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March 25th, 2015

Rally raises awareness about child abuse

March 25, 2015

With April on the horizon, spring is in the air and people are looking forward to warm days and gardening.
However, local child and family advocates have a specific garden in mind that they are hoping the community will support.
On Wednesday, April 1 at noon, Stevens County CASA, Rural Resources Victim Services, and the Colville branch of the Department of Social Health and Services (DSHS), will plant a pinwheel garden on the front lawn of the Stevens County Courthouse in honor of April’s designation as Child Abuse Awareness month.

March 24th

Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 24, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.

March 19th

Miss Kettle Royalty take their final bows

March 19, 2015

The Miss Kettle Falls Scholarship Program (MKFSP) is gearing up for another year, but before a new community ambassador is crowned, the 2014 royalty will have a chance to say their goodbyes.
The Miss Kettle Falls Program will be Saturday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kettle Falls Middle School gymnasium. The theme is "V.I.P." and tickets are available at Kettle Falls Pharmacy.
2014 Miss Kettle Falls Cayla Hammond and Alternate Peyton Tucker will take their final walk and bows as Kettle Falls Royalty before new community representatives are selected.

March 17th

Sign-up time for Colville Valley youth baseball players

March 17, 2015

No snow on
area fields

The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Warmer than the norm temperatures have many people thinking baseball.
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.
Assuming many of Meshishnek’s league duties this year will be Pastor Eric Ohrtman.

Colville will reload—rebuild

March 17, 2015

Indians lost some significant talent

If Colville High has any designs on returning to State later this spring (of course they do), the Indians of head coach Jim Ebel and assistant coach Tim Vaughn will have to replace some significant components to a team that ran roughshod through the Great Northern League the past two seasons and finished 21-4 last spring.
That record included a 1-2 mark at the State 2A Tournament in Selah. For those counting at home, that trip to State was Colville’s 13th straight.

New league, new challenges for Kettle Falls’ baseball

March 17, 2015

KFHS should
be competitive

Despite a low turnout earlier this winter (22 players) when spring practice sessions got underway, expect second year Kettle Falls High baseball coach Justin Collier to field a competitive team as the Bulldogs embark on their first season in the rigorous Northeast 2B League after spending two seasons in the second division of the Northeast A League.

Chewelah should be solid

March 17, 2015

Softball season
starts this week

CHEWELAH—The Jenkins High softball team is looking to be more competitive in the Northeast A League this spring with a mix of returning starters and experienced freshmen in key positions.
A solid turnout of 20 players, buoyed by 11 freshmen, has allowed the Cougars to field full varsity and junior varsity teams.
Head coach Tom Skok is looking for an immediate impact from those experienced freshmen.

Deadline for Photo contest extended

March 17, 2015

It's time once again for the Statesman-Examiner's annual photography contest. The S-E is looking for photos of the Panorama Land area (Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Orielle Counties). Area events, wildlife, landscapes, landmarks, or other Panorama Land photographs you would like to share are all eligible. Grand Prize is $100 cash, First Place is $75, Second Place is $50 and Third Place is $25. Photo winners will be published in the Statesman-Examiner.

March 13th

City looking for a few good volunteers

March 13, 2015

The City of Colville currently has vacancies on the following boards, commissions and committees.

Airport Advisory Board (2 openings)
Assists in basic airport planning, operates and maintains the municipal airport, assists in completing written applications for potential funding sources for repairs, improvements or purchase of equipment involving the municipal airport. Consists of nine members that serve a three year term.

Animal Control Advisory Committee (4 vacancies)

March 12th

Remaining Kettle Falls 5 acquitted of most charges

March 12, 2015

In what defense lawyers are hailing as a partial triumph, the three remaining members of the Kettle Falls Five were acquitted of four other charges in a marijuana case that has captivated the nation.
Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, her son Roland Gregg and his wife, Michelle, were found guilty last Tuesday evening in Spokane Federal Court of growing between 50 and 100 marijuana plants on their 33-acre property northeast of Kettle Falls.

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No snow on area fields The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is...
Indians lost some significant talent If Colville High has any designs on returning to State later...
KFHS should be competitive Despite a low turnout earlier this winter (22 players) when spring...


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