YWCA NCW establishes Women’s Empowerment Center

WENATCHEE — The lower level of YWCA North Central Washington’s headquarters at 212 First St. is now the YWCA Women’s Empowerment Center.
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Marijuana setback reductions will remain

WATERVILLE — Douglas County commissioners on Aug. 20 approved keeping marijuana setback reductions in place. The commission in September 2018 adopted an ordinance that reduced the 1-mile setback for outdoor cannabis farms to a half mile if the edge of the farm fence was at least 1,000 feet higher in elevation than the nearest point of the urban growth boundary. Commissioners voted at their...
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Museum’s railroad history tour on Sept. 7

WENATCHEE — Tickets are still available for a railroad history tour, hosted by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Sept. 7. On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in North American history swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. The tour will visit the area along with several other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass that played...
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Divorce Recovery program begins Sept. 8

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Community Church will offer Divorce Recovery, a 10-week program to be held on Sundays beginning Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m., for those who are going through divorce or a broken relationship. The church is located at 783 4th St. N.E. The course covers such topics as loss and grief, unhooking, anger and depression, and forgiveness. Emotional support groups will also be...
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 Years Ago — 1919 The Douglas County eighth grade examination will be held at Bridgeport, Mansfield, Delrio, Mud Springs, Waterville Bridge and District 116. At the May examinations, Roy Gardner of Waterville received the highest average; Georgia Harr of Bridgeport placed second; and Gladys Fraser of...
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Pictorial Past | Pre-game exchange between coaches

Wenatchee High School Panther coach Tom Byrne, left, and Eastmont High School coach Lou Boni meet for lunch prior to the two schools facing each other for the first time in football action on Oct. 3, 1958.
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The NCW Fair is here!

It's all happening on the plateau, the 130th NCW Fair is underway Thursday through Sunday. There will be lots of activities for the entire family including a variety of adult and youth exhibits, livestock fitting and showing, auctions, equitation, a dog show and more.
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Flood destroys Waterville home

Dale and Ashlee Prey and their son, Travis, were all home at their rental property on Highway 2 and Road I around 5 p.m. Aug. 10 when it started to rain hard. Soon they could see that water was backing up above the property and was going to be headed their way.
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Harvest: Faith, family and farming

Farm families are putting in long hours to get their crops silo-secured. Many wheat farms on the Waterville Plateau have farmed for generations and they share the belief that this work is more than a career choice — it is a way of life.
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Town of Waterville receives word of Public Works Trust funding

The Town of Waterville has been informed by the Public Works Trust Fund that it will be funded for sewer collection design and repairs. The town had applied for a loan of $900,000 to replace and reline 3,000 linear feet of the 52,000 linear foot system.
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