Waterville lights on for holidays

A good-sized crowd gathered at the North Cascades Bank parking lot in Waterville Nov. 30 to welcome the Christmas season with music, food, friendship and lights.
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On Main Street | New dress style turns into a satisfying home business

This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities. If you have business news that you would like to appear in this column, email larsen.karen.y@gmail.com.
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Library is busy in December

Check out the Waterville Library as a source of inexpensive gift ideas that will be cherished this holiday season, along with many activities to participate in during December.
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Boys capture win over Entiat

The Waterville-Mansfield boys basketball team got off to a good start to the season Dec. 1 in Entiat, beating the host Tigers 44-34.
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Girls lose in opener with Entiat

The Waterville-Mansfield girls basketball team lost to Entiat 57-36 on Dec. 1 in both teams’ first basketball game of the 2017-18 season.
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Shockers teams split games with Brewster

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers had some ups and down on the basketball court Dec. 2 against the Brewster Bears in Central Washington 2B League play.
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Our Past | 1981: Weight training program makes room for girls

So many high school girls are active in sports nowadays that it can be hard to imagine a time when sports were considered a male domain. The following excerpts from an article published in the Dec. 3, 1981 edition of The Empire Press show changed attitudes and a changed reality for a new decade.
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State poet laureate visits library

Washington Poet Laureate Tod Marshall had a young audience for his Nov. 20 presentation at the Waterville Library. Many students from Jessie Swider's English class attended.
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Waterville designated to receive TIB funding for Walnut Street project

Erlandsen engineer Jeff Sutton announced to the Waterville Town Council Nov. 20 that a proposed project involving reconstruction of Walnut Street from Chelan Avenue to Monroe Street, as well as replacement of sidewalks on that street, had been selected by the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) as one of the projects to be funded statewide in 2018.
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Federated Church holiday bazaar on Dec. 2

By Suzanne Robinson Empire Press Correspondent The Waterville Federated Church Guild will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the church, located at 224 W. Ash St. Each year the bazaar provides a great opportunity to Christmas shop, find unique gifts and special items, or just enjoy the lunch and cookie bar. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. with a choice of of soup or...
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