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County legal ads stay in Chronicle

People looking for Okanogan County legal ads should continue to consult the Omak Chronicle, which has again been awarded the contract as the legal paper of record for the county. Certain actions by state, county and local agencies are required to be advertised so that the public is informed and can provide input. Some matters...
LBHS cited for ‘overall excellence’

LBHS cited for ‘overall excellence’

Liberty Bell High School has been recognized for the fourth year in a row for overall excellence, an award bestowed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the state Board of Education. One of the Washington Achievement Awards, overall excellence honors the top 5 percent of elementary, junior high and high schools,...
Senior news: April 23, 2014

Senior news: April 23, 2014

By Susie Heller  It’s on to setting up for the Western Sale. Yee ha! I love that one! Ann, Rosalie and Betty are working hard pricing and sprucing. Speaking of Betty Wagoner, she received an award for a zillion years of service to the Back Country Horsemen. Ain’t she sweet? Our longtime volunteer, Jane McLaughlin, has...
Easter 2014, Pearrygin Lake State Park

Easter 2014, Pearrygin Lake State Park

  Over 300 children took part in Saturday’s (April 19) Easter Egg hunt at Pearrygin Lake State Park. The event was sponsored by Twisp Valley Grange and Winthrop Kiwanis, with help from Key Club members. In the video above, the three- and four-year-old group gets off to a great start. Video by Laurelle Walsh
End of an era

End of an era

Dan Foussard, Jesse Davis and Chris Zahn pried boards and sheet metal off the Town of Winthrop’s 1940s-era Bluff Street shop on Saturday. Foussard, who bid $253 to dismantle the building and haul everything away, described the lumber as “absolutely gorgeous. I scored really good on it.” Although he doesn’t have definite plans for the...

Honor roll

Marian G. Tannehill of Winthrop, a sophomore at Oregon State University, has been named to the scholastic honor roll for the winter term. Laura Miller of Carlton, Krysten Port of Twisp and Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme have been named to the dean’s list at Wenatchee Valley Community College for the winter quarter. Morgan Tate of Carlton, Abilene...

Community briefs: April 19, 2014

This week, you're invited to Join the parade for Winthrop's '49er Day and see how much Twisp likes its trees

Got plastic? You can recycle more of it now

Methow Recycles and WasteWise are now able to recycle a much wider variety of plastic products as well as milk, juice and soup boxes. “The most frequently heard question from Methow Recycles’ customers is, ‘why can’t I recycle my yogurt tubs, lettuce boxes and milk cartons,’” said Susan Ernsdorff, plant manager for Methow Recycles. Now...
Start studying: Trivia Night is coming

Start studying: Trivia Night is coming

The Methow Valley Public School Funding Alliance’s annual Trivia Night fundraiser will be on April 28 at the Twisp River Pub, with doors opening at 5 p.m. for social time and dinner and the intense competition beginning at 6 p.m. Participants compete in teams of four in three rounds of written questions about a wide...
Community briefs: April 9, 2014

Community briefs: April 9, 2014

This week: Easter egg hunts at Omak and Pearrygin, Pick up litter for Earth Week, Community Center invites you to shop the Bee-Cause Re-Purpose Exposition, Clean up at Mazama, Big sale at Little Star, Fiber Fest at fairgrounds in Okanogan, and Lots of pancakes at Mazama Community Club's World Famous Pancake Breakfast.