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Tonasket police pursuit ends in apparent suicide

TONASKET – A Tonasket Police pursuit on Tuesday, March 15 ended in what police believe was a suicide south of Tonasket in front of Midway Building Supplies.

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Tonasket doctor cited for possession

TONASKET – Doctor William Lewis Dienst, Jr. was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after being discovered with marijuana at North Valley Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

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State audit of hospital district details financial troubles

TONASKET – An audit of North Valley Hospital’s financials from Jan. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2009 detailed the monetary problems the district is facing.

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Tonasket agrees on price for old fire hall

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council began the process to sell the Old Fire Hall to the Tonasket EMS District during a special meeting on Tuesday, March 15 when they wrapped up negotiations with the district on the price of the building.

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Oroville looking at rehab of water well #4

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council gave approval to hire a company to rehabilitate Well #4 at their Tuesday, March 14 meeting.

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Oroville Kite Day March 26

OROVILLE – Oroville’s fourth annual Kite Day will be held at the Bud Clark Ballfields on Saturday, March 26, starting at 10 a.m.

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NVH still struggling with warrants

TONASKET – As of the board meeting on Thursday, March 10, the North Valley Hospital District was still struggling with their warrants, being nearly $240,000 shy of their next payment to the county.

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Tonasket Spring Clean-Up April 11-22

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved the annual Spring Clean-Up dates to be set as Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 22 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 8.

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Sydney Thorndike and Phoebe Poynter took second and first place, respectively, in the Okanogan County Spelling Bee. They will go on to compete in the regional spelling bee in Wenatchee. OES photo

Six Oroville Elementary Students compete at county spelling bee

OMAK – “Proud. P-r-o-u-d. Proud. That’s how we feel about the six youngsters from Oroville Elementary School who competed in the Okanogan County Spelling Bee (in Omak) on Thursday, Feb. 24,” said Gary Pringle, Oroville Elementary School Principal.

Six spellers from Okanogan County schools in grades four through six will be going on to the regional competition in Wenatchee next month. Two of those six will be from Oroville – sixth-grader Phoebe Poynter, the Oroville Elementary School champion, finished first in the sixth- grade bee and fifth-grader Sydney Thorndike finished second in her bee. Poynter’s winning word was “foyer.”

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Oroville will review Emergency Management Plan

OROVILLE – Scott Miller, director of the Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management, presented the Oroville City Council with a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan at their Tuesday, March 1 meeting.

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