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.
What cops look for when you’ve been stopped Traffic stops are by far the most dangerous part of a law officer’s job (outside of calls for domestic violence). There is a constant level of unpredictability in any traffic stop, especially at night. You may know you are a safe driver and good person in general, [...]
OROVILLE – The Oroville Class of 2013 will host a K-12 Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9 starting at 9 a.m at Coulton Auditorim.
Dear Tonasket Community, In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Tonasket High School ASB will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Assembly on the morning of Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in the Tonasket High School Commons from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. We would like to encourage all veterans to please bring items in to be displayed on [...]
RADAR Myths and Information for drivers Many individuals have misunderstandings about how Radar units work, how the officers use them and under what circumstances they are and can be used. Here are some common misunderstandings and myths about Radar for traffic/speed control. MYTH: “The Radar must have my speed locked in to make it a [...]
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a bid to install the overhead crossing on Whitcomb Avenue at the North Valley Hospital parking lot crossing at the Tuesday, Oct. 9, city council meeting.
The drama of last year’s competition for Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen may have been lacking, but that was OK with Karlie Henneman, who knew as the only contestant this year that she would receive the crown she’d been pursuing since last year.
Tonasket EMS director will be teaching an Emergency Medical Technician course from November through February in Tonasket.
TONASKET – Just about everyone wants a swimming pool in the city of Tonasket. How to go about funding the construction — and, more problematically, the maintenance — of a pool has been the topic of discussion at several Tonasket City Council meetings in recent months. Joyce Fancher, who organized the first “friends of the [...]
TONASKET – Medieval sword fights in History Park? Sort of, anyway. The Dregate Fighters, a.k.a. Fighters of Okanogan County, gather Wednesdays at the park in Tonasket, usually around 5:00 p.m., to learn and practice fighting techniques with makeshift swords, helmets and shields. Participants also come in from other parts of the county, as well as [...]