Dementia workshop will focus on the holidays

EAST WENATCHEE — The Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present the free workshop “Planning: The Key to a Joyous Holiday Season” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24. It will be held at Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington, 50 Simon St. S.E., East Wenatchee. The program will focus on strategies to make the holiday season a more joyous one for people...
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Eastmont class keeps friendships

The Eastmont High School Class of 1962 has a lot of shared memories and even glories, including their senior year when the Wildcat football team defeated the Wenatchee Panthers in Wenatchee.
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Douglas County PUD Commission meeting report from Sept. 25

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the Sept. 25 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office: Opened bids under bid document 17-01-W, upgrade the 300T Gantry crane at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award. Awarded...
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Wings & Wheels Festival coming

The 15th annual Town Toyota Wings & Wheels Festival will be held Oct. 5-8 in East Wenatchee. The festivities will include activities for the entire family.
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Joe Roberts has dream job with the Seahawks

By Darlene Paterson Empire Press Correspondent This is the second of a two-part interview with East Wenatchee resident Joe Roberts, who is a Kicking Ball Boy for the Seattle Seahawks. Click here for the first installment. Next time you watch a Seahawks game on TV and the camera pans the sidelines, look for a man with a bright orange “K” on his vest and you will no doubt see Joe...
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Eastside man on Seahawks staff

As a young boy with a troubled childhood, Joe Roberts could never have imagined he would someday own a motorcycle dealership, race cars and build street rods, or work for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.
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Our College Students

News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area The University of Washington SEATTLE — The following students were named to the spring quarter 2017 dean’s list at The University of Washington. Eligible students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 graded credits. Brewster: Olivia Perez, Sally Romo Bridgeport: William Dodson East...
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Firefighters begin recruit academy training

NORTH BEND — Capt. Daniel Atchison has announced the start of Firefighter Recruit Academy at the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend. Twenty-two firefighter recruits began the 12-week Recruit Academy Aug. 10 to learn fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training. Douglas County Fire District No. 2 was among the fire...
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Running with the cops

  Run with the Cops, a fun run/walk, brought the Greater Wenatchee community together with local law enforcement officers for a good cause on Aug. 26. Officers from the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee police departments, the Chelan and Douglas County sheriff’s offices and the Washington State Patrol participated to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. Adults ran a 5K and kids...
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Hawkins plans first annual ‘listening tour’

EAST WENATCHEE — Sen. Brad Hawkins will visit several 12th District communities this fall to hear directly from constituents. The first of what Hawkins expects to become an annual “listening tour” is set for Oct. 5-7 to meet with individual constituents, employers, local governments and community groups, according to a news release. “I thought this would be a creative way to go out and...
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