100 years ago — 1913
M. Morgan, an old acquaintance of J.A. Snyder of the C&O Nursery Co. and representing Los Angeles capital, is having plans drawn for a refrigerating, cold storage, pre-cooling and ice plant for Wenatchee to be located on the nursery property just north of the Wenatchee Produce Co. building. The plant will cost from $250,000 to $300,000, will be of concrete or brick and be four stories high.
Edith Simmons of East Wenatchee, who for the last three years has taught in the East Wenatchee school, will leave soon for Berkeley, Calif., to attend school.
Visitors to Wenatchee this week include Martha Auvil of Entiat and W.D. VanSlyke of Trinidad.
50 years ago — 1963
The promotion of Jack B. Kruger Jr. to staff manager of the Wenatchee office of the Prudential Insurance Company’s Yakima district agency, was reported this week. Kruger and his family have been living in Grandview.
Scott Telecky of Wenatchee was honored recently with a Junior “Tinkertoy” Engineer certificate from the Toy Tinkers, a division of A.G. Spalding & Bros., Inc. He received the award for submitting an unusual model of the Space Needle made from a Tinkertoy construction set.
A flurry of activities herald the Omak Stampede this weekend. Among those in charge of the festivities are Jerry Brame and Woody Wristen.
Rev. Kurtis Friend Naylor will assume the pastorate of the Wenatchee Valley Church of the Brethren next month. He comes to Wenatchee from Geneva, Switzerland.
25 years ago — 1988
Two of the top-selling real estate firms in Wenatchee, Mullen-Korfiatis Realtors and Barnett Realtors, have merged to become Barnett-Korfiatis Inc., the largest non-franchised company in the area. Brokers Pete Korfiatis and Steve Kelley of Barnett will co-own the business, with Korfiatis to oversee sales and Kelley to handle the books. The business has moved to one office, the former Barnett building at 1625 N. Wenatchee Ave., and will have 24 licensed sales people to handle residential sales, commercial sales and leasing, agricultural sales, orchards and appraisals. The merge makes the firm the second largest in the Wenatchee area, behind Coldwell-Banker Davenport.