Washington State University The following Douglas County students were named to the president’s honor roll at Washington State University. To be eligible, a student must earn at least a 3.75 grade-point average with at least nine credit hours. East Wenatchee: Ashley Brandt, Brooke Compton, Chad Drake, Jhoana Duran, Tammy Duretto, Bryant Goetz, Brittany Komm, Kathleen Analani Mathews, Joshua...
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Elementary school named for national award

Rock Island Elementary was chosen as a “Bright Spot School” by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, in recognition of their third-grade reading program, one of only 12 schools nationwide, and the only Washington school to be selected.
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Man who fell into Rock Island pond dies

John W. Brent, the 63-year-old Rock Island man who fell into a Rock Island pond on May 26, has died.
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Obituaries printed in the June 2 issue of the Empire Press.
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Obituaries

Obituaries printed in the May 26, 2011 issue of the Empire Press
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Letters to the editor

Occasionally I am awed by the power some individuals confer to me. I realize I can be a pest at times but I really cannot work miracles.
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Blue Ribbon community celebration at Rock Island

Rock Island Elementary School has accomplished a lot of positive things over the past couple of years, so not long ago, members of the school’s administration thought, why not brag about them a little bit?
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College life

College accomplishments by Douglas County residents
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Spring green at Rock Island

Golfers play the back nine at Rock Island Golf Course on April 13, putting out on the 157-yard 12th hole with a view of the manmade lake and waterfowl swimming by.
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Obituaries

Obituaries published in the April 21 edition of the Empire Press.
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