100 years ago — 1913
Mrs. John Culp hosted a gathering of her friends yesterday at her home on Mission Street. The time was spent in needlework, music was played and lunch was served. Guests included Mrs. W.P. Cameron, Mrs. Gunther Carlberg, Mrs. M.A. Sorley, Mrs. Dora Jones, Mrs. J.F. Chase, Mrs. S.E. Cushing, Ellen Crowl, Mrs. J.W. Ferguson, Mrs. George R. Fisher, Etta Griggs, Flora Gale, Mrs. H.C. Littlefield, Mrs. J.B. Palmer, Mrs. C.A. Pearsall, Mary Norfolk, Mrs. I.W. Reeves, Mrs. M.E. Henry, Mrs. H.R. Vaughn, Mrs. James Cowan, Mrs. Frank V. Taylor, Mrs. Frank Scheble and Mrs. O.D. Johnson.
50 years ago — 1963
Paul Harvey, well-known network radio newscaster, will speak here in December, it was announced today. Ezra Crist, president of the Washington State Horticultural Association, said Harvey will be the featured speaker at the annual horticultural association meeting Dec. 2.
Members of the four Wenatchee High School girls’ pep clubs will be at the train depot Friday night to greet 500 Everett rooters coming over in 11 special cars for the Wenatchee-Everett football game. The girls will have a Wenatchee apple for every rooter. The clubs, with a combined membership of 120 girls, are composed of the Hi-Yus, PKs (Panther Kittens), PSs (Panther Spirits) and PEs (Pantherettes). Coordinator of club programs is the pep board with Ruth Riedel, president.
New pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church is the Rev. Harold Fremont Smith, who has been interim pastor during the past month. He comes form Whitman County, where he was pastor of the Pullman Baptist Church.
25 years ago — 1988
A Big O Tire franchise is coming to the Wenatchee area, but it will be on the westside of the Columbia River and operated by a different owner than was previously announced. Corky Elliott, a former owner of a service station that used to be located at Orondo and Washington streets, is returning to his hometown to run the tire business. Elliott’s father, Gene Elliott, operated a Wenatchee gas station for many years before he retired. He’ll be going back to work as head salesman for the new store.