April 4th, 2013
Dixie Jo Strobbe, a 16 year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on March 23, 2013 at her home. Dixie was born on June 21, 1927 in Bicknell, Indiana the daughter of Floyd Adam and Dorothy Pearl (Taylor) Wineinger.
Colville idle until after the break
Colville High had no trouble last week beating Rogers High School 6-1 in Spokane.
The Indians swept the singles matches and won two of the three doubles matches.
In singles, Colville No. 1 Tessa Moore won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. CHS No. 2, freshman Darby Fox, also won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Sophomore No. 3 Taylor Little beat Sabrina Brown, 6-2, 6-1 and CHS No. 4 Cassidy Lindback beat Bidhya Bhandari, 6-1, 6-4.
In doubles, the Colville duo of Yelena Kalina/Alyssa Kinebaum downed Rogersâ€™ Margaryta Iatchenko/Allie Hart, 6-1, 6-2.
Colville High (4-2) pulled off something the boyâ€™s soccer program hasnâ€™t been able to accomplish in recent memoryâ€”or ever. Beat Pullman on the pitch.
The Indians forged a 3-0 first half lead in the home match against the Greyhounds on goals by Filipp Susin (first minute), on an assist from Carl Johnston; Chris Benson at the 34-minute mark and Susin again three-minutes later (on an assist from Kris Griessmann).
Justin Peterson was only in fourth-grade and nine-years-old when he decided to raise $600 to send a veteran back to Washington D.C. on the Inland Northwest Honor Flight, an organization that sends veterans to Washington D.C. in honor of their service to their country. But that goal stretched far beyond $600. Peterson is now twelve and has raised over $57,000 to support veterans.
Incidents of vehicle prowling and other crimes hit a high in February for Colville, according to City of Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. There were 13 confirmed vehicle prowls, 16 cases of shoplifting, one fuel theft and 13 residential thefts (perpetrators gaining access to open garage doors and sheds).
â€śIn a normal month, weâ€™d have an average of 30 calls regarding theft of any kind,â€ť explains Meshishnek. â€śIn February, we had over 50 calls.â€ť
A City of Colville Police Officer has been placed on indefinite Administrative Leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Department is heading up the investigation.
â€śWeâ€™re investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct at the request of the Colville Police Department,â€ť said Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen on Friday. â€śWe still have a long way to go before we finish.â€ť
No criminal charges have been filed regarding the investigation at this point in time.
Barbara J. Gray passed away on March 13, 2013. She was 64. She was born June 22, 1948.
Barbara passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at home.
She was born in Seattle to Earl and Viola Gray. Her dad was a longshoremen supervisor in Seattle at the shipyard. Her mom was a homemaker.
Her sisterâ€™s were Linda Cool, Loreen Gray and she had one brother, Steve Gray. All five preceded her in death.
Barbara has lived in Evans with Bill Prickett, her companion and friend, for the last five years. She lived next to her daughter, Alisa, son-in-law, Jack, and granddaughter Paxton Sphuler.
Gwendolyn Sue Olson, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.
She was born on July 15, 1952, the daughter of Wesley and Lilla Halbert in Roswell, New Mexico. The family soon moved to Minot, North Dakota, where she was raised and graduated high school.
John R. Foster, 78, passed away from Parkinsonâ€™s disease in Federal Way on March 4, 2013. He graduated from Colville High School in 1952 and attended Whitworth College.
John loved history, camping, CB radio, working hard to provide for his family and was especially fond of the Oregon Coast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Foster and Nellie (Holliday) Foster, and his wife, Helen (Anslow) Foster.