June 19th, 2013
Jim was born on January 14th, 1951 to his parents, James H. Horgdal and Iris Corrienne Mills Horgdal in Centralia, and passed away on June 17, 2013 in Billings, MT. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Colville, where he spent most of his childhood with his older sister, Shari, and his younger sister, Neila.
He married Jane Thompson, his first wife, in 1968 and she soon gave birth to his first son, Michael Shane. A daughter, Teena Marie, followed.
Later, he and Jane divorced.
Several years ago, Michelle Chingâs college experience wasnât that different from milÂŹlions of other young adults across the country---the 2008 Colville graduate was trying to pay her own way by working nights as a cocktail waitress while attending school full-time. She also took occasional work as a lifeguard at a water park on Oahu, studying fashion design during the day at University of Hawaii.
But the long nights began to take their toll on Chingâs studies, and most importantly, her health.
Equestrian drill team brings skills to arena
BY SOPHIA ALDOUS
S-E Staff Reporter
The Tough Enough EquesÂtrian Drill Team will be perÂforming at the 72nd Colville PanoÂrama Rodeo Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.Â The drill team has been putting in long hours of practice preÂparing for the Rodeo Grand Entry performances at the Pro-West shows Friday and Saturday.Â
This yearâs performÂances will keep spectators on the edge of their seats as the âTough Enoughâ girls gallop their horses around the arena to a medley of upbeat country songs.Â
Archers fired arrows and clay pigeons were blasted from the sky during the annual 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree June 13 at the Republic Gun Club shotgun and rifle ranges. More than 40 youth participated in the round-robin event, developing their marksmanship with shotguns, air rifles and pistols, and bows and arrows.
Three additional stations were added to this yearâs event, featuring safety and hunter education in a âJeopardyâ game show format, a 4-H hunting lesson, and a Challenge activity to reinforce gun range safety and etiquette.
Eleven teams competed in the annual Wildland Firefighters Scramble Golf Tournament at Dominion Meadows Golf Course earlier this month. This yearâs tournament, which raises funds for the Wildland Firefightersâ Foundation, raised a record $3,800.
One of the tournamentâs organizers, Al Garr, said that a team that had finished last in last summerâs tournament returned and took home top honors with a net 52.
The last place team from this yearâs tournament won a free group lesson from DM PGA pro, Andy Hite.
Stevens County Sheriff âs Department Deputies and EMTs responded to a vehicle fatality on Orin Rice Road last Sunday morning, according to Sheriff Kendle Allen.
Around 4:45 a.m., a passerby noticed a 2007 Dodge truck lying on its side near Wonch Road and called 911. First responders discovered the truckâs occupants, driver Ron Holland, 52, passenger Wade Holland, 35, and passenger Kasey Dallman, 32. Both Ron and Wade Holland, who were uncle and nephew, were declared dead at the scene.
Emergency responders were called to a structure fire at Brown Boyz Island BBQ in Colville last Saturday afternoon.
Colville Fire Chief Joe Hirsch said the fire started around 3 p.m. The Colville Volunteer Fire Department responded with nine firefighters, two fire engines, a ladder truck and one support vehicle.
Hirsch said there were three employees inside the restauÂŹrant at the time of the fire, but everyone made it out safely and no injuries were reÂŹported.
So, whatâs more dire than the need to fix Colvilleâs streets, straighten out the issue of diagonal parking, or pass an ordinance concerning the feeding of wildlife in the âVilleâs neighborhoods?
According to Eric Durpos, Municipal Services Administrator for the City of Colville, itâs how to fund the repairs for the cityâs long-suffering storm water infrastructure. Durpos says the city has been searching for funding strategies, applying for grants, and cutting back on costs while updating an aging storm water system that is in critical need of repair.
The Stevens County Sheriffâs Office has completed its sexual misconduct investigation of Colville police Officer Rex Newport and has turned the case over to prosecutors.
Wednesday morning, Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said he has formally requested that the state Office of Attorney General handle charging decisions and any potential prosecution of the Colville officer.
Newport, who has worked for Colville police for about 15 years, was placed on administrative leave in March.
Colville police, firefighters and Stevens County Ambulance EMTs responded to a vehicle collision around noon on Tuesday, June 11 when a cement truck rear-ended a car on 3rd Avenue and Cedar Street. One of the car's occupants was transported to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital and later released. Two other vehicle occupants were treated for minor injuries at the scene. The driver of the cement truck was not injured.