February 5th, 2013
Most people that have clutter in their homes have it for no other reason than most of us: we donâ€™t know what to do with all of our stuff. Hence, it starts to formulate small piles, or, in extreme cases, interÂ¬vention broadcasted to the world on reality TV (A&Eâ€™s Hoarders, anyone?).
Colville resident Wendy Cook, 58, is an exception to both rules. Yes, she has a lot of stuff and she collects it on purpose, but unlike an actual hoarder, she can easily let it go if she needs to. Not only that, but she has managed to arrange her various dÃ©cor in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.
District playoffs start next week
The Jenkins High boysâ€™ basketball team (15-3, 10-0) extended its winning streak to 13 games last week with a 73-33 win at home over Northport and a 64-34 win over struggling Freeman.
Head coach Rocky Verbeck credits the work the Cougars put in on defense and the players finding their roles on offense with a run that has carried the Cougars close to a Northeast A League championship as the league enters its final week before the District 7 1A playoffs get started next Monday.
Indians on the road at West Valley, Cheney & Pullman
Colville High (5-3, 9-7) faces its most difficultâ€”and most importantâ€”stretch of the season this week. The Indians, half a game out of third place and two games behind league-leading Pullman (8-1, 12-5) and West Valley (7-1, 11-5) in a tight Great Northern League girlâ€™s race, are on the road this week.
CHS is at West Valley on Tuesday before heading to Cheney (3-6, 6-10) on Thursday. Game time is 5:45 p.m.
Colville will make the long trek to the Palouse and a visit to Pullman on Saturday. Game time is 4:15 p.m.
Indians share GNL dual championship
Itâ€™s post-season time for high school wrestlers in Washington state. Fourth-ranked Colville High, who moved up to the class 2A Great Northern League from the Northeast A in the fall, made their return foray into the GNL a successful one with a league dual co-championship (with East Valley).
The Indiansâ€™, who would be the odds-on favorite to win a 1A championship if they were still members of the NEA, suffered a lone dual loss this winter to five-time defending State 2A champion Deer Park.
Norman S. LaVigne was born at the family home in Chewelah on Nov. 30, 1923. The son of Cyrille and Vera LaVigne, Norm graduated from Jenkins High School in 1942 and went on to earn his Electrical Engineering degree from University of MinÂ¬nesota in 1945.
He married his high school sweetheart, Irene Gunning, on June 29, 1945.
Emotions ran high at last Tuesdayâ€™s Colville City Council meeting when the council voted against passing a proclamation that would have recÂ¬ognized Feb. 4, 2013 as Second Amendment Appreciation Day. It was standing room only in the council chambers with people trickling out into the adjacent hallway.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut, Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion and the Colville School Board discussed measures that will be taken to improve security at the districtâ€™s schools. That discourse came at the monthly school board meeting on Jan. 23.
The administration in the district has taken a proactive stance rather than a reactive response to the latest school shooting tragedy.
The time has come! After the success of last year's Best Coffee in Stevens County Contest, the Statesman-Examiner is back, asking you to vote in our 2013 Stevens County's Best Burger Contest! Exactly 14 businesses from Chewelah to Northport are participating, so make sure you support your favorite! Go to our website and vote on our poll: http://www.statesmanexaminer.com/content/who-has-best-burger-stevens-cou...
Itâ€™s not an uncommon thing for the human psyche to fear what it doesnâ€™t understand. In the case of new technology and how to operate a computer, attitudes can be downright hostile.
Lawrence Lester Visger, a three-year resident of Colville, passed away on Jan. 15, 2013 in Colville at the age of 83. LawÂ¬rence was born on Nov. 13, 1929 in Minong, WI, the son of John Leroy and Margaret V. (Bickel) Nelson. He also shared a special bond with his step-father, Otto C. Nelson.