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Gary Lee Knowlton1965–2016

Gary Lee Knowlton
1965–2016

Gary L. Knowlton, 50, longtime resident of Brewster, went home to be with his heavenly Father on July 16, 2016, at 8:22 p.m. He was born on Sept. 9, 1965, to proud parents Patsy Knowlton and Micheal Knowlton, both of Brewster. Gary was a 12-year senior of the class of 1984 at Brewster High School...
Robert Vincent Keeffe1924–2016

Robert Vincent Keeffe
1924–2016

Robert Vincent Keeffe, age 92, died in his Shelton, Washington, home on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was the last surviving sibling of six children. Bob was born in Sioux City, Iowa, to his parents James and Marie Keeffe. Career opportunity for James Keeffe eventually brought the family to the Seattle area where Bob went...
Danny A. Days1934–2016

Danny A. Days
1934–2016

Danny A. Days, 81, of Twisp, passed away July 13, 2016, after a long and valiant battle with cancer, in his home surrounded by the love of his family, just three weeks shy of his 82nd birthday and 65th wedding anniversary. Danny was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Twisp to Ernest O. and Mary C....

Methow Valley Ranger District Fire update

From an Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, United States Forest Service press release on July 27, 2016: Winthrop, WA—So far this week, Forest Service firefighters responded to two small lightning caused fires ignited on the Methow Valley Ranger District and assisted Department of Natural Resources crews on another fire in the French Creek area.  A fireline has been constructed...

Legal notices: July 27, 2016

TOWN OF TWISP, WASHINGTON ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SR20 CURB & SIDEWALK improvements PROJECT Sealed bids will be received by the Town of Twisp at PO Box 278, Twisp, Washington 98856 or delivered to Town Hall located at 118 S. Glover St., Twisp, WA 98856 until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, and will then...
Chamber music festival blends the familiar with some unexpected pieces

Chamber music festival blends the familiar with some unexpected pieces

In the casual atmosphere of a old barn (upgraded with first-rate acoustics), chamber music aficionados, people new to classical music, and musicians from as far away as London and Hong Kong come together each year in a vibrant interplay. …
Old Schoolhouse’s new owners are all in for the business — and the beer

Old Schoolhouse’s new owners are all in for the business — and the beer

Brothers Nate and Jake Young and their friend Troy Anderson have been a tight trio since their boyhood days growing up in New Hampshire. They eventually all migrated to the West Coast, got married and embarked on separate careers. The three outdoor enthusiasts also discovered and became …
New Winthrop marshal relishes challenges in rebuilding police force

New Winthrop marshal relishes challenges in rebuilding police force

Small-town law enforcement is comfortable territory for Marshal Hal Henning, who took over as the top cop in Winthrop about a month ago. Henning’s career has been grounded in smaller communities where he developed a deliberate approach to dealing with their challenges. He’s not afraid to …

Memorial for Jananne Lovett

A memorial service for Jananne Lovett will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Twisp River Suites. It will be a celebration of her the life with music, a video presentation and beverages and light food fare. For information call (509) 429-9593.
Jack L. Boesel 1934–2016

Jack L. Boesel
1934–2016

Jack L. Boesel, 81, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Jack was born in Okanogan on Nov. 13, 1934, to Floyd and Agnes Boesel. He grew up near Winthrop on the Boesel family ranch. He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army for two years...