For the 16th year in a row, the Apple Blossom Festival began with a ceremony in Wenatchee’s Memorial Park to recognize six elementary school students who serve the area’s law enforcement agencies as “Chief for a Day.”

April 20 Bridgeport, animal problem: 1000 block of Columbia Ave., there was a report of a boxer pitbull in the road. The dog jumped at two people, but no one was injured. The owner was located and issued a notice of infraction for dog at large. Bridgeport, burglary: 1400 block of Foster Ave.…

WATERVILLE — Foster Creek Conservation District will hold a board meeting 6 to 9 p.m. May 9 at the Foster Creek Conservation District office, third floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 203 S. Rainier St., Waterville. For more information, contact district manager Amanda Ward, 888-6372.

The Central Washington SCORE Chapter (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses) is looking for volunteers with business experience who are willing to share their expertise with small businesses in Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties.

The NCW Fair has a new fair manager. Carolyn Morley, a native of Waterville, has been hired to fill the position that has been vacant since former manager Loni Rahm left after last year’s fair.

Waterville Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony organizer Jim Bone concluded this year’s service by pointing out that the ceremony is simple but very meaningful in Waterville.

Over 50 members of the Witten and Mittelstaedt families gathered at the Douglas Lutheran Church May 13 for a time of worship, sharing and potluck lunch.

DOUGLAS — A special public worship and communion service will be held at 10 a.m. May 13 at the historic Douglas Church. The service will be followed by a potluck lunch at noon and the Witten-Mittelstaedt family reunion. John and Rebecca Witten homesteaded in Douglas during the 1800s and part…

This is the third in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The third interview is with Myrna (Viebrock) Regan.

The weather may have kept some guests away from the annual Douglas Community Historical Association Chili Feed and Song Fest, but many braved the weather and enjoyed the traditional Christmas party.

DOUGLAS — The Douglas Community Christmas Celebration is set for Dec. 10 at the Douglas Church. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and includes a marshmallow roast, chili feed, and Christmas carols. The Douglas Community Historical Association will provide chili, salad and dessert. Activities …

On Sept. 19, exactly 100 years after the dedication of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglas, friends came to celebrate with food, fellowship and music.

OLYMPIA — Washington experienced modest job growth in July, resulting in a 5.3 percent unemployment rate for the month, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. This tracks with the national rate of 5.3 percent — and is co…

The Douglas Community Historical Association (DCHA) invites the community to join us for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the St. Paul Lutheran Church. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Douglas Church. The dedication was on Sept. 19, 1915.

This article, published in the July 15, 1982 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, includes some memories of the church told by people who attended as children in the early years.

WENATCHEE — The Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship (IRIS) will highlight success stories that connect and strengthen the communities of Orondo, Waterville and Douglas this November when the nonprofit organization launches a new series, Talk About a Place! IRIS is working with …

WATERVILLE — Washington Questers held their state meeting Sept. 21 in Douglas and Waterville. About 29 members from around the state attended the event, hosted by Wenatchee-area chapters Elizabeth Weythman Questers and Millersburg Seekers. The meeting began at the historic Lutheran Church in…

Stripe rust, a fungus that affects wheat, barley and some perennial grasses, was found Monday in eight different fields near Douglas, Pear Hill and Leahy Junction.

Pulling a train engine out of Douglas Creek was quite a feat as this photo would indicate.

Obituaries for Douglas County residents.

Douglas A fire that broke out about 4:15 p.m. Monday did extensive damage to a home rented to a family by the Douglas Community Historical Association. Dale Jordan, chief of Fire District 1, said the fire damaged a bedroom on the upper floor of a two-story home next to the historic Douglas c…

Devin LeRoy Atwood Devin LeRoy Atwood, 36, of Snohomish, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. He was a previous resident of Rock Island. Survivors include his wife, Shanda Mae Atwood of Snohomish; his mother, Dorothy Jean Atwood of Yakima; his father, Dixon LeRoy Searles of Snohomish; his stepfather,…

The Douglas Community Christmas Celebration is set for Dec. 18 at the Douglas Church. The event runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and includes a marshmallow roast, chili feed, and Christmas carols. The Douglas County Historical Association is providing chili, salad and dessert. Activities will be se…

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