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Oroville's Brandon Funston, a junior, scored 21 points against White Swan and 11 against Quilcene in two tough games at Spokane's Veteran's Coliseum during WIAA 2B State Tournament play. Photos by Terry Mills

Heartbreakers end Hornets hopes for State title

SPOKANE – The Oroville Hornets saw their chances at a State trophy slip away in two heartbreakers in Spokane including a double overtime loss against White Swan.

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Lloyd L. ‘Teed’ Dorrel

Lloyd L. “Teed” Dorrel, age 79, of Tonasket passed away March 5, 2009 in Tonasket.

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Michelle Lee Kitterman

Michelle Lee Kitterman

Michelle Lee Kitterman, age 25, of Oroville died March 1, 2009.

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Margaret Hall Wilson

Margaret Hall Carter Wilson

Margaret Carter Wilson went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 28, 2009.

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Harold Boyd

Harold Biglow Boyd

Harold Biglow Boyd, 88, of Aeneas Valley, died March 1, 2009, the result of a fall at his home.

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A private railroad crossing on the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad which is a short-line that moves goods between Wenatchee and Oroville. There are approximately 170 private crossings leased from the railroad along the line.

Increase in railroad crossing fees has some people upset

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The fees to use private railroad crossings on the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad (CSCD) have gone up recently upsetting some local residents.

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Michelle L. Kitterman, 25, of Oroville, was found dead at the end of a driveway on Stalder Road on Sunday, March 1 at 12:20 p.m. Michelle is shown above with her twin sister Danielle�s children.

Oroville woman’s death being investigated as a homicide

TONASKET – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department is working around the clock to solve the homicide of Michelle L. Kitterman.

Kitterman, 25 of Oroville, was found dead at the end of a driveway on Stalder Road south of Tonasket in the Pine Creek area on Sunday, March 1 at 12:20 p.m.

“We didn’t know what had caused her death but we knew at the scene that there was more to it,” Sheriff Frank Rogers said.

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How to survive the recession in a small town

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce discussed how to survive the recession in a small town during their general discussion meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

To facilitate this discussion, Chamber President Kari Alexander presented a document titled “‘Peak Performance’ Assessment & Strategies How to Survive in a Slowing Economy” from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Web site.

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Get public transportation needs survey at City Hall

TONASKET – Surveys to help the Public Transportation Improvement Conference determine what public transportation needs Okanogan County has are available in Tonasket City Hall in both English and Spanish.

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<p class=PhotoByline align=left style='text-align:left;text-indent:.5in'><spanstyle='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";font-weight:normal'>A view of part of Eagle Canyon locate east of Tonasket. Aproposed development would be near this area a

Eagle Canyon Development hearing continued once again

OKANOGAN – The Eagle Canyon Long Plat 2008-8 was continued again until March 23 at 7 p.m. during its second hearing with the Okanogan Planning Commission on Monday, Feb. 23.

The hearing began with Perry Huston, Director of Planning and Development, reporting to the planning commission that the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) appeal against the development had been denied.

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