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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Douglas Community Christmas Celebration Dec. 18

The Douglas Community Christmas Celebration is set for Dec. 18 at the Douglas Church. The event runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and includes a marshmallow roast, chili feed, and Christmas carols. The Douglas County Historical Association is providing chili, salad and dessert. Activities will be set up, and Santa will drop in with surprises for the kids. For more information, call...
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