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Murder trials continued to April

OKANOGAN – The murder trials for three defendants in a March 2009 murder case have been continued until April 6 while one defendant remains set to begin trial on March 9.

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Tonasket senior April Webber makes a shot against the Chelan Goats during the Tigers away game on Saturday, Jan. 30. Photo by Les Bowen

Lady Tigers played best game of the season

CHELAN – After playing their best game of the season at home against Lake Roosevelt, the Tonasket girls’ basketball team traveled to Chelan where they lost 54-19.

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Tonasket junior Colton Ayers tries to make a shot over a Chelan Goat during the Tigers’ away game against Chelan on Saturday, Jan. 30. Photo by Les Bowen

Tigers looking for positive end to season

CHELAN – After losing two more league games, the Tonasket boys’ basketball team is now looking for a way to end their season on a positive note.

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Ryker Marchand of Tonasket pinning Itzel Valera of Chelan in the 112 pound weight class on Friday, Jan. 29 during the Tiger’s final league match of the season. Photo by Emily Hanson

Tonasket wrestling finishes third in CTL

TONASKET – With a 45-28 home victory over Chelan on Friday, Jan. 29, the Tonasket wrestling team (5-2) finished their season third in the Caribou Trail League.

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Bill ‘Unc’ Rotter

Bill ‘Unc’ Rotter

Bill “Unc” Rotter, age 85, of Tonasket died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 in East Wenatchee. He was born on Aug. 28, 1924 in Seattle to parents Benjamin and Margaret Rotter.

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Clara Isabelle Burton

Clara Isabelle Burton, 81, of Tonasket went to be with the Lord on Jan. 30, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. Clara was born on July 12, 1928 in Washington, Mo., the oldest of twelve children born to Frank and Kathryn Cline.

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Tonasket Kiwanis Groundhog Dinner this Saturday

TONASKET – The 26th Annual Tonasket Kiwanis Club Groundhog Dinner will be on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tonasket High School Commons.

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NVH District working to pay off warrants

OKANOGAN – The North Valley Hospital District Board met with the Okanogan County Commissioners and county treasurer on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to discuss their plan to pay off the $3.2 million in warrants they owe the county.

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Tonasket City Councilmember Jean Ramsey along with City Clerk Alice Attwood displaying the name plaque honoring the people who donated money so the Holiday Light Committee could buy new snowflake holiday lights which have been on display on poles througho

Tonasket Council working on Shoreline Master Plan

TONASKET – The city council, along with the consultant from Highlands Associates, is working on the shoreline master plan.

Kurt Danison gave the council an update on the Okanogan County Planning Commission’s Comprehensive Plan and Critical Mass Plan before talking with them about the shoreline master plan during the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Danison explained to the council the Early Adopter Grant for the Shoreline Master Plans which are given to cities that adopt their shoreline master plans before 2010.

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Tonasket junior Lee Leavell, wrestling in the 145 pound weight class, holds his Okanogan opponent, Ryan Kells, in control during Tonasket’s meet in Okanogan on Thursday, Jan. 21. Leavell pinned Kells in the second round with four seconds left. Photo by

Tigers pin Okanogan 57-23

SPOKANE – After beating the Okanogan Bulldogs earlier in the week, the Tonasket wrestling team traveled to Spokane for the Dream Duals Tournament, where they didn’t fair as well.

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