100 years ago — 1911
• The Entiat Valley has the distinction of having one of the very few mines in the west which pays dividends. Local stockholders of the Wenatchee Gold Mining Co. received checks ranging from a few to several hundred dollars each. The company paid out in dividend $5,000, being half a cent on a capital stock of one million shares. Among the local stockholders are F.M. Scheble, Jack Lillis, Terry Ross, A.V. Huff, M.P. Spencer and Dave Stine.
• During the nine years that the Entiat mine has been in operation, it is estimated that it has produced $40,000. Twelve men are now working there on day and night shifts. A two-stamp mill is currently in operation, and plans are being made for a new five-stamp mill next year. The ore is free milling in a well-defined quartz vein, which in the present lowest working of 125 feet, shows an average width of about six feet.
• The Wenatchee Commercial Club will hold its election day on Jan. 8.
50 years ago — 1961
• Mr. and Mrs. Homer Trefry of Sunnyslope are attending a three-day state grange officers conference in Seattle. Trefry is deputy for granges throughout Chelan County.
• Plan to expand the ski lodge operated by Stevens Pass Inc. at the summit were announced in Wenatchee Tuesday by the U.S. Forest Service. Archie Mills of the Forest Service said tentative plans call for construction to start in the spring. Stevens Pass Inc. operates the facilities on a 20-year lease from the Forest Service.
• A Federal Power Commission hearing in January was requested this week by Douglas County PUD commissioners in a letter to the agency considering granting the utility a right to build Wells Dam.
• Mrs. Dick Hahn hosted a card party Saturday for members of the local Foresters.
25 years ago — 1986
• Stella Stevens, well-known film and television actress, is selling the Methow Valley ranch where she relaxed away from the camera. The 101-acre property called Chicamun Creek Ranch, located in an isolated area three miles off Libby Creek Road, is up for sale, North Cascade Realty of Winthrop reports. Stevens came to the Methow Valley in 1977 and has periodically flown in and out of the area in a chartered plane. She had a 1901 homestead cabin and another old house remodeled. The asking price is $265,000.