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Okanogan River slowly returning to pre-flood stage

OKANOGAN COUNTY – There was good news regarding the recent flooding of the Okanogan River on Monday, June 13: the water level is slowly receding.

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<p class=PhotoByline>Photo by Emily Hanson</p><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";'>Valedictorian Ty Thornton giving his address duringthe THS graduation on Saturday, June 11. “Looking at our community here inTonasket, responsibi

THS grads urged to create well-balanced lives

TONASKET – The Tonasket High School Class of 2011 was urged to create well-balanced lives during their graduation ceremony in the THS gym on Saturday, June 11.

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2012 election looks to be the most competitive in last 100 years

The Real Clear Politics tracking poll shows 10 Republicans as announced or at least considering a run for President in 2012. At this point of course none have built any kind of a commanding lead, but that doesn’t stop the political pundits from declaring who among them is electable and who will assure Obama’s reelection.

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Richard W. Dearmin

Richard W. Dearmin

Richard ‘Dick’ W. Dearmin, age 78, passed away May 14, 2011, in Wenatchee.

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Two arrested on drug charges in Tonasket

TONASKET – Two were arrested on Saturday, May 28 when the Tonasket Police Department served a search warrant upon a Tonasket resident.

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State of Emergency declared in Tonasket

TONASKET – A state of emergency was declared in Tonasket by Mayor Patrick Plumb on Tuesday, June 7.

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Tigers take fourth at state tennis

YAKIMA – Both the boys and girls Tonasket High School tennis teams took fourth place at the 1B/2B/1A State Tennis Tournament at the Yakima Tennis Center from Friday, May 27 through Saturday, May 28.

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Tonasket junior John Stedtfeld charges toward junior Kris Marthini to hand-off the final round of the men’s 4x100 relay at the 1A State Track Meet in Cheney at Eastern Washington University on Saturday, May 28. Photo by Bob Thornton

Marthini 3rd, relay team 4th at state track

CHENEY – The boys from the Tonasket High School men’s track team ran hard and placed high at the 1A State Track and Field Championships held at Eastern Washington University in Cheney on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28.

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Michael Mathew Riste

Michael Mathew Riste

Michael Mathew Riste was born March 14, 1948 in Tonasket, to Dorothy and Robert Riste of Oroville. He was raised on the Ellemeham mountain ranch until it was sold and the family moved to Oroville. Mike entered the U.S. Army in 1966 and served several tours in Viet Nam and then got out in 1983.

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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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