100 years ago — 1913
Wheat harvesting has begun on the Badger Mountain ranch of W.D. Hamilton. One of the biggest crops that has ever been grown in the Big Bend country will be harvested with farmers saying that all the conditions for a bumper crop have existed this spring and summer. It is estimated that the crop will run from 20 to 40 bushels per acre and in some cases 50 bushels. Much of the wheat will be harvested by the use of the header. With this method, the grain is headed and elevated into header boxes. From the machine, it is then either taken to the thresher or it is stacked. Another method used will be the combine, which will be drawn by about 32 horses. By use of this machine, the wheat is cut, threshed and stacked at the same time. The self binder is also coming into more general use where the farmer is able to handle the straw in an easier manner.
50 years ago — 1963
Mrs. Jesse Widby of Wenatchee has been elected president of the Chelan County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Other officers are Dr. Gordon H. Congdon, vice president in charge of medical affairs; Mrs. Raleigh Cox, vice president in charge of field organization; Mrs. Bert Miller, secretary; Mrs. Faye Larner, treasurer; and Mrs. Rowland Hughes, financial secretary. Among those accepting two-year terms on the board of directors are Ed Kindred, Bruce Gellatly, Conard Munch, Marion Roys, Harold Weed, Herb Kinkade, Dr. Dale E. Waite, Roy Robinson, Carl Tyler, Claude Hower and Glenn Wohlers.
John A. Gellatly, a longtime leader in Wenatchee and North Central Washington, died July 18 after an extended illness. He had celebrated his 94th birthday July 6.
25 years ago — 1988
Jim Weed, appointed sheriff of Okanogan County eight months ago, announced his candidacy this week for election this fall.
Tamara Hudson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hudson of Wenatchee, will attend high school in Germany next year in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag (parliament). Hudson is a sophomore at Wenatchee High School.