Chelan student club raising funds

The Interact Club of Chelan High School is sponsoring a "Walk for Water" event on May 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at Riverwalk Park in Chelan. The goal of the event is to raise money to purchase a well for a village in Ethiopia in east Africa.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported May 4-9
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Our Past | 1960: Boys put experienced anglers to shame

This article from the May 5, 1960 edition of Waterville Empire-Press is a story of a successful adventure in Douglas Creek for two young anglers. Izaak Walton, named in the title, was a 17th Century English writer who was best known for the work called “The Compleat Angler,” which included prose and poetry on the topic of fishing. Junior Izaak Waltons Top Veteran Fishermen Herman...
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Classic cars and more on parade

Classic automobiles of a large variety of makes and models descended on Eastmont Community Park May 3 for the annual Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show.
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Cemetery District suffers under failure of 2018 levy

An article in the Nov. 15, 2018 Empire Press gave the impression that the Douglas County Cemetery District 2 levy had passed with over 50 percent of the vote. This was incorrect as the levy required a supermajority of 60 percent to pass.
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Shockers post wins and losses

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers baseball and softball teams braved a cold afternoon — with rain, sleet and hail — on April 29 against the Lake Roosevelt Raiders. They also played the Oroville Hornets May 2.
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Photo exhibit highlights Native life

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent During the month of May, Waterville Library is home to a photo exhibit depicting Native Americans from past and present. The exhibit, called “Beyond the Frame: To Be Native,” is a commemoration of the 150th birthday of Edward S. Curtis, a photographer who documented Native American life in his day. Curtis’ photos are a part of the exhibit, along...
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Leadership fair at Mansfield

The Mansfield School held its first leadership fair April 24. The event showcased student projects, musical and theatrical performances, and arts and crafts and everyone in the community was invited to attend.
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Fishing derby at Jameson Lake

Jameson Lake Resort held its opening day fishing derby April 27 with a group of hardy anglers from casting their lines, determined to catch that winning fish.
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Our Past | 1981: Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park comes into being

This article from the May 7, 1981 edition of The Empire Press tells about the creation of the park that is now named Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park.
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