Gold Digger Apples files for bankruptcy

OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s largest employers, Gold Digger Apples Inc., filed for bankruptcy protection in federal district court in Spokane last Thursday, May 27, while U.S. Bank seeks more than $18 million loan repayment.

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Rally at the Border Blues Fest set for influx of motorcycle riders

OROVILLE – Oroville comes alive this weekend with bikes, blues and booze as the 14th annual Run for the Border charity motorcycle ride arrives just in time for the Rally at the Border Blues Fest and spring barrel tastings at local wineries.

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Memorial: Eva Catherine Ray

Eva Catherine Ray, 96, of Oroville, passed away on May 23, 2016. She was born on December 24, 1919 in Cadillac, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Edward and Mary Ry

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Editorial Gary Mug

We’ll miss our mayor, Chuck Spieth

Chuck Spieth served his community in many ways. I first got to know him as our friendly neighborhood police chief – literally – living just down the block from the home in which I grew up. It wasn’t unusual to see his police cruiser parked at his house, I’d like to think he helped to keep my brothers and I, and all the neighborhood kids on the straight and narrow. While some police seemed to take the more aggressive – “scared straight” method of dealing with kids, I never saw Chuck as that type of officer.

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Helen M. Millard

Helen M. Millard, 96-years-old, left her earthly home Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Tonasket, Washington. Helen was born May 2, 1920 in Adel, Iowa to Donald and Golda VanCleve. Helen was the fourth born of five beautiful girls – Eva Hoy, twin sisters Alice Wilcox and Ada Page, and Louise Reed.

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Guy Donald Dixon

Guy was born in Tacoma, Washington to Donald N. and Joanne G. Dixon on July 13, 1966.

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Esther Caton named Grand Lady of Founders Day

Esther Caton has been selected as the 2016 Founders Day Grand Marshal. A Tonasket native, Caton still lives on the family homestead up Pine Creek where she was raised.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

District Court
Logan Ray Mills, 19, Oroville, had a charge dismissed: possession of a weapon on school premises.

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Mayor Chuck Spieth

Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth loses battle with health issues

OROVILLE – The sad news that Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth had succumbed to pneumonia after battling cancer was shared at the Tuesday, May 16 city council meeting

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Jeff Hardesty hired as new Oroville School Superintendent

Elementary Principal Joan Hoehn resigns OROVILLE – After a short executive session at last Monday’s Oroville School Board meeting Jeff Hardesty, the current Tonasket High School Principal, was hired to serve in his first Superintendent’s post at Oroville School District. School Director Todd Hill made the motion to hire Hardesty at a salary of $105,000 [...]

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NVH to invest in Extended Care, set up Veteran’s Advisory Board

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital CEO Mike Zwicker said a Nurse Rededication program held Wednesday, May 11, was such a success the hospital would like to make it an annual event and possibly extend it to other departments in the hospital district.

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Commissioners keep moratorium in place, voters speak out

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners Sheila Kennedy and Jim Detro voted Tuesday, May 3, to leave a temporary marijuana moratorium in place prohibiting new marijuana businesses.

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