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Rods on the River: Classic rides and rat rods

When it comes to cars, Americans have stronger opinions than they do about almost anything else, including politics and religion, One could even argue that cars are a religion to some car aficionados. And where there’s religion, there’s always controversy.

Commentary: English department needs reform

Here in America, we speak English. That’s been a proven fact since our country was founded. So why are high schools still trying to teach English in a country where everyone already knows the language?
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Power of the Tower

A team of students from Lee Elementary won the Eastmont School District straw-tower competition Tuesday at Eastmont High School. Dozens of kindergarten and first-grade students from five elementary school competed in the event. Students had 75 plastic straws, a roll of masking tape, scissors and 30 minutes to build the tallest free-standing tower. The winning Lee team was made up of first grader Alexis Garcia and kindergartners Keith Johnson, Addi Donaldson and Sarah Estes. They were coached by second-grade teacher Sue Heitzman. Their tower was 83-inches tall. They won two ...

Classrooms Can! grants announced

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington recently awarded $43,000 in Classrooms Can! grants to 43 teachers across 14 school districts.
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From WHS to concert globetrotter: 1996 grad Erik Rodstol is tech man for Bruno Mars

Nearly four months ago, more than 112 million people tuned in to watch Super Bowl XLVIII on television, the highest ever recorded. Nearly 83,000 people packed into MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to watch the Seattle Seahawks clobber the Denver Broncos. Some people piled in simply to see the halftime performance from chart-topping artist Bruno Mars.

Rudi Pauly to receive Spirit of A.Z. Wells award

WENATCHEE — In a time when nonprofits often go in search of help, community volunteer Rudi Pauly is a bright anomaly. After more than 60 years of service, she’s not only a strong advocate for community involvement; her relentless smile and boundless enthusiasm make it sound like fun.
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Change of Address

Marcy LaGagnier is documenting osprey building a nest along the Icicle River as part of her “Wings on the Icicle” series. This image, taken earlier this spring, shows a female on the right directing traffic as the other ospreys bring back nest-building materials. LaGagnier is a Puyallup-based photographer with family and friends in North Central Washington.
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Quincy freshman earns award for volunteerism

Back in 2008, Kendall Horning set a goal for herself and her family, founders of the Pearly Whites Junior Fundraising Guild, which raises money for the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
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Slide into summer fun

From swimming lessons and tennis camps to overnight camps and hiking adventures, there are plenty of summer activities to keep kids busy this year. Here is a list of activities that we know about:
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Apple Blossom Festival winners

Scores of ribbons, plaques and certificates were handed out during the recently completed 2014 Apple Blossom Festival and Classy Chassis car parade/show.