Local school bonds still failing to get 60 percent

OKANOGAN – The second count of the Tuesday, Feb. 14 election, which included ballots for school facilities improvements in three school districts, Tonasket, Okanogan and Bridgeport, are not faring well and each could go down to defeat for not getting the 60 percent needed for approval.

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Burn ban expires for Okanogan County

UNION GAP – The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County has expired as scheduled today at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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Mary Jane ‘Janie’ Oliver

Mary Jane (Janie) Oliver age 68 of Oroville passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at her home in Oroville. She was born April 12, 1948 in Grove City, Pennsylvania to parents Jacob and Sara Ellenberger.

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Clayton Emry

Clayton was born April 9, 1927 in Allen, NE at the home of his grandparents Cyrus and Dolly Roberts to parents Lloyd and Merna Emry. He passed away February 11, 2017 in Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee just six weeks shy of his 90th birthday….

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John Wilbur Peterson

John Wilbur Peterson, 67, of Oroville, Washington, passed to be with his Lord and Savior on January 28, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. He was born November 27, 1950 in Tonasket, Washington.

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Burn ban extended for Okanogan County

UNION GAP – The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County is being extended to 8 a.m., Tuesday, (Feb. 21) because air quality conditions will likely be unhealthy for sensitive groups through the weekend, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

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Timothy Wayne Jackson

Timothy Wayne Jackson, age 58, of Tonasket, Washington passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer.

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Stage 1 burn ban called for Okanogan and Kittitas counties

Outdoor and indoor burning limited to improve air quality Submitted by Joye Redfield-Wilder Washington Department of Ecology UNION GAP – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 4 p.m. today (Feb. 14) in Okanogan and Kittitas counties, due to poor air quality. Restrictions on burning will continue through noon on Friday (Feb. 17), when conditions will be reassessed. [...]

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No Valentine for area school bonds

OKANOGAN – Early returns on the Tuesday, Feb, 14 election, which included ballots for school facilities improvements in three school districts, Tonasket, Okanogan and Bridgeport, are not faring well and could go down to defeat for not getting the 60 percent needed for approval.

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Margorie Muriel Jameson

Margorie Muriel Jameson, 76 of Oroville, passed away on January 31, 2017. She was born to Norman and Catherine Retasket in Burken, B.C. outside of Mt. Currie in a tent at a logging camp.

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Dorinda Elizabeth Fonda

On January 19, 2017 Dorinda Elizabeth Fonda passed away at home in Oroville, Washington. Born April 2, 1933 to her mother, Dorinda McGrath and her father, Milton Delano Fonda, Dorinda’s first home was in the Irish community of Green Island, Troy, New York.

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