August 2nd, 2013
Mervyn Ellsworth Hays passed away peacefully on July 21, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Merv left this life and walked into the arms of his beloved wife Bette, who was waiting on the other side with a fishing rod in one hand and the keys to their motor home in the other! Merv was 84.
David â€śSonnyâ€ť Loyal Hallam, age 79, a lifetime resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville communities, passed away on July 23, 2013 at his home. Dave was born on June 16, 1934 in Old Kettle Falls, the son of Loyal O. and Ellen (Hockersmith) Hallam.
When you subscribe to the Statesman Examiner in the month of August, you are entered to win two train tickets to the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club (NPOV) Train Rides. The trip begins in Ione (except over Labor Day Weekend when it runs from Metaline Falls to Ione and return) and runs north through the canyon ten miles to Metaline Falls. The rides are renowned for their scenic beauty and yesteryear charm. They frequently sell out in October, so this is a good opportunity to possibly get tickets!
Brad Sprague has been named to succeed John Foulkes as head boyâ€™s basketball coach at Colville High School.
Sprague, 58, graduated from Hudsonâ€™s Bay High School (Vancouver) and graduated from then Whitworth College in 1977, where he played basketball.
Sprague, a school administrator and teacher for 36 years before he retired in 2010, currently serves as Executive Director of the Washington Association for Learning Alternatives. He has worked in Alternative Education for 17 years.
Colvilleâ€™s AA American Legion Baseball club advanced to the third day of the Washington State American Legion tournament in Walla Walla after a 6-2 victory over Burlington in a Sunday elimination game. Colville dropped their opening game to host and top-seeded Walla Walla, 14-2, on Saturday night.
Game one on Saturday against Walla Walla started out well for Colville. The Indians took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Morris and an RBI single by Jesse Morrison.
The upcoming Northwest International Chili Cook-off at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds on Sept. 21 will be notable, lively and an enjoyable opportunity.
So says event organizer Bud Budinger, who, for the past year, along with his wife, Joanne, has been working to build participation in the event, which will feature contestants from Colville, Kettle Falls, Canada and even Bellingham, all vying for the coveted title of who has the best chili.
For those looking to participate and test their chili making expertise, it isnâ€™t too late to enter.
Are you a yard sale junkie? Have a yen for garage and estate sales? We are working on an upcoming story about yard sale season and we want to hear from you! What's your best find you've ever come across at one of these sales? Do you have a preferred method for finding the best deals? Have a yard sale experience you want to share with us? Share on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SENewspaper or email email@example.com.Please remember to include your full name with your story!
The Kettle Falls Fire Department (KFFD) responded to an emergency call of a fire near Peach Crest Road last Friday, striking hard and fast to quell the flames that were poised to threaten over half a dozen homes in the area. Fire Districts #3, #8, and #7 were also called to the scene, along with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), who also provided air support. In total, the fire consumed 3.25 acres, said DNR spokesperson Rette Bidstrup.
July 23: â€śNational Hot Dog Dayâ€ť is July 23rd and to celebrate Parkview Senior Living will be giving away FREE hot dogs from 2:30-3:30 on the patio. Gate Way music will be entertaining us with LIVE music as well. Please call for more information or for directions to 509-684-5677.
Camp will run
July 29 to August 1
The Colville United Soccer Camp will make another run later this month at the Colville High School soccer complex. The camp will run July 29 through August 1 on the CHS fields.
Youngsters age four to six will meet for camp from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. Youngsters ages seven to nine will participate from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., and older campers (ages 10-11) will go from 7 to 8:15 p.m.