January 30th, 2013
Quentin Davis Ratliff was born on Aug. 13, 1933, to Arthur and Dorothy Ratliff in Milan, Wash. He passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Nick.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 58 years, Nancy; a brother, Truman (Leah) Ratliff; a daughter, Debbie (Greg) Andrus; two grandchildren, Michael Redmon and Ashley Ratliff; a great-grandson, Walter Redmon; a close family friend, Cheryl Avery; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Chewelah Legion Hall, 111 S. Park Ave., for area resident Jackie Cool, 63.
She is survived by her mother, Peggy Justice; a son, Robert (Leesa) Justice; a daughter, Brenda Cool; three brothers, Keith (Donna), Howard and Orin (Karren); two sisters, Louann (Jerry) Offerdahl and Adena (John) Gammon; two grandsons, Ryan and Logan; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
The Riverside boys basketball team, which has had trouble this season finding a consistent offense, tossed in 22 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Newport 53-46 on Friday.
The win improved the Ramsâ€™ Northeast A League record to 3-7 and kept alive its chances for the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District VII tournament.
The Rams entered the fourth quarter trailing the Grizzlies 34-31 but quickly took the lead on a Tyler Axtell basket sandwiched between a pair of hoops by center Kevin Huggins.
The Riverside girls basketball team, which hit clutch free throws at the end of regulation and the first overtime, finally pulled away from Newport in the second extra session.
The Lady Rams outscored the visitors 10-5 in the second overtime to come away with a 51-46 win.
The win improved Riversideâ€™s Northeast A League record to 5-5 and kept alive their chances for the No. 3 seed in the upcoming District VII tournament.
The Lady Rams led 21-11 at halftime only to see the Lady Grizzlies (6-5) slowly cut into the lead in the third quarter.
The Chewelah Cougars built an early lead and then held off the Riverside Rams down the stretch to all-but capture the Northeast A League wrestling championship on Tuesday.
The Cougarsâ€™ 43-35 win left them as the only remaining NE-A team with a week left in the regular season.
Chewelah led 34-12 after the first seven matches only to see Riverside mount a furious comeback fueled by pins by Ivan Love at 120 pounds and Andrew Hansen (126 pounds) and 18-5 win by 132-pound Tyler Jack.
Recently appointed Sen. John Smith took the oath of office on Jan. 13 to become the 7th Legislative District senator.
Prior to the official kickoff of this yearâ€™s legislative session, Supreme Court Justice James Johnson administered the oath to Smith, who stood before friends and family.
The Riverside Rams finally enjoyed a little â€śhome cookinâ€™â€ť on Tuesday.
The Rams, who had not played a home game in three weeks, used a strong fourth quarter to get past the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 49-41. The win, the first in five Northeast A League games, snapped the Ramsâ€™ seven-game losing streak.
Riverside, which built a 19-point lead (28-9) with 6 minutes left in the third quarter, watched as the Bulldogs staged a relentless rally in the gameâ€™s final 14 minutes.
The Riverside girls basketball team got back on the winning track with a 49-35 win over Kettle Falls on Tuesday.
The Lady Rams, who dropped two Northeast A League games last week, opened up a 11-0 lead over the Bulldogs and then held off a couple of Kettle Falls attempts to catch up.
Kettle Falls cut the lead to 14-8 by the end of the first quarter only to have Riverside go on a 10-4 run. The Lady Rams led 26-15 at halftime before the roof started to cave in on both teams, literally.
A 20-year-old Chattaroy woman was involved in a fatal car-pedestrian accident on U.S. Highway 2 on Tuesday night.
Sarah Babcock was traveling northbound on the highway near the Big R Store at around 8:20 p.m. when she struck a female pedestrian.
The woman, whose name was not yet been released, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Washington State Patrol investigators, who have not filed any charges, have not ruled out that the pedestrian was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Ross Ronald Bennett was born on Dec. 11, 1950, to Etta May and Lee Bennett in Wilbur, Wash., and passed away on Dec. 31, 2012, in Deer Island, Ore.
Ross grew up in Deer Park and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1969. He attended Eastern Washington College for one year and for one year at the University of Washington.
He later moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he fished and owned and operated a carpet and vinyl store. He later moved to Portland, Ore., where he operated a tugboat and salvage business, salvaging underwater logs from the Columbia River.