro-West Rodeo shows drew solid crowds, who watched Kelly Bowcuttâ€™s Gold Buckle Rodeo Company stock more than hold its own against circuit cowboys. One of the highlights of the weekend were performances by Colvilleâ€™s own Tough Enough Equestrian Drill Team. Photos courtesy of Chris Cowbrough.
See more photos in the 6/26 edition of the S-E.
Stevens County Sheriff Deputies arrested Eric Harris Monday, June 24 around 7 p:15 p.m. Harris was arrested on a warrant for the murder of his younger brother, Larch Harris, that took place last Sunday. Eric Harris was found hiding in a mobile home, less than a mile from his residence where the shooting took place. Harris was taken into custody without incident and transported to Stevens County Jail. He was booked on charges of 1st degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25.
The family of Suzanne M. Kaye-Cox would like to invite friends and loved ones to join in a celebration of her life Sunday, June 23 at the Gilbert Pavilion on the west side of Colville City Park.
The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m., and there will be a potluck reception following. Bring your favorite memories!
Kay (Lael) Paparich, 87, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2013 at the family home in Northport, surrounded by her children.
Kay Paparich was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Valentineâ€™s Day in 1926. Kay was just a youngster when her family moved from North Carolina to Flat Creek. When she was a teenager, her parents, brothers and sister returned to North Carolina, but Kay remained, the victim of love; she had met Louie Paparich. She lived with her Aunt Dora and Uncle Dan Lael and their children became like siblings to her.
John Neville Bell was born on June 13, 1947 in Ephrata and passed away on May 29 in Spokane, WA. John was the second of three sons and two daughters born to Frank A. Bell, who returned to Ephrata after serving in the Merchant Marine following WW II to become a successful businessman and prominent member of the community, and Sadie Bell, both of whom are deceased. John shared his fatherâ€™s love of the outdoors becoming an expert hunter and fisherman devoting much of his life to the pursuit of his passion for nature.
Gladys I. Harsin passed away June 4, 2013 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville at the age of 96. Gladys was born at the family homestead in Banner County Nebraska on Jan. 17, 1917 to Thomas W. G. and Eula (Cronn) Cox.
Jim was born on January 14th, 1951 to his parents, James H. Horgdal and Iris Corrienne Mills Horgdal in Centralia, and passed away on June 17, 2013 in Billings, MT. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Colville, where he spent most of his childhood with his older sister, Shari, and his younger sister, Neila.
He married Jane Thompson, his first wife, in 1968 and she soon gave birth to his first son, Michael Shane. A daughter, Teena Marie, followed.
Later, he and Jane divorced.