Flood destroys Waterville home

Dale and Ashlee Prey and their son, Travis, were all home at their rental property on Highway 2 and Road I around 5 p.m. Aug. 10 when it started to rain hard. Soon they could see that water was backing up above the property and was going to be headed their way.
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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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Town of Waterville receives word of Public Works Trust funding

The Town of Waterville has been informed by the Public Works Trust Fund that it will be funded for sewer collection design and repairs. The town had applied for a loan of $900,000 to replace and reline 3,000 linear feet of the 52,000 linear foot system.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incident from Aug.. 10
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Waterville grad gets P.E.O. grant

Valerie Loebsack, a 2009 Waterville High School graduate, has received a scholarship of $1,300 from the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Program for Continuing Education (PCE). The funds were obtained for her by the local P.E.O. Chapter Z.
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Thompson leading in mayor race

As of Aug. 12, with 99 percent of the primary ballots in Douglas County tabulated, Jill Thompson is running a strong first for the position of Waterville mayor. Loyd Smith and Chuck Driver are almost tied for second place.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported Aug. 2-5
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Our Past | 1996: City hall gets a new look after library move

The library just made a move last year and townspeople have been positive about the new location. Those who were living in Waterville in 1996 — and before — will remember an even earlier library location at town hall.
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VBS raises money for hunger fund

The week of July 29 to Aug. 2 was Waterville’s Vacation Bible School. The annual event is a partnership between United Lutheran Church and the Federated Church and was hosted at United Lutheran Church this year.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported July 26 to Aug. 1
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