News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press

100 Years Ago — 1919

  • C.B. Craft and G.H. Wilcox of Waterville were registered guests this week at the Elman Hotel in Wenatchee. Staying at the Wenatchee Hotel was Francis Wiley of Waterville.

50 Years Ago — 1969

  • Terry Tanneberg was Mansfield’s delegate to Evergreen Boys State this summer. The session was held at Gonzaga University. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Junior Tanneberg.
  • Virginia Neal of East Wenatchee was elected secretary of the Douglas County Homemakers Council. Mrs. Shine Thoren of Mansfield is the new treasurer. Edith Jensen continues as president and Mary Smith is vice president.

25 Years Ago — 1994

  • Jorge and Pat Salvador planned to sell their Marysville restaurant, move to the Wenatchee area to be closer to family and then open another eatery. One little thing got in the way, though. In January, the couple purchased a store, the Methow Grocery, rather than a restaurant. That side venture has gone well. But now the Salvadors are on the verge of embarking on their original goal. This week, Original J’s Teriyaki Restaurant will open at 140 Eastmont Ave. The site is the former home of the Second Wind Bicycle and Nordic Ski Shop, which earlier this year moved to another location at the corner of 9th Street and Highway 28. The couple is leasing the space from Larry Hopkins.

10 Years Ago — 2009

  • Waterville swim team members Janis Moreno, Levi Bareither, Robert Parcells, Tate Newcomb, Lexi Deishl, Ali Mires, Drew Koenig, Cole Koenig and Will Osborne were trophy winners at the Wenatchee Valley Summer Swim League meet in Quincy on July 25.
  • The congregation of United Lutheran Church on Aug. 9 formally welcomed its new pastor, Rev. James Robinson. Robinson has been serving in the church since May. The installation ceremony was performed by Rev. Paul Braafladt of the Seattle area. Following the service, Robinson and his wife Suzanne were guests of honor at a potluck lunch.
  • North Cascades National Bank has announced that its Orondo branch will close in October. Founded in 1986, the bank currently operates 12 full-service offices throughout North Central Washington. With four other branches within 25 miles — in Waterville, Chelan, East Wenatchee and Wenatchee — bank officials reluctantly concluded that the Highway 2 corridor would be covered more efficiently without the Orondo branch. The bank’s ATM will remain located at the gas station and convenience store next door, and Orondo area customers will continue to have access to free online banking and bill pay services.
  • After completing three Seattle to Portland (STP) bike rides between 1987 and 1990, and after completing the 350-mile, week-long Cycle Oregon ride, Larry Schick, a 1957 graduate of Waterville High School, put his bike away. Two years before he turned 70, Schick, who is retired from the Air Force, helicopter rescue work and laser applications engineering, decided he missed riding. He began to think that maybe he wanted to complete the 202-mile STP one more time. It worked out well to make the ride this year because he is now 70 and it was the 30th anniversary of the ride. Schick lives in Beaverton, Oregon. He continues to ride and believes that he will log between 1,200 and 1,400 miles by the end of the year.