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Public forums to focus on Chelan hospital needs

CHELAN — Lake Chelan Community Hospital will host community forums Wednesday and Thursday to discuss local healthcare needs and a proposal to expand and improve the hospital.

Boy, 10, was driving car that plunged into canal

COULEE CITY — A 10-year-old Ephrata boy was driving the car that plunged into a large canal about seven miles south of Coulee City on March 30, killing the boy’s father and 8-year-old brother, Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said this morning.
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Former Chelan football standout loses battle with cancer

CHELAN — Former Chelan High School football star Jerry Isenhart Jr., whose battle with an aggressive brain cancer drew widespread community support and fundraising, died Thursday, according to his family.

Fraudulent utility calls reported

WENATCHEE — The Chelan and Douglas PUDs are jointly warning customers about recent fraudulent phone calls from someone claiming to be from their power utility company.

Suspicious fires destroy $76,000 in hay

QUINCY — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two suspicious fires earlier this week that burned up $76,000 worth of hay.

Two more deputies named for dishonesty

WENATCHEE — Two Chelan County sheriff’s deputies have been publicly named by county Prosecutor Doug Shae for lying to their superiors, bringing the total number of local officers outed for dishonesty to five this year.
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The Worm: Museum tricks, an app, a big heart and a big winter winner

Museum April-foolery: There was a lot of April-foolery to be found at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center April 1. And museum Curator Bill Rietveldt said the jokes are still on. Rietveldt has great fun each year planting his sly jokes among the exhibits as a challege for kids to find. The prank also encourages all guests to look a little closer at what the museum has to offer, he said.
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School nurses care for more than bumps and bruises

WENATCHEE — A bump on the noggin, a scraped knee, a sudden onslaught of flu, daily shots of insulin, occasionally a broken arm: whatever injury, illness or medical condition that might come along, there’s the school nurse ready to relieve the pain.
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New signs point to local wineries

WENATCHEE — A silhouette of North Central Washington’s rocky mountainscape emblazoned with the words “Wine Country” — that’s the look of new tourist signs installed this week in Chelan and Douglas counties.

Medical services levy on ballot

Emergency medical services would continue to operate as they are now in the Pateros and Brewster areas if voters approve a property tax levy on April 22.

Bill gives tribes a tax break

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Thursday meant to give Native American tribes the same tax status as state or local governments when buying property, but Central Washington lawmakers are wary of it.
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Sandy baby

Josh Busjahn buries the legs of his son, Rylan, 1, Wenatchee, in the sand on a spit of beach exposed by the Columbia River drawdown. The Wednesday outing near Riverfront Park in Wenatchee was the Busjahns’ first along the river, with Josh’s wife Ashley scouting out the spot the day before.
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Malaga debris fire doused

Firefighters from Chelan County District 1 put out a fire in brush and debris at the corner of Bainard Road and Concord Avenue in Malaga Thursday. Batallion Chief Cy Sousley said the fire involved an abandoned flatbed trailer and camper and other debris. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There was nothing of value lost, Sousley said.