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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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