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Ice bucket challenge raises awareness, draws criticism

August 29, 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 Gehrig’s disease, by asking people to either drench themselves or donate to the ALS Association, or both.

Attempted Kidnapping Claim Unfounded

August 28, 2014

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.

The Healing Arts Center says goodbye

August 27, 2014

There will be a hole in the lo¬cal medical community after the Healing Arts Center Medical Clinic shutters its doors this Friday, ending over a decade of family practice under the guid¬ance of Dr. Lon Hatfield and his daughter and colleague, Dr. Jenna Collins.
“I have been very blessed to work here, live here, and raise my family here,” says Dr. Hat¬field, who retired recently at the age of 72. “It’s been wonderful, and we have been blessed.”

Festival of Neighbors coming up Sept. 13

August 20, 2014

There’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 “Festival of Neighbors” 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, “We’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.”

VIDEO: On this day in history

August 18, 2014

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