Our Past | 1954: NCW District Fair just around the corner

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, published in the Sept. 9, 1954 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, gives some details about that year’s North Central Washington District Fair. At that time, the fair was held in the middle of September. Horse races have been an important part of the fair since its early days.   Final Plans Set For Six-County Fair Here Sept. 17-19 Final plans are...
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A good year at the NCW Fair

Crowds braved smoky air, and some cool, drizzly weather to enjoy the NCW Fair Aug. 23-26. A variety of activities and attractions were on tap for young and old.
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Chelan-Douglas Land Trust earns national recognition

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust has been awarded re-accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) was...
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Divorce Recovery program begins Sept. 9

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Community Church will offer Divorce Recovery, a 10-week program to be held on Sundays beginning Sept. 9 at 4 p.m., for those who are going through divorce or a broken relationship. The church is located at 783 4th St. N.E. The course covers such topics as loss and grief, unhooking, anger and depression, and forgiveness. Emotional support groups will also be formed...
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported Aug. 15-23
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 8

WENATCHEE — The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s North Central Washington will be held on Sept. 8 beginning at Pybus Market in Wenatchee. The Alzheimer’s Association walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremonies are at 9:45 a.m. and the two-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. For...
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Remembrance walk set for Sept. 15

WENATCHEE — The Compassionate Friends Wenatchee Valley Chapter will host its annual Walk to Remember on Sept. 15 at Walla Walla Point Park. The event will help memorialize children and loved ones who have died and help bereaved families in their journey through grief. The two-mile “gentle” walk will start and end at Shelter 1 at the park and is open to anyone who has lost a child...
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Nic Allen performs at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Nic Allen will perform at the next Friday Night Music event from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31 at Pybus Market. Leavenworth-based Allen brings Southern influence to soulful blues rock and country covers and original material. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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State seeks volunteers to tally walkers, cyclists

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Transportation is looking for volunteers to help count the number of people who walk, ride bicycles or take other active travel means to reach a destination. Counting will take place over three days around Wenatchee and other cities around the state from Sept. 25-27. Results from this 11th annual survey will be used by state and local agencies to estimate...
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Mansfield farmers finish harvest

Wheat harvest has ended for farmers in Douglas County and while the hard part may be over, there is still more work to do. Wheat farming goes back several generations for some Mansfield area families.
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