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Sears to close in East Wenatchee

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The Sears store, an original anchor of the Wenatchee Valley Mall in East Wenatchee, is set to close in August.

East Wenatchee

Sears to close in East Wenatchee

No more Kenmore. No more Diehard. No more “softer side of Sears” for the retail giant that’s sold appliances, car batteries and clothes in the Wenatchee Valley for at least 80 years.

North Central Washington’s only full-sized Sears and its adjacent auto center at Wenatchee Valley Mall will close here in mid-August. A liquidation sale began May 24.

The store’s parent company, Sears Holding Corp., announced the outlet’s closure April 30 at an all-staff meeting. By 10 a.m. that morning, employees had texted news of the shutdown to friends and family.

Of course, we hate to see Sears leave,” said mall Manager Dawn Collings. “The mall is like a neighborhood where we all know and support each other, and like any neighborhood we’re always sorry to say goodbye to someone. We hope, too, that we get new neighbors that fit into our community in the best possible ways.”

East Wenatchee Mayor Steve Lacy said the departure of a major retailer in the city is always a concern, but he expects minimal loss of revenue for the city from the Sears closure. “We’ve had other new businesses open in town in the last couple of years,” said the mayor, “which will help offset any revenue loss from Sears (closing).”


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Sign-up for conservation program under way

Farmers and landowners around North Central Washington can sign up now for the federal Conservation Reserve Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last month.

Registration for the program, which protects lands from erosion and safeguards groundwater and rivers, continues through June 14.

The 27-year-old CRP has provided economic and environmental benefits to rural communities. Participants grow plants to control erosion on sensitive sites and, in return, receive USDA rental payments and cost-share assistance.

CRP now has 27 million acres enrolled and provides $1.8 billion annually to landowners.

For more info on CRP, call the Farm Service Agency offices for Chelan County at 664-9385 and Douglas County at 745-8561, or visit fsa.usda.gov.

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