Council receives recommendation to extend building moratorium

The Waterville Town Council heard a recommendation for extending the town’s current building moratorium for six more months at its Dec. 3 regular meeting.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Nov. 29-Dec. 5
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Our Past | 1978: Mansfield High School students write about their school

The following selections come from student contributions regarding the classes and activities offered at Mansfield High School in the winter of 1978.
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Waterville holiday season begins

Though the thermometer dipped below 20 degrees, Waterville residents still turned out in good numbers Dec. 6 for the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony in the North Cascades Bank parking lot.
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Breakfast with Santa a success

There was a great turnout for Waterville’s Preschool’s annual fundraiser, Breakfast with Santa, on Dec. 2 at the NCW Fair Community Hall. The event supports the preschool’s budget and helps to keep tuition low for families.
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Council approves 2019 final budget

The Waterville Town Council unanimously approved the 2019 final budget at its Nov. 19 meeting.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Nov. 21-29
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Our Past | 1984: Fire destroys Waterville restaurant

Selected by Karen Larsen The following excerpts from the Dec. 6, 1984 edition of the Waterville Empire Press describe a fire that destroyed a restaurant in an historic wooden building on Waterville’s Main Street.   Dodge House Restaurant Gutted by Early Morning Fire Fire gutted the Dodge House Restaurant early Tuesday morning, destroying one of Waterville’s two eating and gathering...
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District 4 levy narrowly passes

Three weeks after the Nov. 6 general election, results for the Douglas County Fire District 4 fire and emergency services levy were finally conclusive. Election results certified on Nov. 27 show that the levy passed by four votes.
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Gift tags at Waterville banks

Umpqua Bank and North Cascades Bank have gift tags available for children in need in the Waterville community. Everyone is welcome to stop in and pick up a tag for a child, purchase the gift, wrap it and return it before Dec. 20.
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