100 years ago — 1913
- H.W. Otis today announced his resignation as president of the Wenatchee Growers Exchange, the local affiliation of the Northwestern Fruit Exchange. He also resigned as vice president of the Wenatchee Warehousing Co., the corporation formed for construction of a warehouse at the corner of Wenatchee Avenue and Yakima Street to be used by the Growers Exchange.
- A high-class pavement from Wenatchee’s city limits to the bridge will be laid next spring. Plans are also being made for construction of a concrete arched bridge over the railway track. The paving will cost about $50,000 and will be furnished by the county. The $35,000 cost of the bridge will be provided by an improvement district formed by property owners along North Wenatchee Avenue.
50 years ago — 1963
- Gordon G. Bird, a longtime postal employee, has been named assistant postmaster of the Wenatchee Post Office. The announcement came form Vada McMullan, acting postmaster.
- The Wenatchee Youth Circus this week opened an eight-day stand in Anchorage. About 80 performers will present a four-act show for two performances daily under the big top. The circus’ appearance is sponsored by the local Shrine club.
- One of the youngest photographers to put the eclipse of the sun on film Saturday was Jim Melsness of Wenatchee. The 16-year-old youth set his camera by projecting the sun’s image on his hand. The camera remained stationary. One exposure was made every five minutes to achieve a series of images. The earth’s rotation spaced the solar images about a solar diameter apart on the film. Melsness has been a member of the North Central Washington Astronomical Society for the last year and a half.
25 years ago — 1988
- Wenatchee Valley Lions Club installed new officers for the coming year. They are Beverly Bradford, president; Suzanne Myrene, vice president; Mildred Sinclair, secretary; and Patricia Bossen, treasurer.
- Wenatchee dentist Dr. Robert McFadden is building a new clinic on Chelan Avenue at the site of a former residence. McFadden had the old home at 250 N. Chelan torn down earlier this year and is building a 1,850-square foot clinic to be completed in November.