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Tonasket freshman goalie Christa McCormick kicks the ball away from the goal during the Tigers’ home game against Oroville on Saturday, Sept. 11. Photo by Emily Hanson

Lady Tigers’ soccer 2-0 in first week

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.

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Tonasket sophomore Sadie Long jumps up and slams the ball over the net against Bridgeport during the Tigers’ home game on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Photo by Emily Hanson

Lady Tigers volleyball 2-1 in first week

TONASKET – In their first three games of the season, the Tonasket High School volleyball team won two of three games, all at home.

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Seventh Annual Peace Festival at CCC Saturday

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.

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Hospital district working to improve customer service

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.

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Gary Rillera of Tonasket has been missing since Saturday afternoon. Rillera was fishing one mile from Bridgeport on the Columbia River when he fell overboard from the boat he was fishing from during high winds and heavy surf. Douglas and Okanogan County S

Tonasket man, believed drowned, still missing

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…

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Tonasket junior quarterback John Stedtfeld runs through Lake Roosevelt defenders during the Tigers’ first game of the season on Friday, Sept. 3. Also shown are seniors Lee Leavell (77, offensive lineman), Stephen Hulse (63, offensive lineman) and Corbin

Tigers dominate Raiders 44-16 in season opener

GRAND COULEE – The Tonasket High School football team dominated the Lake Roosevelt Raiders 44-16 in their season opener on Friday, Sept. 3.

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Arthur Leroy Hart

Arthur Leroy Hart

Veteran Arthur Leroy Hart of Port Orchard, Wash., passed away Sept. 2, 2010.

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Diabetes education workshops starting Monday

TONASKET – A series of three weekly diabetes education workshops is beginning on Monday, Sept. 13 in the North Valley Hospital Board Room.

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Around 138 adults and students enjoyed a barbecue dinner prepared by Tonasket School Board members Jerry Asmussen, Lloyd Caton and Tonasket School District Superintendent Paul Turner on Tuesday, Aug. 31 during the Welcome Back to School Barbecue. Photo by

THS students work to ‘make life a song to remember’

TONASKET – Tonasket High School students are working this year to follow the school year theme of “Make your life a song to remember.”

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Fire precaution level for woods workers lowered

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is decreasing in parts of Okanogan County.

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