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Olympic Adventures | Post-script impressions

We are back home, a week after spending 10 days at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Despite all the bad press, doom and gloom indicating that this would be “the worst Summer Olympics ever,” we found this not to be so. We are so incredibly happy to have had the experience; my only regret is that I wasn’t able to spend even more time in Brazil.

Celebrating 100 years — right after exercise class

Editor’s note: Former Wenatchee resident Eloise Rouse recently celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at Lake Wenatchee with family and friends. Her late husband, Stuart Rouse, worked at The Wenatchee World for a good number of years. Eloise lives in Issaquah, and two of her four daughters live in Wenatchee.

Feel Good Friday | Curious inventors

Can you feel it? Fall is in the air. Parents are done hustling to get their lists of school supplies purchased and kids have returned to the classroom.

Senior Spotlight | Jean Aldridge

Throwing things at work, lying to your parents, sneaking out in the middle of the night — these are all things that teenagers do throughout their years living at home with their parents.

Squeezebox skills

Thomas Tilton plays the accordion with his band Alpenfolk at the Leavenworth Gazebo last Friday. Alpenfolk has regular performances June through October at the Front Street Park gazebo. (World photo/Michelle Naranjo)

Local students shine at CWU

ELLENSBURG — The following students were named to the honor roll for spring quarter 2016 at Central Washington University. Students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while enrolled in at least 12 graded credits.

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.”

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.
Deardorff Senior Spotlight

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.

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)

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.