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WHS student earns rank of Eagle Scout

WENATCHEE — Taylor Street of Wenatchee recently earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout, during an Wenatchee Troop 2 Eagle Court of Honor held on Nov. 1.

WHS Debate earns top billing at tournament

PASCO — Wenatchee High School's Speech and Debate team was named the top school for small squads in individual events during Chiawana's Speech and Debate Tournament held Nov. 19 at Columbia Basin Community College.

Give NCW | Kids eager to learn science through robotics

WENATCHEE — They may not know it, but jobs in science and technology await many young kids who today are playing with Legos. A group called FIRST Washington wants to capitalize on that and give hundreds of youngsters a head start on their careers, and it’s all fun.

Parent group upset about high school schedule change

WENATCHEE — More than 80 parents packed a Wenatchee School Board meeting Tuesday, mostly in protest over a plan to adopt a controversial new class schedule next fall at Wenatchee High School.

Eastmont to appoint facilities committee

ROCK ISLAND — With two levies approved by voters last week, Eastmont School District Superintendent Garn Christensen is now looking at how the district will spend all that new money.

Everyday Business | Sales taxes up; Toolbox will shut

Sales surge: Taxable retail sales in Chelan and Douglas counties surged in the second quarter of 2016, according to the state Department of Revenue. Compared to 2015’s second quarter, taxable sales in Chelan County jumped 17.9 percent to $506.7 million and in Douglas County rose 13.3 percent to $220.1 million. The reason: The region’s ag and tourism economies are strong. Meanwhile, Okanogan County showed a modest 0.3 percent rise to $160.7 million, while Grant County’s taxable sales fell 0.5 percent to $455.5 million.
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Art you can eat

Luz Fuentes uses a plastic knife to add detail to a candy carrot and flower she is making using sugar paste.

Eastmont school levies passing

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School District voters appear to have approved two levy proposals that will shore up Eastmont schools for the next few years.
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Farm to School

WENATCHEE — Kent Getzin hopes his new career as a food service consultant will lead to a healthy relationship between schools and local farms and healthier lunches for all students.
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Maker Faire brings robots to the Ave

WENATCHEE — A pair of eighth graders from Entiat Middle School, Lucas Spitler and Jimmy Mitchell, sit behind a table. Before them is a grey, rectangular, alien-looking contraption made of Legos with an arm in the center that’s stuck inside a mason jar filled with a brownish, orangish juice.
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Art of community | IRIS Success Summit offers NCW inspiration

One of the most effective North Central Washington organizations in fostering a sense of community is the Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship, a tiny nonprofit run on a shoestring by former Nature Conservancy staffer Nancy Warner.