Pictorial History: One-hole golf course at Douglas

Ross Wilkinson gets in a few strokes of golf at the one-hole course at the town of Douglas in April of 1965. Watching are Warner Friel, who built the course, Mrs. James Smith and children Dennis and Jodine. Originally intended as a putting green, the course grew and would also include a driving range. It was located along the state highway just across from Friel’s gas pumps and general store....
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Holiday cheer in Douglas

Photos by Karen Larsen The doors of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglas were once again opened on Dec. 8 for the annual Douglas Community Historical Association Chili Feed and Song Fest. Over 30 people of all ages came to enjoy a meal in the basement of the church at 5:30 p.m., followed by a marshmallow roast outdoors. Later, the...
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New Wheels in Town

Photo courtesy of The Wenatchee World The “tin lizzie” that arrived in the town of Douglas with Jess Smith at the wheel drew an audience of the town’s businessmen in this 1907-08 photo. Standing in front of the Douglas Hardware Co., the group includes the hotel man, Bishop Graham, third from left. Sixth from left is Ernest Helm, clerk at the hardware store. The store, owned by Marshall...
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Church Dedication

Photo courtesy of The Wenatchee World Although automobiles were becoming popular, horse-drawn buggies were still being used when this photo was taken of the crowd of people attending dedication of the German Lutheran Church in Douglas on Sept. 19, 1915. The church congregation was organized in 1889 with Rev. M. Steinke, John Willms, G.H. Westerman, H. Willms, Peter Kirchner, Frank Monk, Nanke...
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The church that begs to be photographed

Photo by Jim Rogers Any traveler along Highway 2 in Central Washington can hardly miss the white steeple church in Douglas just east of Waterville. The present building was built by William Puffert with the help of German immigrants 100 years ago for the German community that settled this part of Douglas County and farmed the land. The church stands out for the simple statement it makes in this...
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Stripe rust fungus found near Douglas

Stripe rust, a fungus that affects wheat, barley and some perennial grasses, was found Monday in eight different fields near Douglas, Pear Hill and Leahy Junction.
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News from our past

Pulling a train engine out of Douglas Creek was quite a feat as this photo would indicate.
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Douglas County honor rolls

Honor roll students from throughout Douglas County.
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Obituaries

Obituaries for Douglas County residents.
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Fire damages rental house, occupants uninjured

Douglas A fire that broke out about 4:15 p.m. Monday did extensive damage to a home rented to a family by the Douglas Community Historical Association. Dale Jordan, chief of Fire District 1, said the fire damaged a bedroom on the upper floor of a two-story home next to the historic Douglas church. There was also smoke and water damage to the rest of the house. The cause was still under...
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