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Don Seabrook | Slow news days

It must be a slow news day.

I’ve heard that many times in my years as a photojournalist at The Wenatchee World. I used to cringe at the words but now I think of it as an opportunity to record and publish photographs of the normalness of living in the Wenatchee Valley.


The cannon at Memorial Park (then known as Carnegie Park) is photographed shortly after it was dedicated and presented to the city of Wenatchee by the local post of the Grand Army of Republic on Sept. 11, 1915. The Model 1844 32-pounder field howitzer was made in 1855 and weighs 1,874 pounds. It is one of five known to be still in existence. The stacks of cannon balls were removed out of safety concerns. The child in the buggy at left is Margaret Ovenden who graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1932, married Howard Barnes of Waterville and lived there until 1979. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 94. Her sister, Doris is shown near her. Doris Ovenden was an Apple Blossom princess in 1924. She married Jay Pollock and passed away in 1990. The identity of the other two children is not known.

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People use the east entrance to Pybus Public Market Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, where misters keep customers of restaurants cool from the afternoon heat. Temperatures are expected to lower through the week before rising again for next weekend.

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Kyle Whitt with Drywall Specialties of Spokane finishes interior walls near the large doors of Chelan County Fire District 1's new Station 10 Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. It is located in the 600 block of North Wenatchee Avenue and will cost about $5.3 million. It will replace the current, historic station at 136 S. Chelan Ave.

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Sharon Selland, Wenatchee, exercises outside the building at the Wenatchee Worx fitness center in August. The business is using the north side of its building and limiting five people per trainer to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

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Construction workers wait for beams to be lifted to them by crane as the $37 million Wells Hall replacement project continues Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The Wenatchee Valley College building will house 25 classrooms, offices, a conference center and the Chelan County Emergency Operations Center. It is scheduled to be completed next summer.

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Bonnie Grant moves pieces of her fairy garden along a rock retaining wall in her East Wenatchee back yard Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. She has added to the garden since COVID-19 hit the area in March.

Photo Editor Don Seabrook: (509)661-5225

Photo Editor

I was born in Wenatchee, went to Eastmont High School, graduated from the University of Washington with a communications degree in journalism. I have a wife and three children.

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