Our Past | 1985: Blood drive takes in over 75 pints

This article from the May 23, 1985 edition of Waterville Empire Press tells of a successful blood drive, which included participation from many Waterville High School students.
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Our Past | 1960: Boys put experienced anglers to shame

This article from the May 5, 1960 edition of Waterville Empire-Press is a story of a successful adventure in Douglas Creek for two young anglers. Izaak Walton, named in the title, was a 17th Century English writer who was best known for the work called “The Compleat Angler,” which included prose and poetry on the topic of fishing. Junior Izaak Waltons Top Veteran Fishermen Herman...
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Our Past | 1981: Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park comes into being

This article from the May 7, 1981 edition of The Empire Press tells about the creation of the park that is now named Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park.
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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 The Brewster Community Club issued invitations to the citizens of North Central Washington for a reception and banquet at Brewster on Saturday evening. The event will honor Honorable E.F. Banker and Sen. W.A. Bolinger for their support of the State Reclamation Bill. 50 Years Ago —...
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Pictorial Past | Del Rio building from the past

The Del Rio Post Office, which later became the Del Rio Grange, was located nine miles northeast of Leahy Junction in northern Douglas County.
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Our Past | 1951: Horse show is a part of the Apple Blossom Festival

This article from the May 3, 1951 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells about an accredited horse show planned during the Apple Blossom Festival.
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Pictorial Past | Primitive Pine Canyon

Convict labor from the state penitentiary built the first Pine Canyon road from Orondo to Waterville in 1915-17.
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Our Past | 1975: Philomathic Club tea honors Waterville royal court

This article from the April 24, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire Press talks about a Philomathic Club tea honoring Waterville’s princess and royal court — probably for the Apple Blossom Festival.
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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 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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