July 2nd, 2013
Who is Robert Vinson? Some people knew the former Colville resident, and the legacy of community involvement left by his parents, Otto Floyd and Myrtie Vinson.
Whether you knew him or not, the Vinson name will always be synonymous with generosity in Colville. After his death in West Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2012, at the age of 90, Robert Vinson left $650,000 to be distributed among various community organizations, clubs and the City of Colville.
Wayne M. Keeney of Colville passed away on June 18, 2013 at the age of 85. His wife of 59 years, Elna G. Keeney (Andy), preceded him in death in 2007. One surviving sibling is Betty Lou Irwin of Carriere, MS. Surviving sons are Wayne D. Keeney of Colville and Dave Keeney of Gulfport, MS. Grandchildren include Tim Tommerup of Lincoln, NE; Douglas Keeney of Colville; Adrianne Keeney of Denver, CO. and Aaron Keeney of Gulfport, MS. Great-grandchildren are Ty, Devin and Emmie Tommerup of Lincoln, NE.
Wade Jeffrey Holland, a lifetime resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville communities, passed away on June 16, 2013 at the age of 35. Wade was born on August 6, 1977 in Yakima, the son of Marvin James and Linda Sue (Lickfold) Holland.
Ronald Lee Holland passed away in Colville on June 16, 2013. He was born the son of James Allen and Laura Mary (Cooper) Holland on June 29, 1961 in Colville. Ron atÂ¬tended and graduated from Kettle Falls High School, Class of 1979. Following high school, Ron was employed by Northwest Wood Products in Kettle Falls. In 2002, Ron changed careers and went to work for United Parcel Service.
Friends of Larch Harris are getting together for a memorial and potluck on Sunday, June 30 at the Kagel Shelter in Colville Park at 1 p.m. Anyone who knew him is invited to attend the memorial and bring a food dish to share.
Last week, Lech Radzimski, Ken Tyndal and I attended the Washington State Prosecutors Association meetings and trainÂ¬ing in Chelan. I attended the membership meeting, which all prosecuting attorneys in the state attend, and then joined the deputies for training sessions on various topics. We were briefed on some of the legislation that comes into effect on July 28, 2013.
Here is a brief sample of some of the changes in our criminal laws:
1009-Chapter 89 -- Allows retailer to sell liquor through self-checkout lanes, as long as an employee verifies age during the checkout.
The Colville Rotary Club, in partnership with the Colville Parks and Recreation Department, Clark's All-Sports, and Outback Bicycles of Kettle Falls, is hosting monthly bike clinics throughout the summer. The clinics are held in the parking lot next to the Colville Swimming Pool from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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.