June 13th, 2012
Gene Lewin was born to Clarence (Curly) and Hazel Lewin on Dec. 23, 1928 in Cambridge, IA, and went to his reward on June 10, 2012 in Colville. The family moved to Idaho in 1929 where Curly worked for the railroad.
Gene married Colleen Brown in 1950. He went to work for the Union Pacific and settled in Donnelly, Idaho, where they raised their three children.
In 1965, Gene was called to the ministry and went to work for the American Sunday School Union until ill health forced him to retire. He and Colleen moved to Inchelium in 1974.
David Chris Kingsbury, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 7, 2012 in Spokane. David was born on June 10, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA.
He was raised by his father, Larry Horton, and mother, Virginia, in California. He resided in several California communities growing up. Their family traveled often to fulfill obligations of work.
Allen Alexander Antoine, a resident of Electric City passed away on May 27, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 62. Allen was born on Sept. 2, 1949, in Vernon, B.C., the son of Alex and Irene Frances (Gabriel) Antoine.
He was raised in Danville and attended school in Curlew. Allen graduated in 1969 from Curlew High School and then continued his education at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake.
The Colville Tribe 18U softball team finished second at last weekendâ€™s annual Coeur dâ€™ Alene Crush Tournament.
The Tribe, comprised of current Colville High varsity and non-varsity players, opened the tournament on a wet Saturday with a 9-1 win over the Yakima Steelers (six innings).
On Sunday, the Tribe smashed Trail/Castlegar, B.C. 23-0 (three innings) before edging the Montana Avalanche 6-5 and getting past the Spokane Stealth 9-5 in one semifinal game.
In the championship, Colville fell to the Billings/Butte Dirt, 8-6.
Jack George wins
Low Net of Field
A field of 41 golfers, most of them from the Chewelah Golf & Country Club, braved constant rain during Saturdayâ€™s first round of the 2012 Chewelah Amateur Golf Tournament.
The weather was markedly better during Sundayâ€™s final 18 holes.
Topping the field and taking home Low Gross of the Field honors was Jason Anderson of Spokane. Anderson toured the tight, tree-lined course in 147.
Chewelahâ€™s Jack George captured Low Net of the Field honors.
Will head up clown, barrelman duties
Scott â€śBlazeâ€ť Logsdon, on his first rodeo tour, will be the Rodeo Clown/Barrelman for the 71st running of the Panorama Rodeo Friday and Saturday, June 22-23 in the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds arena.
The Panorama Rodeo will be a two-day show this year. Pro-West performances will be held Friday night at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Slack and run after the Friday night performance.
The National Park Service (NPS) has their work cut out for them with the removal of Black Locust trees along 50 acres near Lake Roosevelt.
Currently in the planning and development stages, the project entails removing invasive black locusts that are choking out native plants and trees like pine and cottonwood. The majority of the tree removal will take place between the Kettle Falls Marina and Ski Point, which is south of Swim Beach near the Locust Grove Camp Ground.
Meeting for parents is next Monday
Colville High School cross country runner Jill Fenno is hosting a free Girlâ€™s Run For Fun summer running camp this month for all young ladies going into the fifth and sixth grade.
The running camp serves as Fennoâ€™s Senior Project for the incoming seniorâ€™s 2013 graduation.
The camp will run from 9 to 11 a.m. from June 18-21. The camp will conclude with a Fun Run for all participants at 10 a.m. on June 22.
â€śThe camp will consist of lessons that incorporate games and running that help the girls to become their best self,â€ť Fenno said.
One of the top high school catchers in Washington figured that putting on a softball skills camp for youngsters would be a great way to give backâ€”and to satisfy her Colville High School Senior Project for 2012-2013.
Madonna, who helped lead the Indians to the cusp of a State 1A championship last month in Richland, is an All-State selection and the Northeast A Leagueâ€™s Defensive Player of the Year. She is also the 2012 Benchwarmerâ€™s Softball MVP.
Duane Preston Gates, age 69, passed away on May 29, 2012 in Colville. He was born on Oct. 26, 1942, the son of Lloyd WilÂ¬liam and Rhoda Ann (Holcomb) Gates in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After high School, Duane enlisted in the United States Army and served for four years before receiving an Honorable DisÂ¬charge.
Duane was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He lived in Northern California and Phoenix, Arizona before relocating to Colville, where he met his wife, Barbara, on a blind date in 1986.
Per Duaneâ€™s request, there will be no service.