Fire burns area near Orondo

The Mitchell Fire, which broke out July 5 along Highway 2/97 southeast of Orondo, reached about 623 acres before it was declared 100 percent contained Saturday.
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Youth attend Young Life camp

Six adult leaders from the area took a group of 12 youth from Chelan High School to a week of Young Life camp at Washington Family Ranch in Oregon June 17-23. 
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Orondo marks first eighth grade graduation ceremony

Orondo was excited to celebrate, for the first time, an eighth grade graduation on June 8. 
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Orondo School staff retiring

A retirement party will be held at Orondo School June 15 at 6 p.m. to honor four retiring staff members. The evening will include a potluck and opportunity for staff and the community to express words of thanks.
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School hosts soccer match

ORONDO — The Waterville/Orondo United soccer team faced off with a team from the Omak/Okanogan area in a match played June 3 at Orondo School. The match marks the first time the Waterville/Orondo youth team, coached by Armando Davila, has hosted a home field match with an out-of-town competitor, according to a news release from the school. With limited soccer facilities in the area, the...
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Orondo School District selects new superintendent

By Darlene Paterson Empire Press Correspondent The Orondo School Board began seeking a new superintendent following the announcement that Superintendent/Principal Millie Watkins planned to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Due to elementary school growth and the addition of eighth grade to the middle school, the board decided to divide the position and hire a part-time...
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Special filing period generates some candidates; some positions still left without a candidate

A special filing period May 23-25 generated candidates for some of the races that had passed the May 19 regular filing period without a candidate.
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Filing period ends; special filing opened May 23-25

May 15-19 was filing week for offices that will be up for election in the Aug. 1 primary and the Nov. 7 general election.
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Orondo Preschool holds graduation

Orondo Preschool graduation was held May 18. Parents, siblings, relatives and friends of the graduates gathered in the school multipurpose auditorium for the evening of celebration.
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Watkins receives award from ESD

Dr. Millie Watkins was honored during the North Central Educational Service District's 12th annual Friend of Children/Regional Board of the Year banquet May 10.
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