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Local students grow with jazz workshops

WENATCHEE — “Ba ba, ba de de ba. Ba ba, ba de de ba.” Tom Peterson scats out the beat over and over. Short, crisp notes are what he wants to hear. It takes practice, lots of practice, to get 40 young musicians to play Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy in time.

Yes for Cascade

Running down the Cascade School District’s proposal for a $69.5 million facilities bond, and your first reaction is this is really big, and this is drastic. They would build a new Osborn Elementary from scratch on a new site, build a mostly new Cascade High School and raze the old for a parking lot, and update and expand Peshastin-Dryden Elementary. It sounds close to a district do-over.

Library effort begins in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND — A group of Rock Island school teachers is leading an effort to bring public library access to the city of Rock Island.

More art needed at Eastmont

EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School Board will chew on a 129-page report given it Monday night on the state of fine arts in Eastmont’s schools.

Women in Ag workshop to focus on marketing

WENATCHEE — Women ag producers can learn about how to market their products and talk positively about “farm life” at an upcoming conference sponsored by Washington State University Extension.

Bundle Up and Run

WENATCHEE — The Bundle Up 1K children’s run drew hundreds of participants on Saturday as part of Downtown Wenatchee’s Bundle Up Fest. The run is a fundraiser for the Wenatchee High School’s cross country program. More than 600 people pre-registered for the 1 kilometer race.

Pajama jam

WENATCHEE — With the last basketball game going into double overtime Friday night, some members of the Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band were ready, dressed in robes or pajamas. Fans, players and band members were there much later than usual.

New school resource officer assigned

CHELAN — Chelan County sheriff’s deputy Sean Duke is the new school resource officer for the Chelan and Manson school districts.

City agrees to send officer to schools

WENATCHEE — The City Council approved hiring a police officer to work in Wenatchee schools but solely under the supervision of the Wenatchee Police Department.