Bands heat up the NCW Fair

Aug. 22 was a busy first day at the NCW Fair with especially good attendance for Thursday. One of the big attractions was the first ever NCW Fair Battle of the Bands held in the Community Hall.
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Youth are stars of the NCW Fair

Evalee Shafer and Tiera Moore of Mansfield Critters and Kids 4-H group hold their chickens during Entry Day on Aug. 21. They were among 4-H and FFA members from around the area entering animals and various other exhibits.
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Orondo celebrates 135 years

Orondo Community Partnerships sponsored a potluck picnic at Orondo River Park on Aug. 17 in celebration of Orondo’s 135th anniversary. Community members enjoyed the food and conversation of the “good old days.”
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Aug. 16-22.
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Gateway event helps students

Gateway Ministries held its second annual back to school event at the Waterville School cafeteria on Aug. 17. The event included a clothing exchange, a free hot dog lunch and free haircuts for kids.
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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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