100 years ago — 1913
- The Washington State Highway Commission yesterday in Olympia awarded contracts on six sections of the state highway. Quigg & Scaman of Wenatchee received the contract for the Lake Keechelus section of the Snoqualmie Pass road with a bid of $39,949.
- Within a short time after the Commercial Club passed a resolution condemning the promotion plan of M. Morgan and associates, a communication was made with the owner of a large cold storage plant in the Mississippi Valley who recently visited Wenatchee and let it be known that he would like to build a cold storage plant here. He stated that he had $100,000 in cash available to begin construction immediately.
50 years ago — 1963
- Sid Flanagan of Quincy is the new president of the Washington State Reclamation Association. He was elected to the post at the association’s meeting last weekend in Pasco. Flanagan moved up from his previous office of Eastern Washington vice president.
- When his Panthers defeated Eastmont, 26-6, last Friday, Tom Bryne earned his 100th victory since entering the coaching ranks in 1947. His career includes five years at Brewster and one year at Cle Elum. Since Bryne came to Wenatchee in 1953, Panther teams have won 61 games, lost 28 and tied 3.
- Two Wenatchee girls have been selected to sing with the Adelphian Concert Choir at the University of Puget Sound, it was announced today. They are Judith Ann Lowe and Linda Loreen Sanderson, freshmen students.
25 years ago — 1988
- The owners of Wenatchee Valley Mall in East Wenatchee have started “tentative” discussions with Sears about expanding the size of its store. Dan Barr, manager and part owner of the mall, said the preliminary talks involve pushing the store’s boundaries north to roughly double its current size. Bob Corkrum, the new manger of the store, said it was too early to say how the talks will go.
- Marcia Rodstol has been installed president of the Wenatchee Kelawani Club. Other officers are Ann Allen, president elect; Mary Rose, vice president; Sandy Limbeck, secretary; and Jan Wilson, treasurer.