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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Serving Our Nation

U.S. Air Force Airman Shannon T. Treat recently graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He earned distinction as an honor graduate. Treat is the son of Matthew T. and Sheri A. Treat of East Wenatchee. He is a 2017 graduate of Eastmont High School.
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Wings ‘n Wishes event on Dec. 7

EAST WENATCHEE — The Numerica Credit Union Wings ‘n Wishes holiday event will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at East Wenatchee City Hall, 271 9th St. N.E. Activities will include the Christmas tree lighting and the arrival of Santa on a fire truck, who will be available for free pictures. Refreshments will be served and a holiday music program will take place. Additional parking will be...
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Sheriff Gjesdal will retire next year

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal on Nov. 17 announced he won’t seek reelection in 2018. Gjesdal, 58, was first elected to his post as Douglas County’s top cop in 2006 and then reelected in 2010 and 2014. He’s been with the department since 1995. “I’ve been in law enforcement for 33 years. By the time my next term is up I’ll be almost 60,” Gjesdal told the...
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Sign up for basketball, dodgeball leagues

EAST WENATCHEE — Registration is now underway for Eastmont Parks & Recreation’s adult basketball and dodgeball leagues. For basketball, men’s competitive and recreational divisions will play mostly Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. A minimum of six teams will be required for each division. Games will be played at Eastmont Junior High School and Clovis Point Intermediate School. The fee...
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Donations needed for turkey drive through Nov. 19

EAST WENATCHEE — Lighthouse Ministries and the East Wenatchee Grocery Outlet are seeking donations for a Thanksgiving Turkey Drive through Nov. 19. Donations of 10-14 pound frozen turkeys, trimmings and cash will be collected at the store, 315 Valley Mall Parkway. For more information, contact the store at 470-8477.
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County commissioners vote to defer trash decision

The Douglas County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 6 to postpone approval of an application by Waste Management of Washington, Inc. for authority to import waste from metropolitan Vancouver, B.C. to the Greater Wenatchee Regional Landfill near Pangborn Memorial Airport.
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Students to collect hurricane victims

WENATCHEE — Student leaders at Eastmont and Wenatchee high schools will collect donations for hurricane victims during the Oct. 27 football game between the two schools. The collection is a Make a Difference Day project. Organizers are urging fans to save their dimes and dollars for the collection, which will take place during the 7 p.m. game at the Apple Bowl in Wenatchee. Proceeds will go...
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Precht family purchases Telford’s funeral home

The Precht family, a longtime leader in North Central Washington’s funeral industry, has bought one of East Wenatchee’s funeral homes and will relocate it next year to a modernized facility on the eastside.
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Fire District 2 hosts open house

Hundreds of people came together on Oct. 14 to learn about Fire Prevention Week at the Douglas County Fire District 2 firehouse in East Wenatchee.
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