News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 J.A. Longston and F.D. Hutton, ministers of the Christian churches of Waterville and Mansfield, respectively, and Mrs. K.W. White of Waterville are in Wenatchee today for a conference with H.E. Hobart, minister of the First Christian Church of Wenatchee, to organize a...
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Pictorial Past | Waterville hoops team

A Waterville basketball team in 1930.
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Our Past | 1972: Apollo Club gives its annual performance in Waterville

The Wenatchee Apollo Club made annual appearances in Waterville until just a few years ago.
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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 A license to marry was issued by the county auditor yesterday to Fred Hildebrand of Waterville and Bessie Guptill of Spokane. Ted Hougey of Palisades was in Waterville Monday attending to business matters. Irvin B. Vestal and J.S. Burke, both of Palisades, filled a call to...
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Pictorial Past | Early Withrow

Louise Gossom (1876-1979), left, owner of the Withrow Cash Store, appears with an unidentified woman near the corner of Douglas Street and 1st Street in Withrow in 1922. The building behind Gossom, in the background, is the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. (Information and provided photo/Darrin...
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Our Past | 1966: Waterville girls receive honors for Camp Fire work

Selected by Karen Larsen Ronda (Daling) Cordill, who is now a resident of Cheney, was highlighted in this article about the Camp Fire Grand Council Fire published in the April 21, 1966 edition of The Waterville Empire-Press. Cordill said she remembers the annual event as being a special ceremony of culmination after a year of hard work. “You really wanted to show the best of you,” Cordill...
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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 George B. White who is manager of the National Orchard Co. of Brewster has resigned and sold his interest in the company to the other stockholders. Bert J. Chamberlain of Wenatchee has been secured as manager for this year. A deal was closed whereby A.B. Dorsey sold his ranch...
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Pictorial Past | Hauling water

Horse-drawn water wagons, such as the one in this early 1900 photo provided by the Douglas County Historical Museum, were a familiar site for pioneers in the Big Bend country.
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Our Past | 1985: Mansfield resident celebrates 80th birthday

This article, published in the April 11, 1985 edition of The Waterville Empire Press, tells of a birthday party planned for Mansfield resident Ralph MacIntyre.
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Pictorial Past | Quilting for a cause

United Lutheran Church quilters display one of the quilts they made in 1979 for Lutheran World Relief.
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