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Pellet gun leads to Tonasket Schools lockdown | updated

Updated 10:05 p.m.
TONASKET – Devin Martinez, Aan 18-year-old Tonasket Hhigh Sschool student, is in custody after being spotted on the Tonasket High School campus with what turned out to be a pellet gun, causing a district-wide lockdown for nearly an hour on Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Tonasket homecoming week

Tigers fall to Quincy in Friday homecoming game TONASKET – Quincy plays a close-to-the-vest, grind-it-out brand of football that isn’t spectacular, but gives an opponent few chances to take advantage of self-inflicted wounds. Tonasket hung with the Jackrabbits for awhile, but Quincy physically hammered on the smaller Tigers until Tonasket made its own set of [...]

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Tonasket School board grapples with rising costs, twin levies

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is trying to lay the groundwork for running a pair of levies. But at the board’s Monday, Sep. 23, meeting, it first found itself dealing with the consequences of rising costs that dipped the district’s fund balance to a level that alarmed at least one board member.

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Oroville School board asked to give up $180K energy incentive

OROVILLE – Ameresco, the company contracted to built Oroville High Schools new geothermal heating and cooling system, said the project cost more than anticipated and asked the school board to consider signing over $180,000 in energy incentives the district may be receiving.

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Tonasket FFA to host annual barbecue, dessert auction

  TONASKET – The Tonasket FFA Alumni and friends will be hosting its annual barbecue on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds, followed by a dessert auction. All are welcome to the annual fundraiser for FFA activities – not just FFA alumni. Desirae Coe, president of the Tonasket FFA Alumni, [...]

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Tonasket, Oroville sports sign-ups

Tonasket on Aug. 15; Oroville on Aug. 20 Tonasket On Thursday, Aug. 15, Tonasket High School will be having its Fall Sports Registration Blitz starting at 6:00 p.m. Parent and coaches meetings begin at 6:00. Required paperwork and fees will be collected at that the conclusion of the meetings. Players are welcome to attend with [...]

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Tonasket admin lauded for WSLA presentation

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District’s efforts to understand and develop strategies to improve the education of children coming from impoverished backgrounds received high praise after its administrators’ presentation at last week’s Washington State Leadership Academy in Spokane.

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Oroville School Board tours elementary

OROVILLE – As part of their regular meeting last Monday, the Oroville School Board toured the elementary building, paying particular attention to the work being done on the new roof.

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Tonasket Middle Schoolers continue pool effort

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle School students are continuing their efforts to raise funds for the city swimming pool, this time by encouraging area residents to vote for the pool project as part of a Coca Cola contest. According to middle school ASB advisor Chasitie Cork, one can participate in the program through this link. Starting [...]

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OHS Social Studies teacher George Thornton retires from Oroville

OROVILLE – Oroville teacher George Thornton received a plaque acknowledging his 33 years of service from the school board at their Monday, May 20 meeting.

“One of the first administrators from when George started teaching said in his evaluation that he was going to make an impact on his community… that’s just what he’s done,” said Superintendent Steve Quick.

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