By Washington Newspaper Publishers Association On July 25, a new law takes effect in Washington to defend against lawsuits aimed at chilling First Amendment rights. The bill protects people from “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation,” known as SLAPP suits. The classic SLAPP scenario is a libel lawsuit filed against the press, designed not to obtain […]
It is with great sadness we share the passing of Carolyn Joyce Slattery on July 9, 2021. She had a lifelong battle with asthma and stubbornly though she fought — it had the last word. Carolyn loved the arts, was a prolific artist in multiple mediums and had several gallery shows of her work. She […]
Ed Sanders drew his final breath on July 14, 2021. He was 65. It goes without saying that he should have had more time. He is loved and mourned by many. He was a gifted storyteller, who regaled all with tales of his childhood as the youngest of nine in Arjay, Kentucky. He told of […]
Facing the Twisp River in the peaceful mid-morning, Marsha “Marty” Jean Gaul (Marsha Jean Huston; Marsha Jean VanPuymbrouck) slipped comfortably from this world to the next, surrounded by her loving family, on June 15, 2021. Finished with the battle of cancer, Marty hated to leave behind her family but was ready to journey into the […]
Elinore FloyAnn Kent Drake, 88, of Winthrop, passed away in her home on July 5, 2021. She was born to Floyd and Anna (Read) Kent on Feb. 20, 1933, in Winthrop. Elinore truly loved the valley and was proud to have attended grades 1-12 in the Winthrop School. She retired from the Farmers State Bank […]
The Quinn Christianson family invite friends and family to join us to celebrate Quinn’s life on Aug. 7, 2021. For details and RSVP, please visit: quinnsmemorial.rsvpify.com. For other options, email email@example.com or text/call (206) 369-1031 and we will send you the link and more details.
William Alan (Bill) Tuinstra, resident of Methow, passed away at age 68 on Aug. 11, 2020, at Jamie’s Place in Winthrop, following a long battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. In observance of COVID restrictions, no memorial date was announced at the time of William’s obituary. A memorial gathering for those who wish to honor […]
Marsha Jean VanPuymbrouck, 78, of Twisp, died on June 15, 2021. Barnes Chapel of Brewster is handling arrangements.
Gilbert Borchardt “Gubby” Dahlquist left this earth quietly at his Omak home on June 7, 2021. He was born July 27, 1935, in Everett, Washington. and was predeceased by his parents Oscar (Bernice) and older brother Bernard. Gubby was enlisted in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, […]
Friends and colleagues are invited to a celebration of life for Okanogan County Fire District Chief Don Waller, on July 10 at Winthrop Park. Chief Waller died on Nov. 6, 2019. We are asking everyone to RSVP via Evite at http://evite.me/VwrdmmmFVZ. The link has all the details for the memorial. Chief Waller grew up in […]