100 years ago — 1919
The Waterville School Board has organized with C.R. Hopewell as president and E.K. Fritts as clerk. T.G. Roberts is the third member of the board.
Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Bankhead and Mrs. H.C. Cornehl of Bridgeport are visiting in Wenatchee today.
Henry Laymance of Waterville is a guest at the Wenatchee Hotel.
50 years ago — 1969
The Apple Valley Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America held its installation of officers in the Wenatchee High School cafeteria. They are Sherry Foland, president; Linda Spencer, vice president; and Margi Ecker, secretary.
Belmont Radio and Music Shop, 31 N. Wenatchee Ave., will soon move to the former location of the Public Market downtown which recently closed. The market building housed Dan’s Fruit Stand, Crawford’s Flowers, Hi-Line Book and Bible Store, the Public Meats and the Donut Shop. Since it was built in 1923, the building — owned by the late Mrs. E.L. Mann and Dave Gellatly — has had some sort of meat and grocery business located there. It opened in July of that year as Cash and Carry, owned by the company of Rice, Jones and Rice. The business included a lunch room, bakery and meat market. Later it was called McMarr’s. In 1935, Jim Parks took over the ownership and kept it until 1956. Most recent owner was Win Barnett, proprietor of the Public Meats and the Donut Shop. He has moved his meat business to the former Paul’s Poultry location at 530 S. Wenatchee Ave. and the doughnut business was closed. Neither the fruit stand, owned by Reinholt Stickel, nor the book store, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Corlys Hubbard, has completed negotiations for a new location. The flower shop, owned by Glenn Crawford, will move to larger quarters at 24 N. Wenatchee Ave.
25 years ago — 1994
The Boating Club of Wenatchee has elected 1994 officers. They are Gary Rifenbery, commodore, East Wenatchee; Greg Cackler, vice commodore, Wenatchee; Jack Dronen, rear commodore, East Wenatchee; Kathy Goodman, secretary, Wenatchee; and Jeanne Hanson, treasurer, Wenatchee. Board members are Shirley Dronen and Rita Schroyer, both of East Wenatchee.