Write on the River presents open mic night

EAST WENATCHEE — Write On The River presents its next Four Minutes of Fame event at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Bob’s Burgers & Brew, 795 Grant Road in East Wenatchee. Four Minutes of Fame is a free, casual way to enjoy local writers reading their original work including poetry, essays, short fiction, a journal entry or novel excerpt. This is not a competition, performance, slam or critique,...
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1919 A patent has been issued for an apparatus to allow a person to play a piano and the violin at the same time. Douglas County commissioners have invested in a 75-horsepower tractor for the use of the county in building good roads. In order to raise $1.5 million more for road...
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Pictorial Past | House moving day

A crew in the early 1940s moves the former Lanphere house from its original location, three-fourths of a mile southeast of Lamoine, 13 miles into Waterville.
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Our Past | 1960: Big turnout for dedication of industrial arts building

The Waterville School band and shop building located on Chelan Avenue was officially named after shop teacher Edward J. Rejniak when he retired in 1981. Rejniak drew out the original concept design for the building and held classes there following its construction. The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Blood drive volunteers retire

Peg Schmidt, who has been serving as Red Cross blood drive coordinator for Waterville since 2013, will be retiring after the Feb. 21 blood drive.
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Sharpening those basketball skills

Many Waterville elementary school children had their first session of Saturday basketball drills on Feb. 2.
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Rural communities in the face of climate change

By Katie Rock Center for Rural Affairs Climate change can be difficult to fully wrap your mind around. My fear is that more people will engage only after facing a crisis themselves — losing a home due to flooding, markets upended by multi-year droughts, or water shortages. We know warming trends can accelerate or decelerate quickly depending on emissions and policies. We do not know when we...
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Student debt draining retired income

Lots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents went largely unnoticed.
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Committees, governor’s budget, and bad small business bills

By Rep. Keith Goehner On Monday, Jan. 14, I was sworn in to represent the 12th Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives. I am honored to serve such a great region of our state. The first few weeks in Olympia included meeting with constituents and colleagues, committee meetings, and a lot of homework on bills we will be considering in the weeks ahead. There are bills,...
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Rails & Ales brings winter sports competition to town

WENATCHEE — Numerica Credit Union, Mission Ridge and Badger Mountain Brewing will once again present the fifth annual Rails & Ales event on Orondo Avenue in downtown Wenatchee at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Snow and terrain park features from the mountain will be brought down for an evening of skiing and snowboarding in the heart of downtown Wenatchee. Rails & Ales attracts some of the best...
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