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The history behind the names

EAST WENATCHEE — So, why are there schools in East Wenatchee named for Civil War Confederate and Union generals?

Should Robert E. Lee Elementary School be renamed?

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School Board members and district administrators aren't eager to discuss a name change for Robert E. Lee Elementary School. But a national conversation about use of the Confederate flag and other symbols of the Confederacy could bring it to their table.

WHS adds associate principal position

WENATCHEE — Ricardo Iniquez has been named Wenatchee High School Associate Principal. The new position will assist new Wenatchee High School Principal Eric Anderson in state-required achievement initiatives.

Working at the carwash

Members of the Celebration Lutheran Church in East Wenatchee held a carwash fundraiser at the Jet Pro Auto Wash on North Wenatchee Avenue Tuesday to help pay for a trip to a national youth gathering.

8 seconds of silence

EAST WENATCHEE — Crowd noise never bothers Johnie Bryant when he's competing bareback in rodeos.

Let the school construction begin

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District administrators, school board members and others dug their gold-painted shovels into dirt at three school construction sites Thursday, kicking off a massive project to overhaul three district schools.

Boys and Girls Club to host open house

BREWSTER — A new Boys & Girls Club in Brewster will host an open house at 3 p.m. on June 3 at the Columbia Cove Recreation Center, 601 W. Cliff Ave. in Brewster.

State legislature seeks youths for advisory committee

OLYMPIA — The state legislature is looking for volunteers, aged 14 to 18, for a 2-year stint on a 22-person council that works year-round to gauge the opinions of young people and meet with policy makers to discuss youth views.

Pool art

Artist Kasey Koski paints an intricate design in the wading pool at Pennsylvania Park in Wenatchee on Wednesday. Koski hopes to have the art done in the pool in the next week or so. Once complete, the idea is to allow people to use sidewalk chalk to color in the design. She also plans to do a similar project in the wading pool at Kiwanis-Methow Park in the fall, and Washington Park, next spring.