Some long-time Wenatchee School District administrators are calling it a career. District administration Friday announced the changes, effective at the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Jon DeJong (de-young), currently Assistant Superintendent of Organization Development, will become Deputy Superintendent. In his new role DeJong will have expanded supervisory responsibilities, and will make more day-to-day decisions related to the allocation of resources. A Director of Curriculum and Instruction, focusing on curriculum adoptions and professional development, will be added. District officials say that will allow Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching, Jody Smith Payne to spend more time and focus on her other duties. Chet Harum, Executive Director of Student and Support Services is retiring. His position and responsibilities will be redistributed. For example, John Waldren, currently Administrator of Special Projects, will take over the oversight of student services. B.J. Kuntz, currently the District's Athletic Director, has accepted the position of Dean of Students and Wenatchee High School. The A.D. position will be open for applicants soon. Applications are now being taken for the Principal post at Orchard Middle School as Mike Hopkins is retiring. No changes at the top, the School Board recently voted to renew Superintendent Brian Flones' three year contract.
Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild played the Fairbanks Ice Dogs at the Town Toyota Center Saturday night and skated stride-for-stride with the Midwest Division leaders, before falling at the end 5-2, including two empty net goals near the end of the game. “Frustrating” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “Played awful well tonight. Come up with no points is frustrating, but the effort was very good and we’ll build on that.” Wenatchee is now 28-22-6; Fairbanks is now 42-13-1. The Wild takes next weekend off, then hosts the Port Huron Fighting Falcons on Friday and Saturday, March 21st and 22nd, then wrap up the regular season by hosting the Aberdeen Wings on Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th.
Three NCW schools took home trophies from the Hardwood Classic at the Yakima Valley Sundome. After losing a heart breaker to Kings Friday, 49 to 48, the Okanogan boys team rebounded Saturday to beat Seattle Academy 56-37 for Third Place. Jim Townsend led the way with 20 points. In girls basketball, Cashmere lost their first game of the year to Lynden Christian Friday 31 to 26. Saturday the Lady Bulldogs bounced back to knock off Blaine 47-35 for third place. Lauren Johnson led all scorers with 24, including going six of nine from three point range. The Okanogan girls knocked off Mabton 57 to 53 Friday and then beat Granger Saturday 47-33 to take home the fourth place trophy. Jill Townsend led a balanced attack with 11 points.
A major drug bust Thursday in Quincy. Grant County Sheriff's spokesman Kyle Foreman says 33 year old Santos Gomez and 25 year old Eduardo Garcia Gonzalez, both of Quincy, and 31 year old Matsu C.K. Thornton of Waterville were arrested Thursday after participating in the sale of over a pound of meth. Following the arrests, investigators followed up on leads which led to raids in Waterville and the Yakima Valley. Foreman says because of the size and scope of the investigation, Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team joined forces with several organizations to take a large amount of meth, and three suspects off the streets.
Foreman says a total of about six pounds of meth, with a street value of over $80,000 was seized. Also seized: two firearms, ammunition, a bullet proof vest, drug paraphernalia, over $2,500 in cash and two vehicles.
NEW YORK (AP) — The shirtless warriors of the "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire" ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.
Two years after launching its Infinite line of digital comics, Marvel Entertainment said it intends to expand the line's offerings with its first all-ages titles as it moves to attract younger readers familiar with characters like Spider-Man from animated television shows.