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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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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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.
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, [...]