News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1918 G.F. Green, owner of the Brewster-Bridgeport telephone exchange, has sold the system to Milburn Alexander of Brewster. Green is moving to Ripon, Calif., where he has purchased another telephone exchange. A.A. Bousquet has been hunting up the Entiat for the past few days. Mr. and Mrs....
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Pictorial Past | Douglas County pioneer

The small community of St. Andrews was named after Captain James Saint Andrews (1838-1891), a Civil War veteran who served in the Michigan’s 11th Cavalry.
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Our Past | 1969: Mansfield girl moves up in Wheat Queen competition

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers wheat queen contest was a topic of an “Our Past” column some years ago.
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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 Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Olmstead returned to their Withrow home Thursday after spending the summer in Grandview. Amos Tupper and his family now occupy their own home in Brewster. Mrs. E.R. Tyler of Brewster spent several days this week in Oroville. A Liberty Loan rally was held...
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Our Past | 1927: News from Waterville, Withrow and areas beyond

Selected by Karen Larsen In the past, the Empire Press published columns of news from all the communities of Douglas County. These news items talked about community events, but also about the comings and goings of individuals. I used to wonder if all the people whose news was published really wanted it to be in the paper. However, a friend who grew up in Waterville told me that she remembered her...
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Pictorial Past | Early day Waterville

Looking north at Waterville from the base of Standpipe Hill in 1913. (Information and photo provided by Darrin...
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Pictorial Past | Services from the past in Farmer

The Farmer service station and post office shown here during the late 1940s.
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Our Past | 1988: Measure would bring 911 system to Mansfield

The following excerpts from an article published in the Oct. 27, 1988 edition of the Waterville Empire Press urge voters to approve a measure bringing the 911 system to Mansfield.
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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 The East Wenatchee surgical auxiliary of the Red Cross will meet Tuesday afternoon. Lidia Stickel of Withrow traveled to Mansfield Saturday and returned home Monday morning. Mrs. E.J. Bus of Withrow was in Waterville Saturday. A large barn on the Amos Miller place, north of...
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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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