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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Red Cross has blood drives in late March, early April

NCW — The American Red Cross has the following blood drives scheduled in late March and early April: March 22: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kings Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Ave., Wenatchee April 1: 1:30 to 7 p.m., Kings Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Ave., Wenatchee April 2: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kings Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Ave., Wenatchee April 5: 10 a.m. to 3...
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Eastmont Parks & Rec schedules activities

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Parks & Recreation has activities planned in the coming months. Spring break basketball camp for ages 8-18 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. April 1-4. The fee is $55. Registration deadline is March 22. Rugrat Nation basketball camp for ages 5-7 will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 1-4. The fee is $40. Registration deadline is March 22. Strikers baseball camp for...
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East Wenatchee student serves as Senate page

OLYMPIA — Jacqueline Alvarez, a junior at Eastmont Junior High School, recently served as a Senate page during the 2019 legislative session. Alvarez was sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins of East Wenatchee. The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Pages are responsible for such tasks as transporting documents between offices as...
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Divorce Recovery program begins March 3

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Community Church will offer Divorce Recovery, a 10-week program to be held on Sundays beginning March 3 at 4:30 p.m., for those who are going through divorce or a broken relationship. The church is located at 783 4th St. N.E. The course covers such topics as loss and grief, unhooking, anger and depression, and forgiveness. Emotional support groups will also be...
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Pictorial Past | Service club donates baseball gear

The East Wenatchee Kiwanis Club presents Eastmont Little League officials with new batting helmets in September of 1961.
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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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Pictorial Past | Dancers gather at The Barn

The Barn in East Wenatchee, shown during June of 1963, was a popular venue for square dancing over the years.
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Hotchkiss to retire March 31

Judge John Hotchkiss will be retiring March 31 after 20 years serving as judge of Douglas County Superior Court.
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