Orondo is among locations for Arbor Day distributions

NCW — The annual Greater Wenatchee Arbor Day Celebration will be held at five sites in Chelan and Douglas counties on April 13. Wenatchee tree and shrub distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walla Walla Point Park. Distribution in outlying areas will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: Cashmere: Martin’s Market, 130 Titchenal Way Leavenworth: PUD Office, 222...
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Our Past | 1945: Waterville, Orondo business news

Selected by Karen Larsen   These two articles from the April 12, 1945 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press report the opening of two businesses — one in Waterville and one in Orondo. One can almost see the 1940s-era filling station and the small town grocery with attached filling station.   Marney Leases Richfield Station J.R. Marney has secured a lease on the Richfield service...
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Bingo night at Orondo School

The Orondo Community Scholarship Committee sponsored their second bingo night and auction of the school year on March 22. Proceeds provide scholarships for eighth grade students who apply and are accepted.
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Two injured in Orondo crash

ORONDO — Two people were hospitalized Feb. 28 following a collision on Highway 97 five miles north of Orondo. A Honda Accord driven by William Schindler was southbound about 11:38 a.m. near milepost 218 when it crossed the centerline and struck the northbound Scion TC driven by Oliva Acevedo, the Washington State Patrol reported. The vehicles came to rest blocking the northbound...
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Our Past | 1986: The sounds of early Orondo

Selected by Karen Larsen It appears like John H.D. Smith was an older man at the time this piece was published in the Feb. 27, 1986 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. He looks back to memories, probably of his childhood, and overwhelmingly of the sounds that framed his early life in Orondo.   Orondo As I Knew It By John H.D. Smith A change of noises was evident as times changed in the...
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Fire District Commission announces meetings

ORONDO — The Douglas County Fire District 4 Commission has announced its schedule of meetings for 2019. The commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at Fire Station 1 located at 13996 Highway 2 in Orondo. All meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Meeting dates are Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec....
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Santa open house in Orondo

Douglas County Fire District 4 at Orondo provided an afternoon of festivities Dec. 15 during its annual Santa open house. Chief Jim Oatey and his crew kept busy welcoming children and parents from 2 to 4 p.m.
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Building relationships at Orondo

About 50 Orondo residents gathered at the school gymnasium Dec. 7 for a potluck supper and conversation, a mission of Orondo Partnerships to bring the community together.
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District 4 levy narrowly passes

Three weeks after the Nov. 6 general election, results for the Douglas County Fire District 4 fire and emergency services levy were finally conclusive. Election results certified on Nov. 27 show that the levy passed by four votes.
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Fire at Pine Canyon Growers

ORONDO — Firefighters battled a three-alarm structure fire in a fruit warehouse belonging to Pine Canyon Growers on Sunday evening, Nov. 25. The fire was reported in the 20 block of Orondo Loop Road just after 5 p.m. Crews from Chelan County and Douglas County responded to the scene. The building housed the company’s sorting facilities, cold-storage rooms and offices, Pine Canyon Growers...
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