Bands heat up the NCW Fair

Aug. 22 was a busy first day at the NCW Fair with especially good attendance for Thursday. One of the big attractions was the first ever NCW Fair Battle of the Bands held in the Community Hall.
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Youth are stars of the NCW Fair

Evalee Shafer and Tiera Moore of Mansfield Critters and Kids 4-H group hold their chickens during Entry Day on Aug. 21. They were among 4-H and FFA members from around the area entering animals and various other exhibits.
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Opinion | Renewable energy funds available for farmers, rural businesses

In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more than $400 million available for farmers and rural business owners under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
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Waste Management collection on Labor Day

NCW — Waste Management of Greater Wenatchee reminds its customers in Chelan and Douglas counties that it will run regular collection routes on Monday’s Labor Day holiday on Sept. 2. The Wenatchee Transfer Station is closed on Monday. For more information and year-round holiday schedules, visit wmnorthwest.com and select your service area from the dropdown menu.
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Show your talent at Holiday Spice auditions Sept. 5 and 7

WENATCHEE — Auditions for this year’s Holiday Spice variety show will be held Sept. 5 and 7 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. Holiday Spice is a community-based holiday show benefiting the PAC. It will be held Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. during the 2019 Festival of Trees. Open auditions will be Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. on the PAC stage. Those...
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Pet of the Week

  Katara is the sweetest kitty you will ever meet, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is an 8-year-old, medium size, brown and black short-hair tabby mix. Katara is affectionate and will meow and give you head butts to get your attention. When you pet or brush her, she’ll roll around and purr up a storm. Katara came to the shelter as a stray so it is...
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Our Past | 1960: How was a dollar spent?

How was a dollar spent in Douglas County in 1959? This article from the Sept. 1, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press spells it out.
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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 The Douglas County eighth grade examination will be held at Bridgeport, Mansfield, Delrio, Mud Springs, Waterville Bridge and District 116. At the May examinations, Roy Gardner of Waterville received the highest average; Georgia Harr of Bridgeport placed second; and Gladys Fraser of...
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Pictorial Past | Pre-game exchange between coaches

Wenatchee High School Panther coach Tom Byrne, left, and Eastmont High School coach Lou Boni meet for lunch prior to the two schools facing each other for the first time in football action on Oct. 3, 1958.
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The NCW Fair is here!

It's all happening on the plateau, the 130th NCW Fair is underway Thursday through Sunday. There will be lots of activities for the entire family including a variety of adult and youth exhibits, livestock fitting and showing, auctions, equitation, a dog show and more.
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