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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Our Past | 1975: Drafting, nutrition projects capture students’ attention

These two selections come from the Oct. 30, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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Pictorial Past | Winding down the canyon

A Model T travels down Sunset Highway through Pine Canyon around the 1920s. (Chester M. Lockwood photo/Douglas County Historical...
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Our Past | 1991: Farmer’s Hall gets a new paint job

The following excerpts from an article published in the Oct. 17, 1991 Douglas County Empire Press discuss the painting of Farmer’s Hall that year.
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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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Pictorial Past | Get out to vote

Schools Superintendent Carl Wheelon takes to the skies to get the word out about a special bond measure being voted upon in Waterville on Sept. 30, 1958. Wheelon, piloted by Bill Redlinger of Wenatchee, dropped balloons and leaflets over the town urging voters to go to the polls. The measure was for an addition to the high school. (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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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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1985: Halloween Weekend a fun community event

Based on the following article published in the Oct. 10, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, it looks like Waterville had a tradition for community-wide Halloween fun at that time.
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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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Pictorial Past | Traveling to Waterville

The Waterville Special picks up people in Douglas who are en route to Waterville for a picnic, only four miles away. The date is unknown. If you know more information about this photo, email us at weekly@empire-press.com. (Chester M. Lockwood photo/Douglas County Historical...
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