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News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area The University of Washington SEATTLE — The following students were named to the spring quarter 2017 dean’s list at The University of Washington. Eligible students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 graded credits. Brewster: Olivia Perez, Sally Romo Bridgeport: William Dodson East...
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Firefighters begin recruit academy training

NORTH BEND — Capt. Daniel Atchison has announced the start of Firefighter Recruit Academy at the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend. Twenty-two firefighter recruits began the 12-week Recruit Academy Aug. 10 to learn fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training. Douglas County Fire District No. 2 was among the fire...
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Running with the cops

  Run with the Cops, a fun run/walk, brought the Greater Wenatchee community together with local law enforcement officers for a good cause on Aug. 26. Officers from the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee police departments, the Chelan and Douglas County sheriff’s offices and the Washington State Patrol participated to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. Adults ran a 5K and kids...
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Hawkins plans first annual ‘listening tour’

EAST WENATCHEE — Sen. Brad Hawkins will visit several 12th District communities this fall to hear directly from constituents. The first of what Hawkins expects to become an annual “listening tour” is set for Oct. 5-7 to meet with individual constituents, employers, local governments and community groups, according to a news release. “I thought this would be a creative way to go out and...
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Douglas County girls attend Girls State

WENATCHEE — Three Douglas County girls were among delegates sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10 to attend Evergreen Girls State, held June 11-17 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. All are incoming high school seniors. Those attending were Constance Dauncey, Eastmont High School, daughter of Mary Kane of East Wenatchee; Alyssa Hansen, Waterville High School, daughter of...
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WSU Extension, Health District offer ServSafe certification course

EAST WENATCHEE — Washington State University Extension and the Chelan-Douglas Health District are coordinating efforts to provide ServSafe certification for restaurant managers, cooks and anyone who has responsibility for food preparation and food safety. This also includes casinos, daycare facilities, senior centers, food counters, vendors, hospitals, restaurants or correction facilities. The...
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Eastmont Parks announces fall leagues

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Parks & Recreation is still taking registrations for two adult leagues this fall. A coed adult kickball league is being formed with recreational and competitive divisions. The fee is $20 per player. Registration deadline is Aug. 25. An ultimate Frisbee league is also being organized for all skill levels. The fee is $25 per player. Registration deadline is Aug....
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Run with the Cops for Special Olympics

EAST WENATCHEE — Run with the Cops, a 5k fun run/walk, will bring together the community and local law enforcement officers for a good cause on Aug. 26 The run/walk will start and finish at the Fred Meyer parking lot, with a route going north on the Loop Trail, across the Pipeline Pedestrian Bridge and back. There will also be a 2k for kids. The event will begin at 8 p.m. with check-in at 7...
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Eastmont Parks announces fall leagues

EAST WENATCHEE — Are you looking for something fun to do this fall? Eastmont Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for two new adult leagues. Teams are being formed for a coed adult kickball league with recreational and competitive divisions. The fee is $20 per player. Registration deadline is Aug. 25. An ultimate Frisbee league is also being formed for all skill levels. The fee is...
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Celebrate peach harvest at Fuzz Fest

EAST WENATCHEE — Lisa Bee’s is celebrating the peach harvest with its Second Annual Fuzz Fest at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at 13023 Highway 2. The event will feature live music by Ryder Shepherd, Olivia De La Cruz and “American Idol” contestant Blake Lewis. There will also be food and drink specials, a pie eating contest and giveaways. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $20 and must be...
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