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A year later: Reflecting on Chelan Complex fires

CHELAN — Weather reports were out. We were expected to have thunder and lightning. It had been such a dry and hot summer that the fire danger was extreme. I would say, “It’s so dry here, the dirt will burn.”
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Senior Spotlight | Robert Aldridge

How do you respect and look up to someone who died when you were 3? If you are one of the children who grow up without a father, your next best option is to have male relatives to teach you about respect and discipline.

UW announces spring quarter dean’s list

SEATTLE — The following students were named to the dean’s list for spring quarter 2016 at the University of Washington. Qualifying students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 graded credits.
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Senior Spotlight | Wayne Deardorff

As you stroll through the doors of the Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center, long-time member Wayne Deardorff can be found with a welcoming smile.
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Frank Cone | Infrequent flyers (to Wenatchee)

During a visit to Walla Walla Point Park in early August, photographer Frank Cone got some shots of unusual visitors to the area. The pelicans “landed near me and stayed for a short time” before flying off, Frank said. Large numbers of the birds frequent Banks Lake and the Mattawa area, but aren’t seen in Wenatchee very often. (Frank Cone photo)
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Wenatchee Kennel Club looks for larger home

With its latest event license approval from the American Kennel Club, the Wenatchee Kennel Club continues to have the most diverse range of AKC-approved events of any kennel club in the Pacific Northwest.
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Historic Farmer barn gets facelift, recognition

Mark and Mary Kay Haveman had long been eying the 79-acre property at the corner of Highway 2 and Road C NW, at the now-vanished town of Farmer some 14 miles east of Waterville.

Making the Grades: WHS Seniors

Editor’s note: The list of Wenatchee High School seniors earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average was incomplete in the Making the Grades section that published July 15. This is the complete list.
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Yahoo employees give back to Quincy, George communities

The numbers tell the story: 24 Yahoo employees and three bilingual community members volunteered last month to install 124 new smoke alarms and provide new batteries for existing alarms in homes in Quincy and George. The work on June 29 was part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign and Yahoo’s ongoing commitment to the communities supporting its Quincy data center.

Senior Spotlight | A project with purpose

What do a teacher, journalist, senior center director and foundation committee chairman have in common? They are all seeking to make a difference in the lives of others — through lessons, stories and people connections.
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Senior Spotlight | June Hampton

What comes to mind when you think about a typical senior? Grumpy, boring, uneventful, lethargic. Although these adjectives might to come to mind to a young person, June Hampton is one to break these negative stereotypes.
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Omak columnist celebrates milestone

OMAK — Longtime Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle employee Elizabeth Widel was honored July 13 with a party to mark publication of her 3,000th weekly column.