Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Museum seeks help to preserve historic cabins, artifacts

Coleen Malmassari, her husband, daughter, her third cousin Brian Smith and his children work to maintain the General Store cabin during the Spring Clean Up in 2022. Malmassari and Smith, descendants of the original owner Archie Smith, have co-adopted the cabin for clean up.
CASHMERE – The Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village is raising funds to reroof three of the buildings in the Pioneer Village. Museum member and volunteer Colleen Malmassari started the …

Confluence Health, WVMG announce community partnership grant applications

WENATCHEE — Confluence Health and the Wenatchee Valley Medical Group (WVMG) announced Tuesday that their Community Partnership Fund will begin accepting applications for grants supporting local …

NCW Tech Alliance announces Summer of Innovation events

WENATCHEE — The NCW Tech Alliance has announced a series of Summer Tech Events aimed at fostering innovation and community engagement in North Central Washington. Since 1999, the organization …
Local Features

Library outreach brings hope to incarcerated youth

Wenatchee Public Library employees Chelsea Evans and Molly Schuringa display snowflakes, made from popsicle sticks by youth at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center.
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 …
Davelaar’s favorite fudge flavor, dark chocolate raspberry.

Happy Fudge reopens: a labor of love honoring a legacy

LEAVENWORTH – For owner Jason Stewart and Manager Melissa Wike, reopening Happy Fudge, once Happy Happy Fudge, was not a money-making pursuit, but a way to preserve the legacy of one of their …
Wright began carving as a hobby in 2020, then starting selling his work about a year and a half in.

Local carver creates masterpiece in downtown Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH –  On the corner of 10th and Commercial, a chainsaw buzzes while sawdust flies, as a dead, hazardous tree fated to be cut down by order of the city gets transformed into a work …
Mabel Hoffman celebrated her birthday with a garden tea party, hosting family members, friends, and other Colonial Vista residents.

Cashmere woman celebrates 104th birthday

WENATCHEE – Colonial Vista Community’s oldest resident, Mabel Hoffman, celebrated turning 104 with a garden tea party, surrounded by 60 of her friends and family. At 104, Hoffman …
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. April 5 …
Other News
WASHINGTON D.C. – Two fish passage through barrier removal projects within the Wenatchee River watershed were recommended for National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funding under …
CASHMERE - The Cashmere FFA Chapter is celebrating an impressive showing at the 2024 State FFA Spring Convention, with two teams earning the right to represent Washington at the National FFA …
CASHMERE — The Cashmere City Council discussed potential new taxes to increase city revenues at their May 13 meeting. Mayor Jim Fletcher initiated the discussion, explaining to the Council that …
CASHMERE – Cashmere High School student Gabby Winchester won the Numerica Performing Arts Center Apple Award for Best Supporting Performer in a Play for her role as Aunt Julia in “Sabrina …
WENATCHEE - Chelan PUD will be conducting a customer satisfaction survey starting the week of May 13. The survey, conducted every two years, will be administered by Strategic Research, a …
Sports
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Bighorns (10-9) are set to resume their incomplete game against the Salem Capitals (12-10) on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Royal Brougham Pavilion at Seattle Pacific …
WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the Western Hockey League (WHL), are excited to announce that Director of Scouting Leigh Mendelson has signed a two-year contract …

WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild are pleased to announce the selection of 13 players in the 2024 Western Hockey League Prospects Draft, held Thursday. The 2024 edition was the club’s …
WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Wild have announced a trade with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League (WHL), sending 2007-born forward Daniel Morozov to Victoria in …
Outdoors
PORTLAND - The USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region is encouraging the public to enjoy the great outdoors by waiving day-use fees at most recreation sites in national forests across …
OLYMPIA - Fishing enthusiasts across Washington state are gearing up for the annual Free Fishing Weekend, set to take place on June 8-9. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is …
Obituaries
Dwight Goehner was born to Walter and Alvina Goehner in May of 1957. He joined his sister Naomi and brother Keith in a loving Christian home, surrounded by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, most of …
Brian Lee Avery, 55, of Cashmere, passed away on April 7, 2024 surrounded by angels and loved ones that left before him, in the loving care of Mount Baker View AFH in Everett. From Brian, …
Richard “Boomer” Dueman Richard “Boomer” Dueman was born on July 10, 1943, and passed away peacefully, at the home of his daughter, Becky, on October 25, 2023. …
Milo Smith passed away on August 2,2023. A Celebration of Life for Milo will be held on October 22, 2023, 1 p.m., at the Henry building,120 Cottage Ave., Cashmere, WA.
Michael Edward (Mike) Bennett December 8, 1958 – August 28, 2023   Michael Bennett, 64, went to be with Jesus on August 28, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. …
Rebecca O’Flaherty October 12, 1923-July 20, 2023 Rebecca O'Flaherty, age 99, of Cashmere, WA. passed away July 20, 2023, in Wenatchee, WA., On October 12, 1923, Rebecca was …
Education

Cashmere High School event celebrates moms, migrant families

CASHMERE – The Cashmere High School Parent Advisory Committee will host a Mother's Day celebration for migrant families on Friday, May 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the High School. The Parent …

Wenatchee Valley College announces winter 2024 Deans' List

WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) has released its Deans' List for the winter 2024 academic quarter, recognizing students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking …

Wenatchee Valley College President’s List for winter quarter 2024 

WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) has announced its President's List for the winter quarter of 2024, honoring students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. To be named to …
Cashmere FFA members did well at the district speaking competitions in Chelan. Sixteen students will go on to compete at state level next month.

Cashmere FFA qualifies 16 students for state in speaking events

CASHMERE - Sixteen Cashmere High School FFA members qualified for the state competition in various speaking events at the FFA State Leadership Convention next month in Pullman. FFA speaking …
Legislative Coverage

Federal court redistricting ruling shakes up Washington State legislative districts, faces Republican criticism

OLYMPIA – In a development impacting Washington State politics, the Ninth Circuit Court has dismissed an emergency motion to stay a federal court decision regarding legislative district …

Blending education and technology a goal for Wellman

OLYMPIA - On the last Monday morning of the 2024 legislative session, Washington State Sen. Lisa Wellman’s office brimmed with sunlight, an early peek at spring, as she sipped tea from a white …

Counties required to adopt security system

Under a bill Secretary of State Steve Hobbs endorsed, all counties are required to install “Albert Systems,” a technology that notifies counties when there is an attempted cybersecurity …

Officers will soon be allowed to work part-time

Washington remains 51st in the nation for police officers per capita, and one answer to that problem might be allowing officers to work part-time.  SB 5424, sponsored by Sen. John Lovick, …

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.
    • Historic Home Tour

      The Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village will hold their Historic Home Tour on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Historic …

    • Farmers market

      The Cashmere Farmers Market will be held at the Cashmere Museum on Sunday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “A weekly farmers market …

    • Sustainable Wreath Workshop

      The Wenatchee Library will host a Sustainable Wreath Workshop on Wednesday, June 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Balsamroot Meeting Room. …

    • Basket making class

      Waste Loop will host a Salvaged Denim Basket Making Class on Tuesday, June 4, from 5-7 p.m. “Join us to learn how to turn denim and cloth …

    • June Repair Cafe

      Waste Loop will host its June Repair Cafe on Wednesday, June 5, from 6-8 p.m. The event page states, “Do you have items that need fixing? …

More News
LEAVENWORTH—After a decade of dedicated service, Commissioner Mall Boyd bid farewell to her role on the Cascade Medical Board of Commissioners, marking the end of an era in community healthcare …
CASHMERE - The Cascade Community Markets, which include the Leavenworth and Cashmere Farmers Markets, have a few reasons to celebrate as the 2024 season opens. The organization has reached its …
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 …
WENATCHEE - The Columbia River Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) Chapter is reviving its annual Run 4 the Border motorcycle ride after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, now in its 19th …
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U.S. soldier detained in Russia on criminal charges
Russian authorities have detained an American soldier on criminal misconduct charges, the U.S. Army said Monday. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said Russia’s government had notified the …
Workers pick blueberries in greenhouses of the Agrovision firm in San Isidro Mazatepec in Jalisco.
As its workers stream to the U.S., Mexico runs short of farmhands
ETZATLÁN, Mexico - For decades, Mexicans crossed the border to pick Americans’ lettuce, grapes and strawberries. Mexico had a seemingly inexhaustible supply of farmhands - tough, …
Senate passes $1.2 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown
The Senate approved a $1.2 trillion spending bill in the wee hours of Saturday morning to prevent a brief partial government shutdown, sending the bill to President Biden to sign into law. …
Nikki Haley meets voters during a rally at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry, N.H. on Sunday.
Nikki Haley suspends campaign for 2024 Republican presidential nomination
CHARLESTON, S.C. -  Nikki Haley , a former U.N. ambassador and governor of South Carolina, has announced she is suspending   her presidential campaign, leaving  Donald Trump  with …
Big-box stores try to stay relevant by focusing on smaller stores
Two of the biggest names in big-box retail have boosted their bets on a growing trend for brick-and-mortar sales: smaller stores. Best Buy and Macy’s this week announced plans to add …
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Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?
Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety
(BPT) - Have you ever looked at your dog’s big sweet eyes and wondered, “What is going on inside your head?” If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. While your dog …
Is AI as capable as humans? Here's how far artificial intelligence has come.
Image generation is just one area in which AI use is exploding. Verbit used data from academic research to see how AI is progressing.