Harvest: Faith, family and farming

Farm families are putting in long hours to get their crops silo-secured. Many wheat farms on the Waterville Plateau have farmed for generations and they share the belief that this work is more than a career choice — it is a way of life.
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Mansfield youth readies for fair

It’s that time of year again, and North Central Washington Fair participants are gearing up for an exciting four days of fair exhibitions, competitions and fun Aug. 22-25. This year at the Asmussen Ranch, Jackson, 7, and Taya Asmussen, 3, are getting ready for the fair by preparing their entries.
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Chat and Craft group celebrates

The Mansfield Community Church Ladies Chat and Craft group held a "happy birthday to us" celebration July 18 in the church basement. The Wednesday morning Chat and Craft is open to the public and everyone is invited.
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Vacation Bible School at Mansfield

The Mansfield Community Church hosted its annual Vacation Bible School, June 17-20. This year’s theme was "Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface." A group from North Albany Community Church in Oregon joined the Mansfield children for the week.
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Playday a hit in Mansfield

Mansfield Chamber hosted its Playday event June 7-9. There's lots of pride with Mansfield's annual celebration and this year's theme was "Deep Roots." Playday events included something for everyone.
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Mansfield Theatricals presents ‘House of Secrets’

Mansfield Theatricals presented "The House of Secrets," written and directed by Diana Mickelson, June 7-9.
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Honor Rolls from Area Schools

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools for the fall semester. The information — including names — is exactly as submitted by the school.   Bridgeport High School The following students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade-point average: Seniors: Jesus Alameda, Maria Calderon, Angelica Cruz, Raeanne Dodson, Adalberto Dominguez-Santana, Stephanie Gildo-Aguilar,...
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Mansfield honors graduates

Mansfield School's 2019 graduates were honored June 1 in ceremonies held at the school gymnasium.
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Shockers honored at Crimson Awards

The Crimson Awards, honoring Waterville/Mansfield Shocker athletes for the 2018-2019 school year, was held May 30 at the NCW Fairgrounds Community Center.
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Mansfield Sportsmans Club hosts rocketeers

By Adrienne Douke Empire Press Correspondent The Washington Aerospace Club held its 16th annual Fire in the Sky rocket launch over Memorial Day weekend at the Mansfield Sportsman Club grounds near Mansfield. The holiday weekend started out to be cold and rainy, but by Sunday afternoon the sky cleared and on Monday the weather was perfect to reward the hardcore rocketeers who stayed until the end...
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