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Many generations of Volga German families typically show up at the seminars conducted by Concordia University. A Volga German seminar celebrating the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the Volga German colonies is coming to Leavenworth later this month. (Photo submitted by Tanya Bushnell)
  For the past several years, the Concordia University Center for Volga German Studies has held a seminar in Leavenworth. Another seminar celebrating 250 years of Volga German heritage will take place on April 26-28 in Leavenworth at the Icicle Inn. From 1764 to 1772, 106 German colonies were...
  Chelan PUD is known for asking its customers their opinion on a wide variety of issues and new electric meters is no different. Even though the PUD already has some 16,000 digital, one-way meters that allow meter readers to “drive by” and do meter reads, the utility wants to take technology one...

Detective Josh Mathena
  Part 2 of 2   At the conclusion of their Feb. 16, 2017 interview with Dawn Soles, she asked the investigators if they could help her, because she said “I need help.” The next day, Detective Josh Mathena spoke with Stephen Smith’s former roommate, Derek Weldon, currently a resident of New York...
  Annually, the Leavenworth City Council sets aside $10,000 in lodging tax funds to award to new festivals or events, with the hope of drawing more people to town, especially during the slower months. Some years, the competition for those dollars has been quite competitive. This year, only three...

The Leavenworth City Council has yet to determine a scope for the parking study. Some very useful study data will actually come from the paid parking meters in town, like this one near city hall. (File photo)
  The city of Leavenworth is sending out a request for proposals or RFQ for development of a parking management plan. The draft request was presented to the city’s economic development committee, at their last meeting.  And since then, the draft request was sent to the Chamber and Port of Chelan...

The Leavenworth City Council is considering raising the fees at the city pool due to offset an increase in the minimum wage. (File photo)
  The Public Recreation Service Area Board, which along with the city of Leavenworth, manages the city pool, is faced with raising fees to offset the increase in the minimum wage. At the March 14 study session, Finance Director Chantell Steiner said 75 percent of all pool employees are at or near...
  Submitted by Aubyn Honeysett   Growing up in Leavenworth, I jumped at the Ski Hill, floated down the Icicle, and hiked the Tumwater. I’ve met countless tourists who travel here for numerous outdoor activities. It seems natural the Bavarian Village would have interest in preserving the environment...
  Thanks to funding from the Washington State Department of Transportation, bicycle counters will be installed downtown and on U.S. Highway 2. One counter will be located at Front and Ninth streets, while other will be located on U.S. Highway 2 near the Park & Ride.  The WSDOT selected the city...
  Part 1 of 2   Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detective Josh Mathena started working on the 1982 Stephen E. Smith disappearance case on Jan. 5, 2017.  Smith was believed deceased, but no body had been located.  After reviewing the case file, interviewing new and old witnesses, by March 5, 2017,...
  Leavenworth city officials are ready to start more aggressively going after illegal overnight rentals in the city. At the March 14 study session, the council talked about plans to beef up their enforcement. Leavenworth City Administrator Joel Walinski said he sat down with City Attorney Thom...

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