The holiday season is upon us, and the North Central Washington community is already feeling charitable. A week into The Wenatchee World’s annual Neighbors Care Fund drive, donations have hit $1,980 and are steadily climbing.
As a small child, I would eagerly listen to the stories that Memere (my grandmother) told of helping the people of Mago, Tanzania. My dream to someday travel with her drove me to save every penny I earned toward buying a plane ticket. Finally, I had my chance, and on Oct. 13, 2008, I stepped off the airplane onto African soil for the first time.
When Wenatchee settlers formed the Pioneer Water Users Association (Pioneer) in 1896, they dug ditches and used gravity to move water from the Wenatchee to their orchards and crops — a state -of-the-art technology in the late 19th century.
WENATCHEE — Preparing for Thanksgiving usually means getting turkey and fixings from the store, but 9-year-old Elijah White gets ready by going to the library for a box full of books as he launches his fourth annual Thanksgiving Holiday Read-A-Thon for literacy.
On the same day that Bailey McMonagle and her husband, Nolan, signed the lease to move into a rental house in Rochester, Minn., Oct. 22, a transplant heart arrived for her at the Mayo Clinic. Bailey underwent an eight-hour operation to implant the new heart. She spent seven days in the intensive care unit and another four in the Step-Down Unit. She arrived home at the rental Nov. 2. Her recovery is proceeding well. She and Nolan will remain in Rochester for at least 90 days for the required regular ...
The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band competed in its last competition of the season in Auburn this past weekend at the 27th Annual Veterans Day Marching Competition. The parade featured more than two dozen high school marching bands from throughout the Pacific Northwest in the largest Veterans Day Parade west of the Mississippi.
YAKIMA — Back in February 1945, Yakima resident Muriel “Merle” Hicks spent three days hiding in a hole outside of the German city of Duren, while hundreds of German soldiers set up position in trenches around him.