Waterville grad gets P.E.O. grant

Valerie Loebsack, a 2009 Waterville High School graduate, has received a scholarship of $1,300 from the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Program for Continuing Education (PCE). The funds were obtained for her by the local P.E.O. Chapter Z.
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Thompson leading in mayor race

As of Aug. 12, with 99 percent of the primary ballots in Douglas County tabulated, Jill Thompson is running a strong first for the position of Waterville mayor. Loyd Smith and Chuck Driver are almost tied for second place.
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Waterville and Bridgeport get state infrastructure loans

NCW — Sewer system improvements in Waterville and a second water reservoir in Bridgeport are among 30 projects across the state receiving infrastructure loans from the state Public Works Board. The board awarded a $900,000 construction loan to Waterville and a $180,000 pre-construction loan to Bridgeport. Statewide, the board has awarded over $85 million. “We’ve got some pipes that are...
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People of Our Past | Cable TV pioneer began with Waterville link

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in The Wenatchee World in June of 1994. WATERVILLE — If you lived in Waterville in the early 1950s, you had the distinction of being in the first community in the state (and one of the first three in the whole United States) to get television by cable — thanks to Charles Clements. Clements, now 77, was an electrical engineer who...
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Our Past | 1996: City hall gets a new look after library move

The library just made a move last year and townspeople have been positive about the new location. Those who were living in Waterville in 1996 — and before — will remember an even earlier library location at town hall.
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VBS raises money for hunger fund

The week of July 29 to Aug. 2 was Waterville’s Vacation Bible School. The annual event is a partnership between United Lutheran Church and the Federated Church and was hosted at United Lutheran Church this year.
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Didgeridoo show comes to Waterville library

WATERVILLE — Didgeridoo Down Under brings its Australian-themed program to the Waterville Library on Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. The high-energy show combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation designed for all ages. The didgeridoo has been played by aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its unique sound. For more...
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Our Past | 1986: British family visits Waterville wheat harvest

These excerpts come from an article about an English family that came to Waterville to experience the wheat harvest.
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Our Past | 1948: Waterville has enough with Daylight Saving Time

If you think it is confusing enough to change between Pacific Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time twice a year, think about how it would be if different towns and cities were operating on different times.
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Auntie Bling’s in quilt challenge

Auntie Bling’s Attique is a part of the International Row by Row Quilt Challenge. Participating quilting shops each design a quilt block that represents their area and create patterns of the block to give away to participants.
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