100 years ago — 1913
• The first marriage license of the new year granted by the county auditor was issued last Saturday to Harry Stephenson and Gladys Slocum of Wenatchee. The second license was issued to O.S. Ogilvie and Mabel M. Simmons.
• Three new teachers have been sent to schools up the Columbia River. They are Rose Waltman to MacCrary’s Landing near Chelan Falls, Flossie Eastman to Winesap, and Marie Lester to the Entiat Valley.
50 years ago — 1963
• The Empire Room of the Columbia Hotel on Jan. 19 will be like a scene from New Orleans. That’s when Wenatchee’s Lady Lions hold their Mardi Gras Ball. Making arrangements for the annual event are Mrs. Dan Lowe, Mrs. Vernon France, Mrs. Jim Goodwin, Mrs. F.R. Watt and Mrs. Robert Jones.
• Mrs. D.E. Johnson is the new president of the Beacon Hill Grange Auxiliary.
• New officers of the Rebekah Sewing Club were installed during a dinner meeting Tuesday. They are Mrs. Clarence Walter, president; Mrs. Rose Walton, vice president; Rena Davison, secretary; and Mrs. LaVerne Slack, treasurer. Mrs. W.J. Malone is outgoing president.
• Mrs. T. Breese Jones of Wenatchee hosted a tea this week for the newly organized Past President’s Club of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.
25 years ago — 1988
• Dean Pope is the new president of Music Theatre of Wenatchee for the coming year. Other officers are Lynn Bohart, president-elect; Rose Sage, secretary; and Lydia Dammann, treasurer. Trustees named to two-year terms include Richard Carter, Arlene Jones, Julie Moffat and Wayne Wyse. Elected to one-year terms were Joan Bagdon, Louis Crollard, John Westerman and Jerry Yeager.
• The teams of Pete Fox-Joe DeFina, Gary Isaacson-Howard Mahugh and Greg McPherson-Kyle Fagg were victorious in the finals of the Stallings Athletic Company-sponsored handball tournament held over the weekend at the Wenatchee Elks.
• An open house in honor of Dr. Arthur Ludwick will be held Sunday at the Fontanelle condominiums clubhouse. Ludwick practiced medicine for 51 years before retiring at the end of last year. He practiced in Wenatchee since 1945 and has been with Wenatchee Family Practice since 1956.