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Brewster middle school football quarterback Kelson Gebbers rolls out against Bridgeport last Thursday…
BREWSTER – One of the only contested races in the Quad City Herald’s coverage area in the Nov. 7 General Election is that for Position 2 on the Brewster City Council. Ramiro Villagrana Incumbent Ramiro Villagrana, 59, is seeking his third term on the Brewster council. In a campaign flyer...

Methow resident, Jack Kert, was first in line when the doors opened at the American Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club last Thursday, Oct. 19. Technician Yazeen Reyes prepped her patient for a donation of the life-saving gift of blood. The next Blood Drive will be at Brewster High School on Dec. 14, 12-5 p.m.

Kylee Vargas holds the attention of youngsters watching her as shows them her mask.
BREWSTER – The Douglas-Okanogan County Fire District 15 Fire Department rolled out its best equipment and pulled out all the stops for its public open house at 108 Third Street from 6 to 9 p.m. last Thursday, Oct. 19. Fire officials and volunteers also took the opportunity to give visitors a taste...
OMAK - Mark your calendars for the 2017 Okanogan County Historical Society annual member’s meeting. The 2017 OCHS member/trustee meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 in the Hazel Burnett building on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College, Omak. Members, bring a friend with you to the meeting...
PATEROS –The City Council scheduled three public hearings during its regular meeting last Monday, Oct. 16, following which members approved resolutions for which public testimony was solicited. Council approved Subdivision Ordinance 751 amending the Pateros Municipal Code to add a qualified...
BREWSTER – The Senior Center will host another of its October Play days this Friday, Oct. 20, featuring a pot of taco soup to warm things up and prepared by Center president and spokeswoman Kathy Lowry. “I can smell it now; I have a good recipe,” said Lowry who hopes to add her food contribution...

Nearly a dozen hardy walkers braved the nippy morning temperature to meet at Fireman Park and participate in a two-mile community walk sponsored by Three Rivers Hospital in Bridgeport.
BRIDGEPORT – On a brisk, clear morning last Saturday, Oct. 14, nearly a dozen intrepid walkers gathered at Fireman Park for another of Three Rivers Hospital’s Community Walks to raise funds for a worthy local cause. Parents, with some children in tow, met at 9 a.m. on the corner of Columbia...

The Brewster City Council voted to surplus its 1974 Mobile Athey street sweeper.
BREWSTER – The city burn ban was officially lifted by the Brewster’s Assistant Fire Chief Dylan Gamble during this month’s regular city council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11. That means that city residents can now burn leaves and brush, provided they secure the proper burning permit from city hall....

Students whipped cream and churn butter at one of the work tables.
PATEROS – Students at Pateros school experienced – and could even taste -  a part of early western history during a day-long visit by Riverside resident Sheryl Curtis and her Old World Oxen Living History Display last Tuesday, Oct. 17. Curtis, with her two oxen, Saul and Noah, in tow brought her...

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