Colville Elks Lodge No. 1753 will host its annual Breakfast With Santa tradition on Saturday, Dec. 20.
The morning will start with Santa flying into the Colville Municipal Airport at 8 a.m. Youngsters will be able to greet Santa at the airport and have hot chocolate before the bearded one is transported by the Colville Volunteer Fire Department to the Elks Lodge.
At the lodge, youngsters will be able to talk to Santa â€śone on oneâ€ť and will be able to talk about those Christmas lists and who has been â€śnaughty or nice.â€ť
CWO4 USN (Ret.) Richard Charles Ohlemacher passed away in Colville on Dec. 11, 2014. He was born the son of Douglas and Laverne (Rau) Ohlemacher on Jan. 10, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.
Richard grew up and attended school in Michigan. After graduating from high school, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy. He attended boot camp in San Diego, California in 1952, and his first duty station was in Port Hueneme. Richard was stationed on the USS Carpenter and USS Stoddard, both destroyers, during the 1950â€™s out of Pearl Harbor.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Orin Bennett Sr., age 92, passed away on Dec. 5, 2014 in Colville. Bob was born the son of Otto Ney and Adalaide Victoria (Bell) Bennett on March 12, 1922 on the family farm in Beldenville, Wisconsin. He inherÂ¬ited the family farming spirit of hard work, strong hands, quick wit, and story telling.
After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942, and proudly served his country for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Each of his four sons also proudly served their country in the Marine Corps.
Donald Disque of Orient passed away on Friday, Dec. 12 at Providence Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville after a long battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease. He went peacefully to Our Father surrounded by the love of his family. He was a giving, kind, patient and gentle man.
Don was born Sept. 18, 1929 to Irma and Gus Disque in New York City, New York. He attended LaSalle Academy Catholic High School where he ran track. His two-mile relay team held the outdoor record for all Catholic high schools in 1947 and the indoor record in 1948.
COLVILLE--American Legion Riders will be at Colville Wal-Mart Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. collecting food for the Colville Food and Resource Center.
Some of the items needed are brown and white rice, peanut butter, canned and fresh produce (i.e. celery, onions, canned corn), canned meats, shelf stable milk, baking goods (flour, cake mixes) and hams for Christmas dinner. Cash donations will also be accepted so that the food bank can buy what is needed.
COLVILLE--The Libraries of Stevens County will be eliminating Saturday hours at the Kettle Falls, Colville, Chewelah, Loon Lake, and Lakeside libraries starting January, 2015. After the recent levy failure, library staff and library board members met to finalize a budget for 2015. Over the course of the fall, there had been a hiring freeze when two employees left the library to take other jobs. A total of 60 staff hours were left vacated.
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Here is a list of upcoming events from the Colville Chamber of Commerce. Chamber luncheons are Tuesdays at noon at the Colville Eagle's Lodge and are open to the public.
Dec. 19: Community Christmas Party at the Ag and Trade Center from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dinner with Catering To You with Lori Roberts; music with Mountain Melodies; dance with Jukebox Review; $15 per person. For tickets call 684-2585. (Proceeds to go to fund the fireworks and Rendezvous.)
been a bad year
Before retiring last month as the city of Colvilleâ€™s building official after 26 years, Bob Cleaver offered a few statistics about building activity in town during 2014 and a glimpse of whatâ€™s in the hopper for 2015.
Dave Harper is Colvilleâ€™s new building official.