100 years ago — 1913
County commissioners yesterday appointed J.W.“Jack” Chambers as constable for the city of Wenatchee to succeed Frank Stannard.
The oil house of the Wenatchee Milling Co. was destroyed by fire this afternoon. The oil house was at the south end of the plant and was easily controlled. The origin of the blaze is so far unknown.
L.R. Colt left last Friday for the Sound where he will secure estimates on the cost of equipment to build a modern dairy in the Chelan and Lakeside area.
Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Clark left today for Lake Wenatchee where they will spend the weekend.
Gertrude Hoppick leaves tomorrow for Berkeley, Calif., where she will begin her college courses at the state university.
50 years ago — 1963
O. Jim Forney is celebrating the 25th anniversary of entering the insurance business in Chelan. He came to Chelan in 1938, after working in the insurance department of J.S. Mooney & Co., in Wenatchee. Later he represented Northwest Mutual in Chelan. In 1946, he bought out that business and established the O.J. Forney Insurance Agency.
Fred Whitener of Quincy has sold his Chevron Service Station to Quincy Motors, Inc. Prior to the sale of the station, Whitener had sold his garage to Jim Abramson and Wally Tull of Ellensburg, who have operated the business as Quincy Motors.
Maurine Barnett and Lynn Nicholson, both of Wenatchee High School, and Karen Bradford of Eastmont High School are on the high school fashion board of Tyler’s, 26 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Parkside Sanitarium, owned by Carl W. Campbell, has been purchased by R.M. Brown and William Brown.
25 years ago — 1988
H.P. Metzler and Sons of Del Rey, Calif., has several new additions to its Sunmet family of tree fruit. Appleseed Sales Company, recently opened in Wenatchee at 900 N. Mission St., now gives Metzler the means to market Red and Golden Delicious apples and pears along with Granny Smith apples produced by Johnny Appleseed of Washington in Malott.