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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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported Aug. 2-5
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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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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported July 26 to Aug. 1
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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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Our Past | 1985: Wheat Wives looks ahead to fair

This article, from the July 18, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, encourages women to help promote the wheat industry by joining Wheat Wives.
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