News From Our Past

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

100 Years Ago — 1919

  • Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Emmons of Waterville and I.W. Wright, lumber dealer of Mansfield, are all registered guests at the Wenatchee Hotel.
  • The St. Andrews and Pilot Rock school districts will hold a joint picnic at Bucks Grove next Friday.
  • Mrs. Will Jenkin of St. Andrews entertained a number of her friends at dinner last Sunday. Covers were placed for 26 guests.

50 Years Ago — 1969

  • East Wenatchee Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors reorganized Tuesday electing Glen Parks of East Wenatchee as chairman. Vice chairman is Newt Stannard of Baker Flats, and Robert Garrett of Rock Island is secretary-treasurer.
  • Orville J. Widman, formerly of the Selkirk School District, has been named the new Bridgeport superintendent.
  • The annual meeting of the West Bank Irrigation District was held at the Mansfield Grange Hall Saturday. Lloyd Farmer and Darel Branscom were elected as new directors for the Mansfield area. J.W. Wittig and David Petersen were the holdovers.

25 Years Ago — 1994

  • A parade, a fun run and a spectacular spill of water at Chief Joseph Dam were among the events that took place during the recent Bridgeport Daze celebration. This year’s theme was “Team Up With Us,” featuring an Old West-style covered wagon on promotional buttons. The community festival is more than 20 years old.
  • Students at Eastmont High School have earned outstanding awards for the spring quarter. They are Patrick Lenhart, art/photography; Joycie Chan, business education; Lorena Mendez, foreign language; Marcy Hegberg, home and family life; Joe Gordon, industrial technology; Zach Pock, language arts; Amber Glann, mathematics; Jackie Farmbrook, music; Bill Taylor, physical education; Anne Swenson, science; Bob Bromiley, vocational agriculture; and Erika Lease, social studies.
  • Lisa Morrison, daughter of Bob and Sheila Morrison of East Wenatchee, has accepted a Fellowship to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champagne, Ill. She plans to complete her master’s degree in urban planning.

10 Years Ago — 2009

  • Graduation ceremonies were held June 13 for Waterville High School’s Class of 2009. Class members were Kenneth Ward, Steven Kesterson, Rachel Woolard, Elsa Chambers, Kiffen Schulz, Alandra Mora, Adilene Capi, Karina Garnica, Alma Madero, Alex Hoyt, Chris Rinke, Kayla Simmons, Valerie Loebsack, Josh Daniel Day, Jessie Zylstra, Jose Rosiles, Edmond Lawrence Jones, Chris Callesen, Jesus Vieyra, Jesus Cuellar, Rebecca Brown, Joy Loebsack, David Miranda, Dirk Poppie and Desarae Trevino.
  • A twilight tour of Washington State University’s St. Andrews wheat variety plots will be held Thursday following a barbecue dinner. The plots are located on Larry Tanneberg’s farm located on St. Andrews Road off Highway 2 in eastern Douglas County. Steve Van Vleet, WSU Whitman County Extension agronomist, will explain the results of 60 soft white winter wheat trials and 36 hard winter wheat trials.
  • Faith Lutheran Church, 171 Eastmont Ave., East Wenatchee, held a dedication service for its new sanctuary and building on June 14. The service included a “festival of hymns,” songs, choir anthems, scripture readings, a sermon, prayers, dedication of the new building and fixtures and rededication of the old fixtures. A potluck dinner followed the service.
  • Dennis Hendricks, an East Wenatchee city councilman, was awarded an advanced certificate of municipal leadership by the Association of Washington Cities after completing 60 hours of training on topics including land-use planning, personnel and budgeting.