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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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