OKANOGAN – The fourth suspect in the Michelle Kitterman homicide investigation entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody Courtroom on Thursday, April 16.
OROVILLE – Oroville’s May Festival Committee is seeking former May Queens and their attendants to help the community celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the town’s annual event.
Past May Day Queens and their Princesses will be given special treatment during this year’s activities, according to Polly Thornton, with the May Festival Committee.
TONASKET – Lacey K. Hirst-Pavek, 33, Tonasket, was arrested on March 31 for her alleged involvement in the stabbing death of Michelle Kitterman, Oroville.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Hirst-Pavek was a person of interest from the beginning, but it took time to put the case together.
OKANOGAN – Three suspects in the murder of Michelle Kitterman of Oroville pled not guilty in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody courtroom on Thursday, April 9.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council has approved a permit request by Sundalia Resort to build a dock along their shoreline, albeit a somewhat shorter dock than the developer wanted.
OROVILLE – A new sidewalk following the east side of Highway 97 and connecting Oroville’s northern and southern city limits will be built thanks to more than $1 million in federal stimulus money.
OROVILLE – At the Monday, March 30 meeting of the Oroville School Board a question was raised about the large number of students living in Oroville’s district and attending the Tonasket schools.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board chose Paul Turner as the new superintendent following an executive session on Thursday, April 2.
OROVILLE – Some people were surprised when the Oroville School Board voted to terminate all coach’s contracts for next year at their last board meeting.
OROVILLE – With scant warning and little chance for public comment, Oroville’s School Board terminated all district coaching contracts for next school year as part of a multi-item consent agenda.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140