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 […]
Dear Editor, Over the past couple decades the City of Chewelah has subsidized the Chewelah Golf and Country Club (CG&CC), according to my calculations, in an amount well over one million dollars. This can all be documented in the public records if you care to dig deep enough. The subsidies come in the form of […]
Editor, Although Chewelah may be entrenched in the “good ol’ boys club,” I still have hope that decisions can be made in the best interest of our community. In the interest of transparency and community deference, I recommend a wage reduction for the mayor and the city administrator. The money saved could be applied toward […]
Editor, I see this picture on the front page of the paper, a picture of the high school track with a ditch across the track. All you are looking for is sympathy so that the district can run the levy again to get money to fix it. What is wrong with people, we the voters […]
Chewelah’s Mat Cat wrestling club participated in their first tournament of the season last Saturday, March 3 at Jenkins High School in Chewelah. Over 300 wrestlers from the region competed at the event. Full stats will appear in next week’s edition of The Independent. Next up for the grapplers is a tournament at Kettle […]
In This Photo: Chewelah Lady Golfer Vice President Carol Monasmith presents a $500 donation to Gary McNiel for the Chewelah Food Bank. Photo By Linda Johnson
Tri-County Senior Nutrition, a program of Rural Resources Community Action, is participating in the national 2012 March For Meals campaign. “March For Meals” is a national public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to local senior meal programs throughout the United States. It highlights the continuing importance of meal programs and the growing need for […]
Wes McCart has announced his candidacy for the open Stevens County Commissioner seat in District 1. McCart, as a businessman and farmer, recognizes the need to expand our economic base, grow our local economy, support good living wages, protect private property rights, and get government bureaucrats out of the way. McCart stated “listening to the […]