100 years ago — 1913
- W.J. Nicholls has been elected president of the Holden Gold & Copper Co. in Spokane. The Holden company, organized in 1900 and capitalized for $2.5 million, owns the Holden Mine in the Lake Chelan region.
- The Jack Lillis lot on the southwest corner of Wenatchee Avenue and Palouse Street was sold today to J.W. Quigg for $17,000. While the transfer was made to Quigg, the lot will belong to a company in which O.B. Fuller will also be involved.
- The new Miller building on North Wenatchee Avenue is just about completed and the tenants will move in within a few days. The Frank L. Jones jewelry store, White House Café and Spencer’s dime store will occupy the lower floor and W.T. Robertson will conduct a lodging house on the second floor.
50 years ago — 1963
- While a large crowd looked on, Gov. Albert D. Rosellini snipped a ribbon, officially opening the new Beebe Bridge Friday.
- Two North Central Washington men were elected officers of the Washington State Elks’ Association at the 62nd annual midsummer convention Friday in Seattle. Walt Hampton of East Wenatchee was chosen fourth vice president and H.C. Fischnaller of Omak was elected a trustee.
- Bill Driscoll defeated Bob Snitily in a sudden-death playoff to top a field of 16 entries in the Wenatchee Junior Chamber’s junior golf tourney Saturday.
- Wenatchee’s newest deluxe restaurant is rapidly taking shape on North Wenatchee Avenue. It’ll be called LaFreniere’s and opening date is Aug. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Ed LaFreniere released details of the new place being built at 800 N. Wenatchee Avenue, where their Triple-X Barrel once stood.
25 years ago — 1988
- Kirstan Kerby of East Wenatchee has graduated from Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.
- Wenatchee photography specialists Chris Miller and Dean Parsons have joined forces to open a one-hour photo processing store in downtown Wenatchee that will also sell film and photo supplies and possibly cameras in the future. The firm, Photomaster Inc., opened July 1 on the ground floor of the old Eagles building at 15 S. Mission St.