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April 5th, 2013

Kendall “Ken” Jenkins

April 5, 2013

Kendall “Ken” Jenkins, a 16-year resident of Colville, passed away on March 29, 2013 in Colville at the age of 80. He was born on October 15, 1932 in San Jose, CA the son of Charles Douglas and Clara Eugenia (Grensted) Jenkins.
As a young boy, Ken moved with his family to Sacramento, CA. There he attended school and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1950. He then moved to San Luis Obispo, CA where he entered the Agricultural Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University. Ken supported his education by working at local ranches.

April 4th

Yvonne L. LaVigne

April 4, 2013

Yvonne LaVigne was born June 25, 1925 and passed away March 29, 2013. She was born at the family home in Chewelah to Cyrille and Vera (Spedden) LaVigne. Yvonne graduated from Jenkins High School in 1943. Yvonne was employed by Aldredges Grocery and SeaFirst Bank (30 years). She belonged to P.E.O. Sisterhood, Good Intent, and The Congregational Church (Chewelah UCC) as a life member. Yvonne participated in The Chewelah Peak Ski Club, the bowling team, Campfire Girls and enjoyed sharing with her investment club members.

Donald Roderick Carson, Sr.

April 4, 2013

Donald Roderick Carson, Sr., a longtime resident of Inchelium, passed away on March 18, 2013 in Inchelium at the age of 82. Don was born on May 21, 1930 in Hunters, the son of Christopher and Gloris (Pichette) Carson.
He attended school in Inchelium and at the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, OR. Don completed his high school education in Inchelium and then entered the U.S. Army. He served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist and was honorably discharged in 1955. Don returned to Inchelium and began his family.

Dixie Jo Strobbe

April 4, 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.

Barbara Ann Way

April 4, 2013

April 3rd

Indians down Rogers High

April 3, 2013

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 Rogers’ Margaryta Iatchenko/Allie Hart, 6-1, 6-2.

Colville downs Pullman in GNL soccer action

April 3, 2013

Colville High (4-2) pulled off something the boy’s soccer program hasn’t been able to accomplish in recent memory—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).

April 2nd

Never too young to make a difference

April 2, 2013

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.

March 26th

Vehicle-related crimes spike in Colville

March 26, 2013

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).
“In a normal month, we’d have an average of 30 calls regarding theft of any kind,” explains Meshishnek. “In February, we had over 50 calls.”

March 22nd

Police Officer accused of sexual misconduct

March 22, 2013

A City of Colville Police Officer has been placed on indefinite Administrative Leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Stevens County Sheriff’s Department is heading up the investigation.
“We’re investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct at the request of the Colville Police Department,” said Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen on Friday. “We still have a long way to go before we finish.”
No criminal charges have been filed regarding the investigation at this point in time.

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