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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Tonseth named Peace Officer of the Year

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sam Tonseth was named by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal as this year’s Peace Officer of the Year during the Greater Wenatchee Sunrise Lions Club's 25th Annual Peace Officer Appreciation Luncheon May 17 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
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Waterville Memorial Day service set for May 29

A Memorial Day service will be held at Waterville Cemetery at 10 a.m. May 29.
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Our Past | 1986: Column helps Waterville woman learn about new home

Bill and Shirley Phillips moved to Waterville from Auburn in 1983. Shirley soon took up writing her “Waterville Wanderings” column for the Empire Press.
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Farmers provide wheat outlook

North Central Washington wheat farmers provide positive status report on the season so far, despite the affects of wet weather and infection of stripe rust.
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Series | Growing up in Douglas Co.

This is the eighth in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The eighth interview is with Patty Ayala.
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Irrigation line bids to be opened May 25

The Town of Waterville has advertised for bids for this summer’s irrigation line project, and the bids will be opened at town hall at 11 a.m. May 25.
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Our Past | 1948: Douglas County youth earn money with livestock

4-H livestock sales have been a part of life for youth in Douglas County for a long time, as can be seen in this article published in the May 20, 1948 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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NCW Fair Board names Loni Rahm as new fair manager

The North Central Washington Fair Board has chosen Loni Rahm as the new fair manager.
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Race finale on the plateau

A 34-mile loop on the Waterville Plateau forms the culmination of each year’s Tour de Bloom, a U.S.A. Cycling-certified event organized by the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club.
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