OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornet Wrestling team sends a mixture of talent to the mats this year, with several state vets, but a number of young wrestlers as well.
About Gary DeVonGary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.
Stories by Gary DeVon
OROVILLE – The Oroville Lady Hornets basketball team hopes to go even further in league play this year than they did last.
OROVILLE – With four games under their belts, the Oroville Hornets boys basketball team is looking forward to league play.
OROVILLE – Like the town, Oroville’s Immaculate Conception Parish celebrated its 100th birthday this year, but the area’s connection with Catholicism predates the town by nearly seven decades.
OROVILLE – Just how much the state will cut from school funding as it faces a huge deficit has yet to be determined, but the Oroville School District can already see storm clouds gathering on the horizon.
OMAK – Representatives from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries will be holding a seminar for small businesses on Dec. 9 in Omak.
OROVILLE – After 16 years of volunteering for Oroville Elementary’s HOSTS program, Clayton and Joyce Emry have retired.
OROVILLE – Gold Digger Apples announced Tuesday that they had entered into a strategic alliance with Gebbers Farms of Brewster and Chelan Fresh Marketing of Chelan.
OROVILLE – Oroville wrapped up their season with a disappointing loss against the Soap Lake Eagles last Friday night.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – Okanogan County broke with the rest of the state on who should be president, with voters favoring John McCain slightly over now president-elect Barack Obama.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140