Our Past 1923: Mansfield News

As usual, local news from the past provides some valuable glimpses into a life that has become a distant memory. Sometimes the items make us smile or laugh that something so commonplace would be news at all. Sometimes they surprise us by revealing details we would think too personal to print, and other times they make us nostalgic for a slower pace and more simple, homespun social gatherings. These tidbits come from the March 29, 1923 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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NCW Fair event a success

This year’s Friends of the NCW Fair Crab and Prime Rib Dinner and Auction yielded over $57,000 in proceeds for capital improvements at the fair. The NCW Fair Community Hall was packed with people from all over the area.
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Things your mom never told you

I’ve got a newsflash for the naive among us: your mom didn’t tell you everything. This comes with the territory of motherhood. I’m talking about real lies about important things. Listed here are some of the things your mom probably never told you (and probably never will, but you didn’t hear it from me):
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Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

Historically, international trade issues have galvanized our state’s congressional delegation. Many wondered if that would still be the case today. Fortunately, it seems to be.
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USDA broadband initiative provides hope, ignores major barrier

Rural communities are increasingly depending on high-speed internet to complete an education and talk to their doctors. Meanwhile, connecting to broadband internet has become a necessity in today’s digital economy. As we advance deeper into the 21st century, broadband access will grow as an important indicator of quality of life for communities across the nation.
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Museum presentation will feature a look into the history and culture of local tribes

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent The Douglas County Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting and lunch at noon March 26 at the Douglas County Museum. At 1 p.m., following the meeting, the public is invited to attend a program presented by Lucy Luevano, traditional cultural preservation officer of the history/archaeology program for the Confederated Tribes of the...
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Pet of the Week

  Gator is one happy guy and loves people, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. He is a 3-year-old, medium size, white and black, American terrier/pit bull mix. Gator is always wiggling and dancing at the front of his kennel in hopes you will pick him to be your true love. He may look rough around the edges, but his heart is pure gold. Gator needs a home without...
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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 ? H. Martinson has resigned his position at the Waterville Hardware Co. and accepted a similar job with Wells & Wade Hardware Co. in Wenatchee. ? Tom Cole is the new bookkeeper at the Waterville Auto Company, having taken the place of Wilbur Elder. Elder resigned to go to Wenatchee...
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Pictorial Past | Waterville pioneer

Mathew Baines Malloy (1858-1926), a Pennsylvania transplant, sits in his law office in Waterville during the 1920s.
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Our Past | 1984: Economic committee holds early meetings

The following excerpts come from an article published in the March 22, 1984 edition of The Waterville Empire Press.
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