Zach Bowman, 7, presented the first buttercup of the year to The Independent on March 9. Zach found the yellow flower at his Grandma’s house near Quarry-Brown’s Lake Road. Congratulations, Zach! Jared Arnold photo
As usual here in northeastern Washington, late winter weather is taking its toll on spring sports. Teams had barely gotten outside for practices for the first time late last week. Then, on Monday afternoon, a surprise snowstorm sent them all back into the gym. The spring sports season officially opened on February 27, but an […]
The following are results for the Chewelah Mat Cat wrestlers in their first two tournaments of the season. Only those wrestlers that finished 1st-4th are listed. Chewelah TournamentMar. 3, 2012 Mason Ebert – 3rd; Nolan Jeanneret – 2nd; Jared Haden – 2nd; Zeke Crockett – 2nd; Amber Glover – 3rd; Andrew Allan – 4th; […]
Notice is hereby given that a Special Election shall be held on the April 17, 2012. In accordance with R.C.W. 29.07.160 the registration deadline for a person who is not registered to vote in the state of Washington and for any person already registered to vote in Washington State and wishes to update or transfer […]
At the March 7 meeting, the Chewelah City Council voted 4-3 to propose an ordinance that requires the council to meet twice a month for the rest of 2012. The motion was opposed by council members John May, Dave Haskell and Carra Nupp. The council currently meets every first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 […]
Are you ready to dig out your Hawaiian shirt, have a great time, and support a good cause? Then make plans to come up to 49 Degrees North on Saturday, March 17! The ski patrol is hosting their annual fundraiser, Hawaiian Daze, offering fun activities, events and prizes throughout the day. Registration for the Poker […]
The Distinguished Young Women of Chewelah Scholarship Program will be Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Jenkins Middle School Gym. Six contestants will compete for the title and monetary scholarships. The contestants will be evaluated on five categories that count toward certain percentages of their overall score. The fitness and self-expression portions […]
Community Celebrations presents Chataqua 2012! Chataqua is four days of arts, crafts, entertainment and fun for everyone. Chataqua attracts over 50,000 visitors to Chewelah each year and is celebrated this year July 12-15. Visit www.chewelahchataqua.com for more information.
Dear Editor, Regarding the sports section of The Independent March 22. The various coaches had some nice things to say about their kids. That is except the track coach who basically did nothing but whine about the condition of the track. The community said ‘no’ to a nearly million dollar renovation. If $5 million was […]
Dear Editor, I am so happy to tell you that my 3rd annual Inland North West Honor Flight Nacho Feed in Chewelah on March 10 was a HUGE success. We served 214 people and raised $2979 that night – that’s $1000 and 103 more people than last year. Plus, almost $1300 more has been sent […]
Seventy-four kids as young as four-years-old star in the next StageTime Theatre School musical, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., which will be presented March 30 through April 1. As usual, the StageTime cast will perform six times over the weekend at the Chewelah Civic Center. The performances will take place on Friday, March 30 at 7 […]
Mallorie Powell proved that the “mission is possible” by being named the Distinguished Young Woman of 2012 at the local scholarship program on March 24. Powell competed against five other contestants, who are all juniors at Jenkins High School, in the 2012 community event themed “Mission: Possible.” Atasha Edwards was selected as first alternate and […]
Wet spring weather, especially last Thursday’s rain storm, has left Snyder Field’s track facilities in rough shape. JHS’ Track and Field team has had limited use of the facility so far this season for training. See more coverage of JHS Spring sports here.
Kim Berg, Potentate of El Katif Shriners, and on behalf of Shriners and Shriners Hospitals for Children, congratulated Justin Peterson at a recent Northeast Washington Shrine Club meeting at the Chewelah American Legion. Illustrious Sir Kim recognized the outstanding work that Justin has done for the Veterans Honor Flight Program.
Scott and Schelley Schlafman launched KCHW 102.7 FM on Monday morning, March 5, with their new morning show. The yet-to-be-named show airs Monday-Friday, 7-9 am and features music, current events, community calendar, school events, weather, and interviews with special guests — all topped off with a lot of laughs. KCHW, a non-commercial radio station, offers […]
Three Jenkins High School staff members got to see firsthand what Marine recruits go through during boot camp at a week-long Educators Workshop Jan. 16-20, 2012. Jenkins High School staff members Lonnie Hoxie, Vanessa Bigler, and Mark Burnell were three of 75 educators from the northwest to attend the all-expense paid trip at the Marine […]