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Walkingstick levels charges on investigation delay

City Councilor, Willie Walkingstick believes the delay in the LaFontaine murder investigation is deliberate, and at a press conference today, he leveled charges against Sheriff Tony Sweet and Vernon Van Bibber, one of Germaine’s leading citizens. Continue reading

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Sheep drop dead from the heat

by Howard Applegate With temperatures over the 100 degree mark in Central Oregon, a few local farmers are reporting sheep deaths caused by the heat. Teacher and sheep farmer, Ed Plum, found four of his young sheep dead in the … Continue reading

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Another school year coming to end

by Howard Applegate On June 8, the Class of 2008 will be walking up the aisle to receive their diplomas – all forty-three of them. Not only is this the largest graduating class in Old Paiute High School history, but … Continue reading

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Walkingstick says he plans to call in F.B.I in LaFontaine investigation

by Susie Applegate     In spite of a surprise City Council vote against Council member Willie Walkingstick’s motion to call in the F.B.I. on the LaFontaine investigation, Walkingstick says he plans to go over their heads.     “Sheriff Sweet is stonewalling this … Continue reading

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Sheriff questions need for investigation

by Howard Applegate     The bones of Charles Sevigny LaFontaine are contained in a cardboard box on a shelf in the evidence room of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Whether or not that will remain his resting place for long was … Continue reading

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Class of 2007 has left the halls

by Doris Mae Johanssen     The Class of 2007 has left Old Paiute High School for the last time as students. “With few exceptions, this class has been a real joy,” Principal Karsofski said as she stood in the foyer of … Continue reading

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Germaine girl chooses expulsion

by Susie Applegate     Defiant to the end, Old Paiute High School senior, Becky Arratola, refused to bow to the ultimatum of High School Principal Janet Korsofski that she remove a controversial webpage from the internet. Arratola said she would drop … Continue reading

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Mayday march tense but peaceful

by Howard Applegate     Nearly forty protestors showed up at the Germaine Town Square on May 1st to celebrate International Labor Day, and march to the Malsanto Agricultural Research Station in south Wilbur County for a protest rally.     The event in … Continue reading

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Big bust in North Wilbur County

by Howard Applegate     Not all of the snow dusting logging road 5 in the Ochocos has fallen from heaven. Some of the “snow” came from Columbia – South America. Deputy Hinterteil was looking for the missing Double T girls yesterday … Continue reading

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Germaine student expelled for publishing satirical website

by Howard Applegate     When does a student’s right to free speech go over the line?     Old Paiute High School Principal Janet Korsofski believes she knows. Monday she took the unusual action of expelling student Rebecca Arratola for posting a satirical … Continue reading

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