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Chelan senior Henry Elsner stands next to fellow Scholar Athlete Kalea Bokma from Eastmont High School at the NCW Sports Awards banquet on Tuesday, June 6. Both took home a $1,500 scholarship as apart of the award.
WENTACHEE - Between an 11th place finish in the 1A State Cross Country meet, a near bid to state in basketball, and a 6th place finish in the 1A State Doubles Tournament, it has been quite a good year for Henry Elsner. To top it off, Elsner was awarded a $1,500 scholarship on Tuesday, June 6 after...

Gary Knowlton
WENATCHEE – A young Bridgeport man charged with the hit-and-run death of Brewster resident, Gary Knowlton last July was handed a 41-month prison term at a sentencing hearing in Chelan County Superior Court last Thursday, June 1. Jovany Lopez-Maciel, 22, received the maximum available term from...
 The Monthly Medal weekly competition and the final match in our Apple Blossom tournament were enjoyed by 21 players on Thursday, June 1st.   The results are in on the Apple Valley League play from May 25th. Apple Valley League Team – The winning Chelan lineup was April Talley, Barb Rayburn, Elona...

Photo by Zach Johnson Carl and Lisa Keen (owners of Keen Climate Change) stand back-to-back, symbolizing the notion that they always have each others back in times of adversity. Lisa is a testament to this as she remained by Carl’s side the 6 weeks he was in Spokane and helped him through his rehabilitation.
ENTIAT - Walking, talking, breathing and driving. Just a few of the things we take for granted in our everyday life. But what happens to your perspective when you suffer 10 broken ribs, three skull fractures, a fractured back and sinuses and a broken neck and scapula? Do you think your perspective...
CHELAN - With the school year drawing to a close, it’s time to commemorate some of the athletes in the North Central Washington (NCW) region and their achievements over the past school year at the NCW Sports Awards Banquet and Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Hall of Fame Ceremony on Tuesday, June 6...

Jennifer Keitzman
CHELAN - It’s not a surprise to hear that some people that vacation to Lake Chelan love it so much they end up moving there.   While the Lake - being the major commodity - is the main attraction the small town atmosphere has its appeal to some as well.  As was the case for Historic Downtown...
The Senior Living Initiative Steering Committee met on Wednesday, April 19, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Chelan PUD Meeting Room, Woodin Ave, Chelan Vision: Build a Pathway of Senior Living and Care in the Chelan Valley Amanda Ballou welcomed the group and briefly described the formation of two Task Forces...

Photos by Zach Johnson The second family to be chosen was the Rodriguez-Perez family of Luis (standing in back on left side) his wife Azucena (holding flower pot) and their two kids Luis Jr. and Mia. They were similarly in a state of ecstasy as the Espinosa family and are looking forward to moving next to their new neighbors. Now that both families know they were chosen and the house configuration is becoming more final, it is about time to break ground on the site. The goal is to have both families moved into their new houses this fall. This is the first time Habitat has given away two houses in a year, but they already have land purchased for the next few houses, so they are sure to try two more next year as well.
  CHELAN - Aside from Mother’s Day, the other big holiday in May is Memorial Day, and the Chelan VFW is gearing up for a slew of events and memorial services for veterans.    The events kick off on Thursday, May 25 with a parade that begins at 7 p.m. Small bites will be provided by Chelan Catering...

Photo by Zach Johnson Chelan Councilwoman and Rotary Club member Kelly Allen received the District 5060 Friendship & Fellowship award from the Lake Chelan Rotary for her overall chipper attitude and friendliness toward anyone she comes in contact with. Allen will be the vice-president of the Rotary Club starting next July.

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