100 years ago — 1913
During the past week, several Wenatchee businesses filed articles of incorporation with the secretary of state and also with the county auditor. They include Great Northern Finance Co. of Seattle, $1 million, M. Morgan, et. al; Shaw, Zener & Hilt, general merchandise, $20,000, W.L. Shaw, C.R. Zener and J.M. Hilt; and Chelan Produce Co. of Chelan, $50,000, James W. Harris, J.P. Bolan, et. al.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wright and Nellie Buttles spent Sunday up the Squilchuck on a picnic.
Dr. W.P. Cameron recently sent five boxes of peaches to his cousin E.A. Stirling, living in Moose Jaw, Canada. Cameron received a letter today from Stirling saying that the shipment arrived in excellent condition and no better peaches had ever been received in Moose Jaw.
50 years ago — 1963
Six men from North Central Washington became Washington State Patrol troopers Monday in graduation ceremonies in Olympia. They include three men who have been radio operators in this area. John Bell, headquartered in Wenatchee, is now a trooper assigned to duty in White Salmon. Richard L. Carr, also headquartered in Wenatchee, is also now a trooper and assigned to duty in Vancouver. Gordon L. Sly, a radio operator at Ephrata, becomes a trooper in Rosalia. Other graduates include John A. Bryant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orvil Bryant of Wenatchee. He had been a patrol employee in Bremerton and will move to Ephrata. Wayne D. Harsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harsh of Chelan Falls, was commissioned and assigned to Colville. Ronald D. Zitting, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Zitting of Okanogan, was commissioned and assigned to Grand Coulee.
25 years ago — 1988
Rod’s Burner Service, a company that repairs and installs electric and oil furnaces as well as air conditioning, has expanded its business to include furnace and duct cleaning.
Janice Olson, a 1972 graduate of Wenatchee High School who now resides in Seattle, has been promoted to vice president of marketing for The Vance Corporation, a commercial real estate developer and property manager.