It was a hot July day in 1993. I had left Missoula, Montana, early that morning towing an old one-horse trailer behind my pickup truck. The horse trailer carried my old Epworth upright piano which I was bringing to my daughter in Leavenworth, a seven-hour trip from Missoula. After unloading the 700-pound behemoth in her small residence, I headed five miles east to Peshastin along Highway 2.
Christina Marion’s first experience with flight was in a glider. Gliders have no engine. They are towed into the air by another aircraft, separated, and then the gliders must achieve lift — or not — and hopefully land at the airport.
The elusive River Tiger makes its home at the confluence of the Entiat and Columbia Rivers. Well camouflaged, with stripes that swirl like ripples in the water and change color with the seasons, the River Tiger has been spotted as far south as Rocky Reach Dam and as far north as Earthquake Point on the Columbia.
For the last month I’ve woken up in my comfy bed at home, stopped by my regular Starbucks and parked less than a block away to come to work at The Wenatchee World. We launched Facebook Live, did fun video work and worked on improving the digital department.
Adam Pflugrath, a second-grader at Lee Elementary in East Wenatchee, paints a message on the hood of a VW Beetle on June 8. Students in Doug Cornwell's second grade class met their math goal for the year, which earned them the chance to paint para-educator Pat Shigouri's 1999 Volkswagen Beetle as a reward. The paint is washable. (World photo/Reilly Kneedler)
Many of history’s greatest minds were self-taught. Abraham Lincoln, who many regard as America’s greatest president, trudged miles and miles to and from the library, lugging in his strained arms piles of books from which he received most of his early education. The Wright Brothers, aka the inventors of the first successful airplane, never even so much as touched a high school diploma.
High school is a time of tumultuous change in the lives of many students, including senior Andrea Cuevas. “The most important part of my high school experience has been finding myself, and learning from the mistakes that I have made throughout my high school years,” said Cuevas.
LEAVENWORTH — Trygve Sorensen is the new record holder for total Accelerated Reader points earned at Osborn Elementary. He broke the record as a fourth-grade student. The previous record was 2,000 points earned by a former student several years ago.
Wenatchee philanthropist and tree fruit leader Jim Wade will receive a special birthday honor this year. The Confluence Health Foundation will present him with the Spirit of A.Z. Wells Award for Community Service during its 25th annual Gala on Nov. 11, the day after his 90th birthday.
Sometimes, springtime offers up a small miracle: ripe strawberries and tangy rhubarb both ready for harvest at the same time. This is more uncommon than one might think. When it does happen, my children and I take the opportunity to make strawberry-rhubarb fruit leather.