February 16th, 2013
Shock seized the Colville community earlier this evening when a fire broke out at Saundra's Furniture on Main Street. The Colville Fire Department received the call sometime after 8 p.m. and arrived to find the building engulfed in flames. Curious onlookers crowded sidewalks across the street until law enforcement told people to stand back.
Colville High turned in some successes at last Friday and Saturdayâ€™s Class 2A Region IV wrestling tournament at Ellensburg High School. But there were also some disappointments.
District 7 champion Colville High qualified six wrestlers to Friday and Saturdayâ€™s Mat Classic XXV at the Tacoma Dome. The Indians, who also shared a GNL dual meet championship this winter, finished fourth at the regional with 150.5 points.
Cougars lose a
pair during week
The Chewelah Cougars boysâ€™ basketball team bounced back from a pair of losses last week to advance to this weekâ€™s semifinals in the NEA/CTL Bi-District Tournament against Lakeside.
Chewelah will be well represented
Kettle Falls High senior Tyler Vining (220) and sophomore Austin Anderson (170) qualified at last weekendâ€™s District 6-7 regional wrestling meet (Chelan High School) for the 25th annual Mat Classic all divisionsâ€™ state championships Friday and Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.
Vining, who was thought to be finished for the season after re-injuring his right knee in the district tournament, competed at Chelan on essentially one leg and still managed a third place finish and a spot in his third Mat Classic.
The following area residents were the winners of the Statesman-Examiner's annual Sweetheart Giveaway! We would like to offer our thanks to local merchants and everyone who participated. Enjoy those prizes!
Mary Bowlby-gift certificate to Probody Spa
Carrina Sweet-dinner at Stephani's Oak Street Grill
Renee King-winner of a Sweetheart blanket
Randi Reagles-certificate to Acorn Grill and Saloon
Wanda McCall-certificate to Studio 519
Donna Jenson-certificate from Home Suite Home
Laurie Ramos-certificate to Main Street Floral
Vicky Floener-certificate to Acorn Grill and Saloon
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Cougs the favorite for District title
The Chewelah Cougars (17-3, 12-0) finished their regular season on a roll, going undefeated in Northeast A League play and now riding a 15-game winning streak into the NEA and Bi-District tournaments.
The NEA tournament got underway on Monday with boyâ€™s games. Medical Lake traveled to Chewelah for a seeding game into the Bi-District Tournament. The top two finishers during the NEA regular season automatically advance to the Bi-District Tournament.
In NEA loser-out games, Newport was at Lakeside and Riverside visited Freeman.
How a controversial sport changed a life
Itâ€™s a quiet morning in the Underground Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Academy in Kettle Falls, except for the steady, slightly labored breathing of two participants just wrapping up the Senior Boomers Boxing session. After their workout, the husband and wife team visit with the acadÂemyâ€™s trainer and owner, David â€śThe Vikingâ€ť Anderson, who sits at his desk.
A fourth-grade student at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville is being hailed as a hero and two fellow students are in a juvenile detention facility, suspected of plotting to kill up to eight classmates. The two fifth-grade students were escorted in shackles into a Stevens County courtroom last Friday afternoon to face charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson ordered the 10 and 11-year-old boys held on $100,000 bonds.
Beer could be added to the menu of the concession stand at your local movie theater if Olympia lawmakers approve a bill that would allow theaters to serve beer and wine for patrons ages 21 and over.
â€śI think itâ€™s a great idea,â€ť says Alpine Theatre and Auto Vue Drive-In owner Steve Wisner. â€śIt just makes sense. States like Oregon have done this for a while now, and it works just fine. Itâ€™s small business friendly.â€ť