ROCK ISLAND — The state Community Economic Revitalization Board on July 26 awarded a $50,000 grant to the Port of Douglas County for studying riverfront redevelopment. The port and city of Rock Island have been looking at options for the site of a former silicon plant that closed in 2003, in…

Small Miracles, a local nonprofit located in the Wenatchee Valley, is seeking volunteers to donate one hour of their time in helping serve lunches to children in need. Starting June 19, lunches will be served noon Monday through Thursday at over 20 locations throughout Wenatchee, East Wenatc…

May 18 Mansfield, weapons violation: Mansfield School District, a student made a joke about bringing a gun to school and shooting. School officials and deputies were confident that the student had not been serious. The school handled the matter with the student, and the deputy made contact w…

After losing our longtime home in the old Rock Island Fire Station in June of 2015, the Rock Island Community Food Bank worked out of Rock Island Elementary School that summer and then in the fall we were able to move into a small donated building in Rock Island City Park. We immediately beg…

News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area The University of Washington SEATTLE — The following students were named to the spring quarter 2017 dean’s list at The University of Washington. Eligible students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while completing at…

ROCK ISLAND — Ranchers from throughout the area can talk horticulture and learn tips to optimize fruit quality of WA 38, Washington State University’s newest breeding program release, during Fall Field Day from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at WSU’s Sunrise Orchard in Rock Island. The free session…

Rock Island City Councilman Maurice Guerin points to his name on a list of Rock Island citizens who volunteered to help with the town?s beautification program in the summer of 1960. Aided by efforts of the Rock Island Improvement Club and a tax per front foot of property, the town undertakes…

Rock Island third-grader Jesse Osorio had a tall order April 27, serving as the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Chief for a Day with Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal.

News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area   Gonzaga University SPOKANE — The following students were named to the president’s list at Gonzaga University for fall 2016. Eligible students must earn a grade-point average of 3.85 or higher. East Wenatchee: Jennifer Albrecht, M…

ROCK ISLAND — Chelan-Douglas Safe Kids donated $300 to Rock Island Elementary as part of its National Walk to School Day Celebration on Oct. 5. During the event, Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal and Sgt. Paul Downs escorted students to school to promote exercise and safe pedestrian prac…

NCW — Link Transit will be holding a series of information gathering sessions in the smaller communities it serves beginning this week. The open houses are a part of Link’s community engagement strategy to help guide its growth and development over the next 15 to 25 years, according to Link …

ROCK ISLAND — The city of Rock Island will hold a public hearing at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 8 at Rock Island City Hall, 5 North Garden Ave. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public testimony regarding proposed amendments to procedures for processing planned developments as set forth in the ci…

NCW — Link Transit will host a series of upcoming information gathering sessions in the smaller communities it serves. The open houses are a part of Link’s community engagement strategy to help guide its growth and development over the next 15 to 25 years, according to a news release. The se…

WENATCHEE — Rock Island Elementary School is among 12 North Central Washington schools recently awarded Stronger Schools grants by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The grant program provides up to $5,000 for each school to enrich school experiences for students, support …

ROCK ISLAND — The Wenatchee Kennel Club will sponsor a set of dog temperament tests beginning at 9 a.m. April 23 at Rock Island Village, across from the Rock Island Dam. Tests offered include dog temperament test, canine good citizen test and therapy dog test. The cost ranges from $10 to $30…

ROCK ISLAND — The Wenatchee Sportsmen’s Association will host its annual free fishing day for kids beginning at 8 a.m. April 16 at Rock Island Pond on Saunders Avenue. WSA members will be on hand to help kids learn how to fish. Equipment will be provided. For more information, visit wsassoc.org.

OLYMPIA — Washington residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights for free. LightRecycle Washington collection sites accept traditional fluorescent tubes (including straight, curved and circular tubes), the twisty compact fluorescent lights and high intens…

OLYMPIA — The City of Rock Island’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has received an Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award from the state Department of Ecology. There were 126 wastewater treatment plants across the state with perfect performance in 2013, a jump from 107 the year before. Roc…

As of Nov. 8, there were 9,088 Douglas County ballots that had been counted from the Nov. 5 general election. Out of a total of 19,103 registered voters in the county, this represents a voter turn-out rate of 47.57 percent. Marty Whitehall, supervisor of elections, said Nov. 12 that all but …

On Oct. 4, Rock Island Elementary School students had the chance to join one of seven Beauty of Bronze field trips that are organized each year for the fifth graders in Wenatchee School District elementary schools.

Obituaries printed in the June 2 issue of the Empire Press.

Obituaries printed in the May 26, 2011 issue of the Empire Press

Occasionally I am awed by the power some individuals confer to me. I realize I can be a pest at times but I really cannot work miracles.

Rock Island Elementary School has accomplished a lot of positive things over the past couple of years, so not long ago, members of the school’s administration thought, why not brag about them a little bit?

College accomplishments by Douglas County residents

Golfers play the back nine at Rock Island Golf Course on April 13, putting out on the 157-yard 12th hole with a view of the manmade lake and waterfowl swimming by.

Obituaries published in the April 21 edition of the Empire Press.

At the beginning of this school year, Rock Island Elementary School had a kiln sitting in one of its storage rooms that it had to get rid of. Soon, word of the situation reached Eastmont High School art teacher Terry Valdez, who, coincidentally, was in need of a kiln for his classes.

Engagements for Douglas County residents.

Rock Island The 71-year-old owner of Nelson’s Country Market was arrested March 2 after local law enforcement officers executed a search warrant and confiscated what they say are items stolen from three counties. Billy A. Nelson was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on su…

From the pages of the Wenatchee World 100 years ago Mrs. F.J. Cole of Waterville is visiting in Wenatchee. O.A. Rudd and family of Bridgeport returned today from Indiana. 50 years ago The U.S. Air Force has assigned $126,000 in construction funds for a radar station near Waterville, it was a…

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,…

This week, Rock Island Elementary’s second-, third- and fourth-grade classes were unable to use the school’s computer labs due to Northwest Evaluation Assocation testing.

Obituaries published in the Jan. 6 issue of the Douglas County Empire Press

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