Veterans celebrate their holiday

Veterans and their families gathered Nov. 11 at the Coyote Pass Café for a free meal of pot roast, vegetables, coleslaw, dinner rolls and dessert.
read more

Nov. 7 general election fills local boards and councils

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent There were 4,862 ballots for the Nov. 7 general election that had been counted in Douglas County as of 2 p.m. Nov. 9. There were approximately 1,500 ballots left to count. Voter turnout was estimated at 23.24 percent. Contested races included the Eastmont Metropolitan Park District, Commissioner 5; East Wenatchee Water District, Commissioner 1;...
read more

Federated Church will put on a community Christmas cantata

This year a community Christmas cantata is being organized by the Waterville Federated Church. The cantata, called “A Blest Messiah Born” by Larry Shackley, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the church.
read more

Washington poet laureate to present at Waterville Library Nov. 20

Tod Marshall, the current Washington state poet laureate, will visit Waterville Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 20.
read more

Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Nov. 3 Bridgeport, burglary: Bridgeport Middle School, a maintenance shed was entered and $2,050 worth of hand tools were taken. There was no evidence of forced entry, and a custodian believed it was possible that the shed had been left unlocked. There are no suspects. Nov. 4 Bridgeport, theft: 1600 block of Fisk Avenue, a woman left a wallet on her trunk and drove away. The wallet was gone...
read more

Our Past | 1948: Christmas Seal Sale begins in Douglas County

Selected by Karen Larsen According to Wikipedia, the idea of the Christmas seal was created by a Danish postal clerk in 1904 as a way to raise money to fight tuberculosis. The idea quickly spread throughout Europe and was introduced to the U.S. in 1907 by Emily Bissell, who wanted to raise money for a sanitarium on the Brandywine Creek in Delaware. By 1908, the idea blossomed into a national...
read more

County commissioners vote to defer trash decision

The Douglas County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 6 to postpone approval of an application by Waste Management of Washington, Inc. for authority to import waste from metropolitan Vancouver, B.C. to the Greater Wenatchee Regional Landfill near Pangborn Memorial Airport.
read more

Waterville Town Council | Mosquito Control District Board meeting cancelled

The Waterville Town Council learned at its Nov. 6 meeting that the town was advertising to fill Position 5 on the five-member Waterville Mosquito Control District Board. Because the board currently has only two members and thus lacked a quorum, its Nov. 8 meeting was cancelled. The other two appointments to the board are made by the county commissioners.
read more

Halloween food drive successful

Waterville Young Life and Waterville School WE Day members and leaders collected food from porches around town on Oct. 31 for the food bank.
read more

Halloween party provides warmth, food and fun

For the third year in a row, United Lutheran Church opened its fellowship hall Halloween night to give trick-or-treaters and their families a place to warm up and enjoy food, fellowship and fun.
read more