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Three newcomers elected to tribal council


Three newcomers have won their way onto the 14-member Colville Business Council as a result of the Colville Tribes’ general election tally last Thursday.

The newcomers are Marvin Joseph Kheel, and brothers Edwin and Michael E. Marchand.

Kheel won over Yvonne Swan 284-158 in the Inchelium Position 2 race.

Edwin Marchand won over John E. Gorr, 286-179, for Position 1 in the Omak District. Michael E. Marchand won Position 2 over Duane E. Hall, Sr., 267-198.

In other races, Jim Boyd was re-elected from Inchelium District Position 1, over Gerald R. “Jerry” Springer, 253-184.

In the Nespelem District, incumbent William “Billy” Nicholson defeated Amelia (Moses) Marchand, 319-272, in the Position 1 race; and incumbent Nancy C. Johnson turned back Harvey Moses, Jr., 320-260, in the Position 2 race.

In the Keller District, incumbent Joseph L. Somday was elected to a second term, defeating Darlene Zacherle, 123-47.

Winners will take the oath of office July 10.

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