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OKANOGAN  - Okanogan County School Retirees' Association provided 11 grants and four community service awards to enhance student learning in Okanogan County schools last year. Grant winners from Tonasket Elementary were Fay Aitcheson, copies of Your Fantastic Elastic Brain; Rose Corso, school...

Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney was in charge of handing Steele with the AWC City Champion Award for all his work in the legislature.
CHELAN – The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) awarded Rep. Mike Steele a City Champion Award in an evening reception on July 30 at Chelan City Hall Council Chambers. Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney said a few words before presenting Steele with the award. “I know where Mike Steele started, Manson,...

Dino Rossi
NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin reached out to Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District Dino Rossi and posed a few questions to him. What follows are his answers:   Wenatchee Business Journal: Why do you want to be the 8th District Congressman? Dino Rossi: I’m running for...

This Mazama cabin is one of nine homes featured on the 17th annual Methow Valley Home Tour.
WINTHROP – Tickets for the Confluence Gallery’s 17th annual Methow Valley Home Tour on Saturday, August 8,  are on sale through August 4 at locations in the Methow Valley, by phone, and online. “Building in the Land of Sun and Snow” will feature residences from artisan-crafted cabins to postmodern...

Left to right, standing in back: Katie and Lorraine Morris, Ronda Sue Henne, Ted and Parker Morris, Janet Greenaway, Robert and Liberty Hannon, Larry Washburn, Frank and Kathy Kennedy, Roberta and Chris Peterson, Barbara Peterson, Michael Peterson, Melbourne Peterson, Samuel and Tralee Randolph, DD and Terry Dowell, Janis Woodall, Keith and Helen Thrapp, Suvannee Vidhyapum and Hal Morris, Sherrie Ebenal. Seated: Clara Sterley, Calvin Greenaway, Sid Casey and Pam Ferguson.(kneeling beside). Mary and Laurel Ebenal also kneeling with ‘Tonka’, their dog. Seated on the ground in front: Malaky, Cinthia and Kolton Woodall, Brenna Hannon and Aiden Learn.
ORONDO - Coming from as far away as Oklahoma, California and from across the state of Washington  and Idaho, the Morris/Dowell/Greenaway/Peterson clan reunited for a reunion last Saturday (July 28) at Lincoln Rock State Park.   Braving the 90 plus degree heat and long drives, the group renewed...

Watercourse competitors get in some warm-up runs around the marker buoys on Lake Pateros before the official race start last Saturday morning.
PATEROS – The Northwest Jet Sports Association (NJSA) held the largest race on its annual circuit during the 71st Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree, July 20-22. NJSA spokesman Roger Harnack said the APJ Watercross Race drew 48 competitors, the largest field of the season. “Everyone likes to come to the...

Sergio Cuevas (band leader) will perform at Cider Fest on Saturday, July 28.
Local cideries participating CASHMERE - The majority of the Wenatchee Valley’s hard cider makers will be in Cashmere this weekend pouring their samples at The Big Chill Ciderfest.   Eleven cideries will participate in the first time event, slated for July 28,  from 4-10 p.m.  The Big Chill is...

A vintage set of fireman’s clothes from the same era was donated to display with the hose-and-ladder engine.
PATEROS – Tucked in the middle of the Apple Pie Jamboree parade last Saturday morning was an entry that was probably a familiar sight to any old-timers who were Pateros residents back in the 40’s or 50’s. It was a vintage 1947 Ford fire truck that, according to its new owners, spent its working...

Glenn Farrington, accepts his Veteran’s Quilt.
PATEROS – As it has done for several years now, the Columbia River Quilt Guild honored military veterans with the presentation of custom-made Veterans Quilts during last weekend’s Apple Pie Jamboree. Quilts were presented to Pat McFadden of Bridgeport, Wayne Maitland of Pateros, and Glenn...

Pateros City Council members, from left, Mike Harding, Holly Bange, Mayor Carlene Anders, council member Megan Sherrard, Rey Pascua, President of the Filipino American Community of the Yakima Valley, and council member George Brady pose with the proclamations and Congressional Medal after the council approved a resolution proclaiming Nov. 11 Veterans Day 2018 as United States Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino and American world War II Veterans Recognition Day.
PATEROS – The Pateros City Council approved a proclamation recognizing Veterans Day as also United States Congressional Gold Medal and American World War II Veterans Recognition Day at its regular monthly meeting last Monday, July 16. Rey Pascua, President of the Filipino American Community of the...

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