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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.

Wilf Woods | Full speed ahead at WVC

A little visit with Dr. Jim Richardson, president of Wenatchee Valley College, gave us an appreciation of the wide area of services the college furnishes.

Absenteeism soars Friday in Wenatchee, Eastmont schools

WENATCHEEE — Absentee rates soared all over the Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts Friday after threats were scrawled on bathroom stalls and a nationwide, social-media-driven hysteria over scary clowns. Classes were cancelled only at Wenatchee High School.

College Life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

Wilf Woods | WVC student center

Last Saturday was "groundbreaking time" for the new student center at Wenatchee Valley College, which honored Edna Maguire and her late husband Jack.  She donated $1 million for the project, whose cost is $6.2 million.  The Maguires have been long supporters of the college.  In 1995 they gave a $200,000 endowment which supports two "full ride" scholarships.  Dr. Jim Richardson told me that the college is currently enrolling more than 700 high school students in the "running start" program, a total of about a quarter of the student numbers.

WVC rec center to be named for longtime college donors

WENATCHEE — A new student recreation center to be built on the Wenatchee Valley College campus will be named the Jack and Edna Maguire Recreation Center in tribute of the Wenatchee couple's long support of the college and education.

WVC Rec Center groundbreaking Saturday

WENATCHEE —  A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Wenatchee Valley College student recreation center will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the school's Smith Gym parking lot.
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Educational levy pays for Eastmont arts and sports

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School District voters are being asked in the Nov. 8 general election to approve a replacement educational levy to help fund school programs not fully covered by state dollars.

School taking stall threat seriously

WENATCHEE — Police are investigating a threat written on a girls’ bathroom stall door at Wenatchee High School last week.