100 years ago — 1913
• Attorney Frank Reeves returned home Sunday from Washington, D.C., where he went to argue the Starr- Long Jim case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision in the case will not be rendered for several months.
• H.A. Jacky, owner of Western Avenue property, arrived here yesterday from Seattle.
• During the month of January, 2,501 books were issued from the library while 184 new cards were distributed.
50 years ago — 1963
• Robert L. Riffle has purchased the Cascadian Garage at First and Mission streets from Charles P. Rowland and L.B. Spurlock. Riffle operated a service station and garage in Ohio for several years before coming to Wenatchee.
• Harold Ottosen, manager of Global Travel Service in Wenatchee, has been honored as Random Tours’ top seller in the Pacific Northwest.
• George Northan, a Wenatchee agent for Farmers Insurance Group, recently won a trophy as the organization’s top auto insurance producer in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties for 1962. He competed with 15 agents.
• Ray Click, a Wenatchee Realtor and real estate appraiser, and Ira L. Phillippi of Chelan returned this week from two weeks of extensive appraisal training at the University of Washington.
25 years ago — 1988
• Selland Construction of Wenatchee has won a $1.3 million contract to expand Douglas County River Park in East Wenatchee. Twenty acres of development will be added to the park built by the Chelan County PUD on the Columbia River south of East Wenatchee. The park was built under requirements of the PUD’s federal license to operate Rock Island Dam.
• Four names are being considered for the new vocational science building at Wenatchee Valley College by a committee charged with recommending a name next month to trustees. The four names are: Dorothy Prewitt Pohlman, who helped found the college in 1939; Dr. Jay Eller, a longtime high school and college science instructor; Julia Brenner, a humanitarian and registered nurse; and Wayne Johnson, former dean of vocational educational.
• “A Lady’s Choice,” the latest Second Chance at Love romance novel by Lois Kleinsasser-Testerman who was raised in the Brewster-Bridgeport area, is to be published this month.
• Marlene Mardian, the current Miss Greater Wenatchee, was among 18 other Miss Washington contestants attending a luncheon with Gov. Booth Gardner and his wife, Jean, recently.