Our Past | 1963: Free penicillin to combat rheumatic fever

When penicillin first began to be used experimentally in the early 1940s its effects seemed nothing short of miraculous.
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Our Past | 1990: County Commissioners throw their support behind loop trail

The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail, which extends about 11 miles along the shoreline of the Columbia River on the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee banks, is a remarkable asset to this area.
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Our Past | 1982: Exchange students provide chance for intercultural interaction

The following excerpts were taken from an editorial printed in the Sept. 30, 1982 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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Our Past | 1945: Servicewoman writes home

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, published in the Sept. 13, 1945 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, gives excerpts from letters written by Lt. Medora Fowler, a servicewoman from the Waterville area.   Following the Flag Lt. Medora Fowler wrote to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chase Fowler, about the excitement in Luzon when the news came of the Japanese surrender. The letter reads in...
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Our Past | 1954: NCW District Fair just around the corner

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, published in the Sept. 9, 1954 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, gives some details about that year’s North Central Washington District Fair. At that time, the fair was held in the middle of September. Horse races have been an important part of the fair since its early days.   Final Plans Set For Six-County Fair Here Sept. 17-19 Final plans are...
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Our Past | 1909: Mansfield branch on the way

In the early part of the 1900s, wheat was hauled out of Waterville through a tram system that ran down Pine Canyon. How excited farmers were when the Great Northern Railway Company began to lay out plans for a branch connecting Wenatchee to Mansfield.
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Our Past | 1996: Waterville graduate plays baseball in Holland

Selected by Karen Larsen The following are excerpts of an article by Jim Rogers published in the Aug. 22, 1996 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press that tells of Kevin Daling’s baseball playing tour in Holland.   Daling pitches for U.S. team in Holland By Jim Rogers Kevin Daling, 1995 graduate of Waterville High School and pitcher for the Spokane Falls Community College baseball...
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Our Past | 1960: Local girl has a look behind the iron curtain

The following excerpts are from a letter published in the Aug. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Our Past | 1969: State wheat agencies court Japanese market

Selected by Karen Larsen According to Scott Yates, director of communications for the Washington Grain Commission, Japan has been an important market for Washington wheat since the 1960s. For the past few years, Japan has been the second largest market for Washington-grown soft white wheat, with the Philippines being the largest market. The following article, published in the Aug. 7, 1969 edition...
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Our Past | 1922: The end of the Mansfield News

The following content comes from an article published in the Aug. 3, 1922 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press which tells the story of the end of the Mansfield News.
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