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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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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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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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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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1917 Frank Holden of Brewster, who last week suspended his newspaper to respond to the call of the selective draft law, was examined Saturday by the Okanogan County Exemption Board. He passed, claimed no exemption and was accepted for service. Henry Greer of Waterville is...
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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 The Brewster Water User Association will hold an important meeting on Friday. The Ladies Aid of Brewster met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Martin Bakke. The ladies are very busy now getting work finished for their annual bazaar. A dance was held at the Palisades home...
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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 grain companies on one day of this week paid out about $500,000 for grain. The largest check was paid by the Waterville Union Grain company to Hinderer Bros. for $25,998, which represented about half of their crop. The next largest check was issued to Louie Miller for...
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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 J.E. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Ray of Waterville, passed through Wenatchee this morning on his way to the Big Bend country to visit his folks for a few days before he is called to join his company at American Lake. Ray came direct from the Presidio, where he has been attending...
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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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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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