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Drug Task Force arrests five in Okanogan area

OKANOGAN – The North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force executed two search warrants on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in the Okanogan area, seizing large amounts of narcotics and leading to the arrest of five suspects.

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16th Annual Omak Film Festival starts this month

OMAK – Wenatchee Valley College at Omak student government has partnered with Omak and Mirage theaters to present the 16th Annual Omak Film Festival from Jan. 31-Feb. 20. The festival features seven current and acclaimed films.

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Dallyn Laroy Utecht

Dallyn Laroy Utecht passed away peacefully sleeping next to his mommy on January 6, 2019. He was born five weeks early on December 10, 2018 in Omak, Washington to Cherre’ Utecht.

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Rosalie ‘Rosie’ Ellis-Douchette

Rosalie “Rosie” Agnes Ellis-Doucette, age 73 of Oroville. Washington, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at home peacefully in her bed. She was born September 7, 1945 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to parents Ivan George and Ruth Rosina (Trefz) Ellis.

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MaryAlice Robinson

MaryAlice Robinson passed away at the age of 90, to join her Lord and loved ones, on January 10, 2019. She was born in Oroville, Washington on July 11,1928 to Jay and Jessie Holcomb.

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Marjorie M. Williams

Marjorie M. (Sackett) Williams, age 98 of Tonasket, died January 9, 2019 in Arlington, Washington. She was born February 3, 1920 in Van Nuys, California to parents Robert and Bessie Sackett.

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Stage 1 burn ban begins Sunday in Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties

YAKIMA – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties due to poor air quality predicted for the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.

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Public Safety meeting about Tonasket contracting with sheriff’s office

TONASKET – A special meeting of the Tonasket City Council sponsored by the Public Safety Committee will be held as a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tonasket Elementary School Commons.

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Okanogan County Public Health

Public Health warns whooping cough cases up to 35

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Health District officials say 35 people in the county have whooping cough – up from 19 since Christmas.

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Frances G. Hill

Frances G. Hill, age 87 of Wauconda, died on December 19, 2018 at Pinewood Terrace Nursing Center in Colville, Washington. She was born March 24, 1931 in Wauconda, Washington to parents Clarence and Edna Burbank.

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