100 years ago — 1913
- Dr. Arthur L. Windom of Wenatchee and Edna Mae Rebham of Brownsville, Ore., will be married Wednesday in Brownsville.
- Mrs. W.R. Prowell hosted a Kensington yesterday afternoon at her home. Guests did needlework and enjoyed musical performances. Among those present were Mrs. James Cowan Wilson, Mrs. C.S. LaForge, Mrs. W.E. Freeman, Mrs. J.E. Drury, Dorothy Smith, Mrs. T.F. Lewis, Mrs. John Mooney, Florence Lewis, Mrs. Harry Crowl, Mrs. H.L. Pfaff, Mrs. M. Holt, Mrs. J.E. Godding, Mrs. J.T. Godding, Mrs. W.T. Clark, Mrs. P.W. Lawrence, Mrs. C.E. Owens, Mrs. Terry Ross, Mrs. Sam Merriam, Mrs. C.A. Pearsall, Mrs. O.B. Shay, Mrs. Frank Lemon, Lulu Dahl, Mrs. C.B. Hughes, Mrs. W.W. Gray, Mrs. Carl Simonton, Mrs. Hal Fenton and Maud Merriam.
50 years ago — 1963
- Douglas County PUD commissioners today accepted a proposal of a nine-member banking combine to finance the Wells Dam project. Bill Morgan, head of the combine, presented a proposal calling for an effective interest rate of 3.97 percent on the $184 million issue. The action was made possible after a lawsuit from landowners in the Brewster and Pateros areas asking that the PUD stop the project was withdrawn.
- Bechtol Resort on Jamison Lake, about 15 miles northwest of Coulee City, has been sold to Larry Lang of Seattle.
- Student officers were recently elected at Western College of Commerce. They are Alice Rohde of East Wenatchee, president; Wanda Bell of Cashmere, vice president; Mary Garvais of Omak, secretary; and Wallace Wixson of East Wenatchee, treasurer.
25 years ago — 1988
- Harley Hildebrand, manager of Sears Roebuck in East Wenatchee since 1985, has retired after nearly 35 years with the company. Hildebrand, a graduate of Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College, started his career with the company in 1954 when the store was downtown.
- Okanogan County Assistant Engineer Richard B. “Dick” Sele has been named Surveyor of the Year by the North Central Chapter of the Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington.