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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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

By James Robinson Empire Press Correspondent Statistics have been announced for Waterville’s H2O swim team for the 2018 summer season. For for the all-league championship meet on July 28, individual swimmers’ points are: Boys (age 8 and under): Branson Barnes, 17 points; Wyatt Williams, 14; Timothy Tonseth, 12; Parker Graden, 4; Konner Kendrick, 4; and Ty Nelson, 4 Girls (8 and...
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Library visitors Jump for Joy

Susan Wickett-Ford, a teaching artist from Silver Kite Community Arts of Seattle, entertained children at the Waterville Library on Aug. 7 with the program "Jump for Joy: Village Rhythms from Around the World."
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Kids’ zone provides a range of activities

Families attending the NCW Fair this year can look forward to visiting the Kids’ Zone.
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Don’t miss the Big Bend Roundup Rodeo Aug. 25 and 26

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent The Big Bend Roundup Rodeo is an integral part of the NCW Fair. The event is held each year on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It will begin this year at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. The price of fair tickets includes admission to the event, though tickets for covered grandstand seating are an extra $5. The rodeo includes a variety of events,...
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District 4 Auxiliary holds social

Douglas County Fire District 4 Auxiliary met for a summer social on Aug. 6 at Sun Cove’s Club House. All interested Orondo community members were invited.
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Our Past | 1960: Local girl has a look behind the iron curtain

The following excerpts are from a letter published in the Aug. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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New pastor at St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waterville has a new priest. Father Brooks Beaulaurier, otherwise known as Father Brooks, took on the pastorate of the church beginning July 21.
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