100 years ago — 1913
- The first regular Commercial Club luncheon of the season was held today. Howard Thomas reported for the new industries committee that a vinegar factory will be built here if the Great Northern gives a reasonable rate for transportation. At present, the charge is 25 cents per 100 pounds of vinegar from Wenatchee to Seattle. The rate from Portland to San Francisco is 20 cents. Encouragement has already been received from Great Northern officials and there is reason to believe this matter will be adjusted so that vinegar can be manufactured profitably in this valley. Thomas also reported a large ice and cold storage plant is in the works here and that plans are now being prepared in Seattle.
- E.A. Mason of East Wenatchee brought a box of 30 Elberta peaches to the office of Fair Hesperides to give the management an idea of what to expect from the east side of the river in the exhibit this fall.
- A marriage license was issued to Raymond E. O’Neal of Lakeside and Annie E. Lucas of Chelan.
- Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Prowell and their daughter Fern motored to Stemilt Hill today.
50 years ago — 1963
- Two Wenatchee fruit industry men have earned honors from major professional organizations, it was reported this week. Dr. L.P.“Jack” Batjer has been elected president of the American Society of Horticultural Sciences. Dr. Max W. Williams has been named winner of a major award from the society for a research report he co-authored on Bartlett pears in controlled atmosphere storage. Both are of the U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratories in the post office annex here.
- The Wenatchee Rotary Club has two new members. They are Art Mattig and Harry Harn, both of Wenatchee.
25 years ago — 1988
- Bob Sumbardo, the longtime general manager of the Wenatchee Area Chamber of Commerce, is leaving his post Nov. 1 to move to Seattle.
- Christine Zimberoff, the former membership director for the Wenatchee Area Visitor and Convention Bureau, has been hired to lead that agency, replacing Debra Bell, who is leaving for a new job in Ocean Shores. Zimberoff has been with the bureau since March.