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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Pictorial Past | Eastmont athletes honored

Earl Shaw, Eastmont High School athletic director Lou Boni and basketball coach George Stewart, congratulate Eastmont’s senior athletic award winners in May of 1960.
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Our Past | 1930: County population falls

Below are two articles from the June 5, 1930 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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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 A frame barn belonging to W.A. Van Doren in Mansfield was destroyed by fire Sunday. A cow, blacksmith’s outfit, harness sets and threshing machine supplies were also lost. A nearby house caught fire but was saved through the efforts of firefighters. Insurance of $500 was carried on...
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Our Past | 1981: Community works toward putting in dirt bike track at Pool Park

This article, published in the June 4, 1981 issue of Empire Press, tells some of the story behind the bicycle track at the east end of Waterville’s Pool Park.
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