Watkins receives award from ESD

Dr. Millie Watkins was honored during the North Central Educational Service District's 12th annual Friend of Children/Regional Board of the Year banquet May 10.
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Series | Growing up in Douglas Co.

This is the eighth in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The eighth interview is with Patty Ayala.
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School staff members honored for excellence

NCW — The North Central Education Service District recently honored certified and classified school staff in the four-county region with Excellence in Education awards. The awards were presented during a May 2 banquet. The winners from Douglas County include Jenny Sanon and Luana Gavin, Bridgeport; Diane Holman, Angie Velazquez, Shannon Weldy, Dennis Wheeler, Randy Dunlap and Terry Gere,...
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AgForestry program focuses on leadership development

In this three-part series, Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson interviewed three members of this year’s graduating class of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation (AgForestry) Program — Hannah Poush of Orondo, Emily Bautista-Herdt of Wenatchee and Jordan McDevitt of Leavenworth — about their experiences in the program. This is the second installment.
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Series | Growing up in Douglas Co.

This is the seventh in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The seventh interview is with Hannah (Podlich) Pousch.
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Orondo holds second town hall

The second town hall meeting for Orondo community members was held April 11 in the Eagles Nest room at Orondo School.
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Easter services in Orondo

ORONDO — The Orondo Community Church will host its annual Easter Son-Rise Service at 7:30 a.m. April 16 at Orondo River Park, 21552 Highway 97, milepost 215. Those attending should gather near the pavilion overlooking the river and bring a chair or blanket for seating. Everyone is invited to the bilingual service of worship, celebration and reflection. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. For...
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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 15. Wenatchee tree and shrub distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walla Walla Point Park Shelter 2. Distribution in outlying areas will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following sites: Cashmere: Martin’s Market, 130 Titchenal Way Leavenworth: National Fish...
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On Main Street | Egg hunt on

This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities.
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Holy Week and Easter services

Easter Sunday is coming April 16. Here is the schedule of worship for Holy Week, or the week leading up to Easter, for some of our local churches.
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