Conner Krouse pinned Mike Garrison from King’s Way Christian with 50 seconds remaining in the first round to earn the third place medal in the 195-pound bracket. After losing to eventual state champion Juan Zamora in the semifinals, the Cougar senior battled back to win the consolation finals by pinning Garrison in the opening round. In so doing, he became one of the only Chewelah wrestlers, if not the only one, to own four state wrestling medals. Click here for the full story. 

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Large pellet, wood stove manufacturer to close


Pellet and wood stove manufacturer Hearth & Home Technologies announced they will be shuttering production operations at the Colville facility later this year, following a recent capacity analysis of the company’s production facilities. The closure will mean the loss of approximately 100 jobs to the area. Click here for the full story. 


Chewelah City Council sells ‘county yard’ property


The Chewelah City Council voted to sell city property known as the “county yard” for $50,000 to Weston and Heidi Griepp of West One Plumbing at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening, Feb. 15. The property had not been advertised for sale but was declared surplus by the city earlier this month. The Griepps also offered to rent the lot back to the city until August 1 in exchange for $5,000, lowering the net proceeds to the city to $45,000. The parcel, zoned Retail Business, consists of approximately 24,300 square feet and is currently used by the city to store transformers, power poles, water pipes and other materials. It is located on South 2nd St. West behind Hartill’s Mountain Saw and Tractor. Click here for the full story. 


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