News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1919 R.D. Richards of Waterville spent Sunday down in the city, stopping at the Wenatchee Hotel. C.A. Graves of Waterville is a recent arrival in Wenatchee. F.C. Barker of Brewster is a guest in Wenatchee. J.L. Lynn is down from Waterville and checked in at the Elman Hotel in...
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Pictorial Past | Thinking of the coming year

These Waterville Chamber of Commerce officers give a lot of thought as to how to make Waterville a better place in 1969. Newly installed were Steve Still, vice president; Robert Fisk, president; and Joanne Whitehall, secretary-treasurer. (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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Our Past | 1985: Waterville school news

This article from the April 18, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press was written by a Waterville High School student of the time, Celia Sperline. It introduces some of the happenings around the 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 — 1919 Mrs. W.H. Laury of Brewster is a guest at the Wenatchee Hotel. Alfred G. Mickelson of St. Andrews completed his grain elevator this week. Judge Sam B. Hill of Waterville stopped at the Wenatchee Hotel over Sunday. 50 years ago — 1969 Friday was a big day for Randy Petersen, son...
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Pictorial Past | More space for Waterville school

Work is underway on a new addition to Waterville High School in September 1959.
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Our Past | 1945: Waterville, Orondo business news

Selected by Karen Larsen   These two articles from the April 12, 1945 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press report the opening of two businesses — one in Waterville and one in Orondo. One can almost see the 1940s-era filling station and the small town grocery with attached filling station.   Marney Leases Richfield Station J.R. Marney has secured a lease on the Richfield service...
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Museum program tells of native culture

Douglas County Historical Society members and the public had the chance to learn about native cultural traditions and how those traditions are preserved today during a presentation that followed the Historical Society's annual meeting on March 26.
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Pictorial Past | Wheat queen

Marla McClure of Mansfield is named Douglas County Wheat Queen in November of 1967. (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 — 1919 E.C. Carter of Waterville is a guest at the Wenatchee Hotel. F.E. Craft of Sandpoint, Idaho, is registered at the Elman Hotel. He is on his way to Waterville to visit his brother, Blair Craft, whom he has not seen for 25 years. Judge R.S. Steiner has sold his residence on South...
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Our Past | 1975: Grange holds card parties to benefit a variety of causes

This article from the April 3, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire Press tells of fundraising card parties held at the Waterville Grange Hall. It also mentions an upcoming home nursing course, sponsored by the Grange and taught by Shirley Daling.
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