School board member retires

Orondo School Board members began their monthly meeting on May 28 honoring retiring board member Grant Daniel for his 28 years of service.
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AgForestry continues to train and inspire

Adam Poush, a paraprofessional at Chelan High School and resident of Orondo, believes any time people have opportunities to grow, they should take advantage of them. That is why he entered the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation (AgForestry) program in September of 2017.
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Chelan student club raising funds

The Interact Club of Chelan High School is sponsoring a "Walk for Water" event on May 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at Riverwalk Park in Chelan. The goal of the event is to raise money to purchase a well for a village in Ethiopia in east Africa.
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Orondo potlucks aim to bring community together

The group Orondo Community Partnerships will be holding two upcoming potluck picnics.
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Pictorial Past | Primitive Pine Canyon

Convict labor from the state penitentiary built the first Pine Canyon road from Orondo to Waterville in 1915-17.
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Orondo is among locations for Arbor Day distributions

NCW — The annual Greater Wenatchee Arbor Day Celebration will be held at five sites in Chelan and Douglas counties on April 13. Wenatchee tree and shrub distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walla Walla Point Park. Distribution in outlying areas will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: Cashmere: Martin’s Market, 130 Titchenal Way Leavenworth: PUD Office, 222...
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Our Past | 1945: Waterville, Orondo business news

Selected by Karen Larsen   These two articles from the April 12, 1945 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press report the opening of two businesses — one in Waterville and one in Orondo. One can almost see the 1940s-era filling station and the small town grocery with attached filling station.   Marney Leases Richfield Station J.R. Marney has secured a lease on the Richfield service...
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Bingo night at Orondo School

The Orondo Community Scholarship Committee sponsored their second bingo night and auction of the school year on March 22. Proceeds provide scholarships for eighth grade students who apply and are accepted.
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Two injured in Orondo crash

ORONDO — Two people were hospitalized Feb. 28 following a collision on Highway 97 five miles north of Orondo. A Honda Accord driven by William Schindler was southbound about 11:38 a.m. near milepost 218 when it crossed the centerline and struck the northbound Scion TC driven by Oliva Acevedo, the Washington State Patrol reported. The vehicles came to rest blocking the northbound...
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Our Past | 1986: The sounds of early Orondo

Selected by Karen Larsen It appears like John H.D. Smith was an older man at the time this piece was published in the Feb. 27, 1986 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. He looks back to memories, probably of his childhood, and overwhelmingly of the sounds that framed his early life in Orondo.   Orondo As I Knew It By John H.D. Smith A change of noises was evident as times changed in the...
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