With three combines, a grain cart, several grain trucks and a crew of about eight, the Thomsens were working to bring in the wheat crop from fields along Road 3 Northwest about 7 miles east of Waterville.
This is the second in a series of gardening columns by Gloria.
Bryan Thomsen, oldest son of Waterville farmers Mark and Kirsten Thomsen, remembers riding along in the combine all day as a child.
This is the first in a series of gardening columns by Gloria.
Knemeyer’s owners Casey Smith and Candy Ludeman are excited about a new Waterville Main Street Association project to place narratives in the windows of historic buildings in town.
Sisters Valerie Smith, Natalie Marx and Jenny Wright and their families set up a row of chairs on Smith’s parking strip on Birch Street for a view of the Waterville Rollers’ classic car cruise Saturday.
Though Waterville Days is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, classic cars are still the schedule.
POLAND — When 2nd Lt. Sam Casey arrived at Torun base camp in October, he entered a world of transitioning chaos.
Waterville resident Pam Wright has a large backyard garden and has gardened for years, but when she heard about the town’s community garden opening three years ago, she jumped at the chance to get a bed.
NCW — North Central Regional Library will host an NCRL Reads Virtual Author Series for adults this summer featuring Noé Alvarez, Kristin Hannah, Peter Heller and Blake Crouch.
Christina and Christopher Cabunoc have been going to the Waterville Cemetery each Memorial Day for years, and it has become a family tradition.
NCW — North Central Regional Library will host a free virtual program with Nancy Pearl from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday on the video conferencing platform Zoom.
Arlen Rankin said he’s always been a teacher, no matter what job he was doing.
Did you know that the building that now houses Waterville Family Foods used to be a hardware emporium and harness shop and that the city pool has existed in some form since 1928?
Joyce Huber had everyone stepping, marching, twisting and turning every which way, loosening tight muscles and strengthening their balance, all to the beat of some fast-paced oldies music.
Local kids have lots of ideas for how to improve Waterville’s parks.
Eight Waterville School students arrived at Lighthouse Christian Ministries in Wenatchee Friday morning and got to work immediately.
For this week’s Youth Yak, children at the Waterville Public Library were again asked which stores they’d like to see in town and what kind of business they would start.
It's the time of year for quilt production at United Lutheran Church in Waterville.
Youth Yak, a new program, has begun at the Waterville Public Library.
Waterville Chamber of Commerce members have traditionally focused attention on the residential lights all around Waterville. We appreciate the care that our neighbors take to brighten up the town with Christmas lights.
Mansfield residents are preparing for Halloween, decorating their homes with carved pumpkins and spider webs, ghosts, ghouls, zombies and skeletons too.
In years past Mansfield Community Church members would assemble with brooms, dusters, mops, rakes and clippers to clean the inside and outside of the church, arriving at 9 a.m. on a Saturday ready to work.
Waterville sports fields and gyms have been busy this fall, not only with high school athletics, but with football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading for elementary students.
WATERVILLE — Monty and Heidi Black purchased their home at 317 E. Ash St. in Waterville just over a year ago. The couple, who previously lived in Mansfield, have been working for the past year at remodeling the house and fixing up the yard.
Aug. 22 was a busy first day at the NCW Fair with especially good attendance for Thursday. One of the big attractions was the first ever NCW Fair Battle of the Bands held in the Community Hall.
Evalee Shafer and Tiera Moore of Mansfield Critters and Kids 4-H group hold their chickens during Entry Day on Aug. 21. They were among 4-H and FFA members from around the area entering animals and various other exhibits.
Orondo Community Partnerships sponsored a potluck picnic at Orondo River Park on Aug. 17 in celebration of Orondo’s 135th anniversary. Community members enjoyed the food and conversation of the “good old days.”
Issued in Douglas County Byron Lee Newell , 60, Leavenworth, and Janna Lynn Donoghue, 57, Vancouver
NCW — Waste Management of Greater Wenatchee reminds its customers in Chelan and Douglas counties that it will run regular collection routes on Monday’s Labor Day holiday on Sept. 2. The Wenatchee Transfer Station is closed on Monday. For more information and year-round holiday schedules, vis…
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is hosting another in its series of family-friendly art classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31. Parents and children and invited to participate in these interactive, fun projects. The fee is $10 for one parent and one child. Add…
NCW — Address canvassing in Washington state is now underway in preparation for the 2020 Census. Address canvassing improves and refines the Census Bureau’s address list of households, which is necessary to deliver invitations to respond to the census. The address list plays a vital role in …
WENATCHEE — Auditions for this year’s Holiday Spice variety show will be held Sept. 5 and 7 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. Holiday Spice is a community-based holiday show benefiting the PAC. It will be held Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. during the 2019 Festival of […]
WATERVILLE — The public is invited to attend the formal dedication of Royal DeVaney Park at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at 308 E. Locust St. A social hour will be held following the ceremony at the swimming pool office. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call city hall at 745-8871.
Gateway Ministries held its second annual back to school event at the Waterville School cafeteria on Aug. 17. The event included a clothing exchange, a free hot dog lunch and free haircuts for kids.
WENATCHEE — Tickets are still available for a railroad history tour, hosted by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Sept. 7. On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in North American history swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. The tour w…
WATERVILLE — Douglas County commissioners on Aug. 20 approved keeping marijuana setback reductions in place. The commission in September 2018 adopted an ordinance that reduced the 1-mile setback for outdoor cannabis farms to a half mile if the edge of the farm fence was at least 1,000 feet h…
WENATCHEE — The lower level of YWCA North Central Washington’s headquarters at 212 First St. is now the YWCA Women’s Empowerment Center.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Community Church will offer Divorce Recovery, a 10-week program to be held on Sundays beginning Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m., for those who are going through divorce or a broken relationship. The church is located at 783 4th St. N.E. The course covers such topics as loss an…
Katara is the sweetest kitty you will ever meet, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is an 8-year-old, medium size, brown and black short-hair tabby mix. Katara is affectionate and will meow and give you head butts to get your attention. When you pet or bru…
How was a dollar spent in Douglas County in 1959? This article from the Sept. 1, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press spells it out.
From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 Years Ago — 1919 The Douglas County eighth grade examination will be held at Bridgeport, Mansfield, Delrio, Mud Springs, Waterville Bridge and District 116. At the May examinations, Roy Gardner of Watervill…
Wenatchee High School Panther coach Tom Byrne, left, and Eastmont High School coach Lou Boni meet for lunch prior to the two schools facing each other for the first time in football action on Oct. 3, 1958.
The Town of Waterville has been informed by the Public Works Trust Fund that it will be funded for sewer collection design and repairs. The town had applied for a loan of $900,000 to replace and reline 3,000 linear feet of the 52,000 linear foot system.
EAST WENATCHEE — Rob Tidd, a project manager for the Corporation for Better Housing, is the newest East Wenatchee City Council member.
WENATCHEE — The Compassionate Friends Wenatchee Valley Chapter will host its eighth annual Walk to Remember on Sept. 14 at Walla Walla Point Park. The event will help memorialize children and loved ones who have died and help bereaved families in their journey through grief. The two-mile “ge…