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Homeless camp believed to be Wenatchee's biggest ever

WENATCHEE — Glenn Wilson doesn’t have a job in the traditional sense of the word, but the work he does is making an impact for many in the homeless community. Wilson, 61, is the de facto leader of a homeless camp on South Columbia Street, and the unofficial position — which includes acting as a liaison with the property owner, paying for and maintaining onsite portable toilets, bringing back food bank items and cleaning up trash and graffiti — keeps him busy.
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Wenatchee officials say homeless camp would be disbanded if low-barrier shelter is built

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee officials say a homeless camp on South Columbia Street would likely be disbanded if a low-barrier shelter is built nearby. The city, in partnership with East Wenatchee, plans on building a low-barrier shelter next year. The shelter would be funded through a one-tenth of 1% sales tax increases the cities passed earlier this year to fund housing projects.
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Mobile eateries gaining asphalt-hold in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — Working as a cook through college, Mike Gluzinski long dreamt about someday owning an eatery. He initially hoped to open a restaurant before pivoting to a food truck. Blue Skies Food Shack, Gluzinski’s truck, opened in April. According to the Chelan-Douglas Health District, it’s one of about 28...
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Check out these homes for sale in Wenatchee now

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Home in charming Three Lakes Subdivision, close to Golf Course and Lake. This home boasts an 1562sqft open floor plan, with 3 bedrooms and

Wenatchee High School cancels in-person classes after reports of a threat

Wenatchee High School cancelled in-person classes this morning after someone emailed the district anonymously saying someone was going to bring a gun to school, said Wenatchee Police Sgt. Nathan Hahn. “Out of an abundance of caution, we will move to a late Monday schedule with remote learning today,” the Wenatchee...
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Wenatchee High School goes remote while police investigate potential threat

WENATCHEE, Wash. - Students at Wenatchee High School will be attending virtual classes Friday while law enforcement investigates a threat they say has been circulating. Wenatchee School District posted on Facebook that they will also change Monday's schedule to a late start and may not have after-school programs depending on the investigation.

Judge imposes tougher terms on assault defendant

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County judge on Thursday set aside a plea agreement that would have meant a year in jail and 12 months’ probation for an East Wenatchee man who assaulted his former girlfriend. Trey Michael Haberlock, 20, will instead serve terms of 12 months plus 363 days in...

Record warmth prevents Mission Ridge Ski Resort from reopening this weekend

WENATCHEE - Last weekend’s sub-par skiing conditions caused by unseasonably warm weather at Mission Ridge has resulted in the ski and board resort’s extended hiatus from operation this weekend. iFIBER ONE News Partner, News Radio 560 KPQ reports that the resort will remain closed through the weekend. With conditions permitting,...

NCWLIFE Evening News December 3rd, 2021

Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to what’s making news, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window. And now, A few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A Chelan County judge set aside a plea agreement that would have meant a short jail term and 12 months’ probation for a man who assaulted his former girlfriend. A Colville Tribes member has been sentenced to almost nine years in federal custody for a car theft and armed robbery committed last year on the Colville Reservation and The unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing has led Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort to cancel skiing for this weekend.

Toy Drive gets help from 11-year old expert shopper

Koen Peterson had a chance of a lifetime this week. Thanks to generous donors to the NCW Community Toy Drive presented by Les Schwab, he was give $1,500 to do a shopping spree for toys at Hooked on Toys. The only catch was that he didn’t get to keep any of them. Peterson says he was more than happy to be an “Expert Shopper” and choose toys that would go to needy children in North Central Washington.

No 'flipping of the switch' ceremonies at Leavenworth's Village of Lights

If you're planning to head to Washington's Bavarian-themed city of Leavenworth to see Christmas lights, there are some changes you should know about. Leavenworth will no longer "flip the switch" on its Christmas light displays on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the city will keep the lights illuminated every day of the week through February.

The Village Of Lights In Washington That’s Straight Out Of A Hallmark Christmas Movie

Washingtonians have mixed feelings about Leavenworth. Some of them know it as the delightful Bavarian village surrounded by mountains that it is, while others see it as a bit campy and overrated. But no one—absolutely no one—can resist Leavenworth’s charms during the holiday season. Seeing that pretty little city illuminated by the glow of the […] The post The Village Of Lights In Washington That’s Straight Out Of A Hallmark Christmas Movie appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Kayla A. Harmon

Kayla A. Harmon, 34, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021, after an illness. She was born to Jim and Carol Harmon on January 12, 1987, in Wenatchee, WA. Kayla was a dedicated mother, first and foremost, and was immensely proud of her four children. Her calm spirit and loving heart will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
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Etta Fern Preugschat

Etta Fern Preugschat, 68, of Waterville, WA, passed away November 24, 2021, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA, surrounded by her family. Etta was born January 17, 1953, to Albert "Obbie" Preugschat and Mary Ellen (Feeney) Preugschat at St. Anthony's Hospital in Wenatchee. She attended Waterville Schools and graduated, in 1971. While in school, she was active in 4-H and Pep Club. Etta developed a love of horses while growing up on the family farm north of Waterville, starting with Trigger, her favorite. Etta was confirmed at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterville. After graduating high school, Etta began working at Orondo Fruit Shippers, until starting her 30 year career at Douglas County Assessors Office. She became the first female Appraiser for Douglas County and retired, in 2012.
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James "Jim" Schoenmakers

James “Jim" Schoenmakers, 68, a lifelong Wenatchee Valley Resident, entered into rest on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Central Washington Hospital, in Wenatchee, WA. Jim was born on November 17, 1953, to Henry and Irene (Kerr) Schoenmakers. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in grades one through nine. He then attended Wenatchee High School, where he was in Boys Choir.
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Gladys Marie Albright Baum

(formerly of Wenatchee, WA) Gladys Marie Albright Baum, 98, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Huron, SD, on November 22, 2021. Gladys was born in De Grey, SD, on February 20, 1923, to Jesse and Harriet Albright. The family moved to Huron, SD, where she graduated from Huron High School in 1939. Gladys married Leonard C. Baum and together, raised their three children: Linda, Leland, and Janette.
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30 Under 35 | Next question: Sasha Sleiman

Housing program coordinator, Chelan County; East Wenatchee City Council member. Sasha Sleiman, who grew up in the Wenatchee Valley, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Western Washington University. She was involved in the Washington Student Lobby, Associated Students of Western Washington University and was appointed by then-Gov. Christine Gregoire to serve as the student representative on the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board.