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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....

Brewster School Superintendent, Eric Driessen presents the Brewster School District Wall of Fame Inductee Certificate to Ralph J. Fries at last Friday’s outdoor graduation ceremonies on the Brewster school football field.
BREWSTER – History was literally on display at Brewster High School last Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, as Brewster alumnus, Ralph Fries brought a comprehensive exhibit of southern Okanogan life and profiles of early pioneer women to the school’s small gym. Fries, a 1955 graduate of BHS and...

Jovany Lopez-Maciel
WENATCHEE – A young Bridgeport man charged with the hit-and-run death of Brewster resident, Gary Knowlton last July was handed a 41-month prison term at a sentencing hearing in Chelan County Superior Court last Thursday, June 1. Jovany Lopez-Maciel, 22, received the maximum available term from...

Brewster school superintendent, Eric Driessen, right, presents Jon Wyss with the WASA/ESD 171 Community Leadership Award at Gamble Sands.
BREWSTER – The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) and North Central Educational Services District (ESD) recently honored community leader, Jon Wyss with its WASA/EDS 171 Community Service Award. Wyss received the award in recognition for his work on behalf of the Brewster School...

Bridgeport AAU, in black, squared off against Brewster varsity players in the three-on-three basketball competition.
BRIDGEPORT – Unlike the 2016 last-minute scramble to resuscitate and put on an earlier-cancelled Bridgeport Daze, this year’s event was pre-planned and good-to-go as parade entries, vendors, participants and spectators converged in Bridgeport, last Saturday morning, June 3. Parade participants...

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