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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...
TwispWorks begins work on community gathering space in campus parking lot

TwispWorks begins work on community gathering space in campus parking lot

A new information kiosk under construction in the sprawling TwispWorks parking lot is the first of several new features that will transform the space into a community gathering place, Executive Director Amy Stork said this week. “A number of things will happen there to develop it into a public plaza to be used by TwispWorks...
Winthrop’s comp plan update moves on to town council

Winthrop’s comp plan update moves on to town council

By Don Nelson The Winthrop Planning Commission has completed work on an update of the town’s comprehensive plan and sent it to the Town Council for review. No one attended a final planning commission public hearing on the plan last week, although one written comment supporting the commission’s effort was received. The recommended plan is...
Winthrop adopts six-year street improvement plan

Winthrop adopts six-year street improvement plan

The Winthrop Town Council adopted the town’s six-year transportation improvement plan — a list of funded projects, hoped-for projects and dreamed-of projects to improve Winthrop’s streets — at its meeting last week.
Banquet supports mule deer and their habitat

Banquet supports mule deer and their habitat

There’s still time to get tickets for the Mule Deer Foundation Banquet this Saturday (June 20). This is the second annual event for the Okanogan Trails chapter. Last year’s event raised money to replant mule deer habitat that burned in the Carlton Complex Fire. It also helped with two ongoing projects — providing financial and volunteer assistance...

County election supervisor gets state award

Mila Jury, the chief deputy auditor and election supervisor for Okanogan County, was recognized as county election employee of the year by Secretary of State Kim Wyman last week. Jury, who has 40 years of experience working in elections, was honored for providing leadership for her peers and offering feedback on election issues. The secretary...