News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press   100 years ago — 1918 Marie Jetter of Bridgeport is assisting at the Mansfield Pharmacy this week. T.W. Martin and E.A. Carroll have rented the Chris Olsen house on Silico Street in Mansfield. E.A. Carroll and William Skully, auto men from Mansfield, are in Wenatchee today. Arthur Cope of...
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Pictorial Past | Pioneer store

The Big Bend Store in Waterville in 1888.
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Our Past | 1985: Local team gives all in recreational softball

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article comes from the June 20, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. I can’t figure out how the writer came up with the win-loss tally cited at the beginning of the article.   Knemeyers loses controversial game 14-10 Knemeyers men’s recreational softball team has won 4 and lost 2 games in recent play. Knemeyers lost a controversial game to...
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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 F.H. Zentner has been appointed county agent for Douglas County. Zentner is a graduate of the Wisconsin State Agricultural College and until recently was manager of a 25,000-acre farm in the Bitterroot section of Montana. The post office at Columbia Bar near Brewster has been...
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Pictorial Past | Waterville’s early civic leader

Albert “Al” Rogers (1859-1929) sits in the office of Waterville businessman Milton Howe in 1900.
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Our Past | 1992: Pilots come from near and far for breakfast in the park

Selected by Karen Larsen Excerpts from the following article, which appeared in the June 18, 1992 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press, tell of a successful fly-in. During those years, the fly-in was held during the town’s street fair.   ‘Fly-in’ brings gypsy-for-day pilots By Nadra Rivers Waterville’s recent street fair got off to a flying start with the arrival of 23 planes...
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Pictorial Past | Pioneer postmaster

Madelia St. Germain served as the postmaster for a rural post office that bore her name from 1904 to 1913.
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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 A.B. Dorsey bought 420 acres from Albert E. Long for $12,000. Mrs. A.J. Hensel of Waterville returned home Saturday after a week’s stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.H.D. Webb. The farmers of St. Andrews are working hard toward erecting a 20,000 bushel elevator and so far...
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Our Past | 1938: Fairgrounds are site for Public Works Administration project

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article from the June 16, 1938 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press highlights how the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funds and men to accomplish needed work at Waterville’s fairgrounds in anticipation of that year’s fair.   Forty Men Start Work at Fairgrounds Monday Forty men will be put to work at the fairgrounds here next Monday on...
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Pictorial Past | Mansfield elevators

Newly constructed concrete grain silos in Mansfield in 1953.
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