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GRADS TO GATHER: Members of Wenatchee High School’s largest group of alumni from the 1920s — the class of 1925 — plan for their 45th reunion on Aug. 8, 1970 at Eddie Mays Inn in East Wenatchee. From left, are class members Ezra Crist, Lucille Cadman Hilscher and Mel Cowles. Dale Welsh, right, is brought in to lead songs at the event.

100 years ago — 1919

♦ Ed B. Powell of Spokane, a member of the firm of Powell & Co., is in town for a few days and staying at the Wenatchee Hotel.

♦ H.E. Fenton arrived here yesterday from Seattle to look after his Wenatchee River orchard tract. He is undecided about moving back to Wenatchee and may possibly remain in Seattle with his family until fall.

♦ L.H. Corle has been awarded the contract for construction of one of the finest new homes that has been built in Wenatchee in recent years. Otto H. Wagner is the owner and the house will be located on the 65-foot lot recently purchased by Wagner from P.F. Scheble on the southwest corner of Douglas and Oregon streets.

50 years ago — 1969

♦ Kiwanis Club members presented their Achievement Award to Wenatchee High School senior Ron Foster. Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Foster, received the award as recognition for outstanding leadership. He has been a leading promoter of the teen center which has opened at the YMCA.

♦ A former Pateros High School student has returned to his hometown to start construction of the first cafe there since the town was relocated to make room for the Wells Dam reservoir. Vaughn Wolf, now of Bellingham, has started construction of a new cafe near the library on the shopping mall. It will have a seating capacity of 46. The community’s only cafe, Wagg’s, was closed and never reopened when the property was bought for the dam reservoir.

25 years ago — 1994

♦ Five Wenatchee High School juniors were among the 50,000 top scoring students in the 1993 PreSAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test taken last fall. They are Luke Barron, Robby Bullis, Dana Culbertson, Brian Fisher and Courtney Mertes. Of the 50,000, only 15,000 will be named semifinalists for approximately 6,500 Merit Scholarships to be awarded in 1995. This notification will be announced in September.

♦ New student body officers have been elected at Foothills Middle School. President is eighth-grader Cori Bautista daughter of Si and Corina Bautista; vice president is eighth-grader Misti Mott, daughter of Bill and Jane Mott; and secretary and treasurer is sixth-grader Smitt Rojanasthien, son of Damnern and Suwanna Rojanasthien.