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Leavenworth residents who stroll through Enchantment Park for the next month may notice large machines moving earth and material around the area. Crews from Greenshield Systems LLC are working on the park’s drainage on the different sports fields beginning July 19. The drainage project is expected...

Oh Yeah! Farms Chris Petry chats with patrons and serves some fries during the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market 10th Anniversary event. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market (LCFM) commemorated its 10th anniversary during a special  on July 11. The celebration included a celebratory cake from Cakes and Bakes, along with live music, a chef's demonstration, prepared food from local vendors and LCFM board members giving thanks to...
The Cascade School District announced the passing of high school teacher Erin Hagedorn. According to a post on the district's Facebook page, Hagedorn was on vacation with her family in Idaho when she was killed  in an accident on July 8. Dr. Maxwell Moholy from Cascade Medical Center will be at the...
The Leavenworth City Council had a light agenda on July 9, including three ordinances. The Council approved an ordinance to vacate a right-of-way on Summit Street. The city received a request to vacate a portion of Summit Street, located between property owned by Bruce and Margee Peterson at 508...

Young McDonald, played by NCRL puppeteer Bailey White, comes to the realization that he wants to be a farmer after all. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
Children and their families gathered at the Leavenworth Public Library on July 9 for a performance from the North Central Regional Library (NCRL) summer puppeteers. NCRL hosts a family-friendly puppet show every summer and the library’s troupe of puppeteers visit every branch throughout the region...
At the July 9 Study Session, Development Services Manager Lilith Vespier provided  mid-year report on the department's activities. Vespier explained the department has been busy these past seven months and in the meantime put together some goals. She noted that Building and Code Inspector II Mark...
A man drowned in the Wenatchee River after attempting to rescue his pet pig on July 7. According to a news release from the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Brian Burnett explained a 45-year-old man was floating along the river with his son and pet pig near Monitor at approximately at 6 p.m...
Between summer wildfires and July 4 firework ban, fires have been a hot topic this summer. On July 1, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway locomotive originally from Seattle and heading to Chicago, caught fire that morning, according to Gus Melonas, Public Affairs director.     "There were no...
    Circling the lot and willing a car to ease out of a spot is a common occurrence, especially during the summer months with visitors piling into town, and the city of Leavenworth has implemented a new idea to quite literally pile everyone in. Permit stacked parking went into effect June 25...
The first Ladies Invitational Tournament with an entry fee of $6 was held on June 23, 1971, with 80 ladies attending. Thirty-four years ago in 1985, the tournament (by then called the Alpine Invitational) drew a field of 124 players from all over the state, as reported in an article by The...

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