News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1919 A patent has been issued for an apparatus to allow a person to play a piano and the violin at the same time. Douglas County commissioners have invested in a 75-horsepower tractor for the use of the county in building good roads. In order to raise $1.5 million more for road...
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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 — 1919 A letter from the Big Bend Empire in today’s Daily World states, “We note, by the Wenatchee World, that John A. Gellatly, Chelan County representative, was going to the Legislature with an idea of getting the state to build the road to Quincy around the Rock Island point … that...
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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 — 1919 Sgt. Jack Hensel of Waterville passed through Wenatchee today on his way back to Camp Custer, Mich. Jesse Stauffer, a fifth grade teacher at Waterville School, has received an offer to teach at Ellensburg Normal. She is planning on taking it as the position is a good one, paying $125 a...
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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 — 1919 Dr. H. Baer, one of the pioneer physicians of Mansfield, has moved to Wenatchee and opened an office in the Central Building. He has been practicing at Mansfield for the last nine years. Thirty-nine billion cigarettes were produced in the U.S. last year, four times as many as were...
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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 — 1919 Edward Thrapp left Camp Lewis to return home to his family in Brewster.  50 years ago — 1969 More than 200 friends and relatives attended a reception for Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Smith, longtime Mansfield residents, in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. Helping to serve...
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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 — 1919 Judge Sam B. Hill of Waterville attended an Elks memorial service Sunday in Wenatchee. Also attending the service was T.G. Dark of Waterville. G.G. Knauss has been elected mayor of Mansfield. New councilmen are T.M. Mayfield and W.C. Peach. Mrs. M.R. Leahy 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 — 1919 J.B. Leahy has built an addition to his barn. Olaf Berg visited friends at Leahy on Monday. J.L. Goehry is now mayor at Brewster. Guy Greaves, H.M. Washburn, Leo Dale and Wilmer Woods are councilmen.   50 years ago — 1969 Strong rebounding sparked by Wade Troutman 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 — 1918 The many friends of Valentine Ayers are glad to see her return home to Withrow from Waterville having recovered from a recent accident. George W. Gurnaud of Wenatchee and Lois Imus of Waterville were married yesterday by Rev. Frank E. Beatty. J.W. Geissler of Brewster leaves 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 — 1918 Ed Nicesse of Omak passed through Leahy last week with a herd of 175 cattle which he was taking to Yakima for the winter. George Crane and J.M. Foster have been selected as delegates to represent Brewster at the grade and pack convention to be held in Spokane. 50 years ago —...
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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 Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Virtue of Palisades spent Thursday as guests at the Wenatchee Hotel. M.E. Martin of Palisades is visiting at his old home in Sturgis, Kentucky. Charles Walmer and Alieo Cumbo, both of Waterville, were married Friday morning by Rev. H.E. Hobart at his home. The...
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