Cemetery District suffers under failure of 2018 levy

An article in the Nov. 15, 2018 Empire Press gave the impression that the Douglas County Cemetery District 2 levy had passed with over 50 percent of the vote. This was incorrect as the levy required a supermajority of 60 percent to pass.
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Photo exhibit highlights Native life

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent During the month of May, Waterville Library is home to a photo exhibit depicting Native Americans from past and present. The exhibit, called “Beyond the Frame: To Be Native,” is a commemoration of the 150th birthday of Edward S. Curtis, a photographer who documented Native American life in his day. Curtis’ photos are a part of the exhibit, along...
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Our Past | 1981: Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park comes into being

This article from the May 7, 1981 edition of The Empire Press tells about the creation of the park that is now named Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park.
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Easter starts with annual egg hunt

It was a sunny, somewhat breezy day April 20 for the North Cascades Bank Easter egg hunt in Pioneer Park. The park was filled with eager children carrying Easter baskets, and parents and extended family members happy to watch.
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PTO carnival is fun for all

The annual PTO Carnival was held at Waterville School on April 19. The various grades, as well as a number of clubs, ran booths with games or sold concessions to raise money.
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On Main Street | The Waterville Parlor is not only a barbershop

To owner Loyd Smith, The Waterville Parlor is about haircuts, but it is also about community. When he started the business in March of 2011, Smith decided to build an old barber shop atmosphere.
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Our Past | 1951: Horse show is a part of the Apple Blossom Festival

This article from the May 3, 1951 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells about an accredited horse show planned during the Apple Blossom Festival.
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Cultural fair in Waterville

The commons area of Waterville High School was filled with lively music, dancing, laughter and food for the third annual Waterville Drug-Free Community Coalition Cultural Fair on April 13.
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Council will vote on two ordinances May 6

At its April 15 regular meeting, the Waterville Town Council reviewed drafts of ordinances providing for historic preservation within the Waterville Municipal Code, amending sewer rates and enacting a utility assistance program.
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Booster Club prepares to wrap up a year of support for Waterville School

The Waterville Shocker Booster Club is a community organization that works to support Waterville School students in a variety of ways.
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