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Five grandpas from the community attended the informational meeting to learn more about the pilot program Grandpas in the Classroom.
CHELAN – Representatives of the Grandpa Project, Thrive Chelan Valley and Morgen Owings Elementary met in an informal session on Dec. 17 to discuss the future mentoring program for third grade students at Morgen Owings Elementary (MOE). School and Community Liaison and founder of Thrive Sarah...

First Row: Shannon Leahy, Pam James, Karen Pembroke, Sue Nadon, Pat Batdorf, Kathy Witt, Beth Dietrich, Elona Teague, Kathi Fedor & Concie Luna. Second Row:  Terry Larson, Laura Larson, Tom Nadon, Cinda Gilbert, Barry Leahy, Jim Batdorf, John Pembroke, Jan Fedor and Scott Dietrich.
On Friday, December 14 Manger Mall volunteers gathered to setup the North Shore gymnasium for their 10th Manger Mall event on Saturday, Dec. 15. The volunteers are standing behind a beautiful rocking horse handmade by Allen Moore of Manson. The rocking horse was raffled off at no cost and won by a...

Chelan Fire and Rescue Firefighter Samantha Rains (right) with Mauricio and Santa Claus at the end of their shopping adventure.
The Chelan County Sheriff office Santa’s Stars program helped less fortunate kids from Chelan, Entiat and Manson, by giving them the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for both themselves and their families. The event started off with Chelan County Fire District 7 cooking up a pancake...

Gary (left) and Krysta Westmoreland (middle) of The Meat Shop in Chelan, was named the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce’s New Business of the Year, at the Mix & Mingle held Dec. 14 at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce office in Chelan. At right is Mike Steele, Executive Director of the Chamber. Other winners were: Non-profit of the Year, Historic Downtown Chelan Association, and Business of the Year, Apple Cup Cafe. Ugly Sweater Contest winner was Heather Hill. Runner up was Dave Weldy.
MANSON – In a three hour meeting, the Manson Parks Board voted to adopt the budget for the upcoming year, plus the change of rates at Old Mill Park. The Parks’ budget will be impacted the most by the increase of minimum wage. In 2019, it will go up to $12 per hour. At the same time, they will be...

Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Asher (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Mark Donnell. Asher will travel to Alabama to inspect a ladder truck to replace Ladder 71.
CHELAN – In a previous special commissioner meeting, Chelan Fire and Rescue Commissioners Russ Jones, Phil Moller and Jay Witherbee voted to purchase a used ladder truck with a budget of $220,000. Fire Chief Tim Lemon informed the commissioners at the Dec. 12 meeting about a new ladder truck...
Chelan –  Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics (LCCHC) was one of many businesses and institutions across the United States and Canada that received email bomb threats Thursday, Dec. 13. According to an article on CNN, the FBI is aware of the threats and is working with law enforcement to...

PUD Managing Director Justin Erickson attended the Dec. 11 Manson Community Council meeting and updated members on the PUD strategic planning.
MANSON – Due to the Holiday season soon approaching, the Manson Community Council met on Dec. 11, the same day as voting took place for the two positions open on council. During the last meeting of the year, it was announced who will be joining the council in 2019. After the community cast their...
MANSON - Chelan County Fire District 5 in Manson will be having their December Commissioner meeting at 3:00pm on Tuesday December 11, rather than the usual time of 4:30.  This is a one-time change only, not permanent.  

Sgt. Leandro Jasso Photo courtesy of www.stripes.com
  LEAVENWORTH – A U.S. Army Ranger Team Leader killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 24, was born in Brewster 25 years ago.  Services for Sergeant Leandro Antonio Sleeper Jasso, of Leavenworth, will be held at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec.. 9, at Cascade High School where he graduated in 2012. A funeral...

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