Waterville Days is coming July 7-8

Waterville Days is coming July 7 and 8. The festivities will be at Pioneer Park with lots to see and do and plenty of entertainment for the entire family.
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Main Street | New Attique owner

Michelle Mires is the new owner of Auntie Bling’s Attique. The business, built by Marie Harding over the past few years, sells fashion clothing, jewelry and consignment items.
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Series | Barn quilts about town

By Suzanne Robinson Empire Press Correspondent This is the eighth in a series of stories focusing on the Barn Quilt Project in Douglas County. Each story talks about the background of the barn quilts chosen to be displayed and other history.    Last November another beautifully designed barn quilt was added to the Douglas County Barn Quilt Project trail. It is displayed by Larry and Cathi...
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Community Calendar

Your connection to events from June 23-29 Friday Community Chelan’s Rhyme Time: 10 a.m., Chelan Public Library, 216 N. Emerson St., 682-5131 STEM with Sarah: 2 p.m., Waterville Public Library, ncrl.org Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m., Waterville Federated Church, 224 West Ash St., 855-2793 Saturday Community Waterville Recycling: 2 to 4 p.m., 510 N. Chelan St., Waterville,...
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Pictorial Past | Young women of Waterville

A group of Waterville girls gathers in 1944. From left, are Adaline Mohr, Dorothy Scaife, Addie Townsend, Florence Dahlke, Gladys Scaife, Mary Mueller, Iva Helbig and Irene Shephard. (Provided photo/Douglas County Historical...
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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 — 1917 Dr. C.R. McKinley of Brewster is in Wenatchee today on professional business. R.E. Darling of Bridgeport is a business visitor to Wenatchee today. Charles G. Hanson, owner of a hotel in Waterville, has purchased the Wenatchee Hotel from J.E. Grant. Hanson intends to divide his time...
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Our Past | Assailant to be tried in shooting

The following excerpts come from an article published in the June 17, 1920 edition of The Big Bend Empire.
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News From Our Past

Douglas County news from 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago.
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Pictorial Past | New pool bathhouse

Waterville has a new bathhouse available for use at its community swimming pool in 1960. The structure, of cedar and pine, has dressing rooms and an office. The pool also has a new fence around part of it and a walkway where old rooms once stood. A newly graveled area also provides more parking. Shown are Mayor Robert Gollehon, left, and Carl and Eric Koenig. The Lions Club, local residents and...
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Our Past | 1978: Preschoolers at fire station

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article, published in the June 15, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, tells of a Waterville Preschool field trip to the Wenatchee Fire Station.    Pre-Schoolers Visit Wenatchee Fire Dept. Hdqs. By Sheri Viebrock The round trap door overhead opens and down slides our friendly guide, Gene Armour. This is the beginning of the preschool tour of...
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