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Koen!

Koen!

Paul and Melissa (Bradshaw) Peterson are happy to announce the birth of their son, Lars Koen Peterson. He was born on June 2, 2014, at 11:47 p.m. at his home in Winthrop. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 19.75 inches long at birth. Koen is welcomed by his two big brothers, Leatham (5),...
Haakon!

Haakon!

Hana Baker and Tyler Slostad joyfully announce the birth of their son, Haakon Alexander Slostad (Haakon is an old Norwegian name, pronounced “hawk-en”). Haakon arrived on March 27, 2014, on a new moon and spring morning. He was 22 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. Hana and Tyler thank midwife Blue Bradley...
Russell-Plowman

Russell-Plowman

Donna Russell and Glenn Plowman, high school sweethearts from Liberty Bell High School, were married on Sept. 14 in a small, family wedding at Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee. Together since 2007, they have built a beautiful life together in Anacortes. Glenn is a commercial fisherman and works in Alaska and Washington, and Donna is a...
England and Ireland travelogue offered

England and Ireland travelogue offered

Historian and teacher Bill Hottell and photographer Dennis Kirkland have teamed up to produce a travelogue of the local history group’s 2013 trip to England and Scotland, which they will present at The Merc Playhouse next Wednesday (Oct. 15) at 7 p.m. Hottell was trip leader on the three-week adventure, which took 25 people to...
Methow Valley News wins general excellence award in statewide competition

Methow Valley News wins general excellence award in statewide competition

The Methow Valley News won the first-place award for general excellence among statewide newspapers of its size at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) annual convention last weekend in Chelan. Awards are presented in four circulation categories. The News is in category II (circulation of 2,500 to 5,000). Entrants in the general excellence category were...
Senior News: October 8, 2014

Senior News: October 8, 2014

Calendar SATURDAY, OCT. 11: Halloween Sale. THURSDAY, OCT. 16: Bingo after lunch. Lunch menu THURSDAY, OCT. 9: Pork chops, twice-baked potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli, carrot raisin salad, applesauce, whole wheat roll, lemon bars. FRIDAY, OCT. 10: Beef stew, mixed greens salad, peaches, whole wheat bread, brownies. MONDAY, OCT. 13: Spaghetti and meat sauce, Caesar salad,...
Help for farmers and ranchers

Help for farmers and ranchers

There are several opportunities for farmers and ranchers affected by the wildfires to get assistance with infrastructure, seeding and tree planting, and livestock forage. Soil conservation The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications from agricultural producers to help with resource concerns for the Wildfire Initiative of the Environmental Quality...
Fire recovery: a roundup of information, resources

Fire recovery: a roundup of information, resources

Long-term recovery open house Methow Valley Long Term Recovery (MVLTR) is holding an open house on Oct. 16 to explain the recovery process and goals and to get input from the community. “This is a grassroots movement and we want everyone who wants to be involved to understand the process,” said Adrianne Moore, an MVLTR...
Community briefs: October 8, 2014

Community briefs: October 8, 2014

This week: Bid on soup bowls until October 23 and Rally on ‘the coast’ on October 27.
County commissioners seek input on response

County commissioners seek input on response

The Okanogan County commissioners are holding a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to gather information regarding the management of the Carlton Complex Fire. The objective of the meeting is to gather information from citizens who experienced the fire firsthand, according to a legal notice issued by the county. People will be allotted time to...