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Special pool meeting planned prior to next Tonasket Council meeting

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council will be holding a special meeting to discuss the funding options for the Tonasket Municipal Swimming Pool and related issues beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23.

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Rise in total assessed valuation lowers school levy collection rate

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board voted to lower their levy rate back down to $2.22 per $1,000 of assessed valuation after discovering the total assessed valuation for school district has increased $80 million to $439 million.

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Leonard M. Schweitzer

Leonard M. Schweitzer

Leonard M. Schweitzer died on March 9, 2010 at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer.

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Everett Guy Vance

Everett Guy Vance, 94, of Tonasket, passed away Dec. 29, 2009, at the Wenatchee Valley Hospital, following complications from the return of prostate cancer treated previously in 1996.

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Joy O’Neil Sevy

Joy O’Neil Sevy

Joy O’Neil Sevy, born July 13, 1926, passed away on Feb. 22, 2010. He was raised in Palo Alto, Calif. where he fell in love with and married Alberta J. Upton. In 1962 they moved to a ranch in Christian Valley of British Columbia, then to Penticton and lastly Osoyoos

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Shirley Jean Clark

It with great sorrow that I announce the loss of my sweetheart and good friend to many people in Oroville, Shirley Jean Clark.

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Mildred Steele

Our beloved Mildred Steele passed away on March 2, 2010 at Regency Manor in Chelan, Wash. She was born in a wagon on June 17, 1924 in Vernon, B.C. to Joseph Richard Marchand and Julia Tonasket.

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Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott, age 88, of Tonasket died on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital in Brewster.

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Wallace E. Shearer

Wallace E. Shearer Sr., 84, of Tonasket passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at North Valley Extended Care Nursing Home after an extended illness.

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Tonasket School Board sets M&O Levy amount

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board set their levy rate at $2.39 per $1,000 of assessed property value, which will bring in $860,550 for the next two school years.

“This is a replacement maintenance and operations levy,” Catherine Stangland, board chairwoman, said. “Although this is a rate increase of 17 cents, assuming the Levy Equalization Act dollars remain the same, this levy actually does not replace the levy we passed two years ago. The state has already eliminated $100,000 from our budget this year, which we had already budgeted. We are anticipating another $200,000 in cuts.”

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