June 25th, 2013
Stevens County Sheriff Deputies arrested Eric Harris Monday, June 24 around 7 p:15 p.m. Harris was arrested on a warrant for the murder of his younger brother, Larch Harris, that took place last Sunday. Eric Harris was found hiding in a mobile home, less than a mile from his residence where the shooting took place. Harris was taken into custody without incident and transported to Stevens County Jail. He was booked on charges of 1st degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25.
The family of Suzanne M. Kaye-Cox would like to invite friends and loved ones to join in a celebration of her life Sunday, June 23 at the Gilbert Pavilion on the west side of Colville City Park.
The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m., and there will be a potluck reception following. Bring your favorite memories!
Kay (Lael) Paparich, 87, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2013 at the family home in Northport, surrounded by her children.
Kay Paparich was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Valentineâ€™s Day in 1926. Kay was just a youngster when her family moved from North Carolina to Flat Creek. When she was a teenager, her parents, brothers and sister returned to North Carolina, but Kay remained, the victim of love; she had met Louie Paparich. She lived with her Aunt Dora and Uncle Dan Lael and their children became like siblings to her.
John Neville Bell was born on June 13, 1947 in Ephrata and passed away on May 29 in Spokane, WA. John was the second of three sons and two daughters born to Frank A. Bell, who returned to Ephrata after serving in the Merchant Marine following WW II to become a successful businessman and prominent member of the community, and Sadie Bell, both of whom are deceased. John shared his fatherâ€™s love of the outdoors becoming an expert hunter and fisherman devoting much of his life to the pursuit of his passion for nature.
Gladys I. Harsin passed away June 4, 2013 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville at the age of 96. Gladys was born at the family homestead in Banner County Nebraska on Jan. 17, 1917 to Thomas W. G. and Eula (Cronn) Cox.
Jim was born on January 14th, 1951 to his parents, James H. Horgdal and Iris Corrienne Mills Horgdal in Centralia, and passed away on June 17, 2013 in Billings, MT. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Colville, where he spent most of his childhood with his older sister, Shari, and his younger sister, Neila.
He married Jane Thompson, his first wife, in 1968 and she soon gave birth to his first son, Michael Shane. A daughter, Teena Marie, followed.
Later, he and Jane divorced.
Several years ago, Michelle Chingâ€™s college experience wasnâ€™t that different from milÂ¬lions of other young adults across the country---the 2008 Colville graduate was trying to pay her own way by working nights as a cocktail waitress while attending school full-time. She also took occasional work as a lifeguard at a water park on Oahu, studying fashion design during the day at University of Hawaii.
But the long nights began to take their toll on Chingâ€™s studies, and most importantly, her health.
Archers fired arrows and clay pigeons were blasted from the sky during the annual 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree June 13 at the Republic Gun Club shotgun and rifle ranges. More than 40 youth participated in the round-robin event, developing their marksmanship with shotguns, air rifles and pistols, and bows and arrows.
Three additional stations were added to this yearâ€™s event, featuring safety and hunter education in a â€˜Jeopardyâ€™ game show format, a 4-H hunting lesson, and a Challenge activity to reinforce gun range safety and etiquette.
Eleven teams competed in the annual Wildland Firefighters Scramble Golf Tournament at Dominion Meadows Golf Course earlier this month. This yearâ€™s tournament, which raises funds for the Wildland Firefightersâ€™ Foundation, raised a record $3,800.
One of the tournamentâ€™s organizers, Al Garr, said that a team that had finished last in last summerâ€™s tournament returned and took home top honors with a net 52.
The last place team from this yearâ€™s tournament won a free group lesson from DM PGA pro, Andy Hite.
Stevens County Sheriff â€˜s Department Deputies and EMTs responded to a vehicle fatality on Orin Rice Road last Sunday morning, according to Sheriff Kendle Allen.
Around 4:45 a.m., a passerby noticed a 2007 Dodge truck lying on its side near Wonch Road and called 911. First responders discovered the truckâ€™s occupants, driver Ron Holland, 52, passenger Wade Holland, 35, and passenger Kasey Dallman, 32. Both Ron and Wade Holland, who were uncle and nephew, were declared dead at the scene.