100 years ago — 1913
The first of a series of moonlight excursions to be given by the C&O Steamboat Co. is scheduled for next Tuesday evening. The boat will leave the docks about 8 p.m. and return about midnight. The company is making specials efforts to provide the excursionists a good time on the trip. The boat will go up river to Orondo, where it will stop for a brief time. The Wenatchee Military Band will be on board and furnish music for dancing.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Fuller hosted a party last evening at their home on Palouse Street in honor of their daughter Sergie’s birthday. Supper was served, games were played and music was enjoyed. Guests included Gertrude Coleman, Elizabeth Spelger, Ruth Cain, Velma Kyle, Elvira Hull, Dana Larkin, Ross Gill, Dwight Gill, Roy Cain, Arthur Belch and Arthur Posch.
50 years ago — 1963
Lowell Baker is the new owner of Columbia Cycle and Toy on South Mission Street. He is a former employee of Valley Linen Supply. Plans call for adding lawn mower sharpening and small motor repair services to the business, formerly owned by Don Williams.
The board of directors of Wenatchee Mountain, Inc., decided last night to go ahead with the long-discussed project that would put a major ski area within 20 minutes of downtown Wenatchee. A site near Squilchuck was chosen and a drive to raise $440,000 by sale of stock and debentures was planned to start this fall. Construction will be started as soon as the money is raised, a land use permit secured and a road into the site promised.
Dedication of Winthrop’s new high school and grade school will be held Friday.
25 years ago — 1988
Erin Weyenberg, a recent graduate of Eastmont High School, has been selected by ASSE International Student Exchange Program to be an exchange student in Norway for the coming year. She is the daughter of Grant and Alice Weyenberg of East Wenatchee.
John R. Flinner is the new police chief in East Wenatchee. He was most recently chief deputy in charge of operations for the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office in Chehalis.