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Iconic Flour Tower in Bridgeport sells for $900,000

The iconic Flour Tower, converted into an eclectic private residence, towers over neighboring homes along the Columbia River near Chief Joseph Dam. The unique 5-story property has been on the market since 2023 and recently sold for $900,000.
BRIDGEPORT –The iconic Flour Tower, a 1910-era grain storage elevator turned eclectic private residence, sold last month after being on the market since 2023. A notice on the online brokerage …

Bridgeport City Council proposes mandatory fence permits

BRIDGEPORT – The Bridgeport City Council discussed amending the municipal code to require a fence permit during its regular monthly meeting on June 18. The proposed change aims to ensure that …
Local Features
Wenatchee Public Library employee Chelsea Evans sits at a desk adorned with wildflower arrangements made by youth in the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center. The kids arranged flowers with Evans and her colleague Molly Schuringa as part of the library’s outreach at the 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 …
The 18-hole Sands course opened in 2014.

The Barn opens at Gamble Sands, precursor to major expansion

BREWSTER – The newest addition to the Gamble Sands golf, dining, and lodging experience 10 miles east of Brewster, The Barn, billed as the “newest dining hotspot and coolest hangout in …
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 …
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 …

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 …
AppleSox bats explode in 13-2 rout, clinch series against NorthPaws
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Wenatchee AppleSox's bats came alive on Saturday night, propelling them to a decisive 13-2 victory over the Kamloops NorthPaws at Norbrock Stadium. The win clinched the …
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 …
Other News
CHELAN — The Pioneer Fire, burning in the rugged terrain of the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Area and on private land, has held steady at 3,811 acres for the last few days. Fire …
PATEROS—One of the major projects that City Administrator Jord Wilson is working on now is a mandatory survey being mailed to every city water user to complete a lead service line inventory and …
BREWSTER – The boundaries for the upcoming 18 th annual Brewster King Salmon Derby have been adjusted after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the 2024 seasons for …
OMAK — Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) has named Carolyn Goolsby as the new Dean of its Omak campus, effective Aug. 16, the college announced on Tuesday. In her role, Goolsby will oversee …
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Obituaries
Steven Wayne "Steve" Lautensleger was born on September 25, 1950, and passed away peacefully at his home on June 1, 2024. He was born to Marie (Huckins) Lautensleger and Donald Lautensleger. He …
Mary Anne Quigley, 84, of Carlton, Washington passed away on June 3, 2024. Barnes Chapel is handling the arrangements for the family.
May Littlejohn, 95, of Omak, Washington passed away on May 31, 2024. Barnes Chapel is handling the arrangements for the family.
Georgia Barrutia 92 passed away May 24th, 2024.  She was born in Gooding, Idaho and was the firstborn of eight children.    Georgia’s early life was shaped by the hard …
Lynn Trovillo, a longtime resident of Brewster, passed away peacefully in Spokane on May 25, 2024. Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on February 24, 1947, Lynn was the first-born to Dewitt (Buzz) Trovillo …
Steven Wayne "Steve" Lautensleger was born on September 25, 1950, and passed away peacefully at his home on June 1, 2024. He was born to Marie (Huckins) Lautensleger and Donald Lautensleger. He …

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.
    • Movie in the park

      The Pateros Library will host a movie in the park at the Riverview Pavilion on Lakeshore Dr. in Pateros on Friday, June 21, from 8:45 to 11 p.m. …

    • Craft time

      The Brewster Library will host craft time for kids on Wednesday, June 26, from 3-4 p.m. “Join us for a guided summer craft at the …

    • Tie-Dye in the Park

      The Pateros Library will host Tie-Dye in the Park on Thursday, June 27, from 3-4 p.m. “Bring a white t-shirt to the library to create …

    • 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 …

    • 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 …

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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 …