100 years ago — 1913
Mrs. Sam Mills hosted a dinner party at her home Saturday evening for Frances Morris, Madge Cushing, Juel Mahoney and Iris Finch.
The Great Northern has entered into an agreement with contractors whereby fruit will be hauled out over the Wenatchee-Oroville line this fall. This news will be hailed with delight by shippers along the Columbia River between Wenatchee and Chelan.
C.E. Owens left yesterday on a short hunting trip.
50 years ago — 1963
Wenatchee’s famous Charbneau collection of miniatures is now on display in the Little Museum on the balcony of the Food Circus at the Seattle Center, according to Mr. and Mrs. Clair Warren. The complete collection is in seven lighted glass showcases in a 28 by 50-foot room. During the weekend opening festivities, the ribbon was cut by the Warren’s granddaughter Kimberly Ann, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Warren. Jules Charbneau, Mrs. Warren’s father, came from San Francisco to arrange the display and her mother arrived in time for the opening. Charbneau has spent many years gathering priceless items from all parts of the world for his 31,000-piece collection.
25 years ago — 1988
A small group of movers and shakers took the first step toward establishing a public transportation system in the Wenatchee Valley Thursday by talking with officials from Olympia about how such a project could be accomplished. Such ideas have been abandoned in the past, largely because of the expense and sheer difficulty of bring them to fruition. But the obstacles of the past did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the group assembled by the Wenatchee Downtown Association leadership. All three of Wenatchee’s city commissioners, Dick Woods, Jack Hill and Mayor Jim Lynch, were in attendance, as were Jack Miller, president of the Wenatchee Area Chamber of Commerce; Wilfred Woods, publisher of The Wenatchee World; John Greiner, Chelan’s new city administrator; Mary Signorelli, president of the downtown association; and Courtney Cox, the association’s manager who organized the meeting.