County commissioners lead barn-painting efforts at the NCW fairgrounds

  By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent The first Monday in August saw the Douglas County commissioners involved in county business in a different way than most Monday mornings. Instead of dressing in office clothes and heading for their chambers at the courthouse to conduct business, Steve Jenkins, Kyle Steinburg and Dan Sutton dressed up in painting clothes and headed to the NCW...
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McCoy headlining NCW Fair

A wide range of musical talent is scheduled throughout the run of this year's NCW Fair, Aug. 24-27. Country artist Neal McCoy is the headlining performer Friday night.
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Fair spotlight on Waterville in 1963

Following the Grant, Okanogan and Chelan County fairs, the spotlight moves eastward to Waterville and the 1963 North Central Washington District Fair held Sept. 12-15.
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NCW Fair is a yearly highlight for 94-year-old Waterville resident

When Irene Viebrock’s husband Ray was a young man he took part in the pony express races held during the NCW Fair. His team members were his brother Lewis and their friend Rinehart Dahlke.
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Rodeo provides excitement at fair

A big attraction at the NCW Fair is the Big Bend Roundup Rodeo held each year on Saturday and Sunday. “I think our program is very crowd-pleasing,” fair board member and race director Dave Mires said.
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4-H students gear up for fair

Many 4-H students in Waterville are gearing up for the NCW Fair next week. Animals are being groomed and trained for their showing, and projects are being completed to be shown in exhibits.
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Mansfield FFA set for NCW Fair

Mansfield Future Farmers of America students are busy preparing their animals for exhibit at the North Central Washington Fair in Waterville, Aug. 24-27.
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Link will offer service to the NCW Fair

WATERVILLE — Link Transit will provide service to the NCW Fair at the fairgrounds in Waterville with all trips of Route 25 on Aug. 24-25. Route 25 will depart Columbia Station in Wenatchee at 5:30 and 7:30 a.m., and 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m; with returns from the fairgrounds at 6:25 and 8:25 a.m., and 2:25, 4:25 and 6:25 p.m. The fare for this service is $2.50 each way. For complete route...
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1969: Local band performs at fair

Duane Dahlke was the lead guitarist in Waterville's rock ‘n roll band Soft Society in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and said the band was the number one pick in the area at that time.
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It’s almost time for the fair

Get ready for a good time! The 2017 North Central Washington Fair is almost here. This year's fair, running from Aug. 24-27, promises loads of fun for the entire family.
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