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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Pet of the Week

  Bart is such a happy boy, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. He is a 2-year-old, large-size, charcoal and white pit bull/terrier mix. Bart is friendly and fun. He’ll always greet you with a smile — and what a smile he has! Bart enjoys an active lifestyle where he can go for long walks and hikes, or take part in other outdoor pursuits. He knows...
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Festival of Trees set for Nov. 15-18

WENATCHEE — It’s almost time for the 2018 Numerica Festival of Trees Nov. 15-18. This year’s event will take place at the Numerica Performing Arts Center and the Wenatchee Convention Center Ballroom. The four-day weekend of fun and festivities is the PAC’s annual fundraiser and also the community kick-off to the holiday season. Beautifully decorated grand Christmas trees will...
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Waterville traditions on Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means that it is time for the Young Life Food Drive and the United Lutheran Church/Gateway Ministries Halloween Party.
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Pybus holding Halloween costume contest

WENATCHEE — The sixth annual Pybus Halloween Costume Contest will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 in the LocalTel Event Center. Registration begins at 5 p.m. in the Pybus concourse with judging at 5:15 p.m. in the event center. Prizes will be given in age divisions of up to 2 years, 3-7, and 8-12. There will also be a special division for three or more family members. There is no cost...
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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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Waterville Schools continue focus on education excellence

As we are well underway in the 2018-19 school year, we are excited about the work around teaching and learning that we are doing at Waterville School.
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IRIS | Fish Management Water Tool lauded for environmental stewardship

  By Meaghan Vibbert Douglas County PUD This is the sixth in a series of eight stories featured ahead of the ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit, which IRIS (Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship) is convening in Pateros on Nov. 15. This year’s event, “Pateros Strong,” will celebrate stories about our environment, community, and economy that are helping to...
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