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Fit for a Queen

Shelby Scott was crowned the 2013 May Festival Queen at the Royalty Selection Night held last Monday evening in the Oroville High School Commons. Angela Nelson is this year’s May Festival Princess.

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Tonasket Chamber installs officers, bestows annual awards | Slideshow

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce officially installed its new officers and presented its annual awards Thursday, Jan. 24, at its annual banquet and fundraising auction. The U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project was announced as the Organization of the Year. II Sisters Video and Licensing was named Business of the Year. Scott Smith was [...]

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Tonasket Middle & High School Concert

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle and High Schools hosted their winter concert on Wednesday, Jan. 23, as the choirs and bands from both schools entertained a big crowd in the High School Commons. It was also an opportunity for the school to honor Mrs. Patti Middleton, who retired as the middle and high school music teacher [...]

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Tonasket council approves spray park project

  Linda Black spearheads planning, fundraising TONASKET – Efforts to rebuilt Tonasket’s city swimming pool may be moving at a glacial pace, but not so Linda Black’s work toward a water spray park. Black first proposed the spray park to the Tonasket City Council a year ago as a way to fill the water recreation [...]

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Snow removal reminder

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville would like to remind all property owner/renters with sidewalks abutting their property in the city limits that they need to clear them of snow and ice.

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‘Town hall’ regarding Tonasket Assisted Living to be held Dec. 19

TONASKET – A community-driven town hall discussion about the financial situation at the Tonasket Assisted Living facility will be held at the Tonasket Community Church, 24 E. Tonasket Ave. (above the U.S. Bank) on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will provide a forum in which to [...]

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Tonasket City Council rescheduled

TONASKET – The regular meeting of the Tonasket City Council to be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, has been cancelled. A special meeting of the Tonasket City Council will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held as a regular meeting of the City Council. All items [...]

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Winterfest lights up Tonasket | Slideshow

Click on the slideshow below to see the rest of our Winterfest pictures!

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Items from the Past

75 YEARS AGO

December 3 – 10, 1937: 1938 vehicle license plates will be available beginning Dec. 1, at the county auditor’s office. Obtaining the 1938 plates is a simple process. There are only two things necessary – one, the registration the event that vehicle owner’s certificate and two, the certificate of title and enough money to cover the cost of plates and to pay the state excise tax for the type of automobile being driven.

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Five months, ten days, eight hours

Jim Pruitt, the area’s last known surviving World War II Prisoner of War, was honored at the Tonasket High School Veterans Day assembly and awarded a certificate recognizing his service to the country. Michael Stewart and Gazette-Tribune reporter Brent Baker interviewed Mr. Pruitt about his harrowing experience as a POW. Below are excerpts from that interview; the full interview will be included as part of the oral histories that are being collected at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project.

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