Our Past | 1969: State wheat agencies court Japanese market

Selected by Karen Larsen According to Scott Yates, director of communications for the Washington Grain Commission, Japan has been an important market for Washington wheat since the 1960s. For the past few years, Japan has been the second largest market for Washington-grown soft white wheat, with the Philippines being the largest market. The following article, published in the Aug. 7, 1969 edition...
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Harvest begins for plateau farmers

The Mittelstaedt family of Waterville began their harvest July 20 with a field of about 80 acres of dried peas.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from July 19-23
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Agencies cooperate fighting fires

Fires around the area have kept local crews and other resources from throughout the state busy over the last two weeks.
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NCW Fair honors superintendents

The NCW Fair held a superintendent barbecue on July 18. The event was an opportunity to show appreciation for the exhibit superintendents.
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Fire burns modular home

A fire broke out in a double-wide modular home behind Bainbridge Manufacturing in Waterville on July 17 at around 4:30 p.m.
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Town Council | Waterville has ongoing burn ban

Residents are reminded the Town of Waterville has an ongoing burn ban and they should not be burning material within town limits
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Our Past | 1975: Local girls’ groups hold summer activities

The July 24, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press reveals a number of community organizations providing valuable summer activities for girls.
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A good year for Waterville Days

Visitors from out of the area and local residents enjoyed this year's Waterville Days July 6-7. Activities for all ages included Friday's night's spaghetti feed, vendors, a quilt show and everyone's favorite parade.
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Workshops offered on skit-writing

Suzanne Robinson is teaching a series of skit-writing workshops at Waterville Library this summer and says it is not all that difficult to do if you keep some basics in mind.
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