Four candidates running for Waterville mayor; three for Bridgeport mayor

The regular filing period for the 2019 election ended on May 17.
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Memorial Day service in Waterville Cemetery May 27

Waterville’s annual Memorial Day service will be held at the cemetery at 10 a.m. on May 27.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from May 10-14
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Our Past | 1985: Blood drive takes in over 75 pints

This article from the May 23, 1985 edition of Waterville Empire Press tells of a successful blood drive, which included participation from many Waterville High School students.
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Youth group holds bingo night

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterville hasn’t had an active youth group for a few years, but they’ve got one up and rolling this year. On May 5, the group held their first community event — a bingo game night.
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Waterville School obtains funding for projects

Waterville School recently obtained several large grants for improvements, including the construction of a new playground and the replacement of the intercom system. The school has also been able to fund two smaller projects through school and community support. These include adding four new drinking fountains, including bottle-filling stations, and the replacement of the reader board with an electronic reader board.
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Council hears details on Link Transit measure

Richard DeRock, general manager of Link Transit, was at the May 6 Waterville Town Council meeting to explain a measure that would increase the transit authority’s sales tax by 0.2 percent. The measure will be on the Aug. 6 ballot.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported May 4-9
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Our Past | 1960: Boys put experienced anglers to shame

This article from the May 5, 1960 edition of Waterville Empire-Press is a story of a successful adventure in Douglas Creek for two young anglers. Izaak Walton, named in the title, was a 17th Century English writer who was best known for the work called “The Compleat Angler,” which included prose and poetry on the topic of fishing. Junior Izaak Waltons Top Veteran Fishermen Herman...
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Classic cars and more on parade

Classic automobiles of a large variety of makes and models descended on Eastmont Community Park May 3 for the annual Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show.
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