Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Aug. 16-22.
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Death Notices for the issue of Aug. 29, 2019

Death notices from Douglas County
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Gateway event helps students

Gateway Ministries held its second annual back to school event at the Waterville School cafeteria on Aug. 17. The event included a clothing exchange, a free hot dog lunch and free haircuts for kids.
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YWCA NCW establishes Women’s Empowerment Center

WENATCHEE — The lower level of YWCA North Central Washington’s headquarters at 212 First St. is now the YWCA Women’s Empowerment Center.
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Marijuana setback reductions will remain

WATERVILLE — Douglas County commissioners on Aug. 20 approved keeping marijuana setback reductions in place. The commission in September 2018 adopted an ordinance that reduced the 1-mile setback for outdoor cannabis farms to a half mile if the edge of the farm fence was at least 1,000 feet higher in elevation than the nearest point of the urban growth boundary. Commissioners voted at their...
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Museum’s railroad history tour on Sept. 7

WENATCHEE — Tickets are still available for a railroad history tour, hosted by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Sept. 7. On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in North American history swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. The tour will visit the area along with several other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass that played...
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Pet of the Week

  Katara is the sweetest kitty you will ever meet, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is an 8-year-old, medium size, brown and black short-hair tabby mix. Katara is affectionate and will meow and give you head butts to get your attention. When you pet or brush her, she’ll roll around and purr up a storm. Katara came to the shelter as a stray so it is...
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Divorce Recovery program begins Sept. 8

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Community Church will offer Divorce Recovery, a 10-week program to be held on Sundays beginning Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m., for those who are going through divorce or a broken relationship. The church is located at 783 4th St. N.E. The course covers such topics as loss and grief, unhooking, anger and depression, and forgiveness. Emotional support groups will also be...
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Our Past | 1960: How was a dollar spent?

How was a dollar spent in Douglas County in 1959? This article from the Sept. 1, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press spells it out.
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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 — 1919 The Douglas County eighth grade examination will be held at Bridgeport, Mansfield, Delrio, Mud Springs, Waterville Bridge and District 116. At the May examinations, Roy Gardner of Waterville received the highest average; Georgia Harr of Bridgeport placed second; and Gladys Fraser of...
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