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Approximately 400 people gathered at the Okanogan County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 15 for a Tax Day Tea Party. The gathered group heard speeches from several people and carried signs stating things like "Billions for Bankers," and "Common Sense Actio

Tax Day Tea Party gathers crowd at Okanogan County Courthouse

OKANOGAN – Approximately 400 people gathered at the Okanogan County Courthouse for a Tax Day Tea Party on Wednesday, April 15.

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David Eugene Richards, the fourth suspect in the Michelle Kitterman homicide investigation, entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment on Thursday, April 16. Photo by Emily Hanson

Fourth homicide suspect enters not guilty plea

OKANOGAN – The fourth suspect in the Michelle Kitterman homicide investigation entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody Courtroom on Thursday, April 16.

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Lacey K. Hirst-Pavek, 33 of Tonasket, was arrested on March 31 for her alleged involvement in the Michelle Kitterman murder case. OCSO photo

Tonasket suspect allegedly paid $500 to have pregnant woman murdered

TONASKET – Lacey K. Hirst-Pavek, 33, Tonasket, was arrested on March 31 for her alleged involvement in the stabbing death of Michelle Kitterman, Oroville.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Hirst-Pavek was a person of interest from the beginning, but it took time to put the case together.

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Response has been overwhelming

The early response to my “blank page” opinion piece has been quite overwhelming. I have not tallied the actual survey entries yet, but will do that this week and report back next week (assuming my wife’s birthday celebrations don’t take too much of my editing time!).

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Letters to the Editor April 16 Issue

Don’trealize what they miss it until it’s gone

Dear Editor,

I think the blank page idea was a good one, if only for theeffect of realizing what something meant to a person once it is gone. As far asthe complaints about the content of the opinion page, I say tough beans. TownCrier? Let ‘em cry! That is what the page is for.

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Three suspects in Kitterman murder plead not guilty at arraignment

OKANOGAN – Three suspects in the murder of Michelle Kitterman of Oroville pled not guilty in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody courtroom on Thursday, April 9.

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Tonasket School Board chooses Paul Turner as new superintendent

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board chose Paul Turner as the new superintendent following an executive session on Thursday, April 2.

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Photo by Emily HansonBrett Hendrick preparing to hit the ball against Nick Schulz of Liberty Bell on Thursday, March 26. Hendrick won 6-2 and 7-5.

Boys’ tennis loses one, wins one, girls’ tennis loses two

TONASKET – The Tonasket boys’ tennis team lost one match and won one match while the girls’ tennis team lost two matches last week.

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Tonasket track and field set personal records

EPHRATA – During the Ray Cross Invite track and field tournament at Ephrata High School on Saturday, March 28, many Tonasket athletes set personal records.

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Photo by Terry MillsTonasket sophomore Keegan McCormick tries to steal the ball from a Brewster player during the soccer game on Tuesday, March 24. Tonasket lost at home to Brewster 8-0.

Tonasket soccer loses two games in second week of season

TONASKET – The boys’ soccer team lost two games at home in their second week of season play.

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