Chris Branch

Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference

OROVILLE – The WSU Extension Office and the City of Oroville are asking people to join them on April 17 for the Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference an joint effort to try and improve the local economies in rural areas.

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Ray and Victoria Attwood are 2015 Founders Day Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Ray and Victoria Attwood of Ellisforde are this year’s Founders Day Grand Marshals. The nomination, announced at the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Banquet, came as a surprise to both of them.

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Ellamae Brunell new May Festival Queen

Ellamae Burnell, was chosen to be this year’s May Festival Queen at the 2015 Selection Night event held at the Oroville High School Commons last Monday night. Brunell and her court, Princess Faith Martin and Mikayla Scott , all juniors at OHS, participated in the Selection night by giving speeches and answering an impromptu question.

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Patrick R. Liley

Patrick R. Liley, age 61 of Oroville, passed away in Omak on March 17, 2015. He was born in Olympia, Washington to James and Jean (Lehman) Liley

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Marian Gladys Jackson

Marian Gladys Jackson, 87, died Wednesday, March 4, in Republic, Washington. Previously she had lived in Curlew for about 10 years, and in Montana near her daughter Susan for about 5 years.

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Lydia Erma Wallace

Lydia Erma Matilda Feddersen – Helm – Wallace was born Feb 13, 1920 to Martin Feddersen and Katherine Wildermuth-Feddersen. She died at age 95 on March 22, 2015.

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Tonasket City Council clarifies sewer responsibilities

The Tonasket City Council amended Ordinance No.755 regarding side sewer ownership, operation and maintenance to clearly read that property owners are responsible for all costs of hooking up to the sewer, from their home all the way to the sewer main. Property owners have always been responsible for costs of operation and maintenance out to the sewer main, but the wording in the ordinance needed further clarification.

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Interim hospital administrator introduced

TONASKET – Interim Administrator/Superintendent Ron O’Halloran was introduced at the March 12 North Valley Hospital District board meeting, along with his wife Ann, both of Curlew. O’Halloran will be filling the position vacated by Linda Michel, beginning April 1.

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Tonasket School District brings in superintendent from Curlew

TONASKET – Steve McCullough has been chosen as Superintendent of the Tonasket School District after a lengthy review process by the Tonasket School Board. McCullough currently serves as the Curlew Superintendent, where he has been the past 11 years.

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Audene Farmer

Audene Farmer, age 87 of Oroville, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was born October 9, 1927 in Formosa, Arkansas.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
The court dismissed March 9 two charges against Gary Ray Raub, 26, Okanogan: two counts of first-degree child molestation. The charges were dismissed without prejudice.

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John Abraham Figenshow

John Abraham Figenshow, 96, was a proud native of Tonasket, born to homesteading parents, Knut Hjalmar and Gjertrude (Anderson) Figenschou on July 28, 1918. He died Monday, March 2, 2015 after hospitalization for multiple infections with his family honoring his wishes for comfort and dignity.

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Who will provide ambulance service?

OROVILLE – The Oroville EMS Association approached the city with a proposal they believe will address the issues with the ambulance service – namely a shortage of staff and the lack of a director.

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