April 24th, 2013
Kathryn Helen Lauth passed away on April 18, 2013 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Maxwell) Fiske on April 6, 1922 on Whidbey Island.
Kathryn grew up and attended school on Whidbey Island. Her parents relocated to Whidbey Island from Iowa. After graduating from Langley High School, Kathryn went to work for Boeing in the Seattle area. She then went to work for the Navy at the Marine Hospital in Bremerton.
James â€śPonchoâ€ť Lee Day, a longtime resident of Chewelah, passed away on April 12, 2013 in Chewelah. Poncho was born in Chewelah on July 14, 1935 to James William and Sarah Elma (Lemon) Day.
Poncho was raised and attended school in the Chewelah area. He was very actively involved in the athletic program during his school years and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1954. At the age of 13 he got a job during the sumÂ¬mer working for Carl Walden as an extra hand on the farm.
Dorothy Irvin Leaden went peacefully with her grand-daughter at her side on April 17. Dorothy, or Dode, as she was affectionately known to many, was born on Sept. 23, 1917 in Rossland, BC, Canada to Sam and Minnie Irvin.
The fifth of eight children, she grew up in the Irvin Hotel, which her mother and father ran. In her early years, if she wasnâ€™t drawing, she was playing hockey or skiing with her friends and siblings.
Kettle Falls High (8-6, 9-6), currently in third place in the Northeast A League girlâ€™s softball race behind Lakeside (11-1) and second place Riverside (11-2), started the week with three straight wins before losing a doubleheader last Saturday at Riverside.
The Lady Bulldogs started a busy week back on April 16 with a tough 5-2 win over visiting Chewelah. Two days later, KFHS edged visiting Medical Lake 4-3, and 2-1 before ending the week with 9-0, 8-6 losses at Riverside.
key for Indians
Despite playing short-handed for much of the spring, and being without some key players in two key GNL match-ups last week, Colville High (7-4, 9-6) has turned in an impressive season to date in the 2A Great Northern League.
The Indians, who face a key Tuesday date at Pullman (6-4, 8-6) before the District 7 2A playoffs start next week, are currently a point out of third place in the GNL standings. Cheney has annexed the regular season GNL title with a perfect 10-0 record (11-2 overall). East Valley (8-3, 9-3) is in second place.
week on tap
Losses have been very infrequent for the Colville High girlâ€™s tennis team in recent seasons. But in a busy, and otherwise eminently successful week, the Indians dropped their first Great Northern League match of the season on April 18 in a three-way duel played at East Valley High School.
At EV, the Indians fell 4-3 to GNL power Clarkston and edged host East Valley, 4-3.
Colville High won its 13th straight game on a cold afternoon for softball at Vaagen Park back on April 16. The Indians broke open a scoreless game in the bottom of the third inning en route to a 9-3 Great Northern League softball win over third place Deer Park.
CHS (13-1, 12-0) was scheduled to make the long trip to Clarkston on Friday for a single game against the Bantams, but that contest was rescheduled for Monday.
Howard I. Tiffany, 96, a longtime resident of Colville, died Saturday April 6 at Cashmere Convalescent Center in Cashmere.
A longtime resident of Addy, Kenneth Cordell Scalf, 95, passed away in Chewelah on March 29, 2013. He was born to John Henry and Mabel (Thornson) Scalf on October 1, 1917 in Des Moines, Iowa, one of six children.
Sophia Marie Mullins, a miracle shared with her family for only a year-and-one-month, slipped quietly away on April 6, 2013 in Spokane. Sophia was born on Feb. 23, 2012 in Spokane, the daughter of Bobby A. and Erica E. (Payne) Mullins.
Sophia had an inspiring will to fight each day in hope of experiencing tomorrow. She knew not of her diagnosis of Trisomy 18 Unbalance, what she knew was the love she received from her family. Her first smile was a gift shared between her three-year-old sister, Emma, and herself.