100 years ago — 1912
County Auditor Dave Gellatly issued marriage licenses this morning for two brothers from Cashmere. Granted permission to marry were Edwin S. Eells and Willia D. Butler and Fred K. Eells and Sophia E.J. Fox.
Wilbur S. Miller, a resident of Mansfield, has just been granted a patent on a dishwasher.
Sarah Bernhardt, last night making an appearance in vaudeville at the Majestic Theatre in Chicago, was reported to have said “I am passionately fond of Wenatchee apples. It is with great pleasure that I look for their appearance on the London and Paris markets.”
50 years ago — 1962
Washington’s fruit industry Wednesday issued a call for a new headquarters building and other facilities at the Tree Fruit Experiment Station in Wenatchee. A resolution to that effect was passed unanimously in Yakima during the Washington State Horticultural Association annual convention. It asks the Legislature to appropriate funds for a new building.
Cliff Chase, engineer, fruit man and former mayor of Wenatchee, was named Pioneer Honor Citizen of the Year. He is the 18th early settler to be so honored since the tradition was started with A.Z. Wells in 1945. Former winners become the panel that selects the citizen to be honored. Former Pioneer Citizens present at the recent event honoring Chase were Sam and Harvey Mills, Sam Sumner, Leon Milot, Louis Shreve and Harry Whiteman.
Ivan Compton has been re-elected president of the Chelan County PUD Commission.
25 years ago — 1987
Bob Collins and Aileen Ferguson were the big winners in the third annual men’s and women’s City Seniors Bowling Championships held over the weekend at Columbia Lanes.
Bonanza 88 stores, including the outlets in Wenatchee, Ephrata and Omak, will add sporting goods, fishing, hunting and camping gear and some automotive supplies following the purchase of the 62-store chain by the parent company of Yellow Front Stores of Phoenix.
The agriculture industry honored one of its longtime members at the Washington State Horticultural Association annual banquet last week. Ken Olsen, retired scientist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Tree Fruit Research Center in Wenatchee, received the Silver Apple Award. Olsen is credited with setting maturity standards for the industry through his research work over the years and is a reigning expert on Goldens.