News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press

100 years ago — 1919

  • R.D. Richards of Waterville spent Sunday down in the city, stopping at the Wenatchee Hotel.
  • C.A. Graves of Waterville is a recent arrival in Wenatchee.
  • F.C. Barker of Brewster is a guest in Wenatchee.
  • J.L. Lynn is down from Waterville and checked in at the Elman Hotel in Wenatchee.

50 years ago — 1969

  • Waterville’s Apple Blossom Festival royalty will be chosen in a program Saturday. Candidates are Karma Coonan, Kathy Glessner, Terri Wainscott, Cheryl Jones, Kaydeen Rock and Myrna DriverRoss Wilkinson, of the Waterville Chamber of Commerce, will be the emcee.
  • Eight tables of pinochle were in play at the Palisades Grange card party on Saturday. Prizes for high scores went to Bess Biram and Jim Campbell.
  • Grand prize winner in electronic displays at the Eastmont High School Science Fair went to Steve Palmgren. His entry received and reproduced cloud and earth photos taken by the ESSA weather satellite.

25 years ago — 1994

  • Mrs. A.N. Anderson is calling this her last term in the Waterville School system. Anderson, who has taught at Waterville for 24 years, will retire at the end of the year.
  • Pam Olsen, Brewster city clerk and finance director, has been accepted into the International Institute of Municipal Clerks’ Academy for Advanced Education. Olsen therefore becomes one of fewer than 7 percent of nearly 10,000 IIMC clerks to qualify for the academy. It was instituted in 1981 to further professional education. She has been with Brewster since 1982. Immediate past president of the Washington Municipal Clerks Association and past board member of the Washington Finance Officers Association, Olsen was designated a certified municipal finance administrator in 1991.

10 years ago — 2009

  • “Then Came the Morning,” an Easter cantata, was presented by the community choir of Waterville at the Lutheran Church on Easter morning. Bobby Ann Willms was the narrator. Soloists were Tom Petersen and Dale BortzSheila Miranda directed the choir and Dee Shriner was piano accompanist.
  • Bryan Day, a seventh grader, earned a 4.0 grade-point average at Waterville Junior/Senior High school for the first semester. Earning a 3.5-3.99 grade-point average were Elsa Chambers, Jesus Cuellar, David Miranda, Katherine Polson and Kiffen Schulz, seniors; Joseph Bareither, Levi Bareither, Kristin David, Anna Edgar, Charles Hickok, Roy Hinderer and Samantha Littrell, juniors; Julia Day and Steven Miranda, sophomores; Briana Hinderer, Jay Landon and Garrett Thomsen, freshmen; Mitchell Clements and Alexandrea Landon, eighth grade; and Hanna Clements, Walter Edgar, Zakkary Kruger and Tate Newcomb, seventh grade.
  • Jason Galloway and Timothy O’Connor, both of Waterville, were named to the President’s List with a 4.0 grade-point average for the winter quarter at Wenatchee Valley College. Named to the Dean’s List from Waterville, with a grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.99, were Cindy Koenig, Glenn Pickett and Kasey Ramin.
  • Two Waterville “Shockers” teams competed in the Jr. Ridge to River race on April 4 in Wenatchee. They were Elizabeth Katovich, Ella Osborne, Johnna Hope, Jack Katovich and Henry Munson, ages 5-6 division; and Miles Mittelstaedt, Ethan Peterson, Cole Koenig, Lexi Deishl and William Osborne, ages 9-10 division.
  • Douglas County welcomed the Sabey Corporation’s T-Mobile data center to East Wenatchee earlier this month in an official ceremony at the plant near Pangborn Memorial Airport.