News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 After an inspection tour by some professors, Washington State College has decided to keep maintaining its experimental stations at Waterville and Winthrop. Mrs. A.R. Case of Mansfield is spending a month in Oregon. Two women are now employed as rural mail carriers at Brewster....
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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 — 1918 Estimates for this year’s Douglas County wheat crop are for 3 million bushels. Price at Waterville is now $1.99 for bulk and $2.08 for sack. A.E. McLean just completed a modern eight-room house on his ranch north of Mansfield. Clyde A. Ham of Brewster has enlisted in the Army...
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 Filings for the various Douglas County offices on the Democratic ticket are J.F. Irwin, treasurer; L.R. Richards, engineer; L.L. Sellers, clerk; and A.H. Davis, sheriff. Filings on the Republic ticket are Bernice Stanley, auditor; and Mrs. L.O. Anderson, schools...
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 Alva N. Barber of Waterville recently enlisted in the Army. Dalton Blake, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Blake, has accepted a position with the Waterville Garage and left yesterday for the Big Bend to begin work. Rev. Derifield of Wilbur has accepted the pastorate of the Christian...
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 J.C. Cunningham has traded his 40-acre orchard in Orondo to J.T. Slack for wheat land in Montana. Bridgeport went over the top in the recent war savings stamp drive. The district’s quota was $22,000. All districts but two have now reported and all have gone over the top by...
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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 — 1918 The sale of state land in Waterville this morning resulted in the disposal of a half-dozen tracts which generally brought the appraised value. The sale was conducted by the county auditor. The sales included: Northwest quarter of Section 3, Township 27, Range 24 to William Cornehl 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 — 1918 All parts of North Central Washington were reached by a thunderstorm which swept across the state from the Pacific Coast last evening. The rain came after a long dry spell and was heartily welcomed by all, especially the wheat men. O.M. McQuilken of Leahy made a business trip to...
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From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 The Presbyterian and Christian churches in Waterville have agreed to consolidate and hold a combined service for the duration of the war. Rev. J.A. Longston, who has been pastor of the Christian Church, will be pastor for the consolidated service. Six area men enlisted in the Army...
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News From Our Past

7/18/18: This column has been updated to correct an error with a name.   From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 Mrs. William Dahlke returned to her home in Waterville Sunday after staying at the home of her son for the past week. Jessie Strauffer of Waterville is in Wenatchee today visiting friends. C.C....
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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 — 1918 Marie Jetter of Bridgeport is assisting at the Mansfield Pharmacy this week. T.W. Martin and E.A. Carroll have rented the Chris Olsen house on Silico Street in Mansfield. E.A. Carroll and William Skully, auto men from Mansfield, are in Wenatchee today. Arthur Cope of...
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