John Wesley Epley, “Wes” age 58 of Tonasket died April 1, 2010 in the arms of his wife at their home after a valiant battle with cancer.
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Bernard Joseph Laurie was born Feb. 14, 1926 in Juneau, Alaska to A. Melvin and Hildegarde Lorz Laurie and died April 1, 2010 in Tonasket, from complications that began with a fall in February.
Longtime Okanogan County resident Bob Sims, 79, of Loomis passed away on March 31, 2010 after a battle with cancer.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Founders Day Committee is hard at work planning this year’s parade and activities.
WAUCONDA – The eBay auction for Wauconda closed on Friday, April 2 and when the highest bidder didn’t come through with the down payment by the end of the day on Monday, April 5, the town was still for sale.
Elizabeth A. Wilson died March 19, 2010 of liver failure at the age of 68.
TONASKET – After a special board meeting of the North Valley Hospital Board, current NVH Administrator Warner Bartleson said the board has decided to change the leadership of the hospital.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council is taking steps toward building a new city pool and moved to allocate money to the project during their meeting on Tuesday, March 23.
TONASKET – As voters are receiving their ballots in the mail next week, Tonasket Superintendent Paul Turner asks that voters think of the students before making their decisions.
OKANOGAN – With his trial set to begin next month, Brent L. Phillips changed his plea on Monday, March 29 to guilty to Premeditated Murder in the First Degree, Manslaughter of a Quick Child in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Kidnapping in the First Degree.
Phillips’ plea is part of a bargain with the State of Washington which lowered his charge of Aggravated Murder in the First Degree to Premeditated Murder in the First Degree and lowered the maximum sentence of 50 years in prison to the state’s recommendation of 312 months, or 26 years, in prison. In exchange, Phillips has agreed to testify truthfully against Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis, David Eugene Richards and Lacey Hirst-Pavek.