100 years ago — 1913
- J.A. Prentis of Cashmere on Wednesday closed a contract with the Bliss Electric Co. of Wenatchee for the installation of a cold storage and artificial ice plan to be in operation within 30 days. The plant will have a capacity of five carloads and the ice machine will make four tons daily besides refrigerating the cold storage area.
- Several people motored to Lake Wenatchee to spend the day. Among the travelers were Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Prowell, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Mooney, Dr. and Mrs. L.F. Buck, Marie Mooney, Lucie Asbjoranson, Marie Walker, Margaret Tyrell, Percy Walker and Harvey Hutchinson.
50 years ago — 1963
- E. Gus Noyd of Wenatchee has received two company honors from the Allstate Insurance Companies. He was presented with the gold honor ring for excellence in sales performance in all lines of insurance and the Seal of Confidence for outstanding field underwriting. Noyd has been an Allstate agent since 1959.
- The three most senior past presidents of the Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce received plaques given to them for past service. They are Harry Whiteman, Ward Jesseph and Fred Collard. The honors were given Thursday night during the second annual banquet of the Past President’s Club.
- Wenatchee’s first luxury apartments — Covey Arms — have been completed. Contemporary in design, 10 units on two levels face a landscaped court with swimming pool. The apartments front on 512 Second St. and 211 Delaware and are owned by Mr. and Mrs. Rex Covey.
25 years ago — 1988
- M.A. Hanna Co. has tentatively sold its Rock Island-based silicon plant to a new Seattle-based company, Silicon Metaltech Inc., in a deal that reportedly maintains the current 121 employees and existing labor contracts. Hanna officials say the sale should close during the third quarter.
- Joan Kraft of Wenatchee, a member of Children’s Orthopedic Guild I and Chelan County representative for Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, has received the Anna Clise Award. Kraft was given the award by the hospital’s board of trustees in recognition of excellence in contributions to the hospital and her community.