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Homestead ranch taken down

The Templin family’s barn was torn down Monday, the first step in clearing off the homestead built in 1925 along East Leavenworth Road.

Softball embezzlement case ends with plea

WATERVILLE — An East Wenatchee woman who stole funds from a nonprofit softball organization will serve a 30-day sentence under a plea entered Monday.

Collaboration hopes to spur larger forest health projects

WENATCHEE — For years, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest officials have known that thinning and burning areas deprived of fire for a hundred years improve the health of tree stands and help prevent catastrophic wildfires.

New committee to promote fire annexation

WENATCHEE — Two former elected officials are heading up a citizen’s committee to promote the annexation of Wenatchee into Chelan County Fire District 1.

Olds Station annexation may take more than a year

WENATCHEE — A proposal to annex the Olds Station industrial area into the city may not happen until April 2016 because of a lengthy review by the county assessor, city officials say.

Transport of big transformer delayed until Friday

WENATCHEE — Transport of a big, new transformer from Rock Island Dam to a switchyard near Lincoln Rock State Park has been delayed until Friday, Chelan County PUD officials announced.

Driver injured when car hits tree

ORONDO — An 18-year-old Okanogan man was injured about 3 a.m. Sunday when his car left Brays Landing Road north of Orondo and crashed into a tree in an orchard.

Clean-up event set for May 2

WATERVILLE — The town’s annual clean-up event will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. May 2, or until all containers are full.

Police: Store staffer admits to $5K-plus theft

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee police said a surplus store employee admitted to stealing money from his employer at least once or twice each week since September, taking home more than $5,000 in embezzled cash.

Workshop set for wildlife area planning

OKANOGAN — Two wildlife areas in Okanogan County will be the focus of a public workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 11 at the Okanogan PUD, 1331 Second Ave. North in Okanogan.

Leavenworth’s McCauley has the write stuff

Big-time sports reporter Janie McCauley, a 1994 grad of Leavenworth’s Cascade High School, packed her bags last weekend to cover major league baseball’s spring training this week in Arizona.

Breezy play

Oak leaves blow into the fence surrounding tennis courts at Walla Walla Point Park on Saturday. Sunshine brought people to the park even with a breeze blowing through. Sunny skies and chilly nights, are forecast through Tuesday.