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WENATCHEE  - Beginning today, March 25, Link Transit will adjust Route B on Wednesdays from  9:00 a.m. - noon and 4 - 7 p.m. to serve the emergency food distribution effort located at Town Toyota Center (TTC). Trips on Route B that depart at :15 and :45 will serve the TTC, and will not serve...
Schedule to start - on March 26   OLYMPIA  - The job search requirement to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits was made optional on Tuesday, another in a series of measures by Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Employment Security Department to increase access to unemployment benefits for...
WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley College was notified on March 23 that two WVC employees have tested positive for COVID-19.   At this time, these are the only confirmed cases of a WVC student or employee having COVID-19. WVC will not be releasing the names or titles of the employees.   Following the...
A message for Executive Director Barbara Walters:   NCW - From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we have done our best to make decisions that ensure the safety of our staff and the health of our communities. We have followed the advice of our state government as well as state and local health...
Augie Kooistra likens the 'Ag' business to military training By Gary Bégin EPHRATA - Augie Kooistra was in the Army from April 1969 - April 1971. It consisted of basic training, advanced Infantry, Non-commissioned officer, Airborne School, Vietnam infantry, radioman, 173rd Airborne Brigade,  82nd...
Zero is a positive number By Gary Bégin NCW Media Managing Editor CASHMERE -- Cashmere does have hidden artistry and artists to go with. In this case his name is Tom Zero, but he's not invisible or uncounted. Mr. Zero is an anomaly in a world of chaos. Next time you see "hand made" think of Tom...

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Apple Blossom Floral creates art for any - or no - occasion   By Gary Bégin EAST WENATCHEE -- Jeanne Davis (Owner of Apple Blossom Floral) and floral designer Denise Lancaster were inducted into the American Institute of Designers in Washington, D.C., last summer, but getting that designation...

There was a full house turnout for the early morning "Coffee & Commerce" event hosted by the WVCC and sponsored by Numerica Credit Union.
'Coffee & Commerce' event reveals new projects, lack of housing "Commercial development takes energy, creativeness, and capital," according to the advertisement for the event put out by the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce. The mid-September "Coffee & Commerce" event at the Town...
MANSON -- Wells Fargo's District Manager for North Central Washington Agustin Reyes, said the Manson branch of the San Francisco-based bank is closing Wednesday, July 12. "We notified the employees in late March and a letter was sent to customers in early April," he said. Reyes, in an exclusive...
PLAIN - Adeline, Otto, Belle, Hanna and Rudolph are coming to the Thousand Trails Leavenworth RV Campground in Plain. Those are, in fact, the names of the so-called "tiny houses" that are now at the campground. An open house was held this past weekend. It's called the Leavenworth Tiny Village. It'...

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