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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Obituaries

Devin LeRoy Atwood Devin LeRoy Atwood, 36, of Snohomish, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. He was a previous resident of Rock Island. Survivors include his wife, Shanda Mae Atwood of Snohomish; his mother, Dorothy Jean Atwood of Yakima; his father, Dixon LeRoy Searles of Snohomish; his stepfather, Charles Reed Atwood of Mountain Home, Idaho; his brother, Kevin Lance Atwood of Yakima; and his sister,...
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Douglas celebrates Christmas the old-fashioned way

The little, white pioneer church in Douglas provides an old-fashioned picture of Christmas, especially when it is surrounded by fields of snow.
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