Deishl in Olympia for ag advocacy

Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) Wheat Ambassador Lexi Deishl traveled to Olympia on a lobbying trip, Jan. 16-18, with a delegation from the association and from the Washington Grain Commission.
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Fair board discusses meeting with promotions consultant

NCW Fair Board members had a successful day-long session with fair consultant Sunny Saunders Jan. 29. 
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Grant/loan money for town’s wastewater collection system looks to be forthcoming

Waterville Mayor Royal DeVaney told town council members at their regular Feb. 5 meeting that the 2019 state budget contains $85,000 in loan and grant money for the Town of Waterville from the Department of Ecology to repair and update the town’s wastewater collection system.
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Ski hill forced to close Feb. 10-11; will reopen if more snow comes

The Badger Mountain Ski Hill was forced to close the weekend of Feb. 10-11 because of warm conditions that reduced the snow pack to below what is needed to operate.
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Blood drive in Waterville on Feb. 22

WATERVILLE — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the NCW Fairgrounds in Waterville. The Red Cross is in critical need for eligible blood donors. Donors are encouraged to use the Red Cross RapidPass process to start the process online before scheduling an appointment or planning a walk-in donation. For more information about RapidPass,...
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South Douglas CD looking for a supervisor

WATERVILLE — Are you interested in becoming more involved with your conservation district? South Douglas Conservation District will have an appointed supervisor position open this spring. The five-member board of supervisors meets on the first Monday of each month, except August. The supervisors set policy and direction for the conservation district. Members serve three-year terms without...
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Shockers boys basketball team lives to fight another game

After a promising start to the Central Washington 2B League season, the Waterville-Mansfield boys basketball team had difficulties down the home stretch of league play — especially on the road.
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Shocker girls season is cut short

The Shockers girls basketball team fell to DeSales from Walla Walla on Feb. 9 in Granger, 50-32. The loss ended Waterville/Mansfield’s season. “They had a fantastic year," coach Kieth Finkbeiner said.
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Shockers meet Raiders Friday

The Waterville/Mansfield boys basketball team fell to Oroville, 57-35, Feb. 10 in CW2BL district play and move on to play Lake Roosevelt Feb. 16 in a loser-out contest.
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St. Joseph Altar Society pancake supper Feb. 13

WATERVILLE — The Altar Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold its 34th annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the church, 101 East Poplar. Buttermilk, whole wheat and blueberry pancakes will be served along with an egg and meat dish, fruit cup, juice and coffee. Admission to the all-you-can-eat supper is by donation. For more information, call Carolyn...
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