News from Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1917 The Brewster Ladies Aid decided to postpone their bazaar and supper until Saturday. The ladies of Brewster Flat will join them. An invitation is extended to all to come and Christmas shop and stay for supper. Flossie Duncan has been elected president of the Epworth League in...
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Pictorial Past | Harvest on the Waterville Plateau

A wheat threshing team on the Waterville Plateau in the early 1900s.
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Our Past | 1981: Weight training program makes room for girls

So many high school girls are active in sports nowadays that it can be hard to imagine a time when sports were considered a male domain. The following excerpts from an article published in the Dec. 3, 1981 edition of The Empire Press show changed attitudes and a changed reality for a new decade.
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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 — 1917 Jessie Grandy and J. Albert Bowes, both of Orondo, were married at noon yesterday by Rev. H.E. Hobart at his home in Wenatchee. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Trapp of Orondo. Following the ceremony, the couple left on the train for a brief honeymoon on the coast....
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Pictorial Past | Traveling through the canyon

Sunset Highway through Pine Canyon in the 1920s. (C.M. Lockwood photo/Douglas County Historical...
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Our Past | 1928: November Grange meeting attracts a crowd

Selected by Karen Larsen This article from the Nov. 29, 1928 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press describes a Grange meeting with good attendance. According to the book “Beginnings,” the Waterville Grange was organized in 1925. Ninety people attended the first meeting, but this fell short of the 100 that the Grange organizer who had come to town to establish the organization had hoped for....
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Our Past | 1941: Waterville Lions Club begins

Selected by Karen Larsen This article from the Nov. 27, 1941 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of a celebration held when the Waterville Lions Club first got its charter. The Lions Club has served the community in many ways ever since. Today, it provides free swim lessons to Waterville children, operates and maintains the Badger Mountain Ski Hill, offers scholarships to Waterville...
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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 — 1917 Ben Smith has opened a movie theater in Brewster much to the delight of the residents. There will be two shows every Wednesday and Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Fenton of Palisades are visiting in Wenatchee for a few days and are guests at the Elman Hotel. The Waterville...
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Pictorial Past | Seal sale starts in Douglas County

Posters publicizing the 1964 Christmas Seal campaign are placed in several Douglas County businesses in late November.
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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 — 1917 Most of the citizens of Brewster met the Saturday morning train to give a cheer to the Okanogan boys on their way to American Lake. The largest patriotic demonstration ever held in Waterville was given the contingent of draft soldiers who left for American Lake. In the high school...
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