October 13th, 2011
Marine Staff Sergeant Nicholas Adam Sprovtsoff, 28, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, during combat operations in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan. He is survived by wife Tasha; daughter, Lanie, and a child due in November, of Oceanside, CA; his parents, Sandra (Mark) Dutton of Michigan and Jack Sprovtsoff of Grand Blanc, MI; and a sister, Jessica of Ann Arbor, MI. Born April 4, 1983, in Flint, MI, he was a 2001 graduate of Davison High School and a 10-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 19, 2007, he married Tasha Fogle in Hawaii.
Ronald Blair OâBrien was born on December 26, 1943 in Vancouver, WA. At age 67 on September 18, 2011, Ron passed away while fishing at one of his favorite lakes.
So it has gone this season for the Columbia-Inchelium football team.
The Timberwolves (1-2, 2-4) couldnât take advantage of a once powerhouse Cusick team (3-1, 4-2) that because of graduation and some injuries to key players this season, is a shell of its former self. Cusick did just enough offensively to pull out a 36-28 win at Hunters last Friday afternoon in a key Northeast 1B North game.
âWe had our opportunities,â conceded C-I coach Chuck Wyborney. âThe table was set for us to knock them off. But we made too many mistakes.â
After three years of funding from the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT), the Colville Fish Hatchery could be closing once and for all, says Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Regional Fish Program Manager John Whalen.
The facility was slated for closure under 2009 state budget cuts.
The Colville Hatchery annually provides about 409,000 trout and Kokanee salmon fry to support recreational fishing in lakes in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.
In a 5 to 2 vote, the Chewelah City Council approved opening city streets to off-road vehicle (ORV) use in a move they hope will help boost tourism and improve recreation opportunities in the community. Chewelah Mayor Clancy Bauman said the city is hoping to increase its appeal to recreationists who use all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, four-wheel drive vehicles and dune buggies. Snowmobiles are not included in the ORV ordinance. âWe are hoping to draw more recreationists to our town that can ride around and stop in at our restaurants and gas stations,â Bauman said.
The Stevens County Commissioners will be asking voters for a sales tax increase this fall to fund one of the county services that Commissioner Malcolm Friedman said helps âkeep a civilized society.â
âThere are a few basic services that keep us a civilized society, like road maintenance, law enforcement and courts,â said Friedman.
Virgil Austin Taylor Jr. passed away Sept. 9 at the age of 79. He was born in Pueblo, CO on Feb. 20, 1932 and had been a 30-year resident of Stevens County. Funeral service was held Sept. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Colville. He was laid to rest at Rice. A loving husband and father, he was preceded in death by his son, Jon E. Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lura E. Taylor, and five children: Debra S. Dickinson, Tyra L. Taylor, Sandra K. Sattler, Erin L. Belmont and Matthew T. Taylor. He was the grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 10.
Larry Eugene Lawrence, loving father, husband, brother and friend was known by his love of fishing and hunting. He was a great man and a hard worker. He is loved and will be missed by his wife, Barbara; children, Sarah, Jeramie, Cody and Terena; brothers, Dale, Jerry, and John (Tigger); niece, Bobi Urrutia and his friends, some who included Garry King and Yogi; and his numerous cousins like Kris Palm. You will be missed by us all. Remember when?
Pamela âPamâ Sue Maine of Colville, passed away on Sept. 16, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 63. Pam was born on July 14, 1948 in Seattle, the daughter of Alonzo Percival and Catherine Scott.