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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Tech Tuesdays are engaging

Kids from the Chelan area participated in Lego Storytelling on Aug. 29 at the Chelan Library. Lego Storytelling took place every Tuesday in August as part of Tech Tuesday events.
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Youth attend Young Life camp

Six adult leaders from the area took a group of 12 youth from Chelan High School to a week of Young Life camp at Washington Family Ranch in Oregon June 17-23. 
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Retired veteran gives back

Jim Reece of East Wenatchee spends about five hours a day at his computer searching for photos and updating information for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
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Chelan native hosts basketball camp

Chelan native and NBA player Joe Harris hosted a basketball camp June 2-3 in Chelan. About 200 kids from kindergarten through eighth grade attended.
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Orondo School staff retiring

A retirement party will be held at Orondo School June 15 at 6 p.m. to honor four retiring staff members. The evening will include a potluck and opportunity for staff and the community to express words of thanks.
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Orondo School District selects new superintendent

By Darlene Paterson Empire Press Correspondent The Orondo School Board began seeking a new superintendent following the announcement that Superintendent/Principal Millie Watkins planned to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Due to elementary school growth and the addition of eighth grade to the middle school, the board decided to divide the position and hire a part-time...
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Orondo Preschool holds graduation

Orondo Preschool graduation was held May 18. Parents, siblings, relatives and friends of the graduates gathered in the school multipurpose auditorium for the evening of celebration.
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AgForestry program is ‘life changing’ for participants

In this three-part series, Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson interviewed three members of this year’s graduating class of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation (AgForestry) Program — Hannah Poush of Orondo, Emily Bautista-Herdt of Wenatchee and Jordan McDevitt of Leavenworth — about their experiences in the program. This is the concluding installment.
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