The director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is stepping down. Brenda Abney has resigned to take a similar job in Arizona. Wenatchee mayor Frank Kuntz says Abney has done a great job since taking over the job eight years ago, and that she'll be missed. He says the Museum has undergone a lot of changes in those years as the city slashed financial support. Several years ago the city budgeted about 700 thousand dollars a year for the Museum, funding several positions. Now the only city employee at the Museum is Abney. That may change with the next Director. listen here Abney resignation is effective in December.
Posted Friday, 10-24-14 Today is World Polio Day. That's where officials with Rotary International shine a spotlight on the disease. While polio is often an afterthought in the United States, Rotary officials say in parts of Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan are still endemic, and as long as there are still cases the virus risks spreading. An educational event is set for today at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center from four to six p.m. The free event includes guest speakers, an iron lung exhibit, refreshments and more.
Posted Friday, 10-24-14 Six people have applied to fill a vacant seat on the Wenatchee city council. Council member Tony Veeder, elected to a second four year term last year, resigned last month citing work and life issues. Mayor Frank Kuntz says the council will interview the hopefuls at their next meeting, November 6th and whomever they select will be sworn in the week after that. listen here The candidates include: Wayne Loringer, John McDonald, Ruth Esparza, Tom Bassett, Bill Baldwin and Lyle Markhart. Whomever the council selects will be up for election in the fall of 2015.