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Okanogan County Emergency Management reports 911 and phone outage

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Emergency Management is reporting there is a 911 and telephone outage that is impacting Okanogan County, most of Washington State and several other states.

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OHA presents: Secrets and Strengths of the Moss World

TONASKET – Mosses are a fascinating part of our world. They operate much like their larger relatives, like trees and shrubs, just on a much smaller scale. Erica Heinlen will share her expertise to bring the moss world into focus for the community on Friday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket.

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Tonasket Police Chief fired again

TONASKET – It appears that Tonasket Police Chief Darin Odegaard has been fire for the second time in one week and Reserve Officer John Cruz has submitted a Notice of Resignation, leaving just one police officer to patrol the city, according to a press release from the City of Tonasket.

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Albert Laval Maden

Albert Laval Maden, age 73, of Tonasket, died on December 11, 2018 at home surrounded by close family after a battle with cancer. He was born February 10, 1945 in South Bend, Washington to parents Mary C. and Ellis Maden.

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Update: 19 cases of whooping cough in Okanogan County public health officials warn

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Health Department officials say 19 people in the county have whooping cough – up from 9 last week. The health department urges families to make sure everyone in your home is up to date on whooping cough vaccine to help prevent this serious illness. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent whooping cough. While some vaccinated people may still catch it, their illness is usually much milder than in an unvaccinated person.

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William Albert Grunst

Bill was called to heaven to join his wife, Liz, just short of what would have been their 62nd wedding anniversary this month. Raised in Marcus and Evans, Washington,,,

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County Health confirms 13 cases of whooping cough

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health has 13 confirmed cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) in the Oroville, Tonasket and Omak area.

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Mildred B. Thayer

Mildred B. Thayer was born August 10, 1921 in Seattle, Washington to Daniel A. Knowlton and Blanche E. Knowlton of Auburn, Washington.

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Barbara Elaine Morrison

Barbara Elaine Morrison (Hill), 74, of Wenatchee, passed away surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday 21 of November 2018, after a courageous 4-year battle with breast cancer. Barb was born in Tonasket to Harold and Annie (Wilson) Hill on August 29, 1944.

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Betty Hall Stewart

Betty L. Baldwin-Meese-Hart-Hall-Stewart, age 89, of Oroville died on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Regency of Omak. She was born September 2, 1929 in Healdsburg, California to parents Alvie and Letha Baldwin.

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