100 years ago — 1912
• Joe Clement, manager of the R. Livingston 35-acre bearing orchard northwest of Wenatchee, was awarded first prize in a local apple judging competition. He received a silver cup from White Cross Drug Co. W.C. Michaels, one of the judges, declared the Rome Beauties to be the most perfect plate of apples of any kind that he had ever seen. Other judges were D.N Gellatly and T.J. Black. Clement was also awarded third prize for a plate of Winesaps. Wellington Deitch of Monitor took second prize for a plate of Staymens.
50 years ago — 1962
• The Chelan County Industrial Development Council has a new director of research. Bruce Mitchell of Wenatchee will start immediately in the new position, Dr. Ron Miller, council president announced. Mitchell will bring to the group a background of historical research. He will begin at once to update the economic data on the county’s resources.
• George E. Brown, formerly Wenatchee schools superintendent, is the author of a new book, “Our Living Bible for Young People.” The Naylor Co., publishers in San Antonio, said that the non-sectarian book is “written in today’s language with an educator’s understanding.”
• Wenatchee High School’s football team will be honored at the annual Varsity Ball Saturday night. Those in charge of planning the event, sponsored by the Apple-ettes Drill Team, are Janet Baird, Claudia Taylor and Carol Curry.
• Mrs. Bob Mahoney is president of Delta Gamma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
25 years ago — 1987
• The Washington State Historical Society named the late Archie Van Doren as one of eight individuals to be added to the Centennial Hall of Honor. The selections bring to 73 the total number of those chosen since 1981 for the Hall. The Historical Society will add 27 additional names by 1989, the state’s centennial year. Van Doren, who died last year, helped revolutionize apple marketing with the development of controlled atmosphere storage. He was head of the Tree Fruit Research Center in Wenatchee for many years.
• Brad Hauck has opened Brad’s Place, a hairstyling salon for men and women at 315 S. Mission St.
• Chelan County commissioners have elected Tom Green commission chairman for a one-year term. Green is serving his third four-year term as a commissioner and has been chairman three times previously.