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Going Fourth

Going Fourth

Fourth of July in these parts revolves around Twisp — big stuff for a little community. This year, “the heart of the Methow Valley” has a day of festivities planned that will satisfy everyone in the family.
Okanogan County Fair seeks queen candidates for 2016; applications due by Aug. 1

Okanogan County Fair seeks queen candidates for 2016; applications due by Aug. 1

Registration is now open for applicants interested in competing to be queen of the 69th annual Okanogan County Fair in 2016. The competition is open to young women throughout the county who are between the ages of 15 and 19 and currently enrolled in high school. Applicants must be single, childless, a past fair participant...
‘Purple police car’ on the auction block

‘Purple police car’ on the auction block

In its own weird way, Winthrop’s “purple police car” has a place in the town’s history. If owning a bit of history — or what many consider a classic auto collector’s item — is appealing, the town is willing to sell it to you. The 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am 400 hardtop coupe — also known as the “DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)...
Firearms safety is always an important lesson for children

Firearms safety is always an important lesson for children

It is the time of year when we are going full force into summer activities. There is so much to do with our families and friends. It is important to remember to not …
Firefighter support fund established for Wenatchee

Firefighter support fund established for Wenatchee

The Community Foundation of NCW has established a fire fund to help support firefighters and displaced families and animals affected by the recent fires in the Wenatchee Valley. “Sleepy Hollow Heights Fire Support” will provide food and other needs. Monetary donations can be made online at www.cfncw.org or at the Community Foundation office at 9...
Liberty Bell Jr./Sr. High lists honor roll

Liberty Bell Jr./Sr. High lists honor roll

Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School recently announced its second-semester honor roll. The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Seniors: Hannah Hogness Juniors: Santana Johnson, Rowan Post, Charles Thornton-White Sophomores: Derek Alumbaugh, Corinne Dietz, Nathaniel Hirsch, Sebastian Hogness, Danielle Mott, Bram Wathen Freshmen: Stella Gunnip Hunter, Camren Nielsen, Haley Post, Cade Quigley, Mackenzie Woodworth Eighth-graders: Peter...
Community news briefs: July 1, 2015

Community news briefs: July 1, 2015

Help out at the rink The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink is looking for skilled carpenters to volunteer their expertise this week to help with framing the new buildings under construction at the rink. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Friday (July 3). For more information, call (509) 341-4400. Refrigeration equipment and other amenities are...
Kiwanis projects upgrade facilities at Classroom in Bloom, Little Star Montessori

Kiwanis projects upgrade facilities at Classroom in Bloom, Little Star Montessori

An industrious crew of volunteers is upgrading outdoor structures that are used for learning and play by students at two local schools. Winthrop Kiwanis members Don Carlson, Carl Miller, Bob Stone, Dick Evans and John Owen were at Classroom in Bloom — the teaching garden at Methow Valley Elementary School — on ...
News briefs: June 24, 2015

News briefs: June 24, 2015

Preschool sign-up underway Sign-up is available for the Methow Mentoring & Childcare Preschool, a program of The Cove, which begins July 13 at Methow Valley United Methodist Church on Highway 20 between Twisp and Winthrop. The preschool, for children ages 2½ to 6, will operate from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will use the Nurtured...
Summer lunch menu

Summer lunch menu

THURSDAY, JUNE 25: Chicken salad on whole wheat bread, tostitos with salsa, celery sticks, apple, milk. FRIDAY, JUNE 26: Deli turkey sandwich, lettuce, carrots, grapes, milk. MONDAY, JUNE 29: BLT wrap, cucumbers, Mandarin oranges, milk. TUESDAY, JUNE 30: Peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat bread, cheese stick, apple, carrots, milk. Lunch is free for...