Ronald E. H. Ballo, 78, of Kettle Falls, passed away, Nov. 21, 2012 in Colville. Ron was born on August 17, 1934 in Spokane to Elmer and Madge (Ryan) Ballo.
Ron spent two years serving in the United States Army. After returning home, he received his Masters Degree at Gonzaga University and began a career as an art teacher in the Colville area. He retired with over 30 years of dedicated service.
Robert C. Vinson of West Los Angeles died Nov. 18, 2012 at Cedar Sanai Hospital of age-related causes at the age of 90. He was born in Colville on May 16, 1922, the second son of Dr. and Mrs. O. F. Vinson.
Robert showed a talent for music at a young age, playing the piano, serving as an accompanist for vocal groups, and as an instrumentalist in bands. He was an honor student, graduating from high school in 1939. He entered the University of Washington, where he studied music and drama and earned a Bachelor of Arts & Music degree in 1943.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the second installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâ€™s travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâ€™s travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there.
Day 1: Sept. 27, 2012
My dear wife Shelley seemed a little cranky to me the past couple of days. I now know that she was missing me already. She doesnâ€™t like being alone at night. I understand that. I donâ€™t like it either. I would rather take her along with me. Next time?
up to Class 2A
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Replicating last seasonâ€™s 15-12 record and a Sweet 16 finish in Class 1A will be tough for the Colville High boyâ€™s basketball team. For one thing, the Indians are playing up and are back in the 2A Great Northern League.
The Indians can only dream about being back where they belongâ€”in 1Aâ€¦at least for the next two seasons.
CHS also lost two-thirds of a rugged front line when seniors Alex Pond (6-5) and J.R. Henry (6-6) graduated. That kind of size and athleticism will be tough to replace.
No seniors on
Never count out a Colville High girlâ€™s basketball team.
The Indians, who graduated three All-Northeast A performers last season and move up to the 2A Great Northern League this winter for the two-year WIAA enrollment cycle, should still be formidable.
After all, while there are no seniors on this yearâ€™s roster, the 2012-2013 CHS varsity is a group that head coach Ray Clark and his daughter, assistant coach Kajsa Brons, have worked with since they were fourth graders.
Speed in spades
Yes, there is youthâ€”and there is basketball experience.
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Bulldogs home on Dec. 3
The Kettle Falls Middle School wrestling team has gotten its season off to a very good start.
The young Bulldogs got their season underway at a takedown Jamboree Nov. 13 at Deer Park Middle School. Teams from DP, Kettle Falls, Chewelah, Colville, and Newport took part.
heroics for CHS
A pair of 12-0 teams will square off on Saturday at Joe Albi Stadium for a berth in the State 1B (eight-man) championship the following weekend at the Tacoma Dome.
Second-ranked Cusick and top-ranked Liberty Christian (12-0) will meet in the east of the Cascades 1B semifinal on Saturday at Joe Albi Stadium (1 p.m.).
In the other semifinal on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome, Neah Bay (12-0) will oppose Lummi (10-2) at 4 p.m.
Both Cusick and Liberty Christian (Tri-Cities) have been blowout winners all season longâ€”until last weekend that is.
John Eugene Tweedy, 84, passed away on Nov. 16, 2012 at his home in Kettle Falls. John was born on May 19, 1928 in Kooskia, Idaho to Eugene and Bertha (Godwin) Tweedy.
John worked as a diesel mechanic for 30 years, for several different companies in the Colville and Kettle Falls areas. He was also a campground host at the Evans Campground for nearly 20 years.