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Busy week - 16 competitions on tap for WHS teams

BASEBALL (5-1, 6-2)Tuesday, West Valley (3-0, 4-1) home and Friday a doubleheader away.* Today is the first league meeting with West Valley.  They’ve played five times before but all nonleague encounters.* In their previous games, WHS won the first three and WVHS the last two.  The Panthers are 2-0 at home.* The Rams are 3-0 and tied with Davis for the early-season league lead.  But all six of those wins came against the two cellar dwellers which to date are having far from stellar seasons.  Davis stomped Sunnyside 42-1 in ...
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2014 award winners

Here's a gallery of the photographs through the year that have won a first, second, or third place in the National Press Photography Association's monthly clip contest. It's a contest run and judged by members of the NPPA. With a winning photo each month, photographers earn points and those are totalled at the end of the year. I was fortunate to come in third place among photographers from Alaska, Oregon, Washington and the provinces of British Columbia and Yukon. 
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Wells House architectural drawing

Kris Bassett | Clark's pebble mansion

One of Wenatchee’s most historic and early grand mansions is what is known today as “Wells House.” But before A. Z. and Imogene Wells owned the house, which later became the first home to the Wenatchee Junior College, it was home to a man who is regarded as the “father of the Wenatchee Valley.” It was William Timothy Clark, who brought water to the valley through the Highline Irrigation Canal, which in turn resulted in Wenatchee becoming the “Apple Capital of the World.”
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Dawn Kranz | By From Sweet Getaway Cottage to Home Sweet Cottage

Many of us have enduring memories of the cabins and cottages of our childhoods. We might still recall the charm and coziness of the old family place by the lake or the simple tranquility of that mountain retreat from a decade ago. There is just something about these sweet little havens that seems to answer to our deepest longings for shelter and comfort.
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Knights: baseball tied for first, softball huge series this weekend

SOFTBALL (5-3, 14-5)An early season road test.  On back-to-back days Wenatchee Valley is facing two teams with a combined 15-0 record in league games and 33-2 overall.  (The league site is quite messed up so these are numbers from there and from what I’ve been able to put together…they may not be totally accurate.)  Suffice it to say, both Spokane and North Idaho are off to terrific starts.Friday, Spokane (7-0, 15-1) away.* Some different league scheduling this season.  The past several seasons each team played each of the other teams ...
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Tom Arnold | Why I chose to live in the Wenatchee Valley

In 1990, I left a town of roughly 50,000 people in Indiana to be on the West Coast where I could quickly get to the mountains (Indiana is very flat) while also being a part of the tech industry. I picked Seattle because of Microsoft and the Cascade mountains. As time has passed, tech moved to “the cloud” and allowed software developers to work anywhere. This past June, I chose Wenatchee because it has the high-speed Internet connection I need, lower taxes, cheaper utility bills, less traffic, fresh produce, friendlier ...
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Mary Rea | Family Easter tradition

Never, ever, have our boys believed in the Easter bunny. They grew up country kids and saw a lot of rabbits. There was no way such a small four-legged creature could carry around a large basket, let alone hide eggs. But they still liked to have an Easter egg hunt.
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Susan Ballinger | Eco-tourism is at your backdoor

For me, the change of season to spring makes me want get to outside to explore new places and see wildlife, wildflowers, and expansive views. Similar to being a tourist in a foreign county it makes sense to engage a local guide who knows exactly where to go, and what to be looking for. This spring, I’d like to invite you to take part of a guided outing or even attend a regional wildflower or wildlife festival!
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Darold Wax | Our local historians preserved a wealth of information

Let’s hear if for the caretakers of our past. That could be a tall order, stretching from the History faculty at Harvard to the many family genealogists who operate at the micro-level. I have in mind a smaller cohort, the local historians who have prepared written accounts of our area communities. Their combined efforts have resulted in a shelf of books preserving our regional history. Wenatchee, to begin with our urban hub, has produced several historians. John Gellatly’s “A History of Wenatchee,” published in 1963, is regarded as the authoritative ...
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Isaiah Brandt-Sims 2014 Washington Boy Track Athlete of the Year

BOYS SOCCER (0-1, 2-2)Tuesday, West Valley (0-3, 2-4-1) away.* The Panthers take on new league member West Valley today, but it’s not their first league game with them.  Back when WHS initiated soccer in 1986 they were in a group called the Yakima Valley League.  Members were Davis, Eisenhower, Naches, Selah, Toppenish and West Valley from the Yakima Valley, plus Ellensburg and Wenatchee.* WHS leads the series 4-2 and 3-1 in Yakima.* Wenatchee won the first four games and WV the most recent contests in 2009 and ’10.* This season ...