NCW Fair event a success

This year’s Friends of the NCW Fair Crab and Prime Rib Dinner and Auction yielded over $57,000 in proceeds for capital improvements at the fair. The NCW Fair Community Hall was packed with people from all over the area.
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Museum presentation will feature a look into the history and culture of local tribes

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent The Douglas County Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting and lunch at noon March 26 at the Douglas County Museum. At 1 p.m., following the meeting, the public is invited to attend a program presented by Lucy Luevano, traditional cultural preservation officer of the history/archaeology program for the Confederated Tribes of the...
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Waterville School Leadership Day is March 28

Waterville School students and staff have been working hard to prepare this year’s Leadership Day, which will be held at the school from 12:20 to 2:45 p.m. March 28. Leadership Day is a part of the school’s “Leader in Me” program and is designed to highlight and encourage the leadership directions of individual students. This year’s theme is “Above and Beyond.” The program will...
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Veterans officer offers support

Sarah Simonson was hired by the county at the beginning of the year to serve in the new position of Veterans Service Officer. She will be assisting local veterans in navigating the Veterans Administration health care and benefits systems.
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Presentation looks to philosophy as a resource for stewardship

Brian Henning, professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Gonzaga University, was at Waterville Library March 8 to present the topic “Heating Up: The Ethics of Climate Change.” The presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program and was sponsored by the North Central Regional Library  system.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from March 8-14
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Our Past | 1984: Economic committee holds early meetings

The following excerpts come from an article published in the March 22, 1984 edition of The Waterville Empire Press.
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Students attend DECA conference

Waterville High School seniors Colin Poppie, Marco Keech and Travis Prey attended the Washington DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC) in Bellevue Feb. 28 to March 2.
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Waterville Town Council | Water and sewer rate increases to take effect March 20

Water and sewer increases in the Town of Waterville are to take effect March 20. The increases were approved in 2017 to take effect in 2018, but were delayed a year in order to allow time for large entities to work the increases into their budgets. Mayor Royal DeVaney gave a reminder of the increases at the March 4 regular town council meeting.
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Waterville Library has a full schedule of programs for March

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent Waterville Library has a number of programs coming up in March. On March 14 at 5:30 p.m., Elizabeth Jackson of the Foster Creek Conservation District will lead a discussion entitled “Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle, Water Testing and Critical Aquifers.” This will be the second in a series of Community Conversations on the topic of water that are...
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