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National service will honor fallen firefighters

EMMITSBURG, Maryland — The 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor three firefighters who died in the line of duty near Twisp. They are among the 79 firefighters who died in 2015 and 33 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg on Oct. 9.

Wilf Woods | 50 acres and a prayer

How the Brethren immigrated to Sunnyslope in 1903 was the subject of a paper by Geraldine Eller, wife of local educator Jay Eller. She was given access to Great Northern Railway files on their immigration department, and wrote the piece in 1960.
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Deputies recover some goods stolen from state senator

WENATCHEE — Chelan County sheriff's deputies say they've found and arrested a man who broke into state Sen. Linda Evans Parlette's home and made off with digital goods, personal belongings and a firearm.
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Maker Faire to feature hands-on activities

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire, the world’s first produced by students, heads next month into its second year of featuring local innovators, artists and performers.
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Feds: No protection needed for ground squirrel

WATERVILLE — The Washington ground squirrel — a species that Douglas County farmers are working to protect — has recovered enough to prompt the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to remove it from the list of federal candidate species.

New Apple Bowl bleachers fail again

WENATCHEE — Collapse of some new Apple Bowl bleachers last week is forcing students to switch sides for upcoming sports events for awhile.

Teacher wins retaliation suit against ESD

SPOKANE — A qualified teacher was excluded from a job with the North Central Educational Services District No. 171 in retaliation for taking legal steps against the Waterville School District, a federal jury has ruled.
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Court affidavit: Suspect in vehicular homicide made false reports

WENATCHEE — A 21-year-old Bridgeport man lied about his whereabouts on July 16 and hid a red pickup and damaged bicycle from authorities after a Brewster bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident that same day, a Chelan County detective alleges.

Chelan hosts public events

CHELAN — The city of Chelan invites the public to three events in the next few weeks.

Wilf Woods | A story with some steam behind it

Sixty years ago, Wenatchee acquired a piece of railroad history, steam locomotive number 1147, which sits in a city park near the old Columbia River bridge. The park is appropriately called Locomotive Park.