The Jenkins High boysâ€™ basketball team finished the first half of Northeast A League play undefeated and in first place after winning a pair of games last week.
Back on Jan. 8 at Medical Lake, in a showdown for first place in the NEA, Chewelah used a big second half to beat the Cardinals 47-37, then overwhelmed visiting Newport with a stifling defensive effort in a 63-20 win on Friday.
Once again, the Cougars found different ways to get the job done and won with different players making key contributions.
Deer Park escapes
with big dual win
To pull off an upset of second-ranked and five-time defending State 2A wrestling champion Deer Park last Thursday night, fourth-ranked Colville needed to stay off their backs and get a break or two. That didnâ€™t happen.
Colville, who buried Pullman in a dual match-up in the Palouse one night earlier, lost its first six matches, three of them by pin, and trailed 27-0 before Indiansâ€™ 152-pounder Ryley Smith decisioned Deer Parkâ€™s Jason Aebischer, 7-5.
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