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Richard ‘Dick’ Soren Austin

Richard “Dick” Soren Austin, 87, passed away Dec. 18, 2016 in Omak, Washington. Dick was born July 19, 1929 in Omak to Elmer and Edna Austin.

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Ronald E. Thompson

Ronald E. Thompson, 85, of Oroville, Washington passed away on December 18, 2016. Ron was born March 15, 1931 to Tony and Fannie Thompson in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

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Jim ‘Jimmie’ A. Wright

Jim “Jimmie” A. Wright, 83, a former resident of the Yacolt, Washington, late of Manning, Oregon, died Friday morning, December 9, 2016. He was born April 15, 1933 in Brewster, Washington, the son of the late George Lewis Wright and Agnes Anna (Knowlton) Wright.

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Cynthia Alexis Lawson

Cindy Lawson was born on August 5, 1957 to Lorin and Chrissy Hutton at St. Martins Hospital in Tonasket, Washington.

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Loren ‘Bud’ Hilstad

Loren “Bud” Ellis Hilstad, 74, husband of Phyllis Erben Hilstad of Molson, Washington, departed out of this life on December 12, 2016 at North Valley Hospital, Tonasket, Washington. Born February 28, 1942 in Bremerton, Washington, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Alice Henning Hilstad.

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Donna Jean Egerton

On December 13th, 2016 Donna Jean Egerton passed away surrounded by family. Donna was born November 23rd, 1936 to Paul Leroy Thrasher and Erna Kay Thrasher at Oroville Hospital.

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Wayne Stewart Rawley

Wayne Stewart Rawley passed away quietly on Nov. 20, 2016. Wayne spent his last years at Golden Years Retirement Home in Riverside, Wash., where he was lovingly cared for by Mandy and Ryan Holtz.

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Olma family preserves nearly 1600 acres

TONASKET – The Okanogan Land Trust was able to bring four years of persistent effort to a conclusion by finalizing the placement of a conservation easement on nearly 1600 acres in the Okanogan Highlands.

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USFS and DNR report on wildland fire that killed three firefighters

The U.S. Forest Service and Washington State Department of Natural Resources released a report Friday outlining recommendations on moving forward in firefighting efforts based on lessons learned from the Aug.19, 2015 Twisp River Fire incident in Okanogan County in which three wildland firefighters lost their lives and four others were injured.

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Beverly Irene Nelson

Beverly Irene Nelson age 77 of Oroville died on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at her home in Oroville. She was born July 7, 1939 in Regina, Saskatchewan to parents Harold and Dorothy MacNaughton. The family moved to Oliver, British Columbia where Beverly was raised and attended school. In 1956, she married Adolph Nelson in Oroville [...]

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