Kindergarten registration at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport School District is looking for kindergarten students for the 2018-19 school year. Children must be age 5 on or before Aug. 31. A meeting for parents will be held at 6 p.m. April 26 in the Bridgeport Elementary School library. Kindergarten screening will take place May 1 from 1 to 6 p.m., by appointment. For information about registration and the screening process,...
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Serving Our Nation

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin R. Ortiz recently graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Ortiz is the son of Albert Ortiz of Bridgeport and Kimberly Gillespie of Wenatchee. He is a 2014 graduate of Entiat High School.
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Bridgeport High School basketball coach honored for saving boy’s life

Pat McFadden, a Bridgeport High School athletic coach and a local orchardist, was presented with an award and medal by Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal March 26 for rescuing an eight-year-old boy from a house fire Jan. 5.
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Honor Rolls from Area Schools

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools.   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Senior: Marget Miller Freshmen: Halle Aparicio, Cade Gebbers Eighth grade: Olga Carrion, Brian Luquin-Angel, Yunuen Pamatz-Rangel, Gabriela Ramos, Turk Riggan Seventh grade: Abigail Boesel, Daisy Gomez-Ruiz, Tyson...
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Possible phone scam in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam in the Bridgeport area. Some Bridgeport area residents and businesses have reported receiving phone calls claiming to be with the Douglas County PUD seeking payment for overdue account balances, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. These calls are not legitimate and it’s not a standard practice for the...
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NCESD Education Foundation awards teacher classroom grants

WENATCHEE — Teachers from Eastmont, Brewster, Bridgeport, Mansfield, Palisades and Waterville have been awarded classroom grants from the North Central Educational Service District Education Foundation. They are among 93 teachers from throughout North Central Washington awarded $31,000 in grants this year in the areas of literacy, STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math),...
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Community Walk Oct. 14 in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Three Rivers Hospital’s Health and Wellness Team will sponsor its fourth annual Community Walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 in Bridgeport. The two-mile walk kicks off at Fireman Park on the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street. There is no cost to participate. The hospital will also be collecting school supplies and coats for Bridgeport students. Any monetary donations will be used...
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Our College Students

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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Basketball clinic at Bridgeport

Elite Hoop Effects (EHE) held a youth basketball clinic at Bridgeport Middle School July 20-21. EHE is a Wenatchee-based program, founded and operated by JD Taylor.
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Pacific Science Center brings program to the area

NCW — The Pacific Science Center will bring its traveling “Jolts and Volts” program to several North Central Washington communities next week. Electricity will be illuminated in a series of experiences including the Van de Graaf generator and Tesla coil. The program is for all ages and will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Wenatchee Public Library; 11 a.m. Aug. 3 at...
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