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Local cheese thrives in North Central Washington

The artisan cheese movement in Washington state is only a bit more than 20 years old, with most producers making cheese from dairy farms in the western part of the state. But many were certainly inspired by Sally Jackson, who actually began making cheese in 1979 on her farmstead near Oroville.

Balloon archery and other fun for the visually impaired

“We were team ‘Toothless’, explains Monica Garcia, the mother of Angel Ibarra,11. “I was called ‘Mocha’ and Angel was ‘Blast’.” They had just spent a fun week in Oregon at the Oral Hull family retreat for the visually impaired.

Quincy’s Wing Man

A 1970s Grumman Ag Cat biplane piloted by Jared Felder of Ferguson Flying Service takes off from a runway to spray pesticide on a patch of sweet corn by Highway 281 in Quincy recently. World photo/Reilly Kneedler.

Changing the world, one yard sale at a time

When Molly Wiser went to We Day in Seattle this spring, she was just hoping to learn about leadership and have some fun. What she didn’t expect was how We Day would inspire her to change the world.

Renn Cone: Living with ALS

WENATCHEE — Renn Cone is grateful. For the trips to Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon on his motorcycle. For the backpacking trips with his brother, Frank, on high mountain trails.

A new home for Katie

Editor's note: Karen Hall died in her Manson-area home in early July. Her death prompted Tom Short to write an obituary for Hall and post it on his Facebook page in hopes of finding a new home for Hall's dog, Katie. The posting received more than 1,800 likes and 600-plus comments. An edited version of Short's original posting from July 6 and follow-up post on July 19 are below.

A Day to Give Back

The staff at Cordell Neher & Company PLLC closed its office doors on June 3 and got its collective hands dirty helping the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society get its new facility ready for opening. The accounting firm’s staff spent the day pulling weeds, digging trenches, setting up irrigation lines, spreading bark, moving topsoil and other landscaping projects. The firm’s community service day is an annual tradition that dates back to 1988.

Three generations worth of valor

Deanna Newton created a quilt — Chittim Valor — to honor the men in her family who served in the military. She is seen here with with her father Charles Chittim Sr. (World War II), her brother Charles Chittim Jr. (Vietnam) and her nephew Charles Chittim III (Iraq). It took Newton 10 months to make the quilt. She displayed it at Colonial Vista, where her father lives.

Don’t see your school?

The following Wenatchee schools used the standards-based grading system for spring 2015: