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Following the signs

Following the signs

By Don Nelson I was talking to someone after the informal community memorial for Brad Pinkerton last week, and we were musing about how it was too bad he couldn’t hear the wonderful things said about him (along with some of the good-natured gibes about his multi-faceted personality). That’s the way it is with memorials,...
Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Letters to the editor: January 11, 2017

Direct contact needed Dear Editor: I think that we can all agree that the results of the last election have shown that democracy cannot be a spectator sport, and that it is important for all citizens to participate not just by voting every once in a while, but also by being involved in the political...
Fitzmaurice named state Athlete of the Week

Fitzmaurice named state Athlete of the Week

Liberty Bell High School senior Lauren Fitzmaurice was named an athlete of the week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) for her performances in recent basketball games against Eatonville and Manson. Against Eatonville in the Cascade Holiday Tourney, Fitzmaurice has 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine steals. Against Manson, she put up 20 points,...
Lady Lions take two of three games to stay near league leaders

Lady Lions take two of three games to stay near league leaders

Starting the second half of the Central Washington 2B league season, the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team is in good position to qualify for post-season play. In games last week, the Lady Lions beat Manson and Bridgeport while dropping a …
Liberty Bell boys have tough week against league contenders Manson, Tonasket

Liberty Bell boys have tough week against league contenders Manson, Tonasket

By Don Nelson The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team was on the losing end of three games last week — two of them against teams near the top of the Central Washington 2B league — and heads into the second half of league play looking for its first win of the season. That could come with a...
Nordic team builds up points at Junior National qualifier in Oregon

Nordic team builds up points at Junior National qualifier in Oregon

The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) traveled around the region last weekend, with nine athletes traveling to Bend, Oregon, for the first Pacific Northwest regional Junior National qualifying event and 13 athletes and various assorted family members traveling to Echo Ridge near Chelan for the Echo Ridge Loppet. The Loppet participants skied their choice of...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Exie Romero

Mountain Lion of the Week: Exie Romero

This week’s Mountain Lion of the Week is senior basketball player Exie Romero. Exie bravely leads with kindness and inquisitiveness. In Exie’s first contest back from injury, she made an immediate impact for her team both on and off the court. Following a tough loss to Tonasket, Exie responded with outstanding sportsmanship by sending a...
LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes first place

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes first place

Liberty Bell High School’s No. 2 team took first place Monday (Jan. 9) in a five-team Knowledge Bowl meet on the Mountain Lions’ home turf. Team members were Corinne Dietz, Danielle Mott, Noah Batson and Liliana Hart-Beck. Liberty Bell team No. 1 (Nate Hirsch, Sebastian Hogness, Colin Waichler, Bram Wathen) took fourth place, and team...
Abstract art explored in new exhibit

Abstract art explored in new exhibit

An exploration of abstract art — its contradictions and failure to abide by rules — is the focus of a new exhibit at Confluence Gallery and Art Center opening Saturday (Jan. 14) with a reception from 4 – 8 p.m. Curators Vern White and Joanne Marracci have brought …
Methodist Church offers child care when schools take day off

Methodist Church offers child care when schools take day off

To help parents of young children find child care when the public schools are not in session, the Methow Valley United Methodist Church is offering a “Kid Kamp” for children ages 2-½ through second grade. Child care will be provided at the church for the rest of the school year on days when school has...