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HISTORY
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...
From Back Issues: December 31, 2014

From Back Issues: December 31, 2014

20 years ago, Jan. 5, 1995 50 years ago, Jan. 7, 1965 Snow Brings Fun, Work and Spills Out by Davis Lake, near Winthrop, a 400 yard tubing hill is being whipped into shape. It has been on the slick side but since the new snow storm as the snow becomes packed from use it...
From Back Issues: December 24, 2014

From Back Issues: December 24, 2014

20 years ago, Dec. 22, 1994 40 years ago, Dec. 19, 1974 Exxon Searches Valley For Mineral Deposits Exxon is one of three corporations in the process of drilling for ore on Okanogan National Forest land, according to deputy forest Supt. Bill McLaughlin. McLaughlin, speaking Dec. 9 to the Okanogan chamber of commerce, said the...
From Back Issues: Dec. 10, 2014

From Back Issues: Dec. 10, 2014

20 years ago, Dec. 8, 1994 40 years ago, December 12, 1974 CLASS TO PRESENT ‘HILLBILLY WEDDIN’ “Hillbilly Weddin,” a popular spoof of mountain marrying is the first dramatic effort of the junior class of Liberty Bell High School. Some valley residents remember the play from 1968, when it was produced at Twisp High School....
From Back Issues: October 15, 2014

From Back Issues: October 15, 2014

20 years ago — Oct. 20, 1994 40 years ago, Oct. 17, 1974 Forest Land Use Planning May Determine Future of Resort Project Development of a major four-seasons ski resort near Mazama depends on the outcome of an environmental impact statement now being prepared by the Okanogan National Forest, according to Early Winters Project Director Jerry Blann...