“How you gonna keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree” captures the concern even if the song was not popularized by returning American doughboys until after World War I. Life on the farm — isolated, deprived and economically distressed — seemed to pale when compared with the glitz and glamour of urban styles.
WOMENS SOCCER (1-2, 3-2-2)Wednesday, Treasure Valley (1-2, 5-3-1) home* The Knights and Chukars begin play today tied for fifth, each with 1-2 records.* A victory by the host hopefully reverses a negative trend. WVC has managed only three ties in the last 11 games.* The Oregon team leads the series 20-3-5 and 9-1-4 here on campus.
VOLLEYBALL (1-1, 6-1) Tuesday, Davis (0-2, 0-4) home. * The Panthers have plundered the Pirates for several years, winning 29 of 31 matches, including the last 15 in a row. * WHS has a 15-match home win streak in the series…the last loss was last century in 1999. Fourteen of those 15 wins were by 3-0 scores. Thursday, Sunnyside (0-1, 0-2) away. * We just talked about 15 straight wins over Eisenhower. Well, the Panthers have done just about as well against Sunnyside where they’ve won 13 consecutive times…and they’ve ...
Long before television and Internet, early North Central Washington settlers looked to occasional neighborhood parties for entertainment. These parties were often held in winter, when there was less to do on the farm. Families would travel in horse-drawn sleighs, wrapped in blankets and carrying food to share. After socializing for a bit, someone would bring out a fiddle or sit down at the piano and the music would start! Since sleighs had no headlights, guests stayed and danced all night long.
Since 1993, the Wenatchee Valley has been home to a movement that strives to rebuild communities while broadening educational and life skills opportunities for community members. A team of volunteers commit to serve communities in North Central Washington for 10.5 months or more, all in the name of national service.
FOOTBALL (0-2)Saturday, Mount Boucherie Secondary School (2-0) home.* For the fourth time in history Wenatchee is playing a team from British Columbia. In 1967 and ’68 Vancouver College came to town and WHS won both games, 40-0 and 31-0. In 2003 North Surrey was here and the Panthers ran away 70-6.* MBSS is a public school in West Kelowna with an enrollment of about 1,300 in grades 10 to 12. They opened in 1975, are known as the Bears and their colors are blue and red.* And get this; they ...
The facebook picture shows Colville tribal Chairman, Michael Marchand, Councilman Willie Womer, Councilman Edwin Marchand and former Councilman Marvin Kheel at the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the oil pipeline. It certainly shows more detail than our old smoke signals.
On a warm morning this summer, more than 20 children from the City of Wenatchee’s Day Camp joined me to play Pokémon Go at Saddle Rock — except instead of looking for imaginary creatures on a screen, they searched for local wildlife in the bushes.
VOLLEYBALL (0-0-, 5-3)Wednesday, Big Bend (0-6) away.* Wenatchee Valley heads to Moses Lake today to open East Region play against Big Bend.* Against the Vikings the Knights have done quite well, going 19-4 since first playing in 2007. WVC leads 8-1 at BB.* A year ago these two clashed five times with the Apple Capital bunch taking the final four.
GIRLS SOCCER (1-0)Tuesday, Ellensburg (0-0) home.* There is some history here as the first game ever for the Panther soccer program was against the Bulldogs, a 1-1 tie at home.* The two met again in 1990 in Wenatchee with the hosts winning 5-0.* Ellensburg is a 2A school and a member of the 10- team Central Washington Athletic Conference.* Last season EHS won 18 games before losing in the 2A state semifinals. Eight starters from that squad graduated and only three return.* In home openers Wenatchee is 16-12-2, but has ...
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WAWGG! No, we didn’t just smash our thumb with a hammer. That’s the acronym for the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, and it’s a shout-out to you vine-heads to get ready for the group’s upcoming mega-convention.