January 4th, 2013
Harold Daniel â€śDannyâ€ť Fincher Sr., a resident of Rice, passed away on Dec. 17, 2012 in Colville at the age of 66. He was born on March 8, 1947 in Wendell, Idaho, the son of Harvey Herbert Fincher and Mary LaVerne Gregg Sewell.
As a young boy, Danny lived in Riverton Heights outÂ¬side of Seattle. There he continued his education and enÂ¬tered the Navy. Danny served overseas aboard the U.S.S. EnÂ¬terprise in the PaÂ¬cific Theater during the Vietnam War.
Frank Ivan â€śIkeâ€ť Jenne, a life-long resident of ChewÂ¬elah, passed away at his home on Christmas morning at the age of 85. He was born Oct. 31, 1927 at the family home on King Street. The son of Everett Jenne and HaÂ¬zel (Smith) Jenne, he was the youngest of five children.
Born into a hard-working family during the Depression, Ike spent much of his time helping in the family-run creamery business. The Jenneâ€™s always had an over-sized, very producÂ¬tive vegetable garden with enough surplus to sell the extras on the streets of Chewelah.
December 31st, 2012
The Chewelah boysâ€™ basketball team remained undefeated in Northeast A League play with wins against Riverside and Lakeside before Christmas
Jenkins High head coach Rocky Verbeck credits strong bench play from Tommy Norman, Cordell Bean, Deylin Peone and Lars Berger for the Cougars ability to grind out wins.
â€śI think that is going to be our theme this year--we ground out those wins,â€ť said Verbeck. â€śThey donâ€™t score often, but our bench is making the most of their minutes and that is always big for us on the defensive side of things.â€ť
Indians play without Hubbard
Itâ€™s tough to win without your all-league meal ticket.
So it went for Colville High (4-4) in last Thursday nightâ€™s non-league boyâ€™s basketball game with visiting Priest River.
The Indians were playing without their 6-9 junior post, Matt Hubbard. The teamâ€™s leading scorer and rebounder was in Oklahoma with his family.
Colville played well early and led by as many as nine points in the third quarter before Priest River found their collective shooting eye.
Top-ranked Post Falls up next
The Colville High girlâ€™s basketball team (4-3) won its fourth straight game last Thursday night, holding off visiting Priest River (6-5) and posting a 38-35 win.
Colville got off fast in this one. The Indians put together one of their best opening quarters of the season to date in running to an early 18-6 lead.
CHS turned over the Spartans frequently in the early-going with their full court pressure. But PR battled back, outscoring Colville 10-6 in the second quarter before the Indians regained some momentum with an 8-4 third quarter run.
Thieves helped themselves to a cup of coffee at Talk-n-Coffee in Colville last Wednesday evening, but not just any cup. The coffee shopâ€™s white, sheet metal cup sculpture, which bears the Talk-n-Coffee logo, was stolen from its resting place on the sidewalk in front of the business, located at 119 East Astor Avenue.
The cup, which was made at a local metal workerâ€™s studio in 2007, stands at over three feet tall and serves as a float in community parades and is considered an enjoyable landmark for, â€śthe coffee shop familyâ€ť according to Talk-n-Coffee owner Scott Sanders.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the fourth installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâ€™s travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there. This story picks up after the events described in â€śWidow Poweredâ€ť which appeared in the 12-12-12 edition of the Statesman-Examiner.
Daniel Lee Collins died Dec. 8, 2012 in Arrowhead Hospital, Glendale, AZ, where he was admitted for surgery on his right leg and foot for gout.
James R. Wheeler went to be home with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of Dec. 19, 2012. He was born Oct. 15, 1942 in Denver, CO to James and Shirley Wheeler. Jim grew up in Denver and became a successful businessman at a very young age. Along with a paper route, he started his own lawn maintenance business called â€śDo Right Lawn Care.â€ť Jim attended Colorado CU College and earned a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Engineering. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 and served his country in the Viet Nam War. He earned the rank of sergeant and was stationed at Dong Ha.
Everett S. Qualey passed away in Colville on Dec.15, 2012 at the age of 79. He was born the son of Edward and Eleanor (Nutting) Qualey on Nov. 13, 1933 in Naples, Maine.