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Latest Fire Update (07-25-15): Wildhorse, Spur and Newby Lake Fires

TONASKET- Wildhorse and Spur Fires are all that remain from the 16 fires reported after last Sunday’s lightning storm. The remaining fires have been called out. Wildhorse Fire, west of Summit Lake on Mt. Hull, is 162 acres and the Spur Fire, near Bonaparte Lake, is three acres.

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Lightning sparks Wildhorse fire on Mt. Hull

OROVILLE – Tonasket Ranger District’s firefighters continue to respond to fires caused by last Sunday night’s lightning, including the Wildhorse Fire on Mt. Hull which grew to 185 acres by Monday evening.

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Verle Harnasch

Verle Harnasch passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, Washington. He was born in Chesaw, Washington on August 15, 1916, the third of seven children, to William and Lucille Harnasch.

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Roger Gene Hauenstein

Roger Gene Hauenstein, age 61, passed away in Seattle on April 6, 2015 after a lengthy battle with health issues. Roger arrived in this world on August 3, 1953, the oldest of four children born to Glenn and Glenna Hauenstein.

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Stuart Irwin

Stuart Irwin passed away while at home on the morning of February 18, 2015 at the age of 77. Stuart was born September 9, 1937 in Miller, South Dakota to Robert and Frieda (Kruse) Irwin.

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Regina ‘Jean’ Harden Jacobs

Jean was born Regina Madelyn Magill on July 15 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was called on February 16 2015 by her lord and savior to be with him in heaven. She was 92-years-old.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Michelle Lynn Carden, 26, Omak, pleaded guilty to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree DWLS. Carden was sentenced to five months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Sept. 16, 2014 crimes.

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Beulah P. Long

Beulah P. Long, age 79 of Omak, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Rose Garden Care Center in Omak. She was born September 9, 1935 in Barnesville, Ohio to parents William Leroy Johns and Verna (nee) Hall.

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Will Oroville become the next ‘Pendleton?’

Seriously, the next “Pendleton?” No, not the rodeo, but the manufacture of fine wool clothing, like shirts, pants and coats. If the local chapter of the North American Wool Co-op has their way it will – at least the area would become known for their signature products, made from locally produced fibers and woven at a locally owned and operated mill.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Dylan Thomas James Counts, 20, Omak, pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. Counts was sentenced to 14 months in prison and fined $1,612.87, including $502.37 in restitution. The crimes occurred Jan. 26. In a separate case, the court dismissed Dec. 11 a charge against Counts: second-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The charge was dismissed with prejudice.

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