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(StatePoint) Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can be contracted any time of year. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pneumococcal pneumonia causes 150,000 annual hospitalizations nationwide. It can even be life-...
Projekt Bayern board member and media manager Amy Gustin discussed Bayern’s plans for this year’s Oktoberfest. Gustin said that anytime the city administration asked Bayern to make any changes, they adapted to the requests, but were still left without options for hosting the event in Leavenworth by...

Owners and employees pictured L-R- standing are co-owner Dick Beselin, 21-year employee Audrey Saunders, current General Manager, Matt Skalesky, Denise Ruether and co-owner Karl Ruether. Seated are L-R Sue Beselin, and co-owners Vern and Mary Thoreson. Photo by Carol Forhan
Icicle Village Resort recently celebrated their thirtieth anniversary with a free open to the public event on August 6. The celebration featured complimentary ice cream and bratwurst, entertainment from local music performers, and a free raffle for free stays and other prizes. Paul Jinneman, one of...
Confluence Health announced this week that it will be transitioning its naming conventions for its hospitals and other locations by summer of 2023 to increase clarity and allow for smoother services for patients. Though the name is changing, Confluence Health’s commitment to care is not. “It’s...
The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $1,123,900 to 216 students across North Central Washington and beyond – the largest award amount to date. The Foundation now manages over 130 scholarships established by individuals, families, and businesses from across the region who care deeply about...

12 Tribes staff, Manson Chamber of Commerce staff, and Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce staff gathered for the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lakeside RV Park in Manson on August 5. Back row, left to right: Jill Babcock, Claudia Shipman, Celene Cisneros, Carlos Rodriguez, Jessica Hall, Whitney Somday, Clarice Cushman, Josh Allenby, Scott Ward, Scott Stanger, and Todd Link. Front row, left to right: Mike Steele, Debbie Conwell, Olga Loza, Esperanza Escaera, and Kaz Elliot. Courtesy photo: Norm Manly
MANSON - On August 5, the Manson Chamber of Commerce, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, and several members of the 12 Tribes staff held a “Grand Opening” and “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony for the best kept secret in the Chelan Valley, the 12 Tribes Lake Chelan Casino’s, Lakeside RV Park in Manson....

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Wenatchee- The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the hire of Ashley Goetz and promotion of Stephanie Andler as Associate Directors of Student Success and Learning. In the NCESD’s continual efforts to create new standards of excellence in order to lead, serve and...
OLYMPIA- 988 is the new, nationwide, three-digit dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The 988-dialing code connects people via call, text, or chat, to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for anyone...
Tumwater-From June 15 through the end of September, employers in Washington will be required to monitor temperature and air quality, take steps to protect workers from heat and smoke hazards, and provide training and information, among other things. June 1, the Department of Labor & Industries...

The human body is placed into a vessel for approximately thirty days, and covered with alfalfa, sawdust, straw and sometimes wildflowers. This process gently transforms human remains into rich, fertile soil. Courtesy of Sabel Roizen; Recompose/Seattle
Discussing and preparing for our own final death arrangements, or for those of our loved ones, is a psychological struggle for most. Traditional funeral practices are often seen as unsustainable, wasteful and polluting in protecting our future. And in our eco-conscious world many choose the final...

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