manson_trojans_logoNov. 8, 2013

Kittitas          12     24     34     40
Manson         8      22     36     51   

On Friday November 8, the Trojans hosted Kittitas in our last regular season game of the year, Senior night.  After getting out to a slow start because of an early turnover our boys responded with the best 4-quarters of football that I have seen all year.  We had been playing some decent football over the last half of the season but just had problems finishing close games.  On this night, there was a sense of calmness going into the 4th quarter and I could tell that our boys knew that they were going to finish this game and their season with a home field victory. 

That is exactly what we did.  Behind the blocking of our offensive line consisting of LT- Mason Cameron, LG- Julio Pena, C- Joe Toolson, RG- Michael Sanchez, RT- Chayse Brooks, and TE- Alex Espinoza, we were able to run the ball, control the clock, and finish a tough game against a formidable Kittitas team that had been in the top 3-teams of our league all year long.  Running Backs Andre Hannah, Mike Pittman, and Christian Lopez ran hard and made good decisions all game. 

I couldn't be more proud of this football team and the courage that they displayed throughout this season.  We dealt with a lot of adversity over the course of 9 games and through it all we never hung our heads and we kept working hard.  The win/loss column might not necessarily reflect that of a successful season but I will be the first to tell everybody its not all about the win/loss column as much as it is about how we finished the season in our final 5 games verses how we started the season.     

Congratulations to seniors Andre Hannah, Bridger Machus, Alex Espinoza, and Alex Vanderholm.  We are all very proud of you and the way you represented this team, our school district, and our community over the course of the season.  You are all standup young men with a very bright future in front of you. 

The Manson Trojan Football team would also like to give a huge shout out to our cheerleaders, fans, and community members that supported us in the stands and along the sidelines all season long.  Without a doubt we have the best fans and community supporters in the league!

Coach Ward

Passing Statistics:
Bo Charlton:  3/5, 47 yards, 1 TD, 1 Int.
Receiving Statistics:
Alex Espinoza- 2 receptions for 19 yards and 1 TD
Andre Hannah- 1 reception for 28 yards
Rushing Statistics:
Andre Hannah- 29 carries for 258 yards and 4 TD
Mike Pittman- 7 carries for 46 yards and 1 TD, also an 85 yard KOR for a TD
Christian Lopez- 3 carries for 6 yards
Jorge Juarez- 1 carries for 10 yards
Defensive Standouts for the Trojans:
Andre Hannah- 11 solo tackles, 1 first hits, and 1 assists
Mike Pittman- 7 solo tackles, 1 assist, and 1 caused fumble
Christian LoDolce- 4 solo tackles, 2 first hits, 2 assists, and 1 caused fumble
Jorge Juarez- 3 solo tackles and 1 Int.
Melvin Bernardo- 2 solo tackles, 2 assists, and 2 Int.'s

manson_schoolManson High School Student Body Partake in "Wreaths Across America"
Nov 8, 2013
Wreaths made by students to honor our local Veterans. Photos and video by Nancy Miller, Heidi Neal, and Don Vanderholm.
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Manson Vo-Ag / FFA students traveled to Tonasket
Nov 8, 2013
For a Shop Contest & Apple Judging. Photos by Kevin Amsden.
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11/1 Staff and Students Do Well in Emergency Drill
Nov 7, 2013
Manson School District along with the Chelan Co. Sheriff and Chelan County Fire District #5 conducted an emergency exercise at the Manson Secondary and Elementary Schools. The purpose of the drill was to help prepare for possible emergency situation
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11/11 - 11//15 What's Happening @ Manson Elementary???
Nov 7, 2013
Submitted by Principal, Heather Ireland. 11/14 Family Literacy Night!
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11/11 - 11/17 What's Happening at Manson Middle School/High School????
Nov 7, 2013
Submitted by Krisy Nelson.
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Lake Chelan Rotary Awards Manson Elementary Music Teacher, Andrea Whitney $500 Grant
Nov 7, 2013
Last week Manson Elementary music teacher, Andrea Whitney applied for a grant through the Lake Chelan Rotary, and was honored to receive $500 for the elementary music room!
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Manson Literacy Night - Come Welcome Eric Ode; Author, Singer, Songwriter, and widely published Poet on Nov. 14th!
Nov 7, 2013
Thursday, Nov. 14th: Dinner at 6 PM and Presentation begins at 6:30 PM in the Manson Elementary Cafeteria.
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Sport Updates
Nov 6, 2013
Congratulations to Miguel Leyva and Sam Thomas for qualifying for State Cross Country !!! Wish them luck as they go represent the Manson Trojans this weekend in Tri-Cities. Keep on Running!!!!11/2: FB _ Seattle Lutheran non- league.
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Manson Veteran's Ceremony
Nov 4, 2013
Monday, Nov. 11th at 11 AM at American Legion Park (across from business center in downtown Manson. Guest speaker, Senator Linda Evans - Parlette.
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Commission hears about budget and positive 3rd Quarter financial performance

WENATCHEE – Chelan County PUD customers can be pleased with the results of the utility’s financial performance through the 3rd Quarter of 2013.  The utility’s positive bottom line results are $10.4 million ahead of budget and are expected to finish the year ahead of budgeted results.  The positive outlook can be attributed to operating expenses more than $5 million below budgeted amounts, the cost of producing power lower than anticipated, $7.6 million in higher wholesale electric revenues and the reduction of debt, which has lowered interest expenses for the District.

The favorable news sets the scene for the start to 2014 budget discussions which does not include an electric rate increase.  The Commissioners heard from staff that the preliminary budget total expenditure forecast, which is in line with forecast targets. The District’s 2014 budget includes a significant increase in major maintenance projects, increasing compliance obligations, as well as increased medical and retirement costs. Costs associated with repairs to four turbines at Rocky Reach Dam will be substantial, but are being offset partially by insurance coverage and existing reserves.

The next public hearing on the budget is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the Commission hearing room, 327 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee.  Interested individuals can attend the public hearing, or send comments either online at or by mail to the PUD during the month of November. Additional information about Monday’s Commissioner meeting can be found here .

In other business on Monday, the Commission

-          Was introduced to the new Managing Director of Human Resources, Alberto Lara who comes to the PUD from Pierce Transit in Lakewood;

-          Heard about the District’s 3rd Quarter Energy Resources showing the utility ahead of budget estimates for 2013

-          Listened to a presentation on a proposed cost sharing plan at the chief Joseph Dam with the Colville Confederated Tribe and the Bonneville Power Administration that would reintroduce spring Chinook salmon and add summer/fall Chinook as part of the District’s Habitat Conservation Plan.

portchelancountyThe Board of Commissioners of the Port of Chelan County will meet in regular session on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 9:00 am in the conference room at the Port of
Chelan County located at 238 Olds Station Rd. Suite A, Wenatchee, WA 98801. The meeting agenda is below.

For further information, please contact: Mark Urdahl, Executive Director
(509) 663-5159

NOTE: Regularly scheduled meeting agendas are subject to change. The Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed, even during the meeting. Port of Chelan County Commission meeting agendas and minutes are available on the port website:

Board of Commissioners
Preliminary Meeting Agenda
238 Olds Station Road, Suite A, Wenatchee, WA 98801
November 7th, 2013
9:00 am

A. Minutes of the September 19, 2013 regularly scheduled commission meeting


A. Executive Flight
B. 2013 Supplemental Budget
C. 2014 Preliminary Budget

A. GWATA Report & Update
B. CTC Room Rental Increase

A. Pybus Pedestrian Project Contract Award
B. PMA Update on the Demolition Project at 3245 and 3247 Airway Street

A. Website Update

A. 2013 Supplemental Budget
B. 2014 Preliminary Budget

A. Peshastin Update
NOTE: Regularly scheduled meeting agendas are subject to change. The Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed, even
during the meeting. Port of Chelan County Commission meeting agendas and minutes
are available on the port website:
Commission Meeting Agenda November 7th, 2013 Page 2 of 2

A. Commissioner Mackey – Healthcare Industry Cluster
B. Commissioner Baldwin – Wenatchee Wine Country

9/23 Senate Transportation Listening Tour w/ MA Chelan County PUD
10/3 Port Commission Meeting Port Office
10/5 World Routes Conference 2013 Las Vegas, NV
10/7 Special Port Commission Port Office
10/8 PUD meeting on Chelan lake levels Campbell’s in Chelan
10/10 Tourism Follow-Up Meeting Conference Call
10/10 WVTC Meeting CTC
10/14 Staff Requested Meeting w/ MU El Sol
10/15 CTC Condo Association Meeting CTC
10/15 Pangborn/Port Staff BBQ Pangborn
10/16 Special Port Commission Meeting Port Office
10/16 Economic Development: Know It When You See It - An evening w/Maury Forman Chelan City Hall
10/16 City of Wenatchee Waterfront WWTP Ribbon Cutting Ceremony WWTP, 201 N. Worthen St
10/17 Peshastin Team Meeting Port Office
10/17-10/18 WPPA Small Ports Seminar Enzian Inn, Leavenworth
10/22 Cantwell Press Conference at PMA PMA
10/23 IACC Conference Coast Wenatchee Ctr Hotel
10/24 Port Commission Meeting Port Office
10/25 Manufacturing Summit SeaTac Conference Center
10/30 Wenatchee Valley Chamber Board Meeting w/ MU/AP Tastebuds

To discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) and to discuss real
estate matters pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (b and c). Final action on selling or leasing
public property shall be taken in a meeting open to the public.


The Manson Parks and Recreation has just opened registrations for this year’s basketball season.

This program is for Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Sign ups can be completed at the Parks Office (142 Pedoi St.) or ONLINE (at

Office hours are Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm.

LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS WILL BE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd and the office will remain open until 6:00 p.m. to accommodate working parents.

Registration Fee is $15.00 (and $14.00 for an AAU card if you have not purchased one already, a total of $29.00).

Late sign ups (after November 22nd) will not get a T-shirt.