News From Our Past

Douglas County news from 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago
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Pictorial Past | Examining wheat

Waterville ranchers Emil Iverson and Kenneth Gormley look at a plot of Luke, a possible new variety of wheat said to be resistant to snow mold.
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Our Past | 1985: Blood drive takes in over 75 pints

This article from the May 23, 1985 edition of Waterville Empire Press tells of a successful blood drive, which included participation from many Waterville High School students.
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Youth group holds bingo night

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterville hasn’t had an active youth group for a few years, but they’ve got one up and rolling this year. On May 5, the group held their first community event — a bingo game night.
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Waterville School obtains funding for projects

Waterville School recently obtained several large grants for improvements, including the construction of a new playground and the replacement of the intercom system. The school has also been able to fund two smaller projects through school and community support. These include adding four new drinking fountains, including bottle-filling stations, and the replacement of the reader board with an electronic reader board.
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Council hears details on Link Transit measure

Richard DeRock, general manager of Link Transit, was at the May 6 Waterville Town Council meeting to explain a measure that would increase the transit authority’s sales tax by 0.2 percent. The measure will be on the Aug. 6 ballot.
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Chelan student club raising funds

The Interact Club of Chelan High School is sponsoring a "Walk for Water" event on May 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at Riverwalk Park in Chelan. The goal of the event is to raise money to purchase a well for a village in Ethiopia in east Africa.
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Conservation district, county commissioners to meet

WATERVILLE — The South Douglas Conservation District will meet with the Douglas County commissioners at 9 a.m. May 21 at the Douglas County Courthouse. The courthouse is located at 203 S. Rainier St. in Waterville. A quorum will be present. For more information, call 745-9160.
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Shocker boys end season; girls move to league tourney

Waterville/Mansfield’s boys played Manson and Bridgeport, and the girls played Manson in CW2BL play. The Shocker boys were on the road to face the Manson Trojans on May 7. The Trojans came out on top, 7-2, in 7 innings. “Our team played a solid game against a solid team that has already qualified for the postseason,” said coach Owen Drew. “This is the type of game that can...
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Pet of the Week

Shilo is a sweet boy with a lot of charm, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. He is a 2-year-old, large size, charcoal and white pit bull/terrier mix. Shilo is friendly and has such a happy personality. He loves to have fun and is looking for a friend to take him on long walks or hikes. Shilo lived with a small dog and is playful with other dogs but he’s just as...
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