100 years ago — 1913
The C.S. Taylor 10-acre orchard on Maple street was sold this week to E.C. Roehl, who recently moved here from Wisconsin. The sale price was $18,500. The tract is considered one of the best in the valley. Five acres are in 10-year-old Winesap, Spitz, Black Ben and Jonathan trees and five acres are planted to three-year-old Winesaps. Roehl will get a crop this year which is estimated to be worth $4,200. Taylor had lived on the tract for the last four years, purchasing it from Virgil Dunbar.
A deal was closed yesterday between Charles Warren and H.C. Littlefield by which Warren becomes the owner of two lots on south Wenatchee Avenue. He is planning to construct a new garage which will be occupied by his brother, C.E. Warren of Red Apple Garage. The price paid for the lots was $5,000. Included in the deal was a five-acre tract of land in Sunnyslope which becomes the property of Littlefield.
50 years ago — 1963
New committee appointments have been named for the Lee Elementary School P-TA by Mrs. C.F. McNeal, president. They include Al Bright, Mrs. Lyle Nicholson, Mrs. William A. Liddell, Mrs. Gerald O. Jones, Mrs. Lonnie Neal, Mrs. Homer McNeill, Mrs. Jack L. Brown, Mrs. R.G. Greenside and Mrs. Marion Longacre.
Youth of Wenatchee’s Free Methodist Church, Mission and Peachy streets, will have a major part in this Sunday’s service. Their new small-size organ and hymnals will be dedicated by Pastor Burton T. Root. Under direction of Mrs. Tom Black, the entire junior high department will provide readings of this year’s memory work from the Bible. Gail Burgener will play the offertory on the new organ.
25 years ago — 1988
The Winchester label that’s long graced the potatoes of Jones Produce in Quincy is now branding apples packed in a newly purchased warehouse near Cashmere. Owner Jack Jones and general manager Mike Scott, the former production manager at Chief Wenatchee, are using a double lure to attract growers to their new operation, Jones Fruit and Produce — the chance for more personal service in a smaller setting and a chance to have their fruit exclusively marketed by Trout Inc.