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Jennifer Ramirez, Okanogan, pointed out a big one cruising the tank for daughter, Elissa, three, while older sister, Olivia, nine, watched the action.
PATEROS – The third annual Pateros Father’s Day Fishing Derby, last Sunday, June 18, started with youngsters trying to hook trout from outside the tanks and ended with them inside the tanks, using hands to grab what was left. The tanks were arranged along Lakeshore Drive in the Pateros Mall from 11...

Kristina Gebbers of Adorn Salon and Boutique, takes more than “a little off the top” as she begins shaving the head of Brewster seventh grade teacher, Kyle Woelber, who kept the bargain he made with his students for achieving targeted improved test scores.
  BREWSTER – At the beginning of the school year, Brewster Middle School seventh grade language arts teacher, Kyle Woelber made a bargain with his students. Woelber offered some “incentives” to his class in return for its commitment to improve state testing results. The incentives included a pizza...

A young angler hauls in a lunker to the cove dock.
BRIDGEPORT – A visit waterside to Bridgeport’s annual fishing derby at Marina Park on Saturday, June 10, offered ample audible and visible evidence to justify the title “Hooked on Kids” that its originator, Neil Jacobson, hung on the event years ago. Shrieks and shouts from kids and their adult...

Lori Kratzer, co-organizer of the salmon derby, urged the chamber to find a vendor to provide food for the derby visitors.
BREWSTER – The Chamber of Commerce convened its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, June 6, with new officers for 2017 including President, Anna Marie Dalby, Vice President, Martin Hurtado, Secretary Mike Mauk and Treasurer, Chris Majors. Brewster King Salmon Derby organizers Lori Kratzer and...

Director of the Brewster Boys and Girls Club, Brian Paine discussed the BBGC’s upcoming summer programs and membership drive.
PATEROS – The Chamber of Commerce is stepping up efforts to raise sufficient funds to complete construction of the new Pateros sign along Highway 97 that will replace the original destroyed in the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire. At the regular monthly meeting last Thursday, June 1, Sign Committee...

Promoting this September’s Okanogan County Fair, Ron Satler and Carol Sivak pilot a replica 1904 Oldsmobile up Main Street.
MANSFIELD – Farmers work with and in the weather, so when overcast skies threatened to rain on participants and spectators alike in the Playday parade last Saturday, June 10, the citizens of the Town at the End of the Rails did not seem to pay any notice. Entries from the classes of 1967 and 1977...

Maiya Minatani delivered the salutatorian address.
MANSFIELD – It was a special night for two reasons at Mansfield High School last Friday, June 9. It was not only the commencement ceremony for the three members of the 2017 senior class, it was also the 100th anniversary observance for Mansfield High School. Seniors Taya Backus and twin sisters,...

Citizenship coordinator, Norma Gallegos, left, and keynote speaker, Jon Wyss hold a post-ceremony discussion.
BREWSTER – A group of 35 new United States citizens were invited to join history’s greatest experiment in human democracy at a naturalization ceremony held in the Brewster High School gym last Tuesday, June 6. In May of last year, BHS hosted a similar celebration for 43 new U.S. citizens. Norma...
MANSFIELD – The Town at the End of the Rails will be rockin’ Saturday, June 10, as Mansfield Playday 2017 uncorks for a weekend of fun and family-friendly mayhem. Things will get rolling at 9 a.m. with the Three Rivers Hospital Wellness Walk to benefit the Mansfield Food Bank. The Booster Club...
BREWSTER – Three Rivers Hospital will host a community walk starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, in Mansfield to benefit the Mansfield Food Bank. In lieu of a participation fee, donations of non-perishable food items and cash will be accepted to benefit the food bank serving Mansfield residents....

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