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A small investment that’s saving lives

When someone’s life is in danger, every minute counts. In Manson — population 3,779 — it can take as long as 15 minutes for an ambulance to reach a patient with a serious injury.

The will and the heart to succeed

Have you ever been so moved by a success story that you felt the need to share the story with countless others? Have you ever witnessed a person seizing all of the opportunities made available to him/her and making the most of them?

Classical boom

Fireworks explode over the Wenatchee Symphony Orchestra as the group plays the soundtrack for the Fourth of July celebration in Walla Walla Point Park on Monday. The event was organized by the Independence Day Celebration Committee. (Photo provided/Reilly Kneedler)

Frank Cone | Along for the Ride

Photographer Frank Cone shot this image early June 6 at Walla Walla Point Park. Here's how he described the scene: "As I walked out to the bench I noticed the merganser and chicks sitting on a log, once they spotted me they immediately moved into the water. That's when the merganser chicks started moving on the back of the Mother merganser. This was kind of a bucket list shot for me. I followed them down the riverfront for about 100 yards until they drifted out of sight." (Frank Cone photo)

College life — UW

News of college students from throughout North Central Washington

College life — WSU

News of college students from throughout North Central Washington

Nile Saunders’ Steinway piano — A love story

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.

Achieving lift: WVC grad seeks a career in flight

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.

Culture shock: Leaping from local to network news

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.

A prize of paint

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)