Pictorial Past | Flooding aftermath near Douglas Creek

A Great Northern Railway official surveys flood damage to the Mansfield Branch Line at Douglas Creek in June of 1948.
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Our Past | 1954: 4-H members get ready for their Achievement Day

The following excerpts are from an article written by Virgil C. Delegans, the county extension agent, and published in the Nov. 11, 1954 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. Delegans introduces the upcoming 4-H Achievement Day and outlines the principles of successful participation in 4-H.
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Theater production at Orondo

Sixty-one students joined with Missoula Children’s Theatre to present "Alice in Wonderland" for the Orondo community on Oct. 27.
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Waterville celebrates Halloween

People of all ages have been involved with Waterville's Halloween festivities for generations and it has been a long standing tradition to give to the community and children on that day.
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Cost of living increase provides certainty for Social Security recipients, veterans

Every calendar year, Social Security Administration (SSA) automatically calculates the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries based on the consumer-price index, which measures changes in the price level of a defined set of consumer goods and services purchased by households.
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Recycling birthdays: A ‘gift’ that keeps giving

I forgot to give my husband his birthday card this year. I didn’t forget his birthday. That would be unforgivable. I just forgot the card.
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IRIS | Douglas County Fire District 4 Auxiliary provides support to volunteer firefighters

This is the final installment in a series of eight stories featured ahead of the ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit, which IRIS (Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship) is convening in Pateros on Nov. 15.
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Lance Tigner performs at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Lance Tigner will perform for the next Friday Night Music event Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pybus Market. Tigner is a popular vocalist/guitarist who has performed with many bands over the years. His eclectic solo performances include many styles along with original tunes. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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Genealogy group to meet Nov. 12

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society will hold its next monthly meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Douglas County PUD Auditorium, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee. Susan Rumble will present the program “The Spanish Flu Came to Wenatchee,” marking the 100th anniversary of the influenza epidemic and how it affected North Central Washington. The meeting is...
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Organization collecting shoe box gift donations

EAST WENATCHEE — The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will be collected Nov. 12-19. The international Christian relief organization started the program in 1993. Traditionally, miscellaneous items — toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items and notes of encouragement — are packed in shoe boxes for children in need worldwide. Shoe boxes can be dropped off at...
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