June 23rd, 2015
The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.
A new halfway house for men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is opening its doors in Colville. Located across from Providence Mount Carmel Hospital on Columbia Street, the house was purchased by Barry and Shelley Bacon. The couple is renting the house to Oxford House, Inc.
"There's nothing like it that I know of in the Tri-County area," said Dr. Barry Bacon, who volunteers to work with drug addicts in the Stevens County jail. "It's a chance to try and help people and save the taxpayers' money."
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Last winterâ€™s relative heat wave was a blessing for Romlyn Conn, 63, a homeless resident of Colville. Conn is easy to spot: her ducks faithfully waddle alongside her and her well-behaved dog, Harvey. She fondly regards her little family as her â€śtraveling petting zoo.â€ť Conn figures she walks around six miles a day, passing the time until she finds a spot to spend the night. After 33 years with her former roommate, it was a decidedly unfriendly parting that launched Conn on her current path of being homeless.
State at Yakima
Top-seeded Darby Fox captured the 1A/B East Region tennis tournament at Mead High School last Friday and heads to the State 1A Tournament at the Yakima Tennis Club Friday and Saturday as the top seed.
The Colville High standout, the 2015 Northeast A League Most Valuable Player, was the lone singles player from the NEA to advance out of the regional. The other three state singles qualifiers came from Class B.
â€śDarby had a near perfect tournament,â€ť her coach, Phil Johnson, said of Foxâ€™s dominating play at Mead.
After surviving a scare against Northeast A League rival Deer Park to advance out of the District 7 baseball tournament, Colville Highâ€™s (17-4) run at the 1A East Regional at Dan White Field Eastmont/Wenatchee last Saturday proved to be short-lived.
Cashmere, the best Class 1A baseball team in Washington for the past six years, simply had too many weapons in a 12-3 win over Colville Saturday in the regional first round.
Last week the Chewelah Cougars played at Deer Park Golf Course in at the District 7 1A final 18. The opening round one-week earlier (Sub-District) had been held at Colvilleâ€™s Dominion Meadows Golf Course. The scores from sub-District and District tournaments are combined to qualify Northeast A League golfers to the State 1A Tournament at Sun Willows Golf Course Wednesday and Thursday.
Kameron Strobel and Gaby Broden captured District 7 1A track and field championships to lead Colville Highâ€™s seven athlete contingent to the State 1A/2B/1B Track and Field Championships at Roos Field on the campus of Eastern Washington University May 29-30.
The District 7 1A qualifying meet was held last Friday and Saturday at Riverside High School (Chattaroy). The top two in each event qualified for a trip to EWU.
Strobel, who finished third in the triple jump one day earlier, captured the long jump on Saturday with a leap of 20-4.
Law enforcement is searching for the suspect who robbed a Kettle Falls coffee stand on Tuesday, May 26. According to Kettle Falls Police Chief Chris Courchene, the robbery occurred at approximately 2:09 p.m. when a male dressed all in black and wearing a ski mask with a skull face entered Ms. B's Haven at Hwy. 395 320 E. Third, and demanded money from the till. The employee that was on shift told police the suspect was skinny with brown eyes and brandished a double-sided dagger with a dark handle.
COLVILLEâ€”A Level 3 registered sex offender living in the Colville area was arrested in Whitman County after he allegedly attempted to kidnap an employee of the Jamin Java coffee shop in Colville. Arrested in Whitman County and transported to Stevens County Jail was Jason R. Foster, 41. He was booked into Stevens County Jail on charges of Assault 2nd and Kidnapping 1st, according to Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. Chief Meshishnek said Colville officers responded to 898 S.