Quilters continue tradition

On Jan. 18 a group of quilters at United Lutheran Church were working hard to produce this year’s 100 quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The group has worked in the church fellowship hall for almost 50 years to make quilts.
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Our Past | 1990: Around Mansfield

This Mansfield news comes from the Jan. 25, 1990 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press.
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Waterville School District will have two levies on Feb. ballot

The Waterville School District has two levy measures on the ballot for the Feb. 12 special election. Ballots will be mailed out by Jan. 25.
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Waterville Town Council | Plans move forward for county use of fairgrounds well

All three county commissioners were present at the Jan. 8 Waterville Town Council meeting to discuss an interlocal agreement in which the county will be able to use a decommissioned well located at the NCW Fairgrounds for irrigation and other non-potable county uses in exchange for maintaining the well and paying for the water.
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Movies and more at the Waterville Library

Waterville Library has some special programs planned for the winter months.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported Jan. 4-9
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Our Past | 1903: ‘News of the Week’ from the plateau

This is an early-day article, coming from the Jan. 15, 1903 edition of the Big Bend Empire.
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Ski hill to open for this weekend

The Badger Mountain Ski Hill is set to open for the season on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The ski hill website noted that the storm of Jan. 8 and 9 brought six inches of new snow. 
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Officials are sworn into office

Nine elected officials began terms of office Jan. 1 and took the oath of office, administered by Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss, at the Douglas County Courthouse Jan. 2.
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Badger Mountain Ski Hill can open with one more snowfall

Badger Mountain Ski Hill is ready for the season with inspections complete. Ski Club President Steve Hickman reports that there is currently about a foot of snow on the slopes, but it is icy out there and another good snowfall is needed in order to open.
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