Pictorial Past | Get out to vote

Schools Superintendent Carl Wheelon takes to the skies to get the word out about a special bond measure being voted upon in Waterville on Sept. 30, 1958. Wheelon, piloted by Bill Redlinger of Wenatchee, dropped balloons and leaflets over the town urging voters to go to the polls. The measure was for an addition to the high school. (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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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 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Webb and family are spending a few days visiting Webb’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.H.D. Webb of East Wenatchee. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Ringhisen have moved from their farm home near Withrow to Waterville. They recently purchased the Howe residence there. Mr. and...
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1985: Halloween Weekend a fun community event

Based on the following article published in the Oct. 10, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, it looks like Waterville had a tradition for community-wide Halloween fun at that time.
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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 An unusual request has come to the Board of Equalization of Douglas County through George Prather, George Kauss, T.N. Mayfield, Lee Merritt, and J.F. Reed, all of Mansfield. They have asked on behalf of their community that the taxes on Mansfield real estate be increased. The...
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Pictorial Past | Traveling to Waterville

The Waterville Special picks up people in Douglas who are en route to Waterville for a picnic, only four miles away. The date is unknown. If you know more information about this photo, email us at weekly@empire-press.com. (Chester M. Lockwood photo/Douglas County Historical...
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Our Past | 1972: Baby shower doesn’t cut corners

Selected by Karen Larsen Women spent a lot of time planning and preparing foods for parties and gatherings decades ago. Nowadays, the pace of life is so fast and we are so focused on convenience that we usually make it easier on ourselves with store-bought party foods. Parties and social events also made it in the paper, a piece of attention that they don’t usually get today. This article about...
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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 Waterville High School Principal Edith Greenberg has returned from Puyallup where she took special training in leadership for boys and girls clubs. This week she is giving instructions to the Girls Canning Club. She is also giving demonstrations on making liberty bread out of rice,...
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Pictorial Past | Historical Society is organized

A first step in the formal organization of the new Douglas County Historical Society is taken Aug. 31, 1959.
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Our Past | 1992: Eastmont Extension a possibility to reduce Sunset Highway congestion

Selected by Karen Larsen The Eastmont Extension, which was completed in 2014, has provided a good alternate route between the Odabashian Bridge and Grant Road in East Wenatchee. According to Douglas County Administrator James Barker, the road was conceived in the late 1980s. Portions of an article from the Oct. 1, 1992 issue of the Douglas County Empire Press that speak of this or another option...
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Pictorial Past | Mansfield church

The Mansfield Church of God is dedicated around the 1950s. This photo is provided by the Douglas County Historical Museum.
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