Breakfast with Santa to be held Dec. 2

Waterville Cooperative Preschool’s annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser is right around the corner. The breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the NCW Fair Community Hall.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Nov. 11-14
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Our Past | 1978: Badger Mountain Ski Club prepares for upcoming season

The following article about the Badger Mountain Ski Club appeared in the Nov. 22 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Local races and levy results are mostly in; Fire District 4 levy remains close

Douglas County voters turned out for the Nov. 6 mid-term election at a rate of 56.66 percent, according to the Douglas County Auditor’s Office website. By the afternoon of Nov. 9, the office had counted 93 percent of ballots.
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Council moves forward with 2019 budget process

The Waterville Town Council at its Nov. 5 regular meeting held public hearings regarding the ad valorem tax and the preliminary budget for 2019.
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Evening out for girls and dads

Girls in fancy dresses and fathers in shirts and ties filed into the NCW Fair Community Hall Nov. 3 for a father-daughter dance. About 100 people attended — a good, solid crowd for the fair’s first try hosting an off-season dance in recent years.
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St. Joseph’s Altar Society bake sale Nov. 21

If you are looking for some help completing your Thanksgiving table, consider buying freshly-baked cinnamon rolls, or white or wheat dinner rolls from the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Altar Society bake sale that begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 21.
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Voices sought for Christmas Cantata

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent For the second year in a row, the Waterville Federated Church will be putting on a Christmas Cantata this year. The cantata will be performed at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Federated Church. The music for this year’s cantata is “The Glory of Christmas: Celebrating Christ’s Birth” by Lloyd Larson. Phyllis Browning, who is directing the cantata, is...
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Our Past | 1954: 4-H members get ready for their Achievement Day

The following excerpts are from an article written by Virgil C. Delegans, the county extension agent, and published in the Nov. 11, 1954 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. Delegans introduces the upcoming 4-H Achievement Day and outlines the principles of successful participation in 4-H.
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Volunteers in the Community

This article, about the volunteers that run the Waterville Food Bank, is the second in a series that will focus on the efforts of volunteers and their contribution in our community.
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