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Brewster city officials are planning a public meeting next month to talk about ways residents and business owners can address problems with graffiti; the graffiti problem comes and goes, and right now it's back.Graffiti has been popping up "pretty much all over town" recently, said Brewster Police...
Right around the time of Dr. Seuss's birthday, everyone in the kindergarten through fifth grades at Brewster Elementary School, every single kid at school, took part of the school day to read and have fun reading.Dr. Seuss's birthday is the first week of March and it's become an occasion to promote...
Fred Schnibbe said he used to have friendly arguments with diehard Yankee fan Howard Gamble, back when Howard was Okanogan Douglas Hospital administrator and Fred was a physician there. Of course Fred Schnibbe was a Dodgers fan-"I grew up in Brooklyn," he said. Dr. Schnibbe was a Brooklyn boy who...
Got a horse suffering from dry hooves? The Ag Supply in Brewster has liniment for that.Need sprinklers for the sprinkler system in the yard? Pipes for it? Need weed killer? Lawn fertilizer? Cute little, um, bird feeder-shiny ball-lawn ornament type of something to dress up the front yard a little?...
FFA to host fishing tournamentThe Bridgeport FFA chapter will host the club's first trout fishing tournament this Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, beginning at 5 a.m. each day at Rufus Woods Lake behind Chief Joseph Dam.Entry fee is $10; fish will be judged by weight. The top five placers will...
Pateros High School junior Rikki Emigh likes to sing; "I've had a music thing for quite some time," she said, and along with that she wanted to challenge herself. So when the chance came Rikki and fellow Pateros student Megan McChristian auditioned for the all-state choir.The idea of auditioning...
The evidence indicates Bill Peckham was kind of a rolling stone in his youth - a Florida boy, he moved on to the Midwest before ending up in the Okanogan country of north central Washington, back when the Okanogan was just being settled and people were still staking out homestead claims. Bill...
A committee of district patrons, local business leaders, teachers, administrators and school personnel are working on recommendations for the Brewster School District budget for 2009-10, in light of anticipated cuts in state funding.District superintendent Aaron Chavez said that between cuts in...
It was one of those breaks that came along at just the right time; Rosie Tonseth needed a job and Pateros School needed a cook. That break turned into a job that lasted for 30 years.Actually a little longer than that; "30.25 years," Rosie said. It was so long they couldn't fit it on the...
Eighth graders will not participate in high school sports at Pateros, a decision from the Pateros School Board following a discussion of the possibility at the regular board meeting Monday, Feb. 23.Athletic director Mike Hull talked about the spring sports schedule and what will be available at the...

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