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Tiffany Gering defeats Dale England The Friday, Nov.6 Chelan County election results show Tiffany Gering still leading Dale England for Chelan County Commissioner District 3 race. Tiffany Gering has 18,051 (50.04%) to Dale England’s 17,419 (48.29%). The following results represent Chelan County...
AgroFresh Sustainability Week AgroFresh paves its way to a more sustainable future   AgroFresh combines deep scientific knowledge with industry know-how to extend shelf life of the best-tasting produce, reduce food waste and conserve the planet’s resources. Supporting this mission and the company’s...
Despite drought, disease, disaster Highline Grain Growers wrap up a solid season   By Mike Maltais WATERVILLE – Despite drought, disease and disaster, North Central Washington wheat farmers managed to get their grain crops into area elevators for the 2020 growing season. Paul Katovich of...
  Featuring an all-American menu of “Grill & Chill” delectable pie hole stuffers the Wenatchee Dairy Queen at 835 N. Miller St. will be reopening under new management soon after extensive remodeling.  Gary Bégin/WBJ
Central Washington Veterans Counseling helps Vets transition from war to peace   It doesn’t matter what war, if any, you served in. It doesn’t matter what sex you are or what your financial status is, it matters not your age, religion or what service you were in, veteran Veterans counselor...

Ed and his own business sign
Veteran Wenatchee sign maker displays how other companies want to be portrayed Story and photos by Gary Bégin Back in the 70s, after his Army career, former Vietnam infantryman Ed Joachims Decided to embark on a new life, but it had to have a creative twist or it just wouldn’t work. The Wenatchee...
SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This...
Washington Apples Expecting Lighter Crop Volume Submitted by Washington Apple Commission In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes (40 lb.), on par with the previous season of 133 million boxes. Since the time of the initial...
Leavenworth’s Housing Needs Assessment reveals big challenges for Chelan County By Bill Forhan According to a needs assessment, population in Leavenworth has been relatively flat over the last twenty years while jobs in the community have grown by 30 percent.  Job growth generally results in growth...
Salmon survival put to the test: PUD moves forward with Rock Island study WENATCHEE, WASH. – Chelan PUD will aim for at least 93 percent juvenile salmon survival during a study at Rock Island Hydro Project next spring. Chelan PUD commissioners approved a nearly $955,000 contract Monday with...

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