There was a wonderful sendoff Monday afternoon for Brenda Abney, the executive director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. The event drew a huge crowd, which is a testament to the extraordinary work she did during her tenure here.
During the early years of Wenatchee Valley (Junior) College, the Wells House served as many things, one being a girls dormitory. Eighteen to 20 girls lived on the second floor, ate in the college dining room and socialized and studied in the main floor living room. Three of us got together recently to reminisce about our time as We Ho Gis (Wells House Girls) for two wonderful years, from 1953-1955.
Imagine having a $21 million budget to balance, hundreds of employees, 110 miles of roads to maintain and a city infrastructure to manage. Students from Wenatchee High School got the opportunity to take on this challenge during an all-day budget simulation with the City of Wenatchee Oct. 22.
MENS BASKETBALL (3-1)Thursday, South Puget Sound (0-2) away.* The Knights begin their two-day Western Washington adventure at the state capitol to take on South Puget Sound.* In six games to date the Clippers hold the upper hand 4-2 and are 1-0 at their place.* The last meeting was two seasons ago when SPSCC won 66-64 at a tourney at Big Bend.* The 0-2 Clippers lost to Edmonds and Olympic.* Last season SPS was 2-14 and last in the West Region, and 2-22 overall.
Significant momentum is building in this state to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in public schools and our good friend Dr. Gene Sharratt and the Washington Student Achievement Council staff are playing key roles.
You may have read about it in newspapers across the state. It’s a challenge many school districts face this year. Substitute teachers are in short supply. The sub shortage is causing a crisis in schools across the state when teachers are out due to illness, personal leave, or professional learning, and substitutes are not available to their cover classrooms.
WRESTLING This is the 60th season of wrestling at WHS. The sport started in 1955-56 under coach Manuel Diaz. Through six decades Wenatchee has had nine men head the program. The current coach is Ed Valdez and he begins his 11th year with an 84-50 record. The squad has earned points at the state meet 42 times in the first 59 years, with six top five finishes – second in 1999, tied for third 1997, got fourth in 1991 and fifth in 1962, ’93 and ’94. Thursday, Eisenhower away. * ...
MENS BASKETBALL (1-0)Friday, Saturday, Sunday at Skagit Valley Turkey Tournament.Aside from the host school, Wenatchee Valley has probably made more appearances at this event than any other team. This will be their 26th entry in 28 years, and the 17th straight time the Black and Silver has made the trek to the Turkey Tourney. In 52 TT games they have 21 wins and 31 losses.
I happened to notice recently while researching some areas of local sports economic impact that once again the Wenatchee Wild are among the leaders in attendance in the 24-team North American Hockey League.
I met with Miseal Ferardo Perez for lunch in late October. Before the food even arrived, we were deep in conversation about Día de los Muertos. The beloved Mexican celebration was fast approaching and we were dizzy with anticipation. So dizzy — and possibly delusional — that we thought it would be a good idea to throw a Día de los Muertos fiesta on a week’s notice. The Wenatchee Community Center could host the event, Misael offered to organize food and entertainment, I’d make event fliers.