Our Past | 1996: Waterville graduate plays baseball in Holland

Selected by Karen Larsen The following are excerpts of an article by Jim Rogers published in the Aug. 22, 1996 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press that tells of Kevin Daling’s baseball playing tour in Holland.   Daling pitches for U.S. team in Holland By Jim Rogers Kevin Daling, 1995 graduate of Waterville High School and pitcher for the Spokane Falls Community College baseball...
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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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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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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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On Main Street | Providing local automotive repair and maintenance since 1994

This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from July 21-Aug. 1
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