News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1919 A patent has been issued for an apparatus to allow a person to play a piano and the violin at the same time. Douglas County commissioners have invested in a 75-horsepower tractor for the use of the county in building good roads. In order to raise $1.5 million more for road...
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Pictorial Past | House moving day

A crew in the early 1940s moves the former Lanphere house from its original location, three-fourths of a mile southeast of Lamoine, 13 miles into Waterville.
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Our Past | 1960: Big turnout for dedication of industrial arts building

The Waterville School band and shop building located on Chelan Avenue was officially named after shop teacher Edward J. Rejniak when he retired in 1981. Rejniak drew out the original concept design for the building and held classes there following its construction. The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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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 A letter from the Big Bend Empire in today’s Daily World states, “We note, by the Wenatchee World, that John A. Gellatly, Chelan County representative, was going to the Legislature with an idea of getting the state to build the road to Quincy around the Rock Island point … that...
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Pictorial Past | Governor attends park dedication

Washington State Gov. Clarence D. Martin, center, attends the dedication of the new city park in Waterville in 1936. (Provided photo/Myrna Nelson...
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Our Past | 1948: Lots happening at Waterville School

Selected by Karen Larsen The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 12, 1948 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.   School News Sports Mansfield defeated Waterville Friday by making a large percentage of their shots. Waterville’s offense was good but they made only a small percentage of their shots. The score at the end of the first quarter was 10 to 3. The...
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Pictorial Past | Dancers gather at The Barn

The Barn in East Wenatchee, shown during June of 1963, was a popular venue for square dancing over the years.
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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 Sgt. Jack Hensel of Waterville passed through Wenatchee today on his way back to Camp Custer, Mich. Jesse Stauffer, a fifth grade teacher at Waterville School, has received an offer to teach at Ellensburg Normal. She is planning on taking it as the position is a good one, paying $125 a...
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Our Past | 1985: Gymnastics program flourishes in Mansfield

The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 7, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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Pictorial Past | New funeral home planned

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Letts of Waterville look over plans for their new funeral home being built on Rock Island Road in East Wenatchee in May of 1960.
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