August 29th, 2014
By now, for those that have a social media profile, countless videos have been viewed in which family, friends and countless celebrities douse themselves with a bucket of ice water, and then challenge others to do the same. The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease, by asking people to either drench themselves or donate to the ALS Association, or both.
Paul Wesley Yeomans, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away peacefully at his home on August 6, 2014 at the age of 77. He was born on May 14, 1937 to Adalbert and Elizabeth (McDonald) Yeomans in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Paul started his education in Grand Rapids. When Paul was ten-years-old, he started working with his siblings to help supÂ¬port his family. He had nine brothers and sisters. Paul was alÂ¬ways a hard worker and never complained. At the age of 19, Paul married his first wife.
Phyllis M. Cunningham, a longtime resident of Marcus and Colville, passed away peacefully during sleep on August 17, 2014 at her Gold Creek Loop home with family, after a battle of almost two years with cancer. She was under the gentle and excellent care of Hospice of Spokane at her home during this time.
Ronald â€śRonâ€ť F. Chute passed away from a heart attack on August 15, 2014, one month shy of his 68th birthday. Ron was born on Sept. 19, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Wayne and Irene (Frank) Chute.
Ron was a talented and creative soul who was able to quickly master just about any craft that interested him. He had a passion for the cowboy life, and enjoyed riding and packing trips with friends. Ron also had a passion for leatherwork, and was one of the most talented wood and leather workers in the Northwest.
A poster that circulated through social media this week claiming that a woman was trying to lure children with cotton candy in order to kidnap them in Deer Park and Colville turns out to be carrying false information, according to the Spokane COunty Sheriff's Office and the Colville Police Department.
There will be a hole in the loÂ¬cal medical community after the Healing Arts Center Medical Clinic shutters its doors this Friday, ending over a decade of family practice under the guidÂ¬ance of Dr. Lon Hatfield and his daughter and colleague, Dr. Jenna Collins.
â€śI have been very blessed to work here, live here, and raise my family here,â€ť says Dr. HatÂ¬field, who retired recently at the age of 72. â€śItâ€™s been wonderful, and we have been blessed.â€ť
Thereâ€™s a new celebration coming to Kettle Falls on Saturday, Sept. 13. This is a fall event to be held at Happy Dell Park. It has been named â€śFestival of Neighborsâ€ť in hopes of bringing together not only our local citizens, but also our neighboring communities as well. A new group of volunteers with great new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm are organizing it. Kettle Falls Mayor Dorothy Slagle stated, â€śWeâ€™re working with our Chamber of Commerce to create an event that celebrates our area and brings more awareness to our history and all we have to offer here.â€ť
Sonia Sue Thornburg, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on August 5, 2014 at the age of 62. She was born on August 4, 1952 in Colville to Melvin and Clara (Cooper) Thornburg.
Phyllis Carol (Kisamore) Hyatt, a 54-year resident of Stevens County, passed away in Colville, WA on Aug. 5, 2014, at the age of 79. She was born March 29, 1935 in Kinsman, OH, the third of four children born to Byron and Pansy (Farance) Kisamore.