Here are upcoming events in the Chewelah Area for June 1-16, 2017..
The KFHC is now open, Wednesday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It is currently closed on Tuesdays, although that may change.
The KFHC updated the Hudson’s Bay display, as well as the seasonal displays about Native Americans. We have added displays as well, Mourning Dove is one. The baskets will remain for the season, so if you didn’t make it May 20, they are still there for viewing.
If you are visiting the Center, Saturday June 3, be sure to visit the Fur Trader Encampment, on the Center’s grounds. They set up, just as it would have been in the 1800s, complete with the items used then. The Fur Traders wear the clothing of the era, are ready to answer questions and show you their wares. It is a fun thing to do individually or as a family!
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(By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent)
BLRA members readies lake on cleanup day…
Despite a strong drizzle on Saturday morning, about 25 to 30 people showed up during the cleanup day at Brown’s Lake outside of Chewelah. The popular recreation area that is members-only has been a staple of summer in the area for many years, and cleanup day is the official “opening” of the lake for the season.
“We clean up everything and make sure everything is safe for people to enjoy the camping and swimming this summer,” Browns Lake Recreation Association board member Rachael Griepp said.
Browns Lake was used and enjoyed by people involved in the Magnesite Plant operation that defined the town of Chewelah for many decades. Since it shut down, you’d be hard pressed — except for a few old buildings — to imagine the lake as much more than a natural escape.
Images of the Palouse by Ed Broberg will be featured in a new exhibit at the Dahmen Barn. “Palouse Light and Color” presents vibrant images of soil, sky and turf, and runs June 1-30. An opening reception will take place June 4 from 1-3 p.m. Admission is free for the show and reception.
Broberg became interested in photography while growing up in Walla Walla.
Surrounded by the Blue Mountains and golden wheat fields, he was inspired to bring the outside in through his art. Stints as an alpine ski coach, photojournalist, and sailboat racer took him to all fifty states, several foreign countries, and Chewelah, which is the current base for his photography business. This past season he was reintroduced to the beauty of the Palouse when he covered the Washington State University Cougars for The [Chewelah] Independent. “The Palouse region is a performance-enhancing drug for landscape photographers and reminds me so much of my hometown, only on steroids without the wine,” Broberg said.
Images of local landscapes, weathered buildings and Washington State University will be on view, along with a few street and sailing images from San Francisco. Prints will be available for sale, as well as unique items, such as greeting cards, tote bags and shower curtains.
“Palouse Light and Color” will run June 1-30 at the Dahmen Barn located at 419 N Parkway in Uniontown, WA.
Remember When for May 25, 2017…
110 Years Ago – May 24, 1907
The Chewelah Brewery began making regular shipments of their product to the Bluecreek Saloon.
Chewelah took another step in the right direction as a contract was closed with William Meyer of Walla Walla for a foundry and machinery shop. More
(By Staff Reports)
Members of VFW Post #2047, Legion Post #54, Auxiliaries and SAL will conduct Memorial Services at nine Stevens County Cemeteries on Monday, May 29. Prayers, flowers, gun salutes, bagpipes and ‘taps’ will honored those who gave their lives in defense of our country and are buries in those cemeteries. Veterans and SAL who wish to be part of the services should be at The Legion Hall at 8:15 a.m. The ceremonies will take place at the following cemeteries at the following times:
Addy – 9 a.m.
Summit Valley – 9:20 a.m.
Chewelah Pioneer – 9:55 a.m.
Chewelah St. Mary’s – 10:15 a.m.
Chewelah Memorial – 10:30 a.m.
Valley – 10:50 a.m.
Jump Off Joe – 11:15 a.m.
Forest Center – 11:35 a.m.
Springdale – 11:55 a.m.
Springdale Women’s Club will honor participating veterans with a brunch, at the conclusion of services.