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Susan Ballinger | Wenatchee Valley wintering Anna's Hummingbirds

Maybe your neighbor has told you about scrambling to build a heated nectar feeder in recent winters to serve hungry Anna’s hummingbirds. Ingenuity and cleverness are evident in the variety of solutions many residents have employed to ensure that visiting hummers can access liquid sugar solutions, despite weeks of frigid winter temperatures in Eastern Washington. Why are we seeing increasing numbers of Anna’s hummingbirds in our snowy cold climate? A key element of biological science study is that there are so many unanswered questions about common life forms, and our ...
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Teri Fink | Transition House connects special education students to community, independent living

Nineteen-year-old Bayley arrives at work at Red Robin restaurant early in the morning twice a week. Her job is cleaning and replacing batteries in the Ziosks, the tabletop table systems used for ordering and paying at the restaurant. She meticulously wipes down each unit then replaces the battery, before moving onto the next table. Bayley is sight impaired, and she gets her job and training through the Transition House, a Wenatchee School District Special Education program designed to help developmentally delayed students enter the work force.

Knight women hoop team in NWAC championship tourney

WOMENS BASKETBALL (25-5)Wenatchee Valley is in the NWAC championship tournament for the second year in a row, and this the 23rd time they’ve qualified in the 38 years of the event.- The gals open tourney play with Bellevue (12-2, 23-5) at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Everett Community College.- The Bulldogs finished second in the North Region and have won 11 of their last 12.- In 26 meetings with Bellevue, WVC has been the winner 20 times.- The two have not played since 2008-09 and the Bulldogs have won the ...

Spring sports begin at WHS...three of nine teams in action this week.

GIRLS GOLFThe Panthers are on a roll.  They have won the CBBN championship three consecutive years and lost nary a league event in that time, winning 18 straight meets.  The man who heads this winning team is Doug Merrill who enters his 22nd season as coach.  Last spring, in addition to the league title, they won the district crown by a big margin and sent five golfers to state where they placed ninth.

Win regional game here Saturday and WVC women are in NWAC tournament

WOMENS BASKETBALL (12-2, 24-5)The Knights are East Region champions for the first time in 15 years, and the 11th time since the league started in 1978-79.  They now play a regional game for an opportunity to advance to the NWAC tournament.  This is a different format than it has been the past 14 years.  Since 2002 the top four teams in each region were in the tourney.  That has changed. 

WHS boys put many new marks in record book. Long sets season scoring record.

BOYS BASKETBALL (18-5)Check Out These Numbers- 78.3 winning percentage (18-5).  Best in 56 seasons…1959-60 was 81.0% (17-4).- 83.3 league winning percentage (10-2).  Ties for second best in 61 seasons…2008-09 was 91.7% (11-1).- 49.96 average points given up per game.  Second fewest in 54 years…2012-13 was 48.82.- 12.08 average scoring margin per game (62.04 to 49.96).  Best in 68 seasons…1948-49 was 14.27.- 10-1 record at home.  Best in 20 seasons…1995-96 went 8-0.- 16 regular season wins.  Tied for most in 71 seasons…1944-45 went 17-6.  Note: prior to 1949-50 teams were not ...
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David Kelts | Winter in Misawa

Those who visit Misawa, Japan, on our August Sister City trips can’t believe that snow often falls in winter, from November often to mid-April. Yes, it can be warm and humid in August, but average snowfall in winter is 140 inches. During the time I lived in Misawa, we even had a winter of almost 240 inches of snow. It piled up to the second floor of our Japanese home. I remember when it was the first day of spring and snow still covered our fences but Judy insisted that ...

WVC women in NWAC playoffs

WOMENS BASKETBALL (10-2, 22-5)The Knights have earned a berth in the NWAC tournament for the second season in a row.  They are tied for first with Spokane and each has two regular season games remaining.  And they both finish with the seventh and eighth squads, Big Bend (3-9) and Yakima Valley (0-12).  The only difference is Wenatchee Valley gets both games at home while Spokane has both on the road.
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Parents don't lose sight of fun

As a young 20-something, I appreciate a good social life. I don’t have kids; I work a full-time job, and it’s just my fiance and me and our dog — so it’s easy to go out.

Lend a helping hand with Pets for Life

There is one over-riding truth we’ve discovered at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS), no matter how much money they have, people love their pets. Nothing is more heart-wrenching than to have to give up your pet due to economic circumstances — or to have to choose between feeding your pet and feeding yourself! We’ve seen it happen time and again. People will choose to take care of their pets, even at the expense of neglecting their own needs.