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APPLE PACKING SCHOOL: The YMCA gym served as the classroom for this 1920 apple packing school. Much fruit was packed those days in the orchards and bench packers, as they were called, needed training.

100 years ago — 1919

Judge R.S. Steiner has sold his residence on South Chelan Avenue in Waterville to Chris Berg. Steiner and his family will now move to Wenatchee. He was among the oldtimers of the Waterville Plateau.

50 years ago — 1969

James F. Johnson of Wenatchee has been honored by Pacific Northwest Bell on completion of 40 years in the communications industry. R.O. Lee, division plant manager, presented Johnson with a diamond and gold service pin at a special reception held in his honor at the Fox ‘n’ Hounds Restaurant.

25 years ago — 1994

Martin Roys of Cashmere was elected to serve on the Farm Credit Services local board of directors. Roys, a longtime pear and apple orchardist, replaces Virgil Van Winkle of Wenatchee. He will represent stockholders doing business in the North Central Washington area. Stockholders of the association also elected nominating committee members Chris Anderson, Chelan; Doug Bromiley, East Wenatchee; Dave Mathison, East Wenatchee; and alternates Bob Blank, Okanogan; and Ernie Garrett, Monitor. The committee will nominate candidates for next year’s local director elections. Farm Credit Services provides agricultural credit to approximately 23,000 farmers, ranchers, aquatic producers and rural home owners in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.