OMAK – Ten Tonasket cross country runners qualified for the District 6/7 Championship in Wenatchee with their performances at the Caribou Trail League Championships, held in Omak on Thursday, Oct. 21.
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LEAVENWORTH – With the disagreement over Tonasket’s home victory over Chelan settled, the Lady Tigers now officially have two league wins and are keeping their hopes alive for post-season play.
TONASKET – Jerian Ashley was crowned the 2011 Tonasket Rodeo Queen at the coronation ceremony held on Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Tonasket Eagles.
Ashley, a senior at Tonasket High School, was chosen over fellow THS senior Cortney Ingle and was crowned by outgoing Queen Taylor Ayers, another THS senior.
“It’s amazing, I’m speechless and very, very happy,” Ashley said after being crowned. “I hope everything goes smoothly while I’m queen.”
This was Ashley’s second year trying to be the Tonasket Rodeo Queen and her fifth time trying for a royalty title. Two years ago, she competed to be Okanogan County Fair Queen and Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Queen, a crown she sought three years ago as well.
TONASKET – During the regular Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 25 the official field trip request for the Tonasket marching band to go to Disneyland in March was approved.
By the time this is printed many of you will have already voted. But for those sitting on the fence I thought I would offer my last words on the subject for this year. Nearly everyone who reads me regularly knows I am for dumping all of the incumbents for a new beginning. One that will hopefully send a message to politicians of all stripes that they cannot just say whatever they need to say to get elected, then do whatever they want when they get in office. The more I watch the last minute ads, the more I am convinced we need to be strong and reject all current office holders. The lies and distortions in those ads should be all the evidence we need of their total lack of integrity.
TONASKET – With a 55-20 loss, the post-season hopes of the Tonasket football team were ended by the Chelan Goats on Friday, Oct. 22.
Robert Madrigal, born Nov. 6, 1946 in New York City, sadly left us Oct. 13, 2010.
Leona Fay Beyers, 72, of Tonasket passed away at home on Oct. 20, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.
Services for Erna Grunert will held on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville with Pastor Rod Brown, officiating. Burial will be at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery
NORTH COUNTY – Local football players Keegan McCormick and Chad Mathews were recently chosen as athletes of the week by the WIAA/Seattle Times.