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A 500-ton recycling job in Quincy

An 85-foot tall processing plant that has sat vacant for some 30 years in the middle of Quincy is being taken down one piece at a time — all 500 tons of it — so its steel structure can be recycled.

Poppy Shot

Photo provided/Frank Cone

Classic to honor Adamson Leavenworth course to host June 8 tourney

Leavenworth Rotary, a longtime sponsor of the Cascade Golf Classic, is dedicating this year’s event to an incredible man — the late Jim Adamson. As a founding member of Cascade Medical Foundation, Adamson was instrumental in establishing the Cascade Golf Classic.

Prom ticket Wenatchee Police officer helps student ask girlfriend to dance

Wenatchee High School junior Colby Cadman wanted to surprise his girlfriend, sophomore Kendal Buak, with a truly inspired invitation to prom. And so the plan was born, with Colby brainstorming ideas with parents, Matt and Camille Cadman, and coming up with the ultimate surprise.

Fun-tastic summer options for kids

From baseball camps and swimming lessons to book clubs and hiking adventures, there are plenty of activities to keep kids engaged this summer. Here is a list of activities that we know about:

The Scratching Post | Sean Ward caps Eastmont acting career with ‘Urinetown’

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Among the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom of peace. Eastmont HIgh School drama club's “Urinetown” featured an incredible cast including acting and musical phenomena Sean Ward.

Depression in our schools | ‘I guess I have always been this way…’

She sits in class with her eyes gazing over the other students in the room. They pause on a group of kids towards the front of the classroom. They’re laughing and smiling and appear not to have a care in the world, and she wonders if they know what it feels like to not be okay, to not be able to laugh and smile. To not feel anything. Her eyes slowly wander straight down to her desk, and she carries on with her day.

The Apple Leaf | Depression in our schools

Anxiety, depression and suicide -- once swept under the tightly woven rug of ignorance, all of these problems have begun taking a center spotlight in schools across the nation.

Living with Alzheimer’s | Chapter 1: Issues with communication

Editor’s note: This is the first of a monthly series of articles that will be written by Methow Valley resident Don Reddington which will explore the issues of living with Alzheimer’s Disease. The articles are written in collaboration with Jerry Bristol, Raleigh Bowden, M.D., and Methow Valley News reporter Laurelle Walsh.

Dandelions in the park

Bailey Pauli, 5, Wenatchee, runs through Lincoln Park in Wenatchee Monday where dandelions, not spring's first, are thriving in a sunny nook of ballfield grass.

A slice of Stehekin

No cell phone service, no Internet access, no cable television and no Xbox. Without access by road — only by ferry or float plane — and without a Safeway, McDonald’s or a mall. In fact, there is only one long, winding road with around 75 year-round residents in Stehekin, a tourist town hidden at the northwest tip of Lake Chelan and home to freshman Aaron Abelsen for the first 16 years of his life.

King of his castle

If someone has a castle in his front yard, does that make him a man of royalty?

Join the bustle & bands

Editor’s note: This is the parade lineup as of Wednesday. For the most up-to-date list, visit the festival website,

Cat lover to the rescue

This past winter Lori Brundage, my co-worker, noticed four feral cats living in a parking lot adjacent to our WorkSource Office. It was very cold, and we did not know if the cats were eating or if they had any water available to them.

College tabbed for parade’s grand honor

Wenatchee Valley College is grand marshal of the 2015 Apple Blossom Festival Stemilt Growers Grand Parade -- an honor recognizing the college's contributions to the community as it celebrates its 75th anniversary year.