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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News From Our Past

Douglas County news from 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago.
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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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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 James Skey received the largest check that has been given this year for wheat at Waterville. He sold his holdings at $2.30 per bushel, netting him $42,000. Citizens of Waterville and and the surrounding area met last evening to organize a commercial club. Such an organization has been...
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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 Elizabeth Robinson and M.B. Boissevain, both on Waterville High School’s faculty, were married last evening. Judge Sam B. Hill of Waterville is in Wenatchee today while en route to Ephrata, where he will hold court. Attorney John W. Hanna of Waterville was in Wenatchee today en...
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1917 The new Hotel Cross in Mansfield offers the finest accommodations to the traveling public of any hotel in North Central Washington, with 30 modern rooms, hot and cold water in each room, a number of private baths and electric lights. R.L. Cross is the proprietor. C.E. Chase of...
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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 The Waterville School Board reorganized with E.W. Frawley, president, and E.K. Fritts, clerk. Staff elected for the the district include L.O. Anderson, superintendent; Edith Greenberg, high school principal, Latin and German; H.W. Lombard, commerce and history; G.L. Jones, science and...
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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 E.E. Reeder has sold 600 acres of wheatland on Badger Mountain to Dick Courtway for $9,000. Courtway will turn it into a stock ranch. Mrs. H.L. Douglas of Rock Island hosted members of the Circle of King’s Daughters at her home Wednesday afternoon. A.E. McLean and family of Pearl...
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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 Waterville Boy Scouts have started a paper drive with proceeds to be used for uniforms and other equipment. The first days of the effort resulted in an accumulation of 2,000 pounds. A.P. Keiser had a very successful sale of stock and farm machinery on his place on Badger Mountain...
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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 baseball association has been formed at Mansfield and businessmen have pledged several hundred dollars to back the team this season. Negotiations are pending for the organization of a league composed of Mansfield, Waterville, Wenatchee and Cashmere. This would give a 12-game league...
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