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Darold Brandenburg and the Bumblebee, his 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible, made a special trip from Winthrop to attend the Cherries Jubilee Car Show.
BREWSTER – By all accounts from both participants and spectators, the first annual Cherries Jubilee was a hit on all fronts from the early morning three-kilometer Fun Walk/Run to the closing entertainment that brought down the curtain at 9 p.m. The 10 a.m. parade included a float from the Omak...

Jesse Hodges works in the Acute Care Department at Three Rivers Hospital
BREWSTER – Jesse Hodges, a Registered Nurse who has worked in the Acute Care Department at Three Rivers Hospital (TRH) since May 2016, has been selected as this year’s winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizing and celebrating nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and...
BRIDGEPORT – During one of his regular monthly reports to a City Council meeting last year, Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal told council members about the need for the county to build a new facility for law enforcement use. This month, Jordyn Giulio, Douglas County Records and Risk Manager...

Ben Varela of Varela & Associates
PATEROS – City Council members dispensed with an agenda of  committee reports, five resolutions, three business items and a public hearing is less than an hour during their regular monthly meeting last Monday, June 18. In the absence of any citizen comment on the public hearing concerning the city...

A collection of limited edition Boyds Bears went for a rock-bottom price.
PATEROS – Warren Avenue West, from Riverside Drive on the west to Dawson Street on the east, was Yard Sale Central last weekend as half of the 16 locations that participated in the city’s annual 2018 City Wide Yard Sales event from Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16, were Warren Avenue...

Emily, 3, and Miriam Lozano, 8, pose with their proud father after catching trout in Pateros last Sund
PATEROS – The Douglas County PUD fish wagon carrying trout from the Wells Dam Hatchery arrived early Sunday morning, June 17, to transfer its slimy cargo of fat rainbows into three large stock water tanks provided by Ag Supply in Brewster and spaced along Lakeshore Drive at Pateros Memorial Park....
RICHLAND/TRI-CITIES  — As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign today to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the Missing Types campaign, the...

Mansfield Mayor Tom Snell presents the 2018 Award of Merit to a Cathy Massee on behalf of her mother, Phyllis Massee
MANSFIELD – Mayor Tom Snell made the announcement from the double-door entry to the Mansfield Museum: The town’s annual Award of Merit winner was Phyllis Massee. Since Massee was unavailable to accept the award in person, her daughter, Cathy Massee, a paraprofessional at Mansfield High School,...

Betty Smith, mother of Sheryl Smith, accepted the Wall of Fame award from Brewster School Superintendent Eric Driessen during graduation ceremonies last Saturday, June 8.
BREWSTER – School Superintendent Eric Driessen made a special presentation during commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018 last Friday, June 8, when he inducted the latest member of the Brewster High School Wall of Fame. The recipient, the late Sheryl Smith, was a 1975 BHS graduate who, in...

Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders previewed the five-day Rising from the Ashes Recovery Reunion and Celebration, July 18-22.
PATEROS – The city will be happening place from mid-June through the end of the month as a series of community events preview by the Chamber of Commerce at its regular monthly meeting June 7. The city-wide yard sales that have been running more than two dozen strong in past years will be held from...

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