Staff Sgt. Brandon E. Gilbert, a 2002 Eastmont High School graduate, is serving as a senior drill sergeant at Fort Benning, Ga. He is an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Army as a combat medic. Sgt. Gilbert is the son of Don and Cheryl Gilbert of Deer Park and formerly of East Wenatchee, and the grandson of Ken and Delta Wood of East Wenatchee.
WENATCHEE — Overwhelming response from volunteers, competitors, spectators and the community helped raise a record amount at the final Andrew York Lineman Rodeo last month, adding $37,000 to the memorial scholarship fund.