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Chelan City Council discusses seed funding for new Boys & Girls Club

Chelan will join 26 other clubs under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County.
CHELAN – Seed funding and future operating expenses for a new Boys & Girls Club destined for the Lake Chelan Community Center (LCCC) generated was discussed and generally supported at the …

Lake Chelan Health & Wellness Foundation awards scholarships to local students pursuing healthcare careers

CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Health & Wellness Foundation has awarded scholarships to 18 high school graduates from Chelan and Manson for the 2024-2025 academic year. The foundation also provided …

Lake Chelan School District recognizes academic excellence in Semester 2 Honor Roll

CHELAN — The Lake Chelan School District has released the honor roll for both Chelan Middle School and Chelan High School for the second semester of the 2023-2024 academic year. Students …

Advocacy group proposal would expand day use dock space on Lake Chelan

CHELAN—The Chelan Waterfront Dock Advocacy Group, comprised of Art Campbell, Greg Petersen, and Ron Foster, lobbied for more day-use dock space and boater access to downtown during the citizen …

Manson School District sponsors summer food service program

MANSON—The Manson School District has announced its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program, which aims to provide meals to children 18 years of age and younger at no charge. The program …
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WENATCHEE - The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) has awarded scholarships to several students from Chelan, Manson, and Entiat for the 2024-2025 academic year. These scholarships, …
CHELAN - A rapidly spreading brush fire near Davis Canyon Road along US 97A was swiftly tackled by Chelan Fire and Rescue at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, the first unit reported a fire quickly …
WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) announced Friday the acquisition of a 221.6-acre conservation easement near Manson. The easement, which protects vital shrub-steppe habitat and …
Local Features
Wenatchee Public Library employees Chelsea Evans and Molly Schuringa display snowflakes, made from popsicle sticks by youth at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center.

Library outreach brings hope to incarcerated youth

WENATCHEE—For Wenatchee Public Library employees Chelsea Evans and Molly Schuringa, outreach with youth at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center is one of their favorite parts of their …
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Ruby U launches speaker presentations at historic Chelan Ruby Theatre

CHELAN—The Ruby Theatre in downtown Chelan has launched a new speaker series called Ruby U. The series features free public presentations, panels, and discussions on topics of community …
Chelan County Sheriff's Report

Chelan County Sheriff's Report

This report is compiled from records provided by the Chelan County Sheriff's Office and RiverCom. The publisher cannot certify the complete accuracy of the information provided. May 31 …
Election 2024

Candidates certified for Washington's August 6 primary election

OLYMPIA - The Office of the Secretary of State has officially certified candidates for Washington's upcoming August 6 Primary election. The certification took place on Tuesday in the Legislative …

Auditor seeks residents for ballot measure committees

WENATCHEE - The Chelan County Auditor's Office seeks individuals to serve on "For" or "Against" committees for ballot measures in the upcoming August 6 Special Election Local Voters' Pamphlet. The …

Brian Burnett announces candidacy for State Representative, District 12

WENATCHEE—Former Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett is running for State Representative, District 12, Position 1, as a Republican candidate. The announcement, made through a press release, …

Hawkins makes it official, files for Chelan County Commissioner

WENATCHEE - On the first day of candidate filing week, State Senator Brad Hawkins (R-Wenatchee) officially declared his candidacy for the open position of Chelan County Commissioner, District 3. The …

Candidate Filing Week 2024 begins May 6

OLYMPIA — Interested in running for public office in Washington? The opportunity to formally declare candidacy for the 2024 elections opens online on May 6 at 8 a.m. and at elections offices …

Rep. Keith Goehner announces State Senate run

DRYDEN - Representative Keith Goehner has announced his candidacy for the State Senate in the 12th legislative district. The announcement follows the decision by current 12th Legislative District …

Hawkins announces candidacy for Chelan County Commission District 3

WENATCHEE - Republican State Senator Brad Hawkins of Wenatchee announced today that he plans to forgo his Senate re-election bid to run for the open Chelan County Commission – District 3 …
Obituaries
Angel Mendoza Ruelas, 21, was found June 5, 2024. Town of residence at the time of death Chelan, Washington. Rosary will be held at Precht Rose Chapel on June 21, 4-8 p.m. Services will be held June …
Come join Linda Lane-McKenzie and family to celebrate and remember the life of Jim McKenzie on June 22, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Chelan Boating Club. Jim will always be remembered for his …
Gloria C Davalos, 75, of Chelan, Washington passed away on June 5, 2024. Precht Rose Chapel is handling the arrangements for the family.
Bill Sargent passed away peacefully in his home on May 20th, 2024 in Chelan, WA. He is survived by his children Breah (Nathan Matthews), Will, and Ryan Sargent, his brother Doug Sargent (Vicki), his …
Bill Sargent passed away peacefully in his home on May 20th, 2024 in Chelan, WA. He is survived by his children Breah (Nathan Matthews), Will, and Ryan Sargent, his brother Doug Sargent (Vicki), his …
Ronald Lee Berry, 88 of Chelan, Washington passed away at his home on the morning of Monday, May 13, 2024. Ron was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s over 3 years ago but the most recent diagnosis of …

Get your event in the spotlight with Ward Media!

If you have an exciting event to share, email Reporter Quinn Propst at quinn@ward.media. We’ll showcase the five most captivating events of the week, giving your event the recognition it deserves. Even if your event isn’t among the top five, it will still be added to our events calendar and featured online. Don’t miss this chance to make your event shine!

Here is this week's list of 5 Things to do this Week.
    • Lake Chelan Arts Festival

      The Lake Chelan Arts Festival will be held at Riverwalk Park in Chelan on June 21-23 “It features artists displaying and selling their …

    • Live music with Mae Day Band

      Succession Wines in Manson will host live music by the Mae Day Band on Sunday, June 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. “Mae Day is a Pacific …

    • Catan Mondays at The Cove

      The Cove Wine and Games in Manson will host a Catan night on Monday, June 24, from 5-8 p.m. “Are you a Catan fanatic? Join us at The …

    • Stars and Stripes fundraiser

      The Manson Chamber will host its Annual Stars and Stripes Auction on Wednesday, June 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Deep Water Amphitheater . …

    • Mariachi, Music, and Me

      The Chelan Library will host Mariachi, Music, and Me on Thursday, June 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Riverwalk Pavilion. “Join Mariachi …

Opinion
Terry Ward, Publisher

Local journalism needs your support more than ever

As the publisher of our local newspaper, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent Pew Research Center report on the changing relationship between Americans and their local news outlets. The …

GOP nearly blows up convention in attempt to save face for Reichert

SPOKANE — Washington State Republican Party leaders say they want party unity, but they torpedoed unity, at least for a bit, all for the sake of attempted control.  When it became …

A closer look at the updated capital budget

Our state approves three budgets every two years. These budgets fund Washington’s operating ($71.9 billion), transportation ($14.6 billion), and capital ($10.3 billion) expenditures, including …
Features
The Women's Service League of NCW will hold its annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Mall near Sportsman's Warehouse.

Women's Service League hosts annual prom dress giveaway

WENATCHEE – This weekend, area teens, regardless of income, will have the chance to pick out the prom dress of their dreams for free, thanks to the Women's Service League of North Central …

Local ag co-op nurtures tree fruit industry from bud to box

Since the 1930s, Northwest Wholesale, Inc., a locally owned agricultural cooperative, has been an impactful part of the tree fruit industry in North Central Washington. Cooperatives of all kinds …
Sports

AppleSox' winning streak snapped as Pippins erupt for 14 runs

YAKIMA—The Yakima Valley Pippins scored early and often, putting up five runs in each of the first two innings to rout the Wenatchee AppleSox 14-3 on Tuesday night at Yakima County Stadium, …

Fish Sticks fend off AppleSox comeback, prevail 5-4 in non-league contest

WENATCHEE — The DubSea Fish Sticks edged out the Wenatchee AppleSox 5-4 in a closely contested non-league game on Monday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. Despite a valiant effort to mount …

Wenatchee AppleSox sweep Kamloops NorthPaws with 15-5 victory

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Wenatchee AppleSox completed a sweep of the Kamloops NorthPaws on Sunday afternoon with a resounding 15-5 victory at Norbrock Stadium, fueled by Cannon Peery's grand slam …
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Saying a final goodbye to Willie Mays, baseball’s ‘Say hey’ kid

Mays, who died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93, was not only the greatest baseball player of the last 80 years, and quite possibly ever, but he was an enormously important figure in American sports, culture and history. …

Enjoy a Fruit-Infused Fourth of July

(Family Features) Fourth of July fun calls for favorite snacks that complement the excitement. Whether you're a pyro or prefer to leave the fiery entertainment to the experts, one thing you can take charge of is the dessert table with recipes like Apple and Berry Cream Cheese Tarts and Patriotic Apple "Donuts."

Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Canine Osteoarthritis and Available Treatment Options

(BPT) - Has your dog been acting differently? Do they seem to be slowing down? What many pet owners don’t realize is that changes in behavior can also mean your four-legged friend is in pain. …