Fairgrounds are prepared

Groups and individuals turned out Aug. 4 for Beautification Day to help prepare the NCW fairgrounds for the upcoming fair.
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No excuse for fake news rhetoric

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is forming a task force to exempt lawmakers from portions of the Public Records Act.
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Returning home

My husband and I recently indulged in a couple days away as a couple to celebrate our anniversary. When we partake on such expeditions (which isn’t often) we both understand the significance of the outcome. That is, the outcome upon returning home — to a house inhabited by our three sons, some official adults, some nearly so.
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NCW Fair: A look at the past

Scenes from fairs of the past. This year’s NCW Fair runs from Aug. 23-26.   Some of the many concession offerings at the 2009 NCW Fair. (Wenatchee World file photo/Kathryn Stevens) Kids have fun riding the Paratrooper at the carnival during the NCW Fair in 2010. (Wenatchee World file photo/Mike Bonnicksen)
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Kids’ zone provides a range of activities

Families attending the NCW Fair this year can look forward to visiting the Kids’ Zone.
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Don’t miss the Big Bend Roundup Rodeo Aug. 25 and 26

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent The Big Bend Roundup Rodeo is an integral part of the NCW Fair. The event is held each year on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It will begin this year at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. The price of fair tickets includes admission to the event, though tickets for covered grandstand seating are an extra $5. The rodeo includes a variety of events,...
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Pet of the Week

  Vera is ready to find her forever home, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 5-year-old, small-size, tan and white short-coat chihuahua mix. Vera is happy, kind, adorable and so affectionate. Her dream home would be with a woman who will go for walks with her, is loving and kind and could provide a calm environment. Vera is polite meeting other dogs and...
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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 — 1918 Filings for the various Douglas County offices on the Democratic ticket are J.F. Irwin, treasurer; L.R. Richards, engineer; L.L. Sellers, clerk; and A.H. Davis, sheriff. Filings on the Republic ticket are Bernice Stanley, auditor; and Mrs. L.O. Anderson, schools...
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Pictorial Past | Early beginnings of the fair

  Nov. 1, 1911, was a festive occasion for North Central Washington residents and especially for those from Waterville. The Annual Potato Carnival, the precursor of the North Central Washington District Fair and later the NCW Fair, was held there in recognition of the bumper crop of potatoes grown throughout the Big Bend area. This photo shows participants of the “potato race,” a...
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Our Past | 1960: Local girl has a look behind the iron curtain

The following excerpts are from a letter published in the Aug. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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