Here is Remember When for June 15, 2017…
By Becky Washington/For The Independent
The North Eastern Washington Humane Society is preparing for a June regular membership meeting. Always open to the public, these meetings are held every other month. NEWHS is short on members right now, and welcomes folks with a passion to serve the community, and seek humane treatment of animals. We have jobs for you, you can believe that!
Discussion of fund raisers, possible speaking engagements, property searches and wishful shelter planning, are the usual conversations at these meetings, but June might be a little different! The month of May started with a huge seizure of dogs from a property near Clayton. Fantastic media coverage made everyone aware of this case! Just weeks later, another seizure of 23 animals from a different Stevens County residence took place. So, the topic at June’s meeting might be what can be done differently in the future!
(By Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent)
Jenkins students get their feet wet at Underwater Robotics Competition at Whitworth…
Chewelah students went to Whitworth University last month to test the might and the waterproofness of their robot creations as part of Jenkins Junior Senior High School robotics program, headed by Tim Slater.
Anytime students are introduced to something new, there’s going to be some natural apprehension,” Slater said. “They broke through that barrier pretty quick. Each kid on a team had a specific role, and I think that helped the overall process. Personally, I think our underwater robots are the easiest thing we’ve built since there are less moving parts and it’s a simple design with basic materials.” More
Here is Remember When for June 8, 2017…
110 Years Ago – June 7, 1907
The voters of Chewelah declared emphatically for water and light at the polls on Tuesday with 689 votes for the construction bonds and not a single vote opposed.
Joseph LaVigne spent several days in Spokane this week as Chewelah’s delegate to the Washington Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows. More
(By Sally Beane/Chewelah Arts Guild)
Some new faces will be among the artists and musicians participating in this year’s “Taste of Chewelah” scheduled for Thursday, June 15. These folks are not new to our area, but they will be adding a new flavor to Taste. Following is a roster of who they are so far, where they will be, and a little bit about them. More
(By Valley Schools/For The Independent)
Valley School student Daylin Logan has a passion for reading that seems to drive him crazy if he isn’t actively doing it. Daylin’s teacher, Kenny Rindlisbacher, points out that, to achieve what he has, he must have had a book in his hands most of the time while away from class; he certainly does at school.
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(By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent)
Janet McLaughlin spent over 20 years inspiring Chewelah students…
For many years Jenkins Junior Senior High School hasn’t had a theatre.
But it has certainly had a theatre program.
From the many productions the high school puts on to raucous applause, to the dance tours around area schools, to the StageTime shows that have parents falling over each other to snag a photo of their child and finally theatre students that find themselves prepared properly for the next level at universities.
At the center of all this is Janet McLaughlin, who is retiring this year after more than 20 years as Chewelah School District’s theatre teacher.
Not one to want the spotlight, but rather create the spotlight for someone else to take, McLaughlin has been a teaching force in Chewelah for decades — helping foster the artistic environment that is both unique and vibrant in a town of this size.
(By Shelly Stevens/TEDD)
Showcases imaginative pen and ink drawings…
Tri County Economic Development District (TEDD) is pleased to welcome its newest featured artist to Gallery TEDD, Newport, WA resident Ken Smith. Smith’s unique and imaginative pen and ink drawings bring an almost otherworldly vision to the gallery. Smith’s work will be on display through June 26th, and the public is invited to stop by and see it in person during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. More