Philanthropy

Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Receives Life Saving Award

In late December, Douglas County Deputies responded to a report of a gunshot injury by the Columbia River near Rock Island. The victim, a 14-year-old boy from Cashmere, was taken to Central Washington Hospital. He’d been accidently shot in the leg while duck hunting with a friend. The deputy who responded and applied a tourniquet…

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Wenatchee Public Library Launches Capital Improvement Fundraiser

The Wenatchee Public Library is in need of some upgrades. Originally opened in the late 50’s, staff and volunteers say modernization and renovations will bring the library into the 21st century. The non-profit Friends of the Wenatchee Library are launching a fundraising campaign to help pay for that work, and it starts today. Dan Langager talked…

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Remembering Wilfred Woods, Thoughts from Harriet Bullitt

Wenatchee lost one of its greatest patriarchs over the weekend – Wenatchee World newspaper publisher, philanthropist and outdoorsman Wilfred Woods passed away at the age of 97. He died Saturday due to complications of old age and heart and lung conditions. Woods was born in 1919, the son of newspaperman Rufus Woods. He grew up…

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Cashmere Chamber Awards Citizens, Business of the Year

The Cashmere Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of their Business and Citizen of the Year awards for 2016. Chamber Manager Gina Imperato told KOHO the annual recognitions involve a bit of a twist this year. The area residents who will share in the distinction of being Cashmere’s Citizen of the Year are Tom Green…

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Wenatchee High School Hosts 20th Annual Janice Franz Talent Show

The 20th annual Janice Franz Talent show is this week at Wenatchee High School. Thirty acts will compete Wednesday and Thursday for a slot in the final show Friday night. The beneficiary this year is Wendy Skalisky, a champion for cancer patients in the region who’s now fighting her own battle with cancer. The annual…

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