May 8th, 2013
William Allan â€śBillâ€ť Lotze, a lifetime resident of the Colville area, passed away on May 1, 2013 in Colville. Bill was born on October 11, 1931 in Colville, the son of Harry and Jesse (Welch) Lotze.
Bill graduated from Colville High School in 1949. After graduation he began his career in logging. Over the years Bill began purchasing equipment and eventually operated his own business. On October 4, 1979 he married Marie Crabtree in Colville. He continued in the timber industry until his retirement in November 1994.
Arthur Paul Ott, longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away at home near Chewelah on April 30, 2013. He was 96. Arthur was born on October 28, 1916 in Ritzville to Albert and Elsie (Wellsandt) Ott,
fifth in NEA
Chewelah has concluded its softball regular season. The Cougars are preparing for the first round of the Northeast A League District 7 1A playoffs.
Chewelah finished the regular season with an 8-2 loss to Medical Lake, giving the Cougars a fifth place finish with a 5-13 NEA record and a 6-14 record overall.
The Cougars will again face Medical Lake (7-11, 8-12) on the road Tuesday in the loser-out first round.
Kettle Falls High (11-7, 12-7) will host Freeman (4-14, 5-15) in the opening round (loser-out) of the Northeast A League District 7 1A softball tournament Tuesday at Kettle Falls. Game time is 4:30 p.m.
If the Lady Bulldogs, who finished the regular season with a sweep of visiting Freeman last Friday, can avoid the upset, theyâ€™ll move on to NEA champion Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) on Saturday for the remainder of the tournament proper.
In the other loser-out game on Tuesday, NEA No. 4 Medical Lake (7-11, 8-12) will host NEA No. 5 Chewelah (5-13, 6-14).
Indians lose at
home to WV
Colville had beaten Great Northern League rival West Valley twice during the regular season, but the fifth-seeded Eagles eliminated fourth-seeded Colville 3-0 last Thursday afternoon on the Colville pitch in the opening round of the District 7 2A playoffs.
The Eagles lost at league champion and unbeaten Cheney 3-0 in the District semifinal on Saturday.
Ian Schimandel scored two second half goals for Cheney.
WV was eliminated.
Colville will host on Thursday
Colville High (18-0, 19-1) will stay home this week to host second and third round games in the District 7 2A (Great Northern League) Tournament.
The league champion Indians, who annexed the GNL pennant by a whopping five games over second place Deer Park (13-5, 15-5), will host a Thursday second round game. CHS will oppose the survivor of the loser-out opener on Tuesday that pits GNL No. 4 East Valley (9-9, 10-10) against visiting GNL No. 5 Cheney (8-10, 10-10).
That game on Thursday at Dean Vaagen Park is scheduled for 4 p.m.
That was the question Danny Holmes posted to his friend, Cody Fairweather, who helped found the local branch of Lake Roosevelt People First. A self-advocacy group founded by and for people with disÂ¬abilities, the organization supports and educates people to speak for themselves, make their own decisions, contribute to their community and become community leaders.
At the Colville School Board meeting on April 24, the board unanimously passed a motion that entailed not renewing a contract with their food supplierâ€”Southwest Foodsâ€”and opting instead to depend on local suppliers for their food sources in the future.
The board agreed that buying local foods would promote quality meals as well as lessen the overall cost inherent in contracting with food suppliers. It will also allow more control over the food served.
The weekend of April 20th was a huge success for the Colville FFA Trap team.
Colville FFA Trap earned number one champion status out of 20 schools shooting 276 out of 300 targets. n Mikalin Thompson took First place female in the state with 91 out of 100 targets. Kashmir Howes shot third in state with 89 out of 100 targets. Aiden Huggins earned third place overall male and Jonas Mebes shot well, earning fifth overall male.
Kelly Lynn Palumbo, a lifetime resident of the Colville area, passed away very peacefully in Chewelah at the age of 53. She was born on March 24, 1960 in Colville, the daughter of, Howard and Eileen (Brown) Kaiser.
Kelly was raised and attended school in Kettle Falls and graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1978. After graduation, she attended Eastern Washington University where she obtained her Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Education with a Reading Major and a Math Minor.