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Panther Prowess – Girls Golf, Baseball, Girls Tennis, Boys Tennis and Boys Soccer All in First Place

BOYS TENNIS (5-0, 5-0)Tuesday, Eisenhower (0-5, 0-5) home.* Wenatchee is in catchup mode in this series.  Through 1998 the Cadets led 21-1.  The Panthers have won 17 of 18, including the last 14 straight and now only trails 22-18.* WHS is in first place at 5-0, EHS seventh at 0-5.* Over the past four-and-a-half seasons the Cadets have lost all 37 of their league matches.
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Collage of dahlia seedlings

Linda Holmes-Cook | Wood hath hope: The cycle of plant life

A couple weeks ago I was checking my Facebook notifications to find a post from my daughter Abby. “Did you know that Father Lovett died?” she asked. I said “No … Where did you hear that?” She told me that a friend from St. Jude’s Parish in Redmond had told her. Father was the founder of our former parish, St. Jude’s, and I immediately Googled his name. My heart broke when I found out that it was indeed true. Father Gerald Francis Xavier Lovett passed away at the age of ...
Issues

NOISE brings opera to life for elementary students here

Students at three elementary schools are going to have a special treat on Friday. The Northwest Opera In Schools Etc. troupe will be engaging students in the marvel of live theater by performing an adaption of Donezetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment.”
Sports

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.
Sports

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 ...