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Alphorn Club's members proudly standing with their instrument. Members are (L-R) Logan Bradshaw, Jacob Tveten, Lariah Collins, Danielle Totman, Rhonan Allen, and Dylan Munly. (Photo courtesy Parson's Photography. Alphorns provided by Projekt Bayern.)
    Lederhosens, dirndls and Alphorns are some of the elements that intertwine to make the authentic Bavarian atmosphere that's planted in Leavenworth. With its eye catching long horn and talented individuals behind the wooden instrument, the alphorn is a mesmerizing feature for locals and...
    The anticipated Beaver Valley surplus property has been on the forefront of priorities for a handful of community members. Many residents have filtered in and out of school board meetings, eager to see how the Cascade School District will go about selling the property. At the February 25 school...

Efren Guerrero (right) completes one of his squatting reps on the rack while his spotter Daniel Sandoval looks on. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
During the Feb. 25 class, students from Paul Fraker’s class bring in new dumbbells, ranging from 25-100 pounds, that were shipped to the school into the weight room, many of them covered in plastic. The dumbbells are the latest equipment for Cascade High School’s new weight room. Construction and...
    An item that has rotated on and off the school board agenda for quite some time will have a final decision made by February 25, according to Cascade Superintendent Bill Motsebocker. At the February 18 school board meeting discussion brewed around the property and there are four possible options...
    The resurrection of the conversation surrounding the Beaver Valley surplus property, noting some milestones for the Cascade athletics and a guest speaker from the Upper Valley Museum - these were just three of the many elements in the second school board meeting of 2019 on Monday, January 28...

A few of the Cascade High School advanced artists who have artwork featured in the Leavenworth Library Show through February 1. left back: Bethann Gifford, Rose Robinson, Mia Lopez, Natalie Craig, Kendra Emry. Left front: Carina Hernandez-Delgado, Catie Bailey, Kohl Turner (photo contributed by Teara Dillon)
    Some of Cascade High School's artists had the opportunity to display their art to a crowd bigger than Mom placing the watercolor painting on the fridge - the community was invited to the Leavenworth library on Thursday, January 24 to the group's art reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.     "...
    Lunchbox? Check. Both shoes tied? Check. Butterflies in both mom, dad and child's stomach? Check. The first day of school can be intimidating for both the eager child and the parents that wave goodbye for the first time to their eager child boarding the bus. A kid taking on their first year of...

Poster contributed by Mandi Wickline.
    As children, fairy tales often helped feed our imagination and as adults, fairy tales generate nostalgia. Many of us have heard of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea" and Cascade High School's drama coach, Mandi Wickline, chose the familiar tale's fractured version, "Once Upon A Mattress...
    The calendar is littered with celebrations of certain dates, such as nationally observed days like Labor Day or Memorial Day. There are even months dedicated to a variety of things from July being National Baked Bean Month to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And January is National...
    After Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker announced his retirement in November, and as a result, his resignation as Cascade School District superintendent, the school district has been tasked to search for his replacement. The search began almost immediately in order to find a promising fit by...

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