Ferry County Top Stories
Marie Horner, a pioneer woman in Republic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dick Slagle   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:18

Marie Holzenburg Kleine came to Republic in the year 1897, one year after the discovery of gold in Eureka camp. Marie, like the thousand or so people in Republic at that time, came from somewhere else. Everyone in the town was a newcomer except for the few tribal members who lived on allotments along the San Poil River, the Kettle River valley or Curlew Lake.


Family home provides option for those needing care PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brenda Starkey   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:17

With a new adult family home opening this month, those looking for a residential setting for aging or disabled family members have an additional option to assisted living.

MJ’s Adult Family Home is located on South Adams Street in Republic and can house up to six elderly or disabled adults to be cared for in a home-like environment.


Harvesting information from a seed catalog PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sara Sly   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:13

Seed catalogs come in many types both in print and online. Some are slick and glossy, meant to catch our attention with color photographs and limited information while others have a detailed description and no photograph. I have ordered seeds from both with good results when the seeds were planted in the right place. I have found some seeds from the glossy catalogs did not have a description of sun or shade, water needs or how long until harvest. I have a full sun yard with limited water and an 80 to 85-day growing season. Several of the plants I ordered did not do well in this type of yard.

Sled dog races brought mushers from miles around PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bill Chamberlin   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:15


The musher’s command marked the beginning of the 1st Annual Eureka Gold Rush Washington State Championship Sled Dog Race on January 15, 1978. For three years, Ferry County played host to this world-class event, attracting mushers from around the Western U.S., Alaska and Canada. For local residents and race organizers Pat and Gary Ormiston, this race marked the culmination of a decade of their lives which had revolved around sled dogs and racing.


Equine health: Feeding adequate amounts of forage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Melinda Thomas   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:11

The middle of winter is the time of year we start seeing people giving away or others are rescuing horses. This happens for the simple reason that some people may not quite understand how much it costs to feed a horse, and they have trouble keeping up with the care or finding hay in the winter.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:15

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