Rancher lobbys for rangelands

Palisades rancher Molly Linville spoke at the South Douglas and Foster Creek Conservation Districts/Douglas County Crop Improvement Association annual meeting Feb. 8 about loss that ranchers suffer when rangeland burns.
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Waterville School levies pass

Two levies put forward by the Waterville School District on the Feb. 12 special election ballot passed with margins of about two-thirds.
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Waterville hunkers down and then digs out

Like other parts of Washington state, Waterville faced a gusty snowstorm Feb. 8 and 9, with more winter weather in the days following.
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Players cast sign books, photos

Waterville Players members were at the Waterville Library Feb. 8 dressed in costume and eager to let everyone know of their upcoming performances Feb. 22-23.
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Waterville Recycling Center list of recyclables has not changed

Waterville Recycling will still be accepting No. 1 PETE plastic water bottles, No. 2 HDPE plastic milk jugs, tin cans and aluminum cans at least through February of 2020.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported Feb. 8-13
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Our Past | 1960: Big turnout for dedication of industrial arts building

The Waterville School band and shop building located on Chelan Avenue was officially named after shop teacher Edward J. Rejniak when he retired in 1981. Rejniak drew out the original concept design for the building and held classes there following its construction. The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Blood drive volunteers retire

Peg Schmidt, who has been serving as Red Cross blood drive coordinator for Waterville since 2013, will be retiring after the Feb. 21 blood drive.
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Sharpening those basketball skills

Many Waterville elementary school children had their first session of Saturday basketball drills on Feb. 2.
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Town agrees on reduced water price for fairgrounds well

The Waterville Town Council at its Feb. 4 regular meeting discussed details on an interlocal agreement with Douglas County for use of a decommissioned well at the NCW Fairgrounds. County Commissioner Kyle Steinburg was at the meeting to discuss the particulars of the agreement.
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