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Donate new and used books for local kids

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School's DECA program is holding a book drive. The books will go to local elementary school students and their families.

Pateros park to recognize Methow Indians

PATEROS — A tepee and a sculpture of a Methow Indian spearing salmon from a horse will likely be the features that draw people to yet-to-be-built Methow Monument in Pateros.

Pumpkins and physics

Tieren Drolc, 9, Leavenworth, reacts as a pumpkin he tried launching across the playground at Osborn Elementary School in Leavenworth goes off course on Tuesday

Man arrested after Peshastin school goes on lockdown

PESHASTIN — Students at the Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School were in lockdown for about 45 minutes Monday morning after a man with a gun in his pocket created a disturbance at the school.

Sharratt named WSU’s Advocate for Education

WENATCHEE — East Wenatchee resident Gene Sharratt has been picked to receive the 2016 Advocate  for Education Award by Washington State University's College of Education.

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.