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Supporters praise Henning, but former marshal’s firing stands

Supporters praise Henning, but former marshal’s firing stands

Supporters of fired Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning jammed the Winthrop Town Council’s small meeting space last week to praise Henning and protest his dismissal, ask for more information about why it happened, and demand that Mayor Anne Acheson be “fired” or …
Wide range of factors are related to marshal’s firing and aftermath

Wide range of factors are related to marshal’s firing and aftermath

By Anne Acheson I ran for Winthrop Town Council position 5 after serving several years on the planning commission because I wanted to have a voice in a broader range of issues facing the Town of Winthrop. When I was elected in November 2015 I never had any intention of serving as mayor. In September...
Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Henning out as marshal in Winthrop

Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning has been let go from his position as the town’s only full-time law enforcement officer. Henning was fired during a meeting Wednesday morning (Feb. 22) with Winthrop Mayor Anne Acheson. The decision was effective immediately. Henning and Acheson have had some …
ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro’s recent recreational all-terrain vehicle trip from Conconully to Winthrop with a bunch of friends has sparked renewed debate over how the town of Winthrop views ATVs. Although apparently in violation of the town’s…
Winthrop agrees to salary increases for police officers

Winthrop agrees to salary increases for police officers

The Winthrop Town Council has agreed to pay raises for the town’s marshal and deputies to help recruit better candidates for its police positions. At last week’s meeting, the council adopted a revised pay schedule proposed by Marshal Hal Henning. The salary figures in the proposal approved last week were less than those in an earlier...
Torrent floods Winthrop marshal’s office, causes road damage

Torrent floods Winthrop marshal’s office, causes road damage

Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning and his staff have squeezed in with other town personnel after a heavy downpour flooded the marshal’s basement offices with at least 3 inches of filthy water last Tuesday (July 26).
Winthrop council reviewing police salaries

Winthrop council reviewing police salaries

The Winthrop Town Council, concerned about short- and long-term budgetary consequences, wants more time to think about a proposal by Marshal Hal Henning to increase police officer salaries.
New Winthrop marshal relishes challenges in rebuilding police force

New Winthrop marshal relishes challenges in rebuilding police force

Small-town law enforcement is comfortable territory for Marshal Hal Henning, who took over as the top cop in Winthrop about a month ago. Henning’s career has been grounded in smaller communities where he developed a deliberate approach to dealing with their challenges. He’s not afraid to …
Traffic safety tops Winthrop council discussion

Traffic safety tops Winthrop council discussion

After a busy Fourth of July weekend, traffic and safety were once again major topics of conversation at the Winthrop Town Council meeting last week. Hal Henning, recently hired as town marshal, talked to the council about several traffic-related and policing issues, most of them familiar to council members and residents alike.
Motorists may have to mosey through Winthrop

Motorists may have to mosey through Winthrop

Thirty-five miles an hour could go the way of the horse and buggy in Winthrop, where some residents and town council members support lowering the municipal speed limit to slow motorists down. The idea of reducing the speed limit to 25 miles per hour throughout Winthrop drew strong support at last week’s council meeting.