Pangborn’s Aviation Day coming up on June 1

EAST WENATCHEE — Are you interested in aviation and some high-flying fun? Pangborn Memorial Airport will host Aviation Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1. The festivities will include aircraft displays featuring the the World War II B-25 bomber “Grumpy,” Miss Veedol, airplane and helicopter rides, a pancake breakfast, free drawings, kids activities and more. For more information,...
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Peace officers are honored

The Greater Wenatchee Sunrise Lions Club held its 27th Annual Peace Officer Appreciation Luncheon and Officer of the Year ceremony May 15 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
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Classic cars and more on parade

Classic automobiles of a large variety of makes and models descended on Eastmont Community Park May 3 for the annual Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show.
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Douglas County hosting two tire collection events

EAST WENATCHEE — Two tire collection events will be held in Douglas County this month. The first event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at 800 N. Monroe St. in Waterville. The second will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at 6114 Batterman Road in East Wenatchee. Both events are for residential cusotmers only. Up to 10 car or light truck tires will be accepted per customer. Prior...
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Our Past | 1981: Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park comes into being

This article from the May 7, 1981 edition of The Empire Press tells about the creation of the park that is now named Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park.
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East Wenatchee student serves as Senate page

OLYMPIA — Marie I. Brangwin, a student at Eastmont High School, served as a page in the state House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session. Brangwin was sponsored by 12th Legislative District Rep. Mike Steele. As part of her page duties, Brangwin learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She...
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Faith Lutheran holds Holy Week services

EAST WENATCHEE — Faith Lutheran Church, 171 Eastmont Ave., will be holding several events in the month of April. Holy Week services are as follows: Palm Sunday Divine Service, 9:30 a.m., April 14 Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m., April 18 Good Friday/Tenebrae Vespers, 7 p.m., April 19 The Vigil of Easter, 8 p.m., April 20 On April 21, Easter Sunday will begin with Sunrise Services at 6:30 a.m....
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Hunt Easter eggs in Eastmont park April 14

EAST WENATCHEE — The City of East Wenatchee will host an Easter egg hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 in Eastmont Community Park next to the Aquatic Center. An additional sensory-friendly egg hunt will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. The egg hunt is for ages 10 and under, divided into three separate age brackets — ages 4 and under, ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Cost is $1 to hunt seven candy and...
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Pictorial Past | School dedication

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Louis Bruno speaks during dedication ceremonies for Sterling Junior High School in East Wenatchee on Sept. 24, 1961.
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Work begins on new Gateway Park

EAST WENATCHEE — Work began March 11 on the new Gateway Park, which will serve as a community plaza and entrance to downtown East Wenatchee. Earlier this year, the city council awarded a $533,102 contract to East Wenatchee-based KRCI for the project, which should completed by the end of May. The amount includes sales tax. The city purchased 20,000 square feet of property at 88 9th St. N.E....
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