Pictorial Past | Bridgeport pool

The water is always warm in Bridgeport’s new swimming pool in June of 1960. It’s heated with water from nearby Chief Joseph Dam.
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Our Past | 1923: Farmers provide animal products for local population

This article, originally from the Spokesman Review, was reprinted in the June 7, 1923 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. It gives a picture of livestock-raising in the county. 
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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 Capt. C.E. Chase of Brewster is included in the supplementary list of 149 appointments to a training camp at the Presidio in San Francisco. Officers of the Waterville Chautauqua Association were elected for the coming year. They are E.W. Fawley, president; L.O. Anderson, secretary; and M.E....
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Pictorial Past | Residents make a difference

Rock Island City Councilman Maurice Guerin points to his name on a list of Rock Island citizens who volunteered to help with the town’s beautification program in the summer of 1960. Aided by efforts of the Rock Island Improvement Club and a tax per front foot of property, the town undertakes a $30,000 street improvement project, along with planting of trees and new lawn. (Provided...
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Our Past | 1978: Excursion on horseback

Selected by Karen Larsen Margie Loebsack, whose maiden name was Eicklar, vaguely remembers the trail ride described in this article published in the June 29, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. It was a busy time for her, as her wedding to Alan Loebsack took place the next month. Loebsack said that she must have gone on the ride with Alan’s aunt Janice.   Trail Riding on Badger...
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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 Ladies Aid Society of Brewster met Friday at the home of Mrs. Fred Rice. F.B. Holden, publisher of the Brewster Review, motored down to Wenatchee Sunday and returned home the following evening. He was accompanied by his father and mother and two sisters, and the trip was made in a new...
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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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