The Merc Playhouse Children’s Musical Theater will present “Willy Wonka Jr.” on May 9-18 at the theater, 101 S. Glover St. The show is based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” by Roald Dahl. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission will be charged. A “pay what you can” performance will be at 7 p.m. May 15. The cast features 33 Methow Valley children, costumes, lights and sound by Liberty Bell High students, and set pieces by the Liberty Bell High School construction, welding and art classes.
Lorrie Fraley-Wilson Dance Studios takes dancers to California to perform on Disneyland stage
Researchers trying to locate actual horse-kill site
X marks the spot. Armed with a small topographical map and global-positioning devices, three history buffs and a journalist headed into the hills above Riverside on Thursday in search of the kill site from which Dead Horse Canyon gets its name.
Some parents keep their children home on Friday
Omak High School’s first-ever Day of Silence in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students went off Friday without any problems.
Omak High School's gay-straight club participating in Day of Silence; some parents keeping straight students home
Woman died doing what she enjoyed, family says
Charity Ranee Rumbolz was an Okanogan County native who loved the outdoors, riding ATVs and being with friends.
Okanogan County commissioners are planning a work session on the future Fair Advisory Board at 2:30 p.m. today.
Nonprofit group raises money to protect police dogs
The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 corps has received three ballistic vests to protect the dogs.
Open house planned April 19; people can meet volunteer fire crew
The Fire Department will celebrate its centennial with an open house April 19. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the fire hall, 16 N. Ash St. Visitors will be able to meet firefighters and see equipment, Chief Kevin Bowling said.
A spaghetti feed is planned for 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday prior to the Omak Drama Club presentation of Neil Simon’s “Fools.”
Word was omitted from procedure approved earlier
The Omak School District’s new anti-discrimination procedures dealing with transgender students has been readopted.
Apple Hill draws students on break
Children from Oroville, Tonasket, Riverside and Okanogan spent part of last week’s vacation exploring art during the Apple Hill Art Camps spring break workshop.
Schools ponder logistics of making accommodations
The Omak School Board will consider an anti-discrimination policy and procedures dealing with transgender students when it meets at 10 a.m. today in the district office, 619 W. Bartlett Ave.
The Town Council is slated to set a public hearing date tonight for a hopeful marijuana retailer who would like to set up shop in the town’s industrial zone.
Drew Jaeger relied on songs made popular by The Platters and Vince Gill en route to claiming his second straight Washington State Nashville Country Star title Saturday.