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Ballots to go out ahead of schedule

NCW — Counties have until Friday to put ballots in the mail to voters, but don’t be surprised if you receive yours before then.

Deferred sentence for second defendant in Nolen theft

WENATCHEE — Former property manager April Joy Nolen, accused with her husband Peter Nolen of stealing more than $92,000 from clients, received a deferred sentence Monday after pleading guilty to a reduced theft charge.

Fall wet day

Sam Broaddus, Leavenworth, comes up with a prize after bobbing for apples during the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market Fall Fun Day last Thursday at Lions Club Park in Leavenworth. "The window is broke so I've been doing this all day," Broaddus said, noting the steady rain fall coming down at the market. This Thursday is the last day of the year for the market, which will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. This was the first time for this event, said market manager Jenny Bourgeois.

Dogs converge on Wenatchee Valley to strut their stuff

Robyn Veenema of Sequim, runs with her dog B.J. as they compete in the Wenatchee Kennel Club Agility Trials held at Confluence State Park in Wenatchee last weekend. More than 190 dogs competed in several events. This weekend, dogs and handlers will flock to the Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere, where the club is hosting the Wenatchee Kennel Club All-breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials. The event is free to watch and starts on Friday with obedience and rally trials and runs through Sunday. For more information see the ...

PUD says it is safe from Alcoa corporate split

WENATCHEE — Pittsburgh-based aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. will officially become two separate corporations Nov. 1, and only one of the two will be buying electricity under contract from the Chelan County PUD.

Health-care improvement group sets four priorities

WENATCHEE — Improving access to health care and mental health help, decreasing obesity and improving education are the top priorities set by a group of professionals from around North Central Washington.

Treating kids to music

Some of the 400 children from Wenatchee, Waterville and Cashmere schools listen to opera maestro Jose Iniguez as he sings at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on Friday. They were taking part in the Every Kid at the PAC program. Earlier that week, an anti-bullying program called Out of Bounds presented a production under the same program that encourages all children to enjoy local performances.

Storm delivers second punch across Washington

In Western Washington, a falling branch left a 4-year-old boy seriously injured in Seattle, tens of thousands of customers lost electricity, and dozens of people were stranded at a Clallam County lake in Friday’s phase of a wind and rainstorm that was expected to deliver its strongest punch Saturday.

Early morning pursuit ends in crash

WENATCHEE — A 47-year-old man who, police say, was driving over 60 mph on South Wenatchee Avenue early Saturday morning ended up in jail after crashing his vehicle.