Thumbs up to German Fest

A thumbs up to this past Saturday’s first-ever German Fest event! Great idea to pair this music, beer and cider tasting, and generally good time with the return of Dachshunds on Parade. We hope it will be back again in 2020, perhaps bigger and better with a pretzel vendor and a local travel agent promoting travel opportunities to Germany?

— Adam Torem

Thumbs up to help moving FISH

Thumbs up to all the volunteers and friends of FISH who came to help relocate the Food Bank on Saturday, June 1. it was a full day of hard work and everyone who came helped make sure it was done quickly and efficiently. The Food Pantry is still at the Mercer Creek Church campus, but the Food Bank is relocated off site. Thanks to all. Great job!

— Peggy Morache

Thumbs down to litter on sidewalk

Thumbs down to litter strewn along the sidewalk in front of the Dollar Tree store on Pine Street in Ellensburg.

— Dottie Zufelt

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Thumbs up to Hartwig Boulevard

The city of Cle Elum found an appropriate way to honor some of the contributions Hartwig Vatheuer made over the course of his year’s in the Upper County. Vatheuer was instrumental in the planting and maintaining of the trees planted along South Cle Elum Way so the city has renamed the section of that road Hartwig Boulevard. Kudos to those who came up with the idea and congratulations to Vatheuer on a well-deserved honor.

Thumbs up to Top Hand

The annual Operating Engineers Top Hand Competition and open house is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the training center, 16921 Vantage Highway. The event features equipment operator competitions plus many games and activities for kids. There is a free lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have a kid fascinated with trucks and heavy equipment there is no better place to be.

Thumbs up to Exploring the Moon

Wow, how time flies. It’s been 50 years since Apolo 11 landed on the moon. To help commemorate and celebrate the event Central Washington University physics professor (and Daily Record columnist) Bruce Palmquist will present Exploring the Moon from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at Hal Holmes Community Center.

Thumbs up to Science in the Park

The Kittitas Environmental Education Network is teaming up with the FISH lunch in the park summer program to engage gets in science-based activities. This program runs throughout the summer and is a great way to keep young minds active and engaged.

Thumbs up to Project Stand Up

The Ellensburg Police Department is taking part in Project Stand Up (PSU), a national anonymous texting platform and advocacy campaign. Citizens can text local law enforcement with tips about illegal drug dealing, distribution, and use by texting DRUGS to 82557. The tipster will then be asked a few questions and requested additional information while remaining anonymous. Ellensburg in the first location in the state where this is program is being tried.

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