Three killed in car accident south of Tonasket

TONASKET – Two cars collided on State Route 97 about two miles south of Tonasket killing three Brewster residents and injuring a fourth and two Tonasket residents at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6.

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NW Ice Fishing Festival on President’s Day weekend

MOLSON – The seventh annual NW Ice Fishing Festival will be held at Sidley Lake near Molson on the Saturday of President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 19.

The popular wintertime event is sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Molson Grange.

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Oroville looking at purchase of new Christmas decorations

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard discussion on purchasing new Christmas decorations to replace the old wreaths and red lanterns on the light poles.

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Dean Scott, a Tiger Dad and builder of the new Pinewood Derby Track lets the racers fly in the derby which took place at the American Legion Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Photo by Gary DeVon

Excited Cub Scouts race colorful cars on new track

OROVILLE – The Oroville American Legion Hall rang with the sounds of excited racers and race fans participated in Scout Pack 23′s annual Pinewood Derby.

The event took place on Tuesday, Jan. 25 and 23 Cub Scouts, ages seven to 11, three siblings and five Scout dads raced on Pack 23′s brand new Pinewood Derby Track built by Tiger Den Leader and Scout Dad Dean Scott.

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Medicare still making hospital wait on reimbursements

TONASKET – In what may be a record-setting short meeting, the North Valley Hospital Board met on Thursday, Jan. 28 to discuss hospital district business.

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Summer Music in the Park approved by Tonasket Council

TONASKET – Summer Music in the Park, a new event for the Tonasket community, was approved by the Tonasket City Council during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

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Oroville School Board accepts resignation of school director, teacher

OROVILLE – With praise for their years of service, the Oroville School Board approved the resignation of fellow director Jerry Nelson and elementary teacher David Taylor.

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Parlette bill would continue committee to examine effects of federal health

OLYMPIA… Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, has introduced legislation to extend discussion about implementation of the federal health care bill in Washington state by another year. Senate Bill 5508, which has bipartisan sponsorship, will be the subject of a hearing at 8 a.m. in the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

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The 2011 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals are Sarah Kaiser and her husband Dr. Walter Henze. Photo by Emily Hanson

New chamber officers installed at banquet

TONASKET – The new officers of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce were installed during the annual banquet on Thursday, Jan. 20.

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Oroville Junior-Senior High School on ‘persistently low-achieving’ list

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Junior-Senior High School was named as one of 50 in the state on the “persistently lowest-achieving schools” list, making it eligible for School Improvement grants ranging from $50,000 to $2 million annually for three years, depending on federal funding availability.

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