July 10th, 2012
Gladys P. Walston, age 93, passed away on June 30, 2012 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Wallace and Grace (HutÂ¬ton) Elder on Feb. 17, 1919 in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho and went to high school in Tacoma. WA
Gladys married Frank Walston on July 2, 1950 in Colville. They had one daughter, Carol Leithead.
She preceded Gladys in death in 2011.
In her spare time, Gladys enjoyed playing music, dancÂ¬ing, quilting, volunteer work, and most of all, spending time with her family. She was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.
Garrison Roy Russell passed away with his wife by his side on June 17, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 58.
Garrison was born on July 9, 1953 in Denver, CO, the son of Thomas Ferris and Nola (Wiedmann) Russell.
He was raised in Van Nuys, CA where he attended school. On his sixteenth birthday, Garrison received his pilotâs license, driverâs license and motorcycle endorsement. He continued flyÂ¬ing while in high school and graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1971.
Freda P. Weaver, a 48-year resident of Colville, passed away on July 1, 2012 in Colville at the age of 92. Freda was born on Nov. 11, 1919 in Leadpoint near Northport. Freda was the ssevÂ¬enth of ten children born to Andrew and Emma Pfeiffer.
She grew up at Cedar Creek and attended school in NorthÂ¬port. Freda graduated as Valedictorian of Northport High School in 1936. She graduated as a secretary and studied acÂ¬counting from Kinman Business University. Freda then began work for the Washington State Department of Welfare.
Agnes Evelene âGrannyâ Thompson, 85, passed away at her home, June 30, 2012 in Hunters. She was born June 6, 1927 in Rosalia to John and Minnie (Kuehl) OâHalloran.
Dennis Dean Ferguson, a resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on July 4, 2012 in Colville at the age of 63. Dennis was born on Feb. 9, 1949 in Colville, the son of Frank Esco and MilÂ¬dred Louise (Hanlin) Ferguson.
He was raised in Colville, where he attended school and graduated as a 12-year senior from Colville High School in 1967. Dennis then attended Wenatchee Valley College for one year before transferring to Eastern Washington University.
Ada May Yankus, passed away on July 1, 2012 at Buena Vista Retirement Center in Colville at the age of 79.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and making blankets, doilies and baby outfits. Ada also loved canning and baking. She won numerous ribbons at the Northeast Washington Fair. She grew beautiful flowers and loved her roses. She loved hummingbirds and enjoyed watching them.
Ada was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and lived in Colville for 48 years. She will be missed by many.
A record 47
Colville High School senior to be Jammie Madonnaâs Summer Skills Camp attracted 47 campers last week. Girls ages 6-13 from Colville, Kettle Falls, Chewelah, Inchelium and even Tacoma participated in the comprehensive softball skills camp last week.
Madonna, one of the top catchers returning to the high school ranks in Washington next season, put on the camp as her required CHS Senior Project.
Madonna said she was very pleased with the turnout and with all the help she got running the camp.
Kashmir Howes of Colville captured High Overall Ladies honors at the Washington Scholastic Clay Target Championships at the Seattle Skeet & Trap Club June 22-24.
The championships saw youth from across the state representing over 20 schools from elementary through college and organizations like FFA and 4-H competing for the right to be named Washingtonâs best.
Competitors competed in all three American Clay Target disciplines of Skeet, Sporting Clays and Trap.
66 two-man teams fish 19th annual event
COMPILED BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Local fishermen more than held their own in the 19th annual Governorâs Cup Walleye Tournament on Lake Roosevelt June 23-24. This year, 66 two-person teams headed out early each morning in search of walleye.
Four of the top five teams this year were from Kettle Falls.
âThat has never happened before,â pointed out Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club President, Jim Meskan.
This year, over 700 fish were caught by those 66 two-person teams.
Last Wednesday, Colville resident Krystal Anderson, 32, flexed her toes in her flip-flops and did a slow, casual spin, showing off her khaki shorts.
âI can finally wear these without worrying about being cold or wet, so in my mind, this is the first day of summer,â said Anderson. Anderson echoed a sentiment shared by many in the Colville valley and surrounding comÂ¬munities, what with record breaking amounts of rain for the area dominating the month of June.