100 years ago — 1913
The Pateros City Council has appointed Harvey Kellogg as the first town marshall. Pateros has only recently been incorporated.
Construction on a new invention, the McMillan baseball pitching machine, has been completed. Work on the machine had been done on vacant lots between the Elman Hotel and the Columbia Valley Bank building with large crowds gathered to watch the iron arm sling the ball over the plate.
The Elliott Hotel at Conconully is to be completely renovated. George Hardenburg of Lakeside is the owner and he has closed a contract with H.A. Wilder who will take charge of the county seat hostelry immediately after alterations are complete.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Schebe, Elouise Scheble, Ralph Littlefield and Riley Nolton motored to Peshastin today.
50 years ago — 1963
Wenatchee city commissioners, still trying to decide whether to call for a special election on a swimming pool bond issue, have been presented with an alternate plan that might provide the city with a public pool. Mayor Pat Martin said the commissioners have been asked to meet Monday with a representative of a firm which is considering building and operating the pool. The mayor said the pool would be an indoor-outdoor type with a moveable roof. The city would be involved only in making certain the pool met health and safety standards and it would also help select a site, Martin said. Commissioners will also decide soon whether to call a special election this fall on a bond issue to finance a city-owned pool. They had decided to wait until next spring but recently said they would call the special election if it meant the pool could be completed a year earlier. A favorable vote next spring would mean the pool couldn’t be in operation before 1965.
25 years ago — 1988
Automobile dealer Steve Baldock is purchasing 4.7 acres on Easy Street, next to his Cascade Mazda and Audi Volkswagen dealerships, to build a new dealership for his third business, Cascade Chevrolet. The new 35,000 square-foot showroom and garage should be completed in a year, Baldock said. He has owned Cascade Chevrolet for eight years and the dealership is currently at 239 N. Wenatchee Ave. in a warehouse built in 1919.