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Apple Blossom Top Ten

The Washington State Apple Blossom Top Ten candidates are announced in a ceremony Wednesday night. Selection night for the queen and two princesses is Saturday night, February 14 at the Wenatchee High School Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 19 at 9a.m. at the festival office or online at

Lockdown brings flurry of comments

WENATCHEE — A brief lockdown at Washington Elementary School Friday based on a miscommunication caused a flurry of comments on the Wenatchee World Facebook page, but apparently little commotion at the school itself.

Miscommunication sends school into lockdown

WENATCHEE — A miscommunication during the reporting of a situation outside of Washington School Friday afternoon sent the school into lockdown and police racing to the school.

12th District lawmakers say state budget is top priority

OLYMPIA — Driven by expensive mandates to fund education, the governor’s proposed $39 billion biennium budget — and the slew of new taxes he’d create to fund it — will be the hottest topic during the state’s 2015 legislative session, which begins Monday.

Artis is new name for Icicle Arts

LEAVENWORTH — One of the Wenatchee Valley’s most prominent arts organizations has renamed itself to reflect a new direction and home office, organizers announced Friday.

Nothing but net

The Wenatachee Valley College Winter Basketball Shooting Clinic drew dozens of youngsters Monday to improve their shooting skills. A dribbling clinic will be held this spring.

Ag safety course set for next week

WENATCHEE — A safety training course for Spanish-speaking agricultural workers on the top farm hazards will be hosted here next week by the Washington State Tree Fruit Association.

Cashmere teachers find new horizons teaching abroad

WENATCHEE — Finding teaching jobs in foreign countries has long been a popular way for professionals to put their education to good use while exploring distant lands. For a variety of reasons, several have ventured afar from the unlikely origin of Cashmere Middle School, although the school is hardly unique in that regard. Currently, four from Cashmere are now working at one foreign school, the Colegio Los Nogales in Bogota, Colombia. Several other former Cashmere teachers have recently taught elsewhere in the world.