Mansfield kids get ready for NCW Fair

Mansfield 4-H and FFA members are primping, preening and making sure their livestock get an extra helping of food as they prepare to show their animals at the North Central Washington Fair Aug. 23-26.
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Pet of the Week

  Giddy is one terrific kitty, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. He is a 3-year-old, large-size, white and gray short-hair domestic mix. Giddy was picked up as a stray and has special needs due to significantly impaired vision. His disability doesn’t stop him, though, as he craves being petted and will bounce around until he feels your hand. Giddy...
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Our Past | 1996: Waterville graduate plays baseball in Holland

Selected by Karen Larsen The following are excerpts of an article by Jim Rogers published in the Aug. 22, 1996 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press that tells of Kevin Daling’s baseball playing tour in Holland.   Daling pitches for U.S. team in Holland By Jim Rogers Kevin Daling, 1995 graduate of Waterville High School and pitcher for the Spokane Falls Community College baseball...
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Pictorial Past | State dignitary attends the fair

Washington Gov. Clarence D. Martin, at far right, attends the 1939 Waterville District Fair (or Douglas County Fair as it was also known).
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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 Estimates for this year’s Douglas County wheat crop are for 3 million bushels. Price at Waterville is now $1.99 for bulk and $2.08 for sack. A.E. McLean just completed a modern eight-room house on his ranch north of Mansfield. Clyde A. Ham of Brewster has enlisted in the Army...
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Fairgrounds are prepared

Groups and individuals turned out Aug. 4 for Beautification Day to help prepare the NCW fairgrounds for the upcoming fair.
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No excuse for fake news rhetoric

The plight of a grieving orca who continues to carry her dead calf for weeks is reported by the Seattle Times. The Spokane Spokesman-Review lets people know for the first time the Legislature is forming a task force to exempt lawmakers from portions of the Public Records Act.
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Returning home

My husband and I recently indulged in a couple days away as a couple to celebrate our anniversary. When we partake on such expeditions (which isn’t often) we both understand the significance of the outcome. That is, the outcome upon returning home — to a house inhabited by our three sons, some official adults, some nearly so.
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NCW Fair: A look at the past

Scenes from fairs of the past. This year’s NCW Fair runs from Aug. 23-26.   Some of the many concession offerings at the 2009 NCW Fair. (Wenatchee World file photo/Kathryn Stevens) Kids have fun riding the Paratrooper at the carnival during the NCW Fair in 2010. (Wenatchee World file photo/Mike Bonnicksen)
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Kids’ zone provides a range of activities

Families attending the NCW Fair this year can look forward to visiting the Kids’ Zone.
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