100 years ago — 1913
- The Wenatchee Commercial Club at its weekly luncheon today unanimously passed a motion condemning the proposition of M. Morgan and associates who are planning a cold storage plant corporation in Wenatchee. C.S. LaForge, chairman of the new industries committee, reported that a thorough investigation of the Morgan proposition had been made during the last 10 days revealing the fact that the promoters had no funds of their own to invest and that their plan was first to raise funds by sale of stock to local people and then sell stock to outsiders. The committee believed that it would be better to support a party having capital. If it is necessary to raise the money by sale of stock to local folks, the committee recommended that these folks should be the promoters and retain control.
50 years ago — 1963
- Kathy Johns was selected as September’s Girl of the Month at Eastmont High School.
- Chelan Falls Post Office will celebrate its 72nd anniversary this month. Current postmaster is Eulalia Jensen.
- A highway route linking Mexico and Alaska will be formally designated an international route by the Okanagan Cariboo Trail Association this week in Reno. The association received permission from the Pan American Congress in Washington, D.C., to use the name “Pan American” earlier this year and the words will probably be included in the new title. The association’s 31st annual convention will have about 50 delegates from five states, the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and possibly Mexico.
- Terry Smith was recently installed worthy advisor of Eastmont Rainbow Girls Assembly No. 147. Smith is a charter member of the Eastmont Assembly and received the Grand Cross of Color last year. Also installed were Patty Owyen, worthy associated advisor; Karen Comstock, charity; Myra Haney, hope and Pamela Cole, faith.
25 years ago — 1988
- Rev. S. Joseph Kidder will serve as pastor of both the Valley View Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Wenatchee and the Chelan Seventh-day Adventist Church. He will preach for the first time Saturday in East Wenatchee and will alternate between the two congregations. Kidder most recently served in Colfax.