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March 6th, 2012

Mary Dudley

March 6, 2012

Mary Colleen Dudley of Kettle Falls passed away on Feb. 29, 2012 at the age of 86.
Colleen was born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to Captain Lawrence (US Army) and Nina Mackey. She lived in California and Oregon before moving to Kettle Falls with her husband, William, who passed away in 2005.
Colleen is survived by her brother, James, California; three daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
At Colleen’s request, there will be no service.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Ted Crist

March 6, 2012

Delbert Theodore (Ted) Crist died Feb. 24, 2012 at his home on the Kettle River.
Ted was born to Allen Theodore and Lois (Taylor) Crist Sept. 10, 1934 in Boise, Idaho. He spent his early years at the family farm near Gooding, Idaho. In 1946 the family moved to Colville, where they farmed in the Narcisse area. Ted graduated from Colville in 1953 and from Washington State College in 1957. He worked for the Farmers Home Administration and the National Bank of Commerce. He married Kay McCormick (now divorced) in 1959. They had three children.

Stephen Krausse

March 6, 2012

Stephen R. Krausse (20), died unexpectedly on Feb. 23, 2012 at his residence in St. Maries, Idaho.
He was born June 6, 1991 in Olympia. He grew up in Colville and was a 12-year senior of Colville High School. He graduated in 2009. Stephen worked in food service at Arby’s, as well as a construction company in Colville.
He moved to St. Maries in April 2011, and started his new job at Stimson Lumber Company in the sawmill department. He was also training for a sawyer position. In January 2012, he started a new job with Inter-Mountain West Insulation, where he was currently employed.

Carl Howes

March 6, 2012

Carl L. Howes passed on Jan. 27, 2012 in Colville.
Carl was born the fifth of eight children to Carson and Hazel Howes on April 16, 1924 in Springfield Oregon. He graduated the eighth grade from the Children’s Farm Home of The Oregon. After that, he went to work in the shipyards in Portland, OR.
At the age of 18, Carl was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in WWII in the 1282 Engineering Combat BN, he was part of the Rhineland Central Europe Campaign.

Spring sports review

March 6, 2012

Statesman-Examiner Sports will begin profiling spring sports teams from Colville, Kettle Falls and Chewelah high schools in next week’s edition.

Among the teams covered will be track and field, baseball and softball at Colville, Chewelah and Kettle Falls, boy’s soccer at Colville, boy’s and girl’s golf at Chewelah and Colville and boys golf at Kettle Falls High, along with girl’s tennis at CHS and Northport baseball.

Columbia can’t overcome Colton

March 6, 2012

Lady Lions
finish second

As expected, last Saturday night’s showdown for the State girl’s 1B basketball championship came down to a battle of the top ranked—three time defending champion Colton and Columbia High (28-2).
Columbia, putting together another brilliant campaign under head coach Mindy Flett, simply couldn’t overcome the Colton juggernaut, losing 55-47.
With the win, Colton continues to breathe in some rarified air. There are very few teams that win one state championship, much less four in succession.

Iditarod Journal - Day 1

March 6, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012
Day 1. 25º degrees

March 2nd

Sign-up time for Colville Valley U-12 baseball

March 2, 2012

The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cold temperatures and snow on the ground, the league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.

’24 hours of Schweitzer’ March 30-31

March 2, 2012

A unique event and fund-raiser called “24 Hours of Schweitzer” will be held March 30-31 at Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint, Idaho.
Last year’s event drew more than 120 participants who ranged in age from four to 69. The competitors completed 9,561 runs in 24 hours (10,247 vertical feet).
The individual record last year was 202 runs.
Last year’s event, which raised $90,000, even included a midnight marriage proposal.
Also known as “24 Hours For Hank,” the event is looking for participants to rack up the vertical for bragging rights and cystinosis research.

Back in the saddle for one more Iditarod

March 2, 2012

Bob Jones heads
for Nome again

“You suppose they’re tired of me yet,” Bob Jones laughs.
Is the 72-year-old Jones talking about his upcoming 13th snow machine trip over the Iditarod Trail to Nome sweet Nome or those journal logs he writes for this newspaper?
No chance, Bob. Not you.
Steel yourselves, folks. The Kettle Falls man is almost back on the Iditarod Trail again. Jones left on Feb. 29 for Anchorage and the start of the Last Great Race on March 3 from the outskirts of Anchorage.

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