THE LEAD: Deer Park woman gets prison sentence after killing boyfriend, leaving him in tarp outside home
Almost, Maine opens on March 13…
While Chewelah is in the state of Washington, people will be making a trip to Maine when they attend the latest JHS production “Almost, Maine” beginning on March 13. The show comprises of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a town not unlike Chewelah called Almost, Maine. The show was first performed by the Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine in 2004 and will feature a four-sided stage for the first time in the Chewelah Center for the Arts. It stood out to the JHS Theatre program for both being affordable for royalties and challenging the unique group of talented actors that the school currently has. Click here for the full story.
Deer Park woman gets prison sentence after killing boyfriend, leaving him in tarp outside home
A Deer Park woman was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for killing her boyfriend in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday. Gloria Redmann will serve prison time after shooting 54-year-old Michael Ahlstrom in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle and then leaving his body wrapped in a tarp outside their Deer Park home in late 2016. Redmann, 63, pled guilty to manslaughter after initially being hit with murder charges. Ahlstrom’s body was found in 2016 when Redmann asked a group of men from a local bowling alley to help move items from her yard to her truck when they found the body in a tarp. Click here for the full story.
Chewelah School District looking for new school board member
The Chewelah School District is seeking candidates to fill the open District 2 Director position. Interested candidates must be a registered voter residing within District 2. A detailed map can be viewed at the District Office, or you can view the online Director District Map at https://www.chewelah.k12.wa.us/domain/8 . Questions concerning eligibility and boundaries can be directed to the Superintendent’s Office at 685-6800, ext. 1002. Applications for the director position will be accepted until 3:00 PM April 8, 2019 at the Chewelah School District Office, PO Box 47, Chewelah. Letters of application should include a brief resume of qualifications, background and reasons for interest in serving on the board.
Experts have tips to lessen the stress of “springing forward” to observe daylight saving time
According to the UW Medicine Sleep Center, there are steps you can take to ease the stress on your body when it comes to springing forward for daylight savings time. Experts ask you to go to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual each night leading up to 2 a.m. on Sunday when there is a time change. They also suggest you get a “natural dawn simulator alarm clock” that emits a stream of gradually increasing light for wake-up time. Experts agree the time switch is not healthy for daylight savings time but people can take steps to mitigate the change’s effects. Click here for the full story.
• MARCH 7: Thursday Jam at Dan and Jo’s in Valley, 7 p.m.
• MARCH 7: First Thursday Art Walk, downtown Chewelah 5:30-8 p.m.
• MARCH 7: South Stevens County Chamber of Commerce meeting at Loon Lake Fire Station, 11 a.m.
• MARCH 7: Potluck at Chewelah Senior Center, 12-1 p.m.
• MARCH 7: First Thursday Art Walk in Chewelah, 5:30-8 p.m.
• MARCH 7: Ladies Night at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 8 p.m.
• MARCH 8: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• MARCH 8: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• MARCH 8: Tech Help at Chewelah Public Library 2-4 p.m.
• MARCH 8: Karaoke at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 8 p.m.
MARCH 9: Tip-A-Cop at Fired Up Pizza
The Stevens County Law Enforcement Association is excited to join in the first Tip-A-Cop event with Fired Up Pizza on March 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. SCLEA’s mission includes improving community relations through events such as this. The goal is to serve you a great meal prepared by Fired Up and delivered to your table by members of SCLEA. We hope you get a chance to have a friendly visit with those of us who are out on the roads answering your calls for service. In turn, the tips we receive from the night go directly into the SCLEA’s Shop With a Cop event which happens in December. The better the tips, the more kids the SCLEA can help. Reservations requested, please call 509-936-9121.
MARCH 9: Suds N’ Spuds
The Chewelah Valley Lions are hosting Suds N’ Spuds at Quartzite Brewing on Saturday, March 9 from 4-7 p.m. or sell out. Join the Lions for dinner which is $10 and includes baked potatoes with plenty of toppings, dessert, local craft beer available for purchase separately from Quartzite Brewing, net proceeds from this event will go to the Anna Schindler Foundation. This foundation provides a place to stay for families of children with cancer.
• MARCH 9-10: 5th grade passport family weekend at 49 Degrees North, 1/2 off lift tickets for immediate family members of passport holders
• MARCH 9: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• MARCH 9: GFWC at Springdale Food Pantry, 9:30 a.m.
• MARCH 9: Camas Valley Grange Meeting in Springdale, 5:30 p.m.
• MARCH 9: Paw and Pole Cross Country Event at 49 Degrees North
• MARCH 9: Suds N Spuds at Quartzite Brewing Company
• MARCH 10: Youth Grange Meeting at Camas Valley Grange, 5:30 p.m.
MARCH 10: Wildfire preparedness, not Prevention
Join us at Backyard BBQ on March 10 at 1:30 PM for a free class about wild land fire preparedness. Information will focus on understanding our fire dependent ecosystem, a basic crash course on understanding fire behavior, a list of fire suppression resources and their capabilities for a better understanding of what level of suppression they can provide, as well as steps land owners can take to better prepare for fire. Also learn about local contractors that focus on fuels reduction. as well as state and federal programs that can assist home owners.