January 16th, 2013
Helen Jane Brynjulson passed away from a stroke on Jan. 6, 2013 at Hayden, Idaho at the age of 93.
Helen was born Dec. 14, 1919 to Richard and Gertrude Brown of Sidney, MT. Helen graduated from Sidney High School, Sidney, MT, in the class of 1939 and was employed at the Triangle Night Club.
Harriett May Christensen, 76, has left to be with â€śDaddy.â€ť
She passed away in Spokane on Dec. 8, 2012 after fighting back to health many times in the last few years.
As a young adult, she lived in Spokane until 1969 when the family moved to Moses Lake. Harriett, or Hattie to some, was full of spunk and energy. She was always busy crafting and sewing, cooking or volunteering.
Helen Francis Herman, a 15-year resident of Colville, passed away on Jan. 4, 2013 in Colville. Helen was born on Aug. 16, 1914 in Mountain Home, Idaho, the youngest of six children to Thomas W. and Elma N. Moore.
George William Anderson, a longtime resident of the Colville area, passed away on January 4, 2013 in Seattle at the age of 82. George was born in Colville on June 14, 1930, the son of Thomas Troy and Minnie Marie (Choate) Anderson.
He attended school in Marcus and then began working with his father to support their family at their Deer Creek sawmill. On Jan. 8, 1953, George enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in December 1954. He returned to Northeast Washington and worked as a tree faller for Alan ForÂ¬gey Logging.
Diana Lynn Turner, a resident of Colville, passed away on Dec. 30, 2012 at the age of 52. Diana was born on Nov. 2, 1960, in San Francisco, California to Robert and Dixie (Dunham) Hamre.
Carol Jane (Holterhoff) Boyd passed away on Jan. 1, 2013. Carol was an 18-year resident of Colville. She was born the daughter of Robert A. and Jane E. (Fox) Holterhoff on May 26, 1935 in Okanogan. Carol spent much of her youth in Holden, at the end of Lake Chelan, where her father worked for Howe Sound Mine. She attended school in Holden until the eighth grade and finished her high school education at the Annie Wright Seminary in Tacoma.
â€śThe Colville community is our number one community blood drive,â€ť stated Erin Meenach, recruitment coordinator for the Inland Northwest Blood Center, at the blood drive on Jan. 8.
Meenach said that of all the community drives INBC orchestrates, the Colville community drive is the best for INBC as far as donor numbers.
The blood drives are held every other month, second Tuesday of the odd months.
Jeff Tetrick has always had a fondness for both photography and painting, two art forms that demand a similar approach. They both require a good eye for color, composition, and the bigger picture, so to speak.
â€śAs an artist, I see beauty in a lot of things,â€ť Tetrick says. â€śItâ€™s a rare day when I donâ€™t see a good picture to take, and the painting keeps my eyes fresh and alert for details.â€ť
The Colville City Police, with assistance from the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response, are conducting a homicide investigation in Colville. On Jan. 10 at approximately 8:20 a.m., Colville Police responded to a call and located a deceased 56-year-old David Barr at 2072 Â˝ West 2nd.
Barr was found dead with signs of trauma to his head and neck, says Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen.
Colville-area farmer John Smith, 39, beat out Spokane legislative aide Josh Kerns, 27, for the position of Washington State 7th Legislative District Senator, replacing Republican Bob Morton, who announced his retirement in December.
Smith garnered 13 out of 15 votes from county commissioners of the 7th District, who met last Thursday in Colville to decide who would replace Morton to finish the last two years of his term in the Senate.
A third finalist, political consultant Doug Simpson, withdrew his name for consideration prior to the meeting.