Medical Records employee Kathy Range and Assisted Living employee Linda Brandt, who’ve both worked at North Valley Hospital since 1973, were chosen to cut the ceremonial ribbon during the Grand Opening of the new hospital addition on Wednesday, Sept. 22
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Lorna Jean Bevier of Riverside, Wash. joined her Lord on Sept. 12, 2010 at Tonasket Extended Care. She was born on Dec. 27, 1931 in Tonasket.
TONASKET – Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers spoke at the regular Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, stating that he has nothing to hide.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council learned the city was recently chosen to receive $126,500 for the Whitcomb Avenue Pedestrian Upgrade project during their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
KETTLE FALLS – The Tigers overcame a low scoring game in a defensive matchup against Kettle Falls to win 12-6 in overtime on Friday, Sept. 10.
TONASKET – The Tonasket High School soccer team won both of their first games of the season last week, first against Bridgeport and then against Oroville.
TONASKET – In their first three games of the season, the Tonasket High School volleyball team won two of three games, all at home.
TONASKET – The Seventh Annual Peace Festival will be at the Community Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 18 with Dana Lyons performing at 8 p.m.
TONASKET – During the regular North Valley Hospital District board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9, the warrants were announced as being at $2,765,000 as of that morning.
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies are no longer actively searching for the body of 63-year-old Gary Rillera of Tonasket, in the Columbia River near Bridgeport.
On the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 4, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing fisherman near Bridgeport. According to Paul Cheng of Renton who was with Rillera when they were fishing approximately one mile west of Bridgeport in the Columbia in a 10 foot motorized inflatable boat. Due to high winds and rough waters, they decided to return to Marina Park in Bridgeport. Cheng felt the boat shift and turned to see that Rillera, who was not wearing a life jacket, had fallen into the water. Cheng tried to throw a life jacket to Rillera but was unable to get it close to him. Unfamiliar with boat operations, Cheng then tried to turn the boat around to retrieve Rillera…