September 17th, 2012
Raymond Charles Mattison finished a long and useful life on August 7, 2012. He passed peacefully in the home he built, while surrounded by his family.
Ray was born on Sept. 8, 1932 in Gerome to Melvin and Freda Mattison. He graduated from Columbia High School (Hunters) in 1951, then joined the U.S. Navy in 1952. He was stationed in Hawaii and was honorably discharged in 1956.
In 1959 he settled down in Alderwood Manor, used his master carpenter skills to build his own home, and started a family.
Funeral services for Gerald âJerryâ Stevens, age 71, of Thatcher, was conducted Sept. 8 at the Church Street LDS Chapel, with Bishop David Udall officiating. Interment followed in the Thatcher Cemetery.
âThe Flyinâ Hawaiianâ, Mr. John Bremner âJ.B.â Morrison, passed away on August 28, 2012 in Seattle at the age of 61. John was born on Feb. 24, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of John Aina and Priscilla Keakealani (Mahoe) Morrison.
He was raised in the Valley of Nuuanu and attended the Kamehameha School, from which J.B. was a proud alumni. At the age of 13, J.B. moved to Long Beach, CA where he resided with his father and completed his high school education in 1969.
Helen Marie Behrens, a longtime resident of the Kelly Hill area near Barstow, passed away in Spokane at the age of 85. Helen was born on April 25, 1927 in Marcus, the daughter of Elbert Glen and Julia Margaret (Anderson) Delp.
Virginia L. Cruger, 88, passed away August 25, 2012 in Colville.
This is what she would have wanted her family and friends to know about her: âI was born Dec. 13, 1923 in Spokane. My father came to the United States from Belfast, Ireland as a child. In 1919 he married my mother, Helen Virginia Craig.
I attended Grant Grade School and Lewis and Clark High School. After graduation, I worked for John W. Graham Company.
Indians dominate Lakeland Invite
Colville Highâs defending 1A volleyball champions dominated last Saturdayâs high-powered Lakeland Invitational (Rathdrum, Idaho) volleyball tournament. It was Colvilleâs second straight Lakeland Invitational title.
Cougars get an
elusive win over Indians
The Chewelah Cougars played the Colville Indians last Friday in the annual 395 showdown in Colville. The Cougars broke a recent string of losses to the Indians on this evening, coming away with an impressive 45-21 victory.
Turnovers in an opening game loss to Deer Park were costly to the Cougars, but on this night, Chewelah kept ahold of the ball and turned three Colville turnovers into key scoring drives.
Though recent strong winds havenât been much to brag about in terms of breaking any records, that hasnât stopped the weather from posing a threat to local homeowners and fire districts.
Smoke from lightning-sparked fires in areas of Central and Eastern Washington shrouded the skies over the Colville Valley last Sunday evening and Monday morning, causing some residents to experience discomfort from smoke inhalation.
âIt sucks, the whole being able to breathe thing,â says Thomas Howard, 24. âI had to close all the windows in my apartment (Sunday night).â
Indians move up to GNL
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Colville High lost some key components off last Novemberâs Class 1A state runner-up team, but the Indians certainly have enough left in the tank to make for an interesting reintroduction into the Class 2A Great Northern League.
The Indians will be led by third year varsity standout Kevin Carpenter. The junior finished eighth and got a spot on the podium at last Novemberâs State 1A meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
One of strongest-ever CHS teams
If Colville High were slotted where it belonged, back in the Northeast A League, the Indians would certainly be favorites to successfully defend the 1A championship they won last November in Yakima.
That said, the Indians, who return to the Class 2A Great Northern League this fall for a two-season run, will be a force to contend with in their old league. Under longtime coach Missy Bennett, entering her 27th season at the helm, Colville was always a power in the GNL.