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Joseph W. Mundt

Joseph ‘Joe’ Mundt, age 86, died at the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee May 24, 2011.

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Tonasket city affirms Founders Day theme

TONASKET – At the regular meeting of the Tonasket City Council on Tuesday, May 24, Mayor Patrick Plumb read a proclamation which affirms the theme of Founders Day, which is “Home Town Heroes.”

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No horses at Tonasket rodeo this weekend

TONASKET – Due to the highly contagious outbreak of EHV-1, or equine herpes, which has hit the Western United States, there will be no horses at this weekend’s Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo.

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Founders Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday

TONASKET – The annual Tonasket Founders Day Parade, with the theme of Hometown Heroes, will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 with a performance by the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt Team at the end of the parade.

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<p class=PhotoByline><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721";font-weight:normal'>Photo by Terry Mills</span></p><p class=PhotoCutline><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Sarah Kaiser and Walter Henze are the 2011 TonasketG

Kaiser and Henze excited to Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Walter Henze and Sarah Kaiser were surprised to find themselves being announced the Tonasket Grand Marshals for the annual parade and rodeo at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet in January, thinking it was an honor bestowed upon long-time residents, but they are both still excited about this weekend’s upcoming activities.

“I feel honored and tickled,” Kaiser said while Henze added that he feels surprised and excited to be chosen as the grand marshals.

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Senior Brett Hendrick serves the ball to his Liberty Bell opponents during the final round of the District 6 tennis tournament in East Wenatchee at Eastmont High School on Saturday, May 21 while his doubles partner, senior Lee Leavell, remains ready close

Tiger tennis sending four to State

EAST WENATCHEE – In an unusual district tennis tournament that was held outside of the district, rescheduled due to rain and stalled due to rain on the second day, one of the most unusual aspects occurred when the third place boys’ singles player was determined through a game of rock, paper, scissors.

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Ruth ‘Boots’ Minna Moore

Our Mom presented our Dad with the greatest birthday gift of all. Ruth passed away peacefully, May 18, 2011 (Our Dad’s birthday) at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, joining her husband, Cecil of 60 years.

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Tonasket School District approves new directors’ districts

TONASKET – As they are required to by law after each census, the Tonasket School District approved the new boundaries for the directors’ districts during their meeting on Monday, May 23.

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<p class=PhotoByline><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal'>Photo by Emily Hanson</span></p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;'>The pasturelands on the east side of the Ellisforde Bridge filled with water on Monda

Okanogan River above flood 15 foot flood stage

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Okanogan River breached the 15-foot flood stage south of Tonasket on Monday, May 23 and began spilling over into the surrounding lands, raising flood concerns between Tonasket and Oroville.

“The extent to which the lowlands flood between Oroville and Tonasket is expected,” Scott Miller, director of the Okanogan County Emergency Management Department said Monday. “We’re at 15.3 feet right now and we’re expecting the water to reach 16- feet by Memorial Day. The peak is expected to be at 17 feet before June 7.”

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Publisher contemplates presidential run

Last week Newt Gingrich announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for President. That prompted an explosion of speculation on the talk show circuit about who else might enter the fray. Names like Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, and of course Donald Trump were the buzz of the week. Who else will challenge Obama?

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