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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Our Past | 1982: Dance planned at Farmer Hall

These excerpts come from an article published in the Aug. 26, 1982 edition of the Waterville Empire Press about an upcoming dance at Farmer Hall.
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Pictorial Past | Spotlight on Rock Island FFA rancher

Mike Sachs, left, and his father, Howard, pause for cameraman Gary Smith during the filming of a documentary in August of 1973.
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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 C.B. Craft and G.H. Wilcox of Waterville were registered guests this week at the Elman Hotel in Wenatchee. Staying at the Wenatchee Hotel was Francis Wiley of Waterville. 50 Years Ago — 1969 Terry Tanneberg was Mansfield’s delegate to Evergreen Boys State this summer. The session...
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People of Our Past | Cable TV pioneer began with Waterville link

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in The Wenatchee World in June of 1994. WATERVILLE — If you lived in Waterville in the early 1950s, you had the distinction of being in the first community in the state (and one of the first three in the whole United States) to get television by cable — thanks to Charles Clements. Clements, now 77, was an electrical engineer who...
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Pictorial Past | Work begins on golf course

These men have “teed off” on a big project at Rock Island in July of 1962 — creating a new golf course.
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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 Guests at the Wenatchee Hotel this week included F.E. Teas and Bert Berry of Brewster; Mabel Marlow of Waterville; and A. Blair, William Blair and Bruce Blair, all of Orondo.   50 Years Ago — 1969 Eastmont Lions Club members elected officers this week. They were Walt...
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Our Past | 1996: City hall gets a new look after library move

The library just made a move last year and townspeople have been positive about the new location. Those who were living in Waterville in 1996 — and before — will remember an even earlier library location at town hall.
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