Archive - Jul 26, 2011
Sunny skies and large crowds were the perfect combination to help partake in the 90th Tri-County Settlers Association celebration.
The festivities featured a morning parade with more than 90 entries and an afternoon picnic in Mix Park that included kids games, a petting zoo and musical entertainment.
The Spokane Lilac Festival float took the paradeâ€™s top prize, the sweepstakes award. The Ritzville Community Float won the mayorâ€™s award and Real Estate Marketplaceâ€™s Jim Palmer Sr. and Jr. won the judgesâ€™ award.
Other parade winners were:
Floats â€” 1, Chewelah. 2, Moses Lake.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on July 31 at the family home, 9122 Deer Valley Road, in Newport, for Derek J. Nichols, who passed away at his home on July 21, 2011, with his mother by his side.
Born on Jan. 28, 1984, in Missoula Mont., he was a kind hearted and loving person who battled cancer and its effects from the age of 8 until his final day.
He loved being with his family, pets and his friends at the Newport Clubhouse. He also enjoyed playing board games, word finds, shopping and spending time outside especially in his swing.
Graveside services were July 25 at the Peone Prairie Cemetery, with the Rev. Alice Payne officiating, for area resident Eileen V. Robinson, 86, who passed away on July 20 in Spokane.
Born on Oct. 26, 1924, at Bonners Ferry, Idaho, she is preceded in death by her husband, John Robinson; a daughter, Carol Pluid; an infant son; and two brothers, Bill and Gene Losh.
She is survived by five children, Sharon (Don) Burkey, Cheryl (Lee) Evenson, Roy (Liz) Pluid, Jesse Bernstine III and Brian Bernstine; eight grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members.
Washingtonâ€™s fifth gray wolf pack has been confirmed in Stevens County.
Earlier this month, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists caught, marked with an ear tag and released a 2-month-old wolf pup from the pack. Biologists have since been trying to capture one of the packâ€™s breeding adult wolves to radio-collar it for monitoring. The effort to document the pack began after local ranchers reported observing three wolf pups and hearing howling in late June.