Our Past | 1941: Birthday celebration for local homesteader

This article from the July 19, 1941 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of a community birthday party for a 75-year-old man who had come to Mold — a community in eastern Douglas County — to homestead when he was young.
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Pictorial Past | Early East Wenatchee landscape

Back in the 1890s and early 1900s, the East Wenatchee area had lots of sagebrush and little else. It wasn't until 1908 when the Highline Canal was completed that the Eastside received water. Once water was available, fruit trees were planted extensively throughout the area as this photo taken in the 1910s (looking west) attests.
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 Years Ago — 1919 Harry O. Moore of Douglas and Mrs. C.B. Lamoreaux of Bridgeport were guests last week at the Wenatchee Hotel. M.F. Dilworth of Waterville is registered this week at the Elman Hotel in Wenatchee. 50 Years Ago — 1969 Permits to install two cattle guards on county roads were...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Fruit and Vegetable Market News Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2018 SEASON (June 27) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Wide range in prices. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 64-80s $15-19, mostly $16-18; 88s $15-18; 100s $14-18, mostly $15-18; 113s $14-17, mostly $15-17; Golden Delicious 72-80s $26-30, mostly $26-28; 88s $24-28,...
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Museum passes available at Wenatchee, East Wenatchee libraries

WENATCHEE — The North Central Regional Library is now offering family passes to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Passes are available for a two-week check-out period from the Wenatchee Public Library and the East Wenatchee Public Library. Each pass provides entry for two adults and any children under age 18 in the household. Ten passes are available at the Wenatchee Public...
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USDA announces CCC lending rates for July

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for July. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for July is 2.125 percent, down from 2.375 percent in June. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during July is 3.125 percent, down from 3.375 percent in June. Interest rates for Farm Storage...
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Douglas County PUD Commission meeting report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the June 24 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office: Heard the bid opening results from bid document 19-05-D, supply and deliver Western Red Cedar Poles. Awarded Treasurer John Bergstrom with his 20-year service award. Authorized the...
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Marriage Licenses

Issued in Douglas County Carlos Ceniceros, 22, Cheney, and Lorie Sue Ledoux, 22, Great Falls, Mont.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents from June 19-24
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Death notices for the issue of July 4, 2019

Death notices from Douglas County
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