OROVILLE – The owner’s of Prince’s Foods in Oroville announced the sale of their grocery store to Akins Harvest Foods last week.
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 – Rod Noel, Superintendent of Public Works, told the Oroville City Council that the sidewalk pavers were doing the last of the clean-up before putting the pedestrian project to bed until spring.
“There’s a lot of area that is between 9th Avenue and Expressions that needs to be done, and we prefer that they wait until spring,” Noel said.
It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time as Tim Whiteaker, a former Oroville School Director, was reelected to a school board position he can’t legally hold.
OROVILLE – While it’s back to square one on the decision as to who will get Osoyoos Lake State Veterans’ Memorial Park, the state has agreed to open up its registration system to park users again in 2010.
OROVILLE – As of this past summer, Gordon and Sheila Wolley are the sole owners of Oroville Transit Mix, Inc. that they purchased from La Mar and Lorraine Wolley.
OROVILLE – Steve Colvin told the Oroville School Board that they were holding an illegal meeting, as there was not a quorum because the terms of two board members had ended the day before and a recently elected member had not been seated.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed a proposed 2010 city budget of $8,024,325 at their Tuesday, Nov. 17 meeting.
OROVILLE – New Oroville Postmaster Dwight Grimmer quietly arrived in Oroville in mid-September, marking the first change in the leadership in the top spot at the P.O. for more than 25 years.
OROVILLE – Washington State Representative Joel Kretz (R-7th District) believes Okanogan County’s new Comprehensive Plan, in its current form, is too restrictive of people’s property rights.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Health Department confirms the first H1N1 flu-related death in the county occurred in earlier this month.