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The Independent, local newspaper of Chewelah, Washington
It's Time to Break the Record!

Chewelah Arts Guild is carving out a record setting attempt with “Light Up the Park” that is only possible with your help.Help is needed and appreciated in inviting friends, family, neighbors to come join in the fun and take photos; carving/help with carving pumpkins; and donating pumpkins if you have extras.Following are the when and where of Light Up the Park and related community events: Preliminary ActivitiesGreat Pumpkin Literary Decorating Contest - Decorate your pumpkin as a literary character and bring to Chewelah Public Library for display October 20-23; Judging & Displaying for October 24 Boo Fest; Take pumpkins to Light Up the Park on October 2

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News Highlights

Chewelah Voters Will Receive Second Ballot

Due to an accidental omission on the General Election ballot, Chewelah residents will receive a second ballot this week regarding the Stevens County R

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School Board Whittles Down Bond Options

As part of an effort to place a bond measure to improve the size of the Jenkins Jr/Sr High School building on the February 2015 ballot, the Chewelah S

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Second Half Taxes Due Oct. 31

County Treasurer, Sue Harnasch reminds all Stevens County property owners that the second half tax payments for real and personal property taxes are d

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Sports Highlights

Chewelah Runners Set Personal Best Times

The Chewelah cross-country team recently competed in league meets at Lakeside and Riverside, where several Cougars demonstrated improvement on the s

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Lady Cougars Lose Two Matches Against Freeman, Colville

With four matches remaining on their league schedule going into this week’s volleyball action, the Chewelah Cougars are hoping to upset a couple o

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Cougs Lose to Deer Park, 42-6

 For the Chewelah Cougars, their chances for a league football win have come to two remaining games, one at Newport this Friday night, and the othe

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Local Weather

Chewelah Veteran Takes Honor Flight

Veteran Byron Parmenter, of Chewelah, took his honor flight

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Business News

Washington's minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $9.47 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the Depart...

Church News

Come and enjoy a hot meal at the Chewelah Civic Center this Saturday, October 25 from 1-2 p.m. spons...