Stronger Schools grants are awarded

WENATCHEE — Brewster, Bridgeport and Waterville were among several North Central Washington schools and districts recently awarded Stronger Schools grants by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The grant program provides up to $5,000 for schools serving pre-K through 12 to enrich experiences for students, support teacher development, and provide opportunities for schools to...
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Special filing period generates some candidates; some positions still left without a candidate

A special filing period May 23-25 generated candidates for some of the races that had passed the May 19 regular filing period without a candidate.
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Filing period ends; special filing opened May 23-25

May 15-19 was filing week for offices that will be up for election in the Aug. 1 primary and the Nov. 7 general election.
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Seattle theatre group to bring book to life at NCW libraries

NCW — Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the book “Goin’ Someplace Special” to life at the Waterville and Bridgeport libraries on April 6. The performance will be at 11 a.m. in Waterville and at 3 p.m. in Bridgeport. The book, by Patricia C. McKissack, tells the story of a young black girl growing up in the segregated South of the 1950s and the challenges she faces going to...
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Honor Rolls from Area Schools

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools.   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Seniors: Angie Vazquez, Victoria Rios Juniors: Maret Miller, Zulema Sotelo Sophomores: Elizabeth Stam, Jose Villanueva-Flores Freshmen: Samantha Emigh, Karina Martinez Eighth grade: Cade Gebbers Seventh grade: Gabriela...
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Sheriff talks to students

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal talks about the consequences of bullying in a program presented to students in grades 3-5 at Bridgeport Elementary School on March 17. The program ended with a question-and-answer time and junior deputy badges were given out to the students. (Provided photo/Douglas County Sheriff’s...
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Pictorial Past: Steamer Camano

The upper Columbia has a rich history transporting grain. Wheat is loaded on the sternwheeler Camano at Bridgeport in 1899.
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NCW schools win achievement awards

OLYMPIA — Six North Central Washington schools were named Washington Achievement Award winners April 18 by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The selected schools stood out in one or more of seven categories based on statewide assessment data kept for the previous three years. The awards spotlight best practices in local schools that makes success possible, according to...
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School district opens kindergarten registration

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport School District has opened kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year. Children living in the district and who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 may register. A parent informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 26 in the elementary school library. Screening will be held, by appointment, from 1 to 6 p.m. May 3. For more information, call...
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Bridgeport woman celebrates 100

Dorothy Rae Lewis celebrated her 100th birthday March 13 with family and friends at her home in Bridgeport.
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