Rock Island Post Office to remain open

| By James Russell | Rock Island has saved its post office with citizen persistence, just like it saved its water supply with a new wastewater treatment plant. On March 6, over 30 people packed into the small post office in Rock Island to learn their post office is not closing down. Kat Smithson, postmaster from Peshastin, and the district agent for post office closings, delivered the news along...
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News from Our Past

News from 100, 50 and 25 years ago
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Rock Island among recipients of state Commerce grants

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce recently announced nearly $500,000 in Community Development Block Grants to 21 rural cities and counties. The grants, ranging from $22,000 to $24,000, will fund crucial development plans for new or improved water and wastewater systems, community centers, growth management plans and feasibility studies across the state. North Central...
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Rock Island opens new wastewater treatment facility

By Jim Russell Rock Island citizens celebrated the opening of an impressive new wastewater treatment facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 6. The ceremony marked the end of a long journey to build and fund the new facility, which seems to indicate how eager the people of Rock Island are for growth. It’s a story of a mayor, a council and 800 residents who rescued their well water and...
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Rock Island Dinner

Photo courtesy of The Wenatchee World A country store is set up for the Rock Island School Parents-Teachers Association fund-raising dinner March 30, 1972. Looking over some of the merchandise were, from left, Kari White, Brian White, Brian Fitzjarrold and Daro Gay White.
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Rock Island school seeks higher standard

The 2011-12 school year began Aug. 31 at Rock Island Elementary School. Principal Sue Kane recently talked with the Empire-Press about certain goals she’d like to see the school achieve this school year and other issues.
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Rock Island man charged with cultivating cockfights

A Rock Island man faces a charge of animal fighting after a neighbor gave sheriff’s deputies a video file purporting to show him training roosters for battle.
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Local companies brings goods to local folks

This season, local food producers are showing real pluck.
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Community news in brief

Community news in brief for Aug. 4.
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Beginnings

Births and marriage licenses in the July 14 issue of the Empire Press.
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