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January 9th, 2013

Donna Olson

January 9, 2013

Donna Lea Olson passed away in Colville on Dec. 27, 2012 at the age of 81. She was born the daughter of Roy Kenneth and Velma Irene (Logsdon) Boyle on June 11, 1931 in Nebo, Illinois. Donna was a Colville High School graduate, Class of 1949.

Arden Bridge scheduled for June re-opening

January 9, 2013

The Arden Bridge technically shouldn't be called a bridge, since there is no bridge right now fording the Little Pend Oreille River. The bridge, which traverses the river along the Old Arden Highway south of Colville, hasn’t been reconstructed yet.
The historic span was closed in 2011 after sustaining an undermining of its foundation from spring runoff.
Jason Hart Assistant County Engineer for Stevens County, said that work on the bridge is has been idled for the winter. The construction site is scheduled to re-open in March.

January 4th

Cowgirl author

January 4, 2013

When the doctor told Dawn Nelson that she had cancer in 2005, she was six months pregnant with her first child. Test results had revealed a cancerous tumor in her stomach, and Nelson was informed that she probably wouldn't live to meet her baby girl.
Out of a desire to have her baby know who she was, Nelson began to write a memoir of her life. Unknown to Nelson, this book would change the course of her career.
“We decided to go ahead and have her [the baby]. And I started writing my first book so that she would know who I was,” explained Nelson.

Bud Clark

January 4, 2013

Theodore “Bud” L. Clark, age 79, a lifetime resident of the Kettle Falls area, passed away on Dec. 27, 2012 at his Ket¬tle Falls home. Bud was born on March 8, 1933 in Colville, the son of Theodore Roosevelt and Elizabeth Marie (Arnold) Clark. He was a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes (Lakes Band) and a Native veteran from the Korean War.

Arthur Millay

January 4, 2013

On Dec. 25, 2012, Arthur Lee Millay went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Lee was born in Spokane on June 11, 1924 to Rolland and Dorothy Millay.

Danny Fincher

January 4, 2013

Harold Daniel “Danny” Fincher Sr., a resident of Rice, passed away on Dec. 17, 2012 in Colville at the age of 66. He was born on March 8, 1947 in Wendell, Idaho, the son of Harvey Herbert Fincher and Mary LaVerne Gregg Sewell.
As a young boy, Danny lived in Riverton Heights out¬side of Seattle. There he continued his education and en¬tered the Navy. Danny served overseas aboard the U.S.S. En¬terprise in the Pa¬cific Theater during the Vietnam War.

Danny Fincher

January 4, 2013

Harold Daniel “Danny” Fincher Sr., a resident of Rice, passed away on Dec. 17, 2012 in Colville at the age of 66. He was born on March 8, 1947 in Wendell, Idaho, the son of Harvey Herbert Fincher and Mary LaVerne Gregg Sewell.
As a young boy, Danny lived in Riverton Heights out¬side of Seattle. There he continued his education and en¬tered the Navy. Danny served overseas aboard the U.S.S. En¬terprise in the Pa¬cific Theater during the Vietnam War.

Ike Jenne

January 4, 2013

Frank Ivan “Ike” Jenne, a life-long resident of Chew¬elah, passed away at his home on Christmas morning at the age of 85. He was born Oct. 31, 1927 at the family home on King Street. The son of Everett Jenne and Ha¬zel (Smith) Jenne, he was the youngest of five children.
Born into a hard-working family during the Depression, Ike spent much of his time helping in the family-run creamery business. The Jenne’s always had an over-sized, very produc¬tive vegetable garden with enough surplus to sell the extras on the streets of Chewelah.

December 31st, 2012

Chewelah picks up wins

December 31, 2012

The Chewelah boys’ basketball team remained undefeated in Northeast A League play with wins against Riverside and Lakeside before Christmas
Jenkins High head coach Rocky Verbeck credits strong bench play from Tommy Norman, Cordell Bean, Deylin Peone and Lars Berger for the Cougars ability to grind out wins.
“I think that is going to be our theme this year--we ground out those wins,” said Verbeck. “They don’t score often, but our bench is making the most of their minutes and that is always big for us on the defensive side of things.”

Colville can’t hold on in fourth quarter

December 31, 2012

Indians play without Hubbard

It’s tough to win without your all-league meal ticket.
So it went for Colville High (4-4) in last Thursday night’s non-league boy’s basketball game with visiting Priest River.
The Indians were playing without their 6-9 junior post, Matt Hubbard. The team’s leading scorer and rebounder was in Oklahoma with his family.
Colville played well early and led by as many as nine points in the third quarter before Priest River found their collective shooting eye.

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