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FIRST POUR AT WELLS DAM: State Tax Commissioner G. Merton Dick, formerly of Waterville, addresses spectators, press and dignitaries attending the ceremony for the first pour of concrete for the Wells Dam project near Azwell on June 30, 1964.

100 years ago — 1919

  • Guests registered today at the Elman Hotel are L.T. Harris and L.E. North of Everett, and Ben Butler of Bend, Ore.
  • G.H. Hyatt, who recently sold his interest in the Palmetto to his father Rev. F. Stuart Hyatt and brother Maurice, is now located in Yakima where he has charge of the ice cream and soda department for Kappelman Bros.
  • Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Wetherald of Wenatchee are spending time in Portland.
  • Kathleen Little has arrived home from a two-month stay in Seattle.
  • School teachers from throughout Chelan County will be employed for next year with increases in salaries averaging from 10 to 20 percent.

50 years ago — 1969

  • Central Washington Bank reports the appointment of new assistant managers. Bill Scaife joined the bank in June of 1968 upon graduation from the University of Washington where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance. He is a 1964 graduate of Wenatchee High School. Dick Olin attended the University of Houston for two years and graduated from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa, in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After graduation, he was employed by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as an examiner covering six western states. He joined the local bank last December.
  • Ruth Brown has sold Robin Lee Gifts, 1201 N. Miller St., to Don and Jeanne Frostad.

25 years ago — 1994

  1. After placing first in its division statewide this spring, a four-member team from Cascade High School in Leavenworth went on to place second in its division nationally in a junior engineering competition. Answers from Nicole Maninger, Shannon Jelenek, Collin Smith and Aaron Schmidt topped those from students representing 52 other schools around the country. The Cascade team was coached by William Wadlington, who teaches science at the school. He was helped by Rob Rosenau, vocational education teacher. The annual competition, sponsored nationally by the Junior Engineering Technical Society, involves 12,000 high school students in a daylong team effort to apply math, science, technology and communication skills to engineering problems. The competition was sponsored locally by the University of Washington College of Engineering.