News From Our Past

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


100 Years Ago — 1919

  • Harry O. Moore of Douglas and Mrs. C.B. Lamoreaux of Bridgeport were guests last week at the Wenatchee Hotel.
  • M.F. Dilworth of Waterville is registered this week at the Elman Hotel in Wenatchee.

50 Years Ago — 1969

  • Permits to install two cattle guards on county roads were issued Monday by the Douglas County Commission. One was to Gary Daling of Waterville, for Kelly-Davis Road south of Douglas. The other for Barker Canyon Road, was issued to Harry G. Post of the Block 40 Grazing Association.

25 Years Ago — 1994

  • Jeffrey Schneider, a 1991 graduate of Waterville High School, received a $1,000 Arnie and Marta Kegel Scholarship from Washington State University’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics. The senior is studying biological systems engineering.
  • Longtime Douglas County Prosecutor Judy McCauley is a candidate for Douglas County District Court judge. McCauley, county prosecutor since 1979, is bidding for the judge’s post being vacated by H.B. “Jerry” Hanna, who is retiring after 18 years on the bench. McCauley was admitted to the bar in 1974 and had a private practice in Wenatchee for nearly two years. In 1976, she was hired as deputy prosecutor in Douglas County and became prosecutor when the position became full-time in 1979.

10 Years Ago — 2009

  • For the 42nd consecutive year, Badger Mountain Masonic Lodge presented Boy and Girl of the Year awards to juniors at Waterville and Mansfield high schools. This year’s recipients were Levi Bareither and Samantha Littrell of Waterville High School and Korey Gould and Emily Wall of Mansfield High School. Each of the winners received a $250 scholarship and a trophy during ceremonies held June 10. Teacher of the Year awards were also announced. High school English teacher Yvonne VanWinkle was named for Waterville, and elementary teacher Cora Nordby was named for Mansfield.
  • Waterville graduate Lauren Daling received the president’s award as an outstanding student at Wenatchee Valley College during recent graduation ceremonies held at the Town Toyota Center. The President’s Medal Award was given to Daling for her high grade-point average (3.63), her course work in the sciences and involvement in campus leadership. The award is given to one student each year for their overall achievements. “Lauren has a solid academic record, and she is highly involved in the college,” said Marco Azurdia, vice president for student development at WVC. Those who chose Daling for this award noted her character. Azurdia said the committee underlined these character traits: “She is one who genuinely cares for her fellow students. She has integrity, yet is down to earth. She has graceful determination.”
  • Waterville’s St. Joseph Catholic Church has a new pastor, Father Roy Gutierrez. Gutierrez, originally from Michoacán, Mexico, was ordained in Yakima in May. He will be based at St. Joseph’s in Wenatchee but will come to Waterville to give the sacraments and to say Mass on Sundays and holy days. His first Sunday in Waterville was June 21.
  • Several children were shown in the July 2 issue of Empire Press participating in Vacation Bible School activities held at United Lutheran Church. They included Jay Hope, 8, Kayden Browning, 7, Travis Prey, 8, Johnna Hope, 5, and Caroline Petersen, 3. This year’s VBS was organized by Susan Mittelstaedt.