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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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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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 C.H. Virtue and J.B. Vestel of Palisades were in Waterville on business this past week. Floyd Jolly of St. Andrews recently bought a new Chevrolet touring car and was out giving it a trial run last Sunday. Lottie Jellum, from Washington State College, will conduct a week-long canning 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 Vern R. Coe of Mansfield and Bernice Holly of Twisp were married this morning by Judge W.J. McCoy in his chambers. The young couple will make their home in Mansfield. O.J. Hartley of Mansfield has purchased the Willman place south of Monitor. The consideration was...
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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 Mrs. F.A. Wood returned to her Palisades home after visiting friends in Wenatchee. A new restaurant has opened in the Matt Smith building in Brewster. A meeting will be held in East Wenatchee Wednesday evening for the purpose of organizing a Home Guard company. The Longview...
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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 About 50 members have signed up for a Home Guard at Bridgeport. It is anticipated there will be over 100 men joining the organization. George L. Draper was elected as chairman and H.C. Freeman is secretary. A captain and other officers will be elected Thursday. Marriage licenses...
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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 Douglas County Press recently distributed issue No. 1 of Volume 16. Fifteen years ago on Aug. 1, 1902, the Douglas County Press was started by Trimble and Jacobson as a venture. It consisted of about $400 worth of material and they printed a little five-column quarto, setting most of the...
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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 Waterville chapter of the Red Cross is organizing auxiliaries throughout Douglas County. Mrs. G.A. Grannis recently helped organize an auxiliary at Withrow. Gus Speaker, a prominent rancher living northeast of Waterville, has purchased the T.G. Roberts home in east 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 A local Red Cross Society in Mansfield, an auxiliary to the Waterville society, was formed Monday. Mrs. Tom Cole is in charge. About 30 members are enrolled. Mr. and Mrs. Peter McPherson and Agnes Hamilton, all of Brewster, spent several days of the past week in...
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