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Frank Cone | Along for the Ride

Photographer Frank Cone shot this image early June 6 at Walla Walla Point Park. Here's how he described the scene: "As I walked out to the bench I noticed the merganser and chicks sitting on a log, once they spotted me they immediately moved into the water. That's when the merganser chicks started moving on the back of the Mother merganser. This was kind of a bucket list shot for me. I followed them down the riverfront for about 100 yards until they drifted out of sight." (Frank Cone photo)

College life — UW

News of college students from throughout North Central Washington

Nile Saunders’ Steinway piano — A love story

It was a hot July day in 1993. I had left Missoula, Montana, early that morning towing an old one-horse trailer behind my pickup truck. The horse trailer carried my old Epworth upright piano which I was bringing to my daughter in Leavenworth, a seven-hour trip from Missoula. After unloading the 700-pound behemoth in her small residence, I headed five miles east to Peshastin along Highway 2.

Achieving lift: WVC grad seeks a career in flight

Christina Marion’s first experience with flight was in a glider. Gliders have no engine. They are towed into the air by another aircraft, separated, and then the gliders must achieve lift — or not — and hopefully land at the airport.

Culture shock: Leaping from local to network news

For the last month I’ve woken up in my comfy bed at home, stopped by my regular Starbucks and parked less than a block away to come to work at The Wenatchee World. We launched Facebook Live, did fun video work and worked on improving the digital department.

A prize of paint

Adam Pflugrath, a second-grader at Lee Elementary in East Wenatchee, paints a message on the hood of a VW Beetle on June 8. Students in Doug Cornwell's second grade class met their math goal for the year, which earned them the chance to paint para-educator Pat Shigouri's 1999 Volkswagen Beetle as a reward. The paint is washable. (World photo/Reilly Kneedler)

Israel Sixto is making up for lost schooling time

Many of history’s greatest minds were self-taught. Abraham Lincoln, who many regard as America’s greatest president, trudged miles and miles to and from the library, lugging in his strained arms piles of books from which he received most of his early education. The Wright Brothers, aka the inventors of the first successful airplane, never even so much as touched a high school diploma.

Graduating senior Andrea Cuevas is ready to take the next step

High school is a time of tumultuous change in the lives of many students, including senior Andrea Cuevas. “The most important part of my high school experience has been finding myself, and learning from the mistakes that I have made throughout my high school years,” said Cuevas.

Trygve Sorensen sets reading record at Osborn Elementary

LEAVENWORTH — Trygve Sorensen is the new record holder for total Accelerated Reader points earned at Osborn Elementary. He broke the record as a fourth-grade student. The previous record was 2,000 points earned by a former student several years ago.

Jim Wade is winner of 2016 Spirit of A.Z. Wells Award

Wenatchee philanthropist and tree fruit leader Jim Wade will receive a special birthday honor this year. The Confluence Health Foundation will present him with the Spirit of A.Z. Wells Award for Community Service during its 25th annual Gala on Nov. 11, the day after his 90th birthday.