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Dorthy E. Finsen

Dorthy E. Finsen, age 94, of Oroville, died on May 7, 2010 at Oroville. She was born July 29, 1915 in Hays City, Kan. to George and Mary Noel.

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A Tonasket man died Wednesday when his green Jeep Cherokee collided with a red Dodge Nitro driven by an Oroville woman.Photo by Les Bowen

Fatal collision closes Highway 97 Wednesday

The driver of one vehicle is dead and a second vehicle’s driver injured after a head-on collision just south of Beebe Bridge around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis, guilty of aggravated first degree murder.Photos by Emily Hanson

Mathis and Richards guilty of Michelle Kitterman’s murder

OKANOGAN – After less than 12-hours in deliberations, the jury for the Michelle Kitterman murder trial have found Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis and David Eugene Richards guilty.

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Tonasket senior Wade DeTillian slides safely onto third base after stealing while Oroville third-baseman Nicky Perez waits for the ball from catcher Brody Naysnerski during the first game of Tonasket’s doubleheader against the Hornets on Wednesday, Apri

Tigers 2-0 over Hornets, 0-2 against Raiders

TONASKET – In two home doubleheader games, the Tonasket baseball team finished 2-0 over Oroville and 0-2 over Lake Roosevelt last week.

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Tonasket sophomore John Stedtfeld bends over the bar in the high jump, clearing it, during the Tonasket Invitational track meet on Friday, April 16. Stedtfeld came in fifth place with a jump of 18-00.00. Photo by Emily Hanson

11 schools compete at Tonasket Invitational

TONASKET – After hours of competition in track and field events, the Tonasket boys’ track team finished in third place at the Tonasket Invitational meet while the Tiger girls finished fourth.

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Tonasket M&O levy passing at above 62 percent

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District levy was passing above 62 percent late on the evening of Tuesday, April 27.

With 1,529 votes received as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the levy was passing with 955 “yes” votes for 62.46 percent. Just 574 votes were cast “no”, which was a 37.54 percent.

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Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis and David Eugene Richards sit behind the defense table during their murder trial for the killing of Michelle Kitterman, a 25-year-old pregnant Oroville woman, at the end of February 2009. Photo by Emily Hanson

Jury finds Tansy Mathis guilty of first degree murder

OKANOGAN – After less than 24-hours in deliberations, the jury for the Michelle Kitterman murder trial has found Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis and David Eugene Richards guilty.On April 22 at around 11 p.m., the jury found Mathis, 30 of Tonasket and Spokane, guilty of aggravated first degree murder, first degree manslaughter of an unborn child, first degree kidnapping and tampering with evidence, Sheriff Frank Rogers said. Richards, 34, Spokane, was found guilty of second degree murder and first degree manslaughter plus the enhancement of being armed.A third suspect, Brent Lane Phillips, 39 of Spokane, pled guilty earlier to first degree murder and testified at the trial. The fourth suspect, Lacey K. Hirst-Pavek, 35 of Tonasket, is scheduled to begin her trial on July 6.

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Edwin Lewis Buchert

Edwin Lewis Buchert

Edwin Lewis Buchert was born in Watertown, S.D., June 19, 1918 to Ed and Effie Buchert. He went home to his Lord and God April 10, 2010 at the North Valley Nursing Home.

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Arnold Lindbergh Birch

Arnold Lindbergh Birch was born in Whitetail, Mont. on May 27, 1927, the seventh of Archie and Vera Birch’s ten children.

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Rosalie J. Clinkenbeard

Rosalie J. Clinkenbeard, 56, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at her home in Wenatchee.

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