News From Our Past

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

100 Years Ago — 1919

  • Guests at the Wenatchee Hotel this week included F.E. Teas and Bert Berry of Brewster; Mabel Marlow of Waterville; and A. Blair, William Blair and Bruce Blair, all of Orondo.


50 Years Ago — 1969

  • Eastmont Lions Club members elected officers this week. They were Walt Jefferson, president; Corky Worrell, vice president; Art Postelwaite, lion tamer; Dr. Mel Drescher and Red Pittack, tail twisters; and Jim Kane and Bert Navone, board members.


25 Years Ago — 1994

  • Ken Koch was approved by the Waterville School Board on Wednesday to succeed Dale Duchow as the new Waterville High head football coach, school athletic director Chuck Hammond announced today. Koch, 43, has served as head track coach at Waterville for the past two years. He is a part-time language arts and social studies teacher at the high school. Duchow, who coached the Shockers to a 9-9 record over two seasons, resigned last spring to take care of private business concerns. He is also working toward his master’s degree, but will still teach math at the high school. Koch has coached since 1980, working at high schools in Chimacum, Port Townsend, Mount Baker and Ellensburg. He has served in various head and assistant coaching capacities in football, girls’ and boys’ basketball, track and baseball.


10 Years Ago — 2009

  • Two Waterville students have earned bachelor’s degrees from Washington State University. They are Trent Conant, agricultural technology and management; and Kate-Lynne Logan, English.
  • Marlin Lannoye’s induction into the Washington State Street Rod Hall of Fame in April took him by surprise. “I about fell out of the chair,” the East Wenatchee man said about how he reacted when, at the induction ceremony in Olympia, he realized they were talking about him. John Shearer, a member of the Wenatchee Valley Cruisers car club and the one who nominated Lannoye for the honor, says it was difficult to keep the secret from Lannoye since he was doing extensive research into Lannoye’s personal history of street rodding. Shearer went to Lannoye’s wife Deanna and several close friends who all managed to keep the secret. Shearer says a couple of board members of the Washington State Street Rod Hall of Fame asked him who from Eastern Washington he would recommend for induction. “Without hesitation it was Marlin,” he says. Lannoye has been a member of the Wenatchee Valley Street Rods car club since the club’s first meeting in 1975.
  • Tiger Woods hasn’t done it. Neither has Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus. But on Monday, Nick Ellis did it. Playing in the Veteran’s Memorial Golf Club Pro-Am in Walla Walla on Monday, Ellis shot a 59. “I’ve played Veteran’s Memorial five or six times,” said the former Eastmont High School star who now plays for Washington State University. “I’ve probably shot in the high 60s a couple times, but nothing like this.” The 59 is a record for the Central Washington Chapter of the PGA, which includes all of Central Washington and the northeast corner of Oregon. Ellis’ previous best on a par-72 course is a 63, shot at the Wenatchee Golf & Country Club. He once shot 58 at the par-69 Three Lakes course, but admitted that was a much easier layout than the one he played Monday.