May 20th, 2013
Annabell Joy Lehrbas, 94, passed away at her home on May 3, 2013. Annabell was born on Oct. 10, 1928 to Frederick and Rebecca Birdsell in Hardisty, Albert, Canada.
Annabell is survived by her children, Becky Cress, Greenacres; Larry (Rose) Lehrbas, Fruitland; and by a sister, Beryl Breeden, St. John. She is also survived by six grandchildren, 13-great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Annabell was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and and Rebecca Birdsell; her husband, Willis Lehrbas in 1985; by a son, Floyd Lehrbas; two brothers, and a sister.
Duwaine Prater Brookover, age 72, of Colville, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2013. He was born March 15, 1941 in Parkersburg, West Virginia the son of Donald Leach and Vesta Alice (Thorn) Brookover.
Our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Aileen Cecilla (Oâ€™Daniel), passed peacefully on April 12, 2013, three weeks short of her 101st Birthday! What a grand and wonderful life she lived.
She is survived by her three children, Rodney, (Bellevue); his spouse, Carol, Susan (Denver, CO); her spouse, Jim and Timothy (Tucson, AZ): his spouse, Peggy , Aileenâ€™s sister, Joan McRae, seven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
Her husband of 45 years, Charles preceded her in death.
Dorothy Mertle Ludeman, the youngest of four daughters and longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away on May 8, 2013 at the age of 90. Dorothy was born on Sept. 28, 1922 to Howard W. and Ella (Wareheim) Seaman. She was born and raised on the family farm on Kelly Hill near Barstow.
Bernard Bruce Cullers, a seven-year resident of Colville, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2013 at his home. Bernard was born on November 10, 1942 in Seattle to Ivan and Verdie (McLeland) Cullers. He attended and graduated from Pendleton High School in Pendleton, OR, in 1961.
He later enlisted in the Army in 1963 and served in the National Guard until he was honorably discharged in 1968.
A 10-year-old boy who plotted to kill a classmate at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville was sentenced to three to five years in a juvenile detention facility last Wednesday by Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson.
The boy plead guilty just before the start of his trial in April. He was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, juvenile in possession of a firearm and witness tampering.
The boy's attorney, Helen Dee Hokom, indicated they plan to appeal.
A plan to transform the idle Colville Fish Hatchery into an educational and vocational learning center got the green light late last month.
The venerable hatchery, located on a little more than 19 pristine acres along Highway 20 and Third Avenue in east Colville, was acquired by the state of Washington from Stevens County back in 1933 and operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for nearly 80 years before it was closed in 2010.
Dan Kieseckerâ€™s (a.k.a. Dan Deranged) work is imaginative, quirky, undeniably creative, and complete trash. No, thatâ€™s not a metaphor or an insult; he makes all of his figurines and wall hangings from recyclable or thrown away materials. Where most just see garbage, Kiesecker sees an opportunity to create something that both delights the viewer and maybe makes them even think twice about how much waste they create. Kiesecker took time out from his schedule as a full-time college student to explain his inventive process.
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It will be Town and Country Days (TACD) time again May 31 through June 2 in Kettle Falls.
Festivities will kick off the afternoon of Friday, May 31, with vendors up and running by noon.
The annual Grumpy Grouch Fun Run returns, beginning Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. The run will start and end at the Kettle Falls City Park, next to the swimming pool. The entry fee for the Fun Run is $10, and participants will receive a t-shirt. Entry forms are available online at www.kettle-falls.com, Kettle Falls City Hall and at AIA Insurance in Kettle Falls.
Regina (Michelle) Sikorski passed away April 25. 2013 at Kootenai Memorial Hospital in Coeur dâ€™Alene, ID. She was born June 17, 1970 in San Bernardino, CA.
Michelle Graduated from Spokane Community College Colville Center and then went to work in the office at the college, She later transferred to Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane.
Michelle was a bun loving, high energy, hard-working woman. She loved animals, especially her little dog, Mario. Everyone who knew her will miss her.
She was a member of the Colville Eagles Lodge and the Immaculate Conception Church.