TONASKET – A time capsule from the original cornerstone of St. Martin’s Hospital was opened during the North Valley Hospital board meeting on Thursday, June 25.
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AENEAS VALLEY – There was quite a lot of catching going on at Round Lake on Saturday, June 20; catching of fish that is.
TONASKET – The second year of the Tonasket High School sports camp was successful last week, with the number of participating increasing.
Samantha Kay Clark, 23, Omak pled guilty to three counts third degree DWLS. She was sentenced to 90 days with 88 days suspended, 90 days with 89 days suspended and 90 days with 88 days suspended. She was also fined a total of $2,259.
Clayton Matthew Fink, 26, Omak pled guilty to third degree DWLS. He was sentenced to 90 days with 90 days suspended. He was also fined a total of $653.
Obama and his Democrat partners in Washington are working hard to make the new economy described in one of those progressive columns I ran a few weeks ago calling for a “new design for the economy,” a reality. Having taken over the banks and the car industry, they have now set their sites on the health care industry. They apparently plan to regulate wages, especially for the fat cat executives and to tell all of these greedy businesspeople how to run their companies.
Ignoring or ignorant?
I haven’t written in quite some time because I decided to respond to letters only if they contain obvious misinformation or easily refutable lies.
OKANOGAN – All four defendants in the Michelle Kitterman murder case will appear in court for another hearing today.
I have never read anything so lacking in journalistic integrity as the opinion in last week’s edition of The Chronicle.&#160;
TONASKET – The Chamber of Commerce heard a presentation about the reasons for the Janis Bridge closure and construction during their meeting on Tuesday, June 9.
The presentation, given by Washington State Department of Transportation Engineer Dustin Vaughn, also included the efforts the agency has taken to ensure that travelers know Tonasket businesses are still open despite the detour from Highway 97 to Highway 7.
“I was asked why the DOT was doing this project now and the answer is a financial one,” Vaughn said. “The project has a hard start date of June 15 which means they’ll start posting the closure signs at Ellisforde, but people don’t have to get onto Highway 7 until Fourth Street. There are 30 working days for this project and July 27 is the last day. We’ve added a few signs, black writing on bright orange, to say “Tonasket businesses open’.”
After hearing this, Alice Attwood, city clerk, suggested placing these signs not just on Highway 7 for travelers on the detour, but also at Ellisforde, to let travelers know before they get onto Highway 7 that Tonasket businesses are still open.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved North Valley Hospital’s Community Development Block Grant Recovery Grant Application during their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 9.