100 years ago — 1913
- Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Anderson left yesterday for Merritt where they will spend two weeks visiting friends.
- Mr. and Mrs. A.Z. Wells returned home Saturday evening from a trip in the Okanogan country.
- The Hesperides Exposition Co. was organized last night as an incorporation. Officers are George R. Fisher, president; Percy Scheble, vice president; C.B. Hughes, secretary; and A.Z. Wells, treasurer.
- School board officials meeting last night announced that local schools will open for the term on Sept. 15. This is a week later than last year, due to the fact that the soft fruit is later in maturing this season.
- The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. is now engaged in the installation of a new heavy copper long distance line from Spokane to Seattle via Wenatchee. Work crews are now operating from the Spokane end and it is expected they will complete the line as far as Waterville this season.
50 years ago — 1963
- A Winthrop landmark burned Friday. Destroyed by fire was an old house owned by C.J. Heckendorn. It was built by Heckendorn’s father, D.E. Heckendorn, when he homesteaded there in 1901.
- Four Chelan County youths are this year’s recipients of Lanham Foundation awards. They are Julie Fisher of Wenatchee; Suzanne Paton of Stehekin; Leonard E. Evans of Entiat; and Donald Lee Johnson of Chelan.
- Charles R. Taylor of Wenatchee announces the opening of his new business, It’s Clean-Sweep, a commercial sweeping service specializing in driveways, parking areas, supermarkets, motels, warehouses and factories. Among the equipment to be used is the Clean-Sweep cart, a smaller version of sweepers used by the city for its streets, Taylor said.
25 years ago — 1988
- John Tontz has announced his candidacy for a fourth term as Douglas County commissioner.
- Wenatchee scratchboard artist Ray Barone has been invited to exhibit his works at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show Aug. 20-21 in Tacoma.
- Avalyn Peet has been hired as North Central Washington Museum’s new art gallery coordinator.