Don’t miss the Big Bend Roundup Rodeo Aug. 25 and 26

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent The Big Bend Roundup Rodeo is an integral part of the NCW Fair. The event is held each year on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It will begin this year at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. The price of fair tickets includes admission to the event, though tickets for covered grandstand seating are an extra $5. The rodeo includes a variety of events,...
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Pet of the Week

  Vera is ready to find her forever home, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 5-year-old, small-size, tan and white short-coat chihuahua mix. Vera is happy, kind, adorable and so affectionate. Her dream home would be with a woman who will go for walks with her, is loving and kind and could provide a calm environment. Vera is polite meeting other dogs and...
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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 Filings for the various Douglas County offices on the Democratic ticket are J.F. Irwin, treasurer; L.R. Richards, engineer; L.L. Sellers, clerk; and A.H. Davis, sheriff. Filings on the Republic ticket are Bernice Stanley, auditor; and Mrs. L.O. Anderson, schools...
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Pictorial Past | Early beginnings of the fair

  Nov. 1, 1911, was a festive occasion for North Central Washington residents and especially for those from Waterville. The Annual Potato Carnival, the precursor of the North Central Washington District Fair and later the NCW Fair, was held there in recognition of the bumper crop of potatoes grown throughout the Big Bend area. This photo shows participants of the “potato race,” a...
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Our Past | 1960: Local girl has a look behind the iron curtain

The following excerpts are from a letter published in the Aug. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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NCW Fair is almost here

Are you ready for four days of great family fun? Make plans to come on up to Waterville... the NCW Fair is just around the corner! This year's fair runs from Aug. 23-26 and it will be packed with something for everyone.
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Get a colonoscopy and avoid colon cancer, please

I had my fourth colonoscopy recently. The best part of the procedure is when it's over. Honestly, it's not that big of a deal but it's always easier to say that when it's over!
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Razzle-dazzle berries

You never know the lessons you might learn from something as small and unassuming as a raspberry.
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More agreements needed to open markets and strengthen trade relationships

Recently, I sat down with President Trump and members of Congress at the White House to discuss the impact of trade on agriculture in Central Washington.
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On Main Street | Providing local automotive repair and maintenance since 1994

This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities.
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