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From Back Issues: Sept. 30, 2015

From Back Issues: Sept. 30, 2015

20 years ago, Oct. 5, 1995 50 years ago, Sept. 30, 1965 Young Man Has Close Brush With Cougar Saturday Spence Watson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Watson, had a rather exciting experience on Saturday. He was out grouse hunting with his dog, Saber. Above Vern Strickland’s place, west of Twisp, the dog...
More than a murder: The story of a Methow Valley tragedy

More than a murder: The story of a Methow Valley tragedy

A daughter’s quest to learn about her mother’s past becomes a journey of discovery By Joanna Bastian “My father always said he’d been in love with my mother since the age of 5,” Kathleen Bigger said as she sipped a glass of iced tea and paused over a salad at the Twisp River Pub recently....
From Back Issues: July 29, 2015

From Back Issues: July 29, 2015

30 years ago, Aug. 1, 1985 50 years ago, Aug. 1, 1965 Tom Foley Tours Over Road Route Congressman Tom Foley described himself as “completely awed” by the isolated vastness of the north Cascade area after an aerial inspection trip last Sunday. Foley, together with Okanogan national forest supervisor Fritz Moisio and county commissioner Jack...
From Back Issues: July 1, 2015

From Back Issues: July 1, 2015

20 years ago, June 29, 1995  30 years ago, June 27, 1985 Mining corp plans exploration on Flagg Mountain Quintana Minerals Corporation has filed their 1985 plan of operations with the Okanogan National Forest. They plan to continue ongoing exploration of their claims by drilling test holes for mineral values on Flagg Mountain in the...
From back issues: May 20, 2015

From back issues: May 20, 2015

20 years ago, May 25, 1995 50 years ago, May 20, 1965 Winthrop Prom Held “In the Misty Moonlight” was the theme for the Winthrop high school’s junior-senior prom, which was held Saturday evening in the multi-purpose room. Royalty for the affair were: Linda Shafer, queen; Ron Rouse, king (both juniors); senior prince and princess,...

From back issues: May 6, 2015

20 years ago, May 11, 1995 50 years ago, May 6, 1965 Kindergarten Through Kindergarten pupils of Mrs. Art Frey ended their school year last Tuesday. The young students, and needless to say, their parents, are looking forward to the start of grammar school in the fall. Local children who attended the classes were Danny Wagoner,...

20 years ago, April 20, 1995 30 years ago, April 25, 1985 Editorial by John Fleming: Six guns and Winnebagos I am beginning to see how completely handcuffed the Town of Winthrop is by its limited parking. This past weekend, for the opening of fishing season, the town was the busiest it has been since...
From Back Issues

From Back Issues

20 years ago, April 6, 1995 30 years ago, April 4, 1985 Nail spill: Sonnichsens get point, after point,…. Approximately 17 boxes containing thousands of nails fell off a delivery truck and scattered across the Loup Loup Highway, prompting highway workers to re-route traffic and the Sonnichsen family to scoop up pounds of shiny nails....
From Back Issues: Feb. 18, 2015

From Back Issues: Feb. 18, 2015

20 years ago, Feb. 16, 1995 30 years ago, Feb. 21, 1985 LB Wrestlers Place 4th in State Johnson Captures State Championship, Ends Season With Perfect Record In a brilliant display of individual efforts, the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions grabbed fourth place in the state wrestling tournament at Moses Lake. Jeff Johnson also captured a...

From Back Issues: Feb. 11, 2015

30 years ago, Feb. 14, 1985 MV Bowling Tournaments On January 26 and 27, the Methow Valley Men’s Bowling Association held its annual Tournament of Champions. There were 161 entries in four different categories: singles, doubles, three-man team, and five-man team. Don Johnson was a double winner rolling a 692 to win the Singles Crown...