ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island residents and Rock Island Elementary School staff and parents are sponsoring a benefit dinner tonight to help Jesse Osorio Sanchez and his family with mounting medical expenses.
WENATCHEE — Martha Flores has been appointed to a five-year term on the Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees. Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment Friday. She replaces Jim Tiffany, who had served two terms on the board.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School District will not renew the football coaching contract for the freshman football coach in charge of supervising the team during a bus ride last September when three players were allegedly sexually assaulted.
A year ago, Mariachi Huenachi’s Ramon Rivera was nominated for the state Jefferson Award and was one of five winners. Rivera said getting the award has changed his life and created tremendous momentum for the music and educational empowerment program that he directs at the Wenatchee School District.
When the “Lincoln Live” scholarship event opens at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Grove Recital Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, the community will have a chance to get acquainted with Freddy Robinson, a transplant to our region who has a diverse background in film and literature. Robinson is the show’s co-director with Sherry Schreck and plays the part of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
It would be hard to find a better investment in the future than quality early-childhood education. Effective early-childhood education sends students to kindergarten ready to learn, improves learning and test scores, improves high school graduation rates, even raises income and reduces crime. Money invested in early learning saves far more later by reducing the necessity for remedial education and related maladies. It is clear, the path to becoming a productive, contributing citizen begins before kindergarten. Access to quality early-childhood education gives more children a better chance in life. What better ...
Apart from the contentious politics, suspect motives and collective accusations of ignorance that seem to rivet the nation of late, vaccination rates and their decline are an increasing concern and an important public health issue. The rapid spread of potentially deadly communicable disease, mostly among children, is as serious as an issue can be.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee High School student who allegedly raped three other students on a freshman football team bus trip may have inappropriately touched or attempted to touch several other students on that Sept. 6 ride.