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The Wenatchee World wanted to know what you, our readers, think about products that are made in America. We posted questions on wenatcheeworld.com and you responded.
The Wenatchee World is collecting comments about products that are “Made in America” for the 2011 Annual Report. We expect to use some of the answers we receive in the special section, which will appear in the July 4 edition of The World. To contribute your thoughts, go to wenatcheeworld.com and click on the red, white and blue “Made in America” button in the middle of the homepage, below stories with photos and above “NW Headlines” and the online poll.
Do you make, assemble or sell any all-local products? Do you know anyone who does? From electricity to Aplets & Cotlets, we’re looking for companies or individuals that make products in our corner of the good ol’ USA. Contact business writer Mike Irwin at 665-1179 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You or your idea may be featured in The World’s 2011 Annual Report, which will appear in the The Wenatchee World July 4 — a great day to celebrate all things local.
No one was injured in a mattress fire that was reported today at about 9:15 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Cascadian Apartments, 102 N. Wenatchee Ave. The mattress fire apparently smoldered for several hours, said Glen Widener, a battalion chief with the Wenatchee Fire Department. The apartment resident poured water on the fire Thursday night and thought it was out.
City tells run-down neighborhoods to clean up property code violations
WENATCHEE — The city says an area of South Wenatchee is run-down and the message is: Time for spring cleaning. Some residents agree and are diligently throwing away garbage, cutting weeds and moving junk vehicles. Others, however, say the mess isn’t theirs or they can’t identify what city officials consider violations.
WENATCHEE — Zane Poltz says the cleanup project is a good thing. The longtime Wenatchee landlord owns 16 properties in the cleanup area. “I think it’s being done in an intelligent manner,” Poltz said. “Right now, they’re not coming down hard on anybody; they’re pointing out the problems.”
Raindrops slide down the windshield of a car parked on Skyline Drive, looking northeast across the Wenatchee Valley on Thursday morning. Rain and more rain is expected in the Wenatchee Valley this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. But it won’t add up to much.
1949-50: Back-to-back devastating winters hit Washington’s fledgling wine industry. In 1949, temperatures got down to minus 8, and another freeze in 1950 discouraged further plantings. 1955: Temperatures dropped from the mid-60s on Dec. 10 to below zero in five days, causing significant damage.
A look at North Central Washington and statewide results
Violet Sexton, 78, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010.