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60th Class Reunion Class of '59 celebrates with a dinner at the 59er Diner!
The class of LHS 1959 held their 60th  class reunion Sept. 5, visiting in Bobbi Ferg’s back yard and dinner at the “59er Diner” at Coles Corner.  There were 16 classmates present out of the class of 38. Classmates in photo: back Judy DeSantis, Judy Sabine-Slajer,  Ann Lynn, Helen Rayfield, Gary...
School bells will be calling students back to the classroom soon and the American Red Cross wants to make sure every student is safe as they head back to school for the upcoming academic year. “While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and...
The Cascade School board approved a resolution to adopt the 2019-2020 budget at its July 15 meeting. The estimated expenditures for the General Fund for the year is set at $19.1 million and the Associated Student Body (ASB) Fund is projected to be $284,625. The Debt Service Fund is set at $4.53...

(Photo from Cascade School District) Pictured is the new superintendent, Tracey Beckendorf-Edou.
    Officially stepping into her new role on July 1, Dr. Tracey Beckendorf-Edou will be taking the reigns and being the face of Cascade School District - she will be the new Cascade School District Superintendent as former superintendent Bill Motsenbocker has retired.     "To me I feel like I'm...
    With the school hallways emptied out, there is still tasks and conversations to be done. The school board gathered on June 24 to discuss the bilingual and migrant program and formally dot their i's before new superintendent Tracey Beckendorf-Edou steps into Bill Motsenbocker's shoes for the...

Friends, family and community members came out in droves for the June 22 fundraiser held in honor of local Kelvin Ramos at Alpine Lakes Elementary School. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
The sounds of laughter and hits like Pharrel's "Happy," could be heard from outside of Alpine Lakes Elementary School on June 22, as family members, classmates and community members came together for local high school Kelvin Ramos for a fundraiser. The event help raised funds for Ramos and his...

(Photo by Kalie Drago) The Cascade School District school board, exiting superintendent, Bill Motsenbocker and new Cascade School District superintendent Tracey Beckendorf-Edou congregate at Icicle Creek Center for Arts on June 20.
    While Cascade schools have emptied out and Cascade students have dispersed to camps, vacations and the pool, the Cascade School District school board are still tasked with some homework. The crew, along with exiting Superintendent, Bill Motsenbocker, and soon to be Superintendent Tracey...

Departing Cascade School District superintendent Bill Motsenbocker (left) received a plaque from board member Brenda Biebesheimer for his years of service to the district. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
The June 10 Cascade School Board meeting was all smiles and laughter as the district honored several retiring employees, including departing Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker. Board member Brenda Biebesheimer presented Motsenbocker with a plaque and thanked him for his years of service to the...

Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
The Leavenworth Ski Hill was packed with racers, families and friends for the ninth annual Bavarian Bike N Festival on June 8. Sponsored by Strode Construction, Tall Timber and Weyerhaeuser, the festival is a fundraiser for Beaver Valley School in Plain and featured six races ranging from the...

Lindsee Rodriguez (right) gives a demonstration of a leg amputation during the Civil War era with Emily Reyes (left) portraying a soldier wounded by a Minie ball. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
Students and families had an opportunity to glimpse into the past courtesy of local eighth-graders at Icicle River Middle School’s 8th Grade Civil War Museum night on June 6. For the event, students from the classes of Todd Gilbert, Jodie Tremberth, Lea Boggs and Stuart Beckman chose topics from...

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