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Examiner confirms remains are LaFontaine

by Howard Apple­gate     Per­son­al­ly trav­el­ing to Wilbur Coun­ty for the announce­ment, Cen­tral Ore­gon Foren­sics Laboratory’s Chief Med­ical Exam­in­er, Dr. Ali­cia Azu­ra, con­firmed that the bones found in a wash north of Ger­maine, were those of Charles Sevi­gny LaFontaine, a New … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Bones those of murder victim

by Howard Apple­gate     Cen­tral Ore­gon Foren­sic Lab­o­ra­to­ry has report­ed that the human remains found in a north Wilbur Coun­ty wash, were those of a mur­der vic­tim. The lab deter­mined that the bones, approx­i­mate­ly forty to six­ty years old, are those … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Bones found in Wilbur County

by Howard Apple­gate     The Truth learned this after­noon that human bones have been found in rur­al Wilbur Coun­ty.     In a dra­mat­ic dis­play, a dis­grun­tled Har­lan McCoy lit­er­al­ly deposit­ed a bag of bones in Sher­iff Tony Sweet’s lap. At the time, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Diary of little Germaine to be digitized

by Susie Apple­gate     Ger­maine City Librar­i­an, Lucy Charlebois-LaPlante announced today that the diary of Ger­maine Van­Bib­ber, the lit­tle girl after whom the town of Ger­maine was named, will be dig­i­tized and post­ed on line.     Lucy, as most Ger­main­ers know, is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Walkingstick pulls another surprise

by Howard Apple­gate      Willie Walk­ing­stick did it again. He pulled off anoth­er suprise elec­tion vic­to­ry, defeat­ing favorite Shawn Hedrick in a 54–46 upset.      Walkingstick’s vic­to­ry now gives the City Coun­cil a slight tilt toward the slow-growth posi­tion. Walk­ing­stick accused his … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Council campaign heats up, charges fly

by Howard Apple­gate     Can­di­date Shawn Hedrick refused to com­ment today on accu­sa­tions that he has a con­flict of inter­est in his race for City Coun­cil. Willie Walk­ing­stick, his oppo­nent, called on him to drop out, cit­ing Hedrick’s own­er­ship of sev­er­al … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Big Red is Gone, Long Live Big Red

by Howard Apple­gate     Big Red, the famous roost­er of Scio, has been gunned down in the streets of his home town.     Red has patrolled the town of Scio since hitch-hik­ing into town in 1998 on the back of a pick­up … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Heat wave creates Wilbur County crisis

by Howard Apple­gate     Extreme heat hit­ting Wilbur Coun­ty this week threat­ened to with­er the hon­ey­dew crop and put a strain on water sup­plies. Fri­days high reg­is­tered a July record 104 degrees in down­town Ger­maine, and it is expect­ed that the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Daniel Boone Days Around the Corner

germaine/people/26306_3131.jpgby Howard Apple­gate     The July 4th week­end and Daniel Boone Days is just around the cor­ner. For those who might be new to Ger­maine, Daniel Boone Days is our pic­nic in the park, politi­cians kiss­ing babies, parade through down­town, patri­ot­ic … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Election Day Shocker

by Howard Apple­gate      Willie Walk­ing­stick, who many Ger­maine pun­dits wrote off as a “lib­er­al gad­fly,” pulled a sur­pris­ing sec­ond place fin­ish in the race for City Coun­cil. Walk­ing­stick, with 34% of the vote, deprived front-run­n­er Shawn Hedrick of an out­right … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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