4-H group ready for the fair

The fairgrounds in Waterville was a busy place on Aug. 13 as youth and adults gathered to prepare for the NCW Fair which opens today through Sunday.
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Mansfield kids get ready for NCW Fair

Mansfield 4-H and FFA members are primping, preening and making sure their livestock get an extra helping of food as they prepare to show their animals at the North Central Washington Fair Aug. 23-26.
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Reid family wins Yard of the Month

The Waterville Tree Board has chosen the yard of Ben and Wendy Reid on the west side of North Jackson Street as the July Yard of the Month.
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Library program on sounds

Heather Inczauskis, from the North Central Regional Library system, visited the Waterville Library on Aug. 16 and delighted children and adults with the "Science of Sound."
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Pictorial Past | State dignitary attends the fair

Washington Gov. Clarence D. Martin, at far right, attends the 1939 Waterville District Fair (or Douglas County Fair as it was also known).
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Fairgrounds are prepared

Groups and individuals turned out Aug. 4 for Beautification Day to help prepare the NCW fairgrounds for the upcoming fair.
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New weeds to watch for in Douglas County: Scotch Thistle

This is the fifth in a series of articles that introduces readers to new weed invaders in Douglas County.
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Waterville Town Council | Public hearing on building moratorium draws participation, comment

Several Waterville residents turned out Aug. 6 for a public hearing on the six-month building moratorium instituted by the Waterville Town Council in June.
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Vacation Bible School is busy place

Waterville’s week-long Vacation Bible School, held this year at the Federated Church, had 63 registered participants with the theme of “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.”
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Stats released for Waterville swim team

8/23 Correction: Swim team points The story “Stats released for Waterville swim team” on Page 7 in the Aug. 16 issue of Douglas County Empire Press included incorrect information about the Waterville H2O swim team season point total for Branson Barnes. He had 111 individual points for the entire season which placed him first in the boy’s age 8 and younger division.   By...
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