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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Easter starts with annual egg hunt

It was a sunny, somewhat breezy day April 20 for the North Cascades Bank Easter egg hunt in Pioneer Park. The park was filled with eager children carrying Easter baskets, and parents and extended family members happy to watch.
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Sunrise service held in Mansfield

Mansfield United Protestant Church and the Mansfield Community Church held their annual sunrise service April 21 in Blue Stem Park. The sunrise service combines both churches in a longstanding tradition.
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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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Pet of the Week

Deebo is one popular fellow, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. He is a 3-year-old, large size, gray and white American terrier/pit bull mix. Everyone has a great time with Deebo and he’s become a rockstar at the shelter. He is well behaved and loves to walk on a leash. Training Deebo has been easy because he is so treat motivated and is eager to please. He...
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Pet of the Week

  Olivia is a beautiful girl with a sweet personality, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 3-year-old, medium size, orange and white short-hair domestic mix. Olivia came to the shelter as a stray and is still shy and apprehensive around people. If you approach her slowly and then pet her gently, she will relax, stretch, purr and nuzzle. While Olivia...
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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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