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Winthrop: May 20, 2015

Winthrop: May 20, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Well, back in Molly Patterson’s and my day at Little Star Montessori School, we might have shied away from the “Puttin’ on the Ritz” auction theme due to our opinion of flapper dresses, but I for one will freely admit how wrong we were. If you were at Little Star’s auction at...
Lower Valley: May 20, 2015

Lower Valley: May 20, 2015

By Joanna Bastian The lower valley is quiet and unassuming. Quiet bends in the river flow past blossoming orchards, streams bubble and bounce through stands of aspens, wildflowers dot the shaded groves. The setting sun lights up fields of bunchgrass as ladybugs and bees dance in the iridescent glow. No one expects the lower valley,...
The day the mountain went away

The day the mountain went away

By Don Nelson It’s become one of those moments — you have to be old enough, and recall exactly where you were, and in some cases have actually experienced it, to claim a bond with something epically memorable, the Kennedy assassination being the classic example. I can cite all three qualifiers for the historic (meaning, humans were...
Stephen Lightner Nourse

Stephen Lightner Nourse

Stephen Lightner Nourse, age 65, passed away on April 27, 2015, at his home in Winthrop. He was a practicing attorney and president of the Northwest law firm Carney Badley Spellman until 2015, when progressive lung disease forced his retirement. He suffered from ideopathic primary pulmonary hypertension. Born in Salem, Oregon, to G.W Nourse and...
Dallas Howerton1921–2015

Dallas Howerton
1921–2015

Dallas Howerton, 94 of Silverdale, Washington, passed away on May 2, 2015. Dallas was born on March 16, 1921, to Harry L. and Edna (Weed) Repine in Harrisburg, Oregon. She was a graduate of North Kitsap High School and went on to marry Eugene Wilson in 1941. He preceded Dallas in death. She later married...
LBHS boys’ soccer opens post-season play with a victory

LBHS boys’ soccer opens post-season play with a victory

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team made history this year with the Mountain Lions’ first appearance in post-season play, celebrating with a 2-1 overtime win against Cashmere on Saturday (May 9) in the first round of district playoffs. Regulation play ended in a 1-1 tie, with Liberty Bell’s goal scored by Willy Duguay...
Liberty Bell builds momentum for sub-district track meet

Liberty Bell builds momentum for sub-district track meet

Tuning up for the sub-district meet this week, the Liberty Bell High School track and field team turned in several impressive performances, including a school record, at the Bridgeport Invitational on Friday (May 8). The boys’ 4×100-meter relay team of Jose Dominguez, Andrew Reggiatore, Wil Chandler and Micah Klemmeck blazed to a school record time...
Mountain Lions still alive in post-season baseball play; aiming for state tournament

Mountain Lions still alive in post-season baseball play; aiming for state tournament

Derek Alumbaugh threw a no-hitter and his Liberty Bell High School teammates backed him with 15 runs against White Swan as the Mountain Lions rallied to stay alive in post-season baseball competition on Monday (May 11) in Moses Lake. In the first game, Warden topped the Mountain Lions, 11-8, in a seesaw battle that saw...
Post-season softball play starts this weekend in Ephrata for Lady Lions

Post-season softball play starts this weekend in Ephrata for Lady Lions

The Liberty Bell High School softball team begins post-season play on Saturday (May 16) with an 11 a.m. game against Warden, to be played at the Ephrata Fastpitch Complex, in the first round of district playoffs. Win or lose, the Lady Lions will play a second game on Saturday. They must win at least one...
Fly fishers club meets Tuesday

Fly fishers club meets Tuesday

Guest speakers at the Methow Valley Fly Fishers monthly meeting on Tuesday (May 19) will be Chris Butler and Hans Smith, biologists for the Yakama Nation’s habitat restoration efforts, who will discuss projects on the Chewuch and Twisp rivers. The 7 p.m. meeting, in the Liberty Bell High School library, is free and open to...