Our Past | 1966: St. Joseph’s Church celebrates Golden Jubilee

Here are some of the highlights of a page in the June 16, 1966 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press commemorating the Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (1916-1966).
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Graduation for Class of 2019

Commencement ceremonies honoring the Waterville High School Class of 2019  took place on June 8. The motto for the 23-member class was: “To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst” (from Wilson Kanadi).
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Church says farewell to pastor

Seth Normington, who has been pastor of the Federated Church since 2016, left June 15 to take a call to pastor a church in Harrisonburg, Va. The church hosted a potluck lunch and farewell celebration for Normington and his wife Gemma Amendola on June 9.
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Mires take first Yard of the Month

Dave and Marvel Mires have been awarded the first Yard of the Month designation of the year. The Mires have transformed their yard into a rock garden with attractive trees, bushes and perennial plants.
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Blood drives in June

NCW — The Red Cross urges the public to give blood or platelets this summer. The following area blood drives are scheduled: June 20: 1 to 6 p.m., the Federated Church, 224 W. Ash St., Waterville June 21: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Confluence Health, 820 N. Chelan Ave., Wenatchee June 24: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Washington Hospital, 1201 S. Miller St., Wenatchee June 25: 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.,...
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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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Pictorial Past | Pioneer family at home

The John A. McArthur family gathers at the dinner table in their Waterville home in 1899.
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Our Past | 1978: Mansfield beautification

The following pieces come from the June 22, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. The first piece tells about the efforts of several Mansfield clubs in beautifying the town’s main street that year. It sounds like the whole town was practically painted.
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Trees removed from DeVaney park

Four pine trees have been removed from Royal DeVaney Park next to the swimming pool. Mayor Royal DeVaney said the trees were diseased and presented a hazard to the public.
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Blood drive in Waterville on June 20

WATERVILLE — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. June 20 at the Waterville Federated Church, 224 W. Ash St. The Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urges the public to give blood or platelets this summer. Other upcoming blood drives scheduled in Douglas County are on June 17 from 1:45 to 5:45 p.m. at...
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