Officials are sworn into office

Nine elected officials began terms of office Jan. 1 and took the oath of office, administered by Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss, at the Douglas County Courthouse Jan. 2.
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WSU Extension, Health District offer ServSafe certification course

EAST WENATCHEE — Washington State University Extension and the Chelan-Douglas Health District are coordinating efforts to provide ServSafe certification for restaurant managers, cooks and anyone who has responsibility for food preparation and food safety. This also includes workers in casinos, daycare facilities, senior centers, food counters, vendors, hospitals, restaurants or correctional...
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Eastmont students present ‘Les Misèrables School Edition’

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont High School Drama Club and Choir Department present “Les Misèrables School Edition” for six shows Jan. 17-19 and 24-26. The shows start at 7 p.m. each night in the Eastmont High School Auditorium. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “Les Misèrables” tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and...
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Pictorial Past | Eastside church rises

The new Grant Landmark Missionary Baptist Church on S. Kentucky Avenue in East Wenatchee is shown in August of 1960 prior to its completion.
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Apple Blossom royalty candidates announced

WENATCHEE/EAST WENATCHEE — Thirty-two teenage girls have been selected to compete for a spot on the 2019 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Royal Court. Candidates from Eastmont High School are Lucy Gomez, Zoey Sorenson, Elizabeth Popoff, Whitney Lane, Cassandra Gow, Victoria Salling, Sequoia Stagg, Acadia Rice, Cassidy Cunningham, Lorena Zepeda, Torrance Pearson and Citlali...
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Pictorial Past | Grange construction

The East Wenatchee Grange Hall is under construction in 1948. The building was officially dedicated in January of 1949. (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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Wings ’n Wishes celebrates the holiday season

Scenes from the 2018 Wings ‘n Wishes Christmas celebration held Dec. 6 at East Wenatchee City Hall. All photos by Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson   Two reindeer graze near East Wenatchee City Hall. (Empire Press photo/Darlene Paterson) Volunteers prepare to serve s’mores. (Empire Press photo/Darlene Paterson)
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Douglas County firefighters graduate from academy

NORTH BEND — Five Douglas County Fire District 2 firefighters graduated Nov. 2 from the Washington State Firefighter Recruit Academy in North Bend. Tyler Bertram, Jason Koster, Michael Lundgren and James Workman were recently selected to the department’s college-based resident firefighter program and Tanner Brender is a current Rock Island resident firefighter. The recruits learned fire...
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Wings ’n Wishes attracts hundreds

A large crowd gathered at East Wenatchee City Hall on Dec. 6 to usher in the Christmas season at the annual Wings 'n Wishes holiday event. Cold temperatures did not hinder parents, children and community members as they waited for Santa.
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East Wenatchee Planning Commission seeks two members

EAST WENATCHEE — The city of East Wenatchee is looking to fill two vacancies on the city’s Planning Commission. Any adult residing in the city of East Wenatchee or in Douglas County within three miles of the city limits is eligible. These are volunteer positions with no compensation. The positions are for a two-year term and the appointments are made by the mayor. To obtain an application,...
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