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School cuts: On the block again

This week, lawmakers will go back to the cutting board in a rare pre-Christmas special session to trim more than $2 billion out of the state’s $32 billion biennial operating budget. And again, public education is on the block.

Growers finding success with Good Ag Practices

WENATCHEE — Orchards throughout the Wenatchee Valley have worked hard this summer to comply with voluntary food safety standards in order to meet market demands.

Church chili feed set for Wednesday

PESHASTIN — The fellowship of Peshastin United Church of Christ will host its annual chili feed from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 8455 Main St. The feed includes all-you-can-eat chili, relishes, applesauce, french bread, apple cake and drinks.

Reader scrapbook

Three-year-old Jonah Bowles hugs his 3-month-old chicken, Chickadee. Carrie Bowles captured this shot of her son outside their home in Peshastin on the first day of summer this year. The chicken is one of nine Golden sexlink chicks the family raised this year. “Jonah loves to hold the chickens and feed them bread. I can’t distinguish Chickadee from the other chickens, but Jonah’s always certain he is holding his “baby” when he picks her up,” said Carrie.

Sheriff’s deputies seek car prowl victims

DRYDEN — Chelan County sheriff’s deputies want to talk with anyone in the Dryden area who might have had their vehicles prowled Saturday through Monday. Detective Paul Rohrbach said he has recovered several items that may have been taken, including a hands-free phone device, tapes and CDs. During the investigation, he said, he booked into a jail an 18-year-old homeless woman on suspicion of second-degree vehicle prowl in connection with one prowl in the area. She was booked on Thursday.

Mangalee nears end of Mongol Derby race

Peshastin-native Sophia (McKee) Mangalee has completed 760 kilometers of the 1,000-km Mongol Derby horse race, according to her father, Charlie McKee. She had a mishap with her horse, as reported on the Mongol Derby race website. Here’s what was reported on Thursday:

Trail of the week: An early-season special — Ingalls Creek No. 1215

This is one of the best early hikes of the season for both day hiking and backpacking. This trail is rarely crowded and quickly leads up into the Alpine Wilderness. As with any outdoor adventure this time of year, dress in layers and be prepared for the possibility of sudden weather changes.

Street alert

For information on highway work or mountain passes, go to or call 511.

Street alert

The Highway 28/Highway 2/97 intersection in East Wenatchee has reopened, and the detour and the Cascade Avenue roundabout have been removed. There will be occasional nighttime lane closures and flagger-controlled traffic over the next two weeks. From 8 a.m. to midnight, June 11, Manfield’s Play Days will detour traffic off Highway 172 through town for a parade, car show and street dance.

Churches kick off summer programs for kids

North Central Washington churches are again providing a summer’s worth of children’s vacation Bible schools and camps. Here is the camp information submitted by area churches. Other summer Bible schools and camps will be listed in the weekly Articles of Faith section as they are announced.

Dedication of quilts set for June 12

PESHASTIN — The Peshastin Church of Christ, 8455 Main St., has planned a dedication of quilts at 10:30 a.m. June 12. The quilts have been made by women in Peshastin, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.

Street alert

For information on highway work or mountain passes, got to or call 511. No state highway construction work is scheduled through Memorial Day.

People & Places

Dan Paquette, president of Key Methods in Wenatchee, was selected as Member of the Year by HTG Peer Group 7, a worldwide group of computer technology industry leaders. Jody Campbell, a managing broker at Laura Mounter Real Estate in Wenatchee, was nominated as Realtor of the Quarter for the NCW Association of Realtors.