Our Past | 1975: Waterville Grange has an active Booster night

The following excerpts from an article published in the Oct. 16, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press show the local Grange as being an active organization that was an integral part of the community.
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Pictorial Past | School time at Withrow

Students gather at Withrow High School in 1934. Top row, Ray Danzel, Joe Rinke, Lois Painter, Eleanor Mitchell, Mary Rinke, Antoinette Secor, Dorothy Kinzel, Miriam Hawes and Louise Supplee; middle row, Jerry Peterson, Erin Sprauer, Vera Painter, Ethwyn Mitchell, Bernice Whitehall, Lottie Nollmeyer, Clara Besel, Frances Heisig and Amelia Jordan; bottom row, unidentified, Loren Armstrong, Walt...
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Our Past | 1963: Free penicillin to combat rheumatic fever

When penicillin first began to be used experimentally in the early 1940s its effects seemed nothing short of miraculous.
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Pictorial Past | Community of wheat

Wheat is stockpiled in the middle of Withrow during 1982 in this Vernon Beckstead photo.
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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 Dr. and Mrs. H.F. Morse of Wenatchee were recent visitors at the home of E. Gaunt in Rock Island. Homer Stanley has sold his drug stock to S. Mitchell and will leave soon for Bremerton where he will report for duty in the Navy Medical Corps, according to a report from the Douglas...
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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 ? L.O. Anderson and Walter V. Fegley, prominent citizens of Douglas County, left today for service with the National Army. ? County Assessor K.W. White and his wife motored down from Waterville yesterday and were overnight visitors at their ranch in East Wenatchee. ? E.D....
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Pictorial Past | Popular store prepares to reopen

The new Douglas General Store owner Judi Sparks (1947-1995) along with her friends and family apply a fresh coat of paint on the building in July of 1984 in preparation of its reopening.
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Our Past | 1990: County Commissioners throw their support behind loop trail

The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail, which extends about 11 miles along the shoreline of the Columbia River on the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee banks, is a remarkable asset to this area.
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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  L.A. Weston and family of Withrow visited Sunday at the home of Ben Spear in Waterville. The Ladies Aid of Brewster met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Fulton Woods. Mrs. L.O. Anderson of Waterville was a guest last evening of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Woods.   50...
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Our Past | 1982: Exchange students provide chance for intercultural interaction

The following excerpts were taken from an editorial printed in the Sept. 30, 1982 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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