Old news | Eastmont athletic director named top educator

This swimming hole just east of Cashmere was a popular place for youngsters during the town’s early years. The “big rock” substituted for a diving board was located on the north side of the Wenatchee River just above the Cottage Avenue bridge. The “big rock” was a casualty of progress and met its fate when the new highway was built in the 1950s.

100 years ago — 1919

♦ Guests registered at the Elman Hotel include attorney L.J. Nelson of Leavenworth, Chelan banker J.A. Van Slyke, Chelan lumbermen George Pennell and George M. Pennell, and Arthur L. Green of Waterville.

50 years ago — 1969

Tom Pickett, Eastmont School District educator and athletic director, was named one of the top five young educators in the state as the Washington Jaycees held their annual spring board meeting here over the weekend.

♦ New officers of the YW Wives were recently installed. They are Christine Johnson, president; Mrs. Gerald Bernard, vice president; Mrs. Marvin Towners, secretary; and Mrs. Don White, treasurer.

25 years ago — 1994

♦ It looks like TCI Cable will move its office to the building housing Valley Tractor & Equipment Inc. in Olds Station later this year. Bob Lam, TCI’s manager in Wenatchee, said the company contacted Valley Tractor & Equipment owner Brian Nelson last week to let him know TCI wants to lease the building. “We’re in the process now of reaching a final agreement,” Lam said. If an agreement is reached, TCI will move this fall from its home at 403 S. Mission St. in Wenatchee to the Valley Tractor building, 145 Easy St. Lam said the 16,000-square-foot building is large enough to accommodate TCI for some time. The cable company also likes the site’s accessibility and additional parking. Valley Tractor & Equipment has plans to move to Baker Flats in Douglas County, where Nelson and Arnie Pipkin have developed an industrial park.