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Approximately 400 people gathered at the Okanogan County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 15 for a Tax Day Tea Party. The gathered group heard speeches from several people and carried signs stating things like "Billions for Bankers," and "Common Sense Actio

Tax Day Tea Party gathers crowd at Okanogan County Courthouse

OKANOGAN – Approximately 400 people gathered at the Okanogan County Courthouse for a Tax Day Tea Party on Wednesday, April 15.

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David Eugene Richards, the fourth suspect in the Michelle Kitterman homicide investigation, entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment on Thursday, April 16. Photo by Emily Hanson

Fourth homicide suspect enters not guilty plea

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.

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Festival still seeking former May Day Royalty

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.

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Lacey K. Hirst-Pavek, 33 of Tonasket, was arrested on March 31 for her alleged involvement in the Michelle Kitterman murder case. OCSO photo

Tonasket suspect allegedly paid $500 to have pregnant woman murdered

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.

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Three suspects in Kitterman murder plead not guilty at arraignment

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.

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Oroville gives nod to shortened dock for Sundalia Resort

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.

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Oroville Pedestrian Project receives funding

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.

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Oroville School District Superintendent addresses enrollment

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.

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Tonasket School Board chooses Paul Turner as new superintendent

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board chose Paul Turner as the new superintendent following an executive session on Thursday, April 2.

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School Board Chairwoman and superintendent discuss termination of coaches’

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.

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