100 years ago — 1913
- A petition was presented to the City Council Tuesday night by the Beacon Hill Grange calling attention to the fact that Wenatchee Avenue is closed to travel and that fruit haulers must use Columbia Street and the Great Northern right-of-way for entrance into the city. Much of this travel is done at night and in that section of the city there are but few lights. The petition asked that the City Council, particularly during the fruit hauling season, see that the street is property lighted along Columbia and the Great Northern right-of-way to the city limits. The matter was referred to the light committee and to the city attorney.
- W.D. VanSlyke, postmaster, general merchant and hotel man of Trinidad, lost his entire property last night by fire. The structures were of frame and burned like tinder. VanSlyke is well known in Wenatchee and is said to be insured.
50 years ago — 1963
- Leah Kay James of Cashmere is the first person in Chelan County to complete the Red Cross program of swimming 50 miles or more. Most of her swimming toward the goal was done this summer at the Cashmere City Pool where she has been an instructor. During the school year she will attend Walla Walla College as a junior focusing on physical education.
- The General Services Administration will award a contract this month for construction of a new federal headquarters for the Social Security Administration in Wenatchee, Congressman Walt Horan announced today. The building will be at 600-606 1/2 N. Chelan Ave. Sen. Henry Jackson and Sen. Warren Magnuson, who also announced the contract award, said occupancy will be on Jan. 15.
25 years ago — 1988
- Al and Versil Brixey sold the Corral’s first hamburger when they opened their drive-in in 1958 so when they read it was closing, they made up their minds to drive from their home in Royal City to eat the restaurant’s last hamburgers Wednesday night. The Brixeys opened the small drive-in on Grant Road on the weekend of the 1958 Apple Blossom Festival and introduced the “Brixey Burger” as part of the menu. They later sold the business to Harold Waterhouse, who then sold it to its final owners, Grace and Robert Krueger.