Busy day on Badger Mountain

A significant snowfall Jan. 11 made for a solid opening of the Badger Mountain Ski Hill on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
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Hospital district, local school district levies on Feb. 13 ballot

A levy for Douglas County Hospital District 2 and levies for Orondo, Palisades and Waterville school districts will go before voters Feb. 13. Ballots for the special election will be mailed out on Jan. 26.
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Our Past | 1985: Boy and Girl of the Year

The following article from the Jan. 17, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press recalls the Waterville Chamber of Commerce Boy and Girl of the Year awards given at the annual chamber banquet in January or February.
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Waterville Library to move

Mayor Royal DeVaney announced at the Jan. 2 regular Waterville Town Council meeting that by early May the Waterville Library will be moving.
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Ski hill waits on more snow

The Waterville Lions Club is hoping to open the Badger Mountain Ski Hill on the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, but more snow is needed.
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Our Past | 1932: January brings erratic weather

This article about the weather from the Jan. 14, 1932 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press may sound familiar today except for the mention of the effects of the weather on the stage and the novelty of the modern state highway snowplow.
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Food bank serves those in need

Waterville Food Bank Director Cathy Peirolo was at first a bit nervous that 75 children in Waterville needed Christmas gifts this year. She didn’t end up having anything to worry about.
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Blood drive brings in 35 units

Waterville residents and other donors turned out in large numbers for the Dec. 21 Red Cross blood drive held at the NCW Fair Community Hall.
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Series | Home in Douglas County

This is the fifth in a series of articles about people who have come to Douglas County from places near and far and have thrived here.
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Our Past | 1978: Readers are urged to quit smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the percentage of adult smokers in the U.S. has decreased steadily from 42.4 percent in 1965 to 16.8 percent in 2014.
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