Old-fashioned Christmas in Douglas

The weather may have kept some guests away from the annual Douglas Community Historical Association Chili Feed and Song Fest, but many braved the weather and enjoyed the traditional Christmas party.
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Douglas Community Christmas on Dec. 10

DOUGLAS — The Douglas Community Christmas Celebration is set for Dec. 10 at the Douglas Church. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and includes a marshmallow roast, chili feed, and Christmas carols. The Douglas Community Historical Association will provide chili, salad and dessert. Activities for everyone will be available and Santa will drop in. For more information, call Susan Mittelstaedt at...
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Christmas fun in Douglas

Despite a steady snow, a good group turned out for this year’s Douglas Community Historical Association Chili Feed and Song Fest.
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Church centennial draws large crowd

On Sept. 19, exactly 100 years after the dedication of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglas, friends came to celebrate with food, fellowship and music.
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State unemployment on track at 5.3 percent

OLYMPIA — Washington experienced modest job growth in July, resulting in a 5.3 percent unemployment rate for the month, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. This tracks with the national rate of 5.3 percent — and is consistent with last month’s unemployment rate of 5.3 percent. Washington’s unemployment rate was 6.2...
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Douglas Church centennial celebration coming Sept. 19

The Douglas Community Historical Association (DCHA) invites the community to join us for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the St. Paul Lutheran Church. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Douglas Church. The dedication was on Sept. 19, 1915.
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Memories of the early days of St. Paul’s

This article, published in the July 15, 1982 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, includes some memories of the church told by people who attended as children in the early years.
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IRIS launches new series

WENATCHEE — The Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship (IRIS) will highlight success stories that connect and strengthen the communities of Orondo, Waterville and Douglas this November when the nonprofit organization launches a new series, Talk About a Place! IRIS is working with local teams to record interviews with residents of Orondo, Waterville and Douglas to learn about the...
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Questers meet in Waterville Sept. 21

WATERVILLE — Washington Questers held their state meeting Sept. 21 in Douglas and Waterville. About 29 members from around the state attended the event, hosted by Wenatchee-area chapters Elizabeth Weythman Questers and Millersburg Seekers. The meeting began at the historic Lutheran Church in Douglas with a program on the history of the church followed by a demonstration of wheat weaving by...
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Walking for a purpose

Stacie Eichinger of Tucson, Ariz., is on a nine-month walk across the U.S. to raise money for Beads of Courage. She traveled through Douglas County on May 30. (Provided photo) | By Karen Larsen | Commuters on Pine Canyon May 30 may have noticed a woman pushing a cart with a red umbrella and some ice chests. Those who saw her surely knew that there must be a story behind this woman, who was...
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