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Photo by Terry MillsThe Tonasket varsity volleyball team is getting ready to have fun this year. The 2009 team, in the back row from left to right are: Jayden Hawkins, Jessica Rhoads, Brook Ray, Taylor Ayers, Coach Nellie Kirk, Falisha Laurie, April Webbe

Tonasket volleyball will do the best they can this season

TONASKET – With only two returning varsity seniors and a team of inexperienced varsity players, the Tonasket volleyball team will do the best they can this season, says head coach Nellie Kirk.

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Photo by Terry MillsKicking the ball this season with a new head coach, the 2009 Tonasket girls’ soccer team is, in the back row, left to right: Kelly Cruz, Alicia Edwards, Shelby Olma, Stefanie Bruner, Angela Vaughn, Ashley Booker, Alyssa Holbert and M

Laid back coaching style from new girls’ soccer head coach

TONASKET – The Tonasket girls’ soccer team is learning to work with the laid back style of their new head coach, Darren Collins.

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Photo by Terry MillsRunning across the country trails together, the Tonasket cross country team is, in no order: Corey McCrarey, Spencer Podkranic, Barry Pentz, Peter Williams, Kellen Sauer, Matthew Gschiel, Damon Halvorsen, Jake Hickman, Adam Howerton, A

Tonasket cross country has middle school runners for first time in years

TONASKET – For the first time in years, Tonasket will have middle school runners on the cross country team with the high school.

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Photo by Terry MillsThe 2009 Tonasket Tigers football team is, in no order: Andrew Grillo, Damon Sprague, Lucio Maldonado, Blake Long, Felipe Gaytan, Wade Detillian, Shalen Williams, Tom Peery, Chas Jones, Terrell Cross, Brandon Hudson, Riley Buzzard, Zac

Experience and leadership will be keys to Tigers’ football success this sea

TONASKET – A more experienced team with more leaders this season will be the keys to the Tigers’ football success this season.

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Reward offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of Tonasket

TONASKET – A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the vandal or vandals who damaged property at the Tonasket American Legion and the Smith and Nelson Warehouse.

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Photo by Emily HansonJace Berg from Colville riding Frostbite in the Open Bull Riding Event at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds on Friday, Aug. 28. Berg took first place in the event with 144 points on two bulls. He was the only rider to ride both his bulls, ri

First annual Bulls and Barrels Event a success at the Tonasket Rodeo Ground

TONASKET – The Bulls and Barrels Event at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds was a success last week, with 16 bull riders coming out with 48 barrel riders.

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The Scent of 12 team of Tonasket women at the Second Annual Spokane to Sandpoint Relay finish line. The team came in second place with a time of 28 hours and 27 minutes and was composed of 12 women with connections to Tonasket and one driver: Bobbi Catone

Tonasket women make a splash at the ‘Funnest Relay in the West’

SPOKANE – A team of 12 women, all connected to Tonasket in some way, either personally or through a relative, participated in the Second Annual Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, touted as “The Funnest Race in the West” from Aug. 14-15.

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Erna Edel

Erna Edel, 80, died peacefully in her home on Aug. 16, 2009 of complications due to Alzheimer’s.

She was born Oct. 28, 1928 to Heinrich and Maria Motz, in Jargara, Bessarabia, Romania, in a mud brick home. When school age, she simultaneously attended German and Romanian schools completing the fifth grade.

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Woodrow ‘Woody’ Ball

Woodrow ‘Woody’ Ball passed away July 17, 2009 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Newfoundland, Canada, raised a family in Tucson and joined the Tonasket community when he married longtime Tonasket resident, Ruth Corum Pruitt Ball in 1989. They divided their time between Tonasket and Tucson and traveled widely in the U.S. and Canada until her death in 2005. He took an active part in the Tonasket community, attending the Tonasket United Church of Christ, Kiwanis, contributed many hours to Habitat for Humanity projects and his yellow Ford Model T roadster appeared in many area parades. He had many friends in the Tonasket area who are saddened by his passing.

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Sheriff’s standoff with suicidal man ends safely for all

TONASKET – No one was injured during a standoff with a suicidal subject south of Tonasket on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Sheriff Frank Rogers said a call came in at around 2:15 p.m. advising the Sheriff’s Office of a suicidal subject near Ellisforde sitting in his vehicle with a handgun.

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