Council is positive about allowing county use of fairgrounds well

The Waterville Town Council at its regular Sept. 4 meeting voted unanimously to move forward on a license agreement with the county for use of a decommissioned well located near the NCW Fairgrounds.
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Wheat farmers get good yields

Farmers have wrapped up their harvest on the Waterville Plateau and are looking at good yields and decent prices.
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Our Past | 1954: NCW District Fair just around the corner

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, published in the Sept. 9, 1954 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, gives some details about that year’s North Central Washington District Fair. At that time, the fair was held in the middle of September. Horse races have been an important part of the fair since its early days.   Final Plans Set For Six-County Fair Here Sept. 17-19 Final plans are...
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A good year at the NCW Fair

Crowds braved smoky air, and some cool, drizzly weather to enjoy the NCW Fair Aug. 23-26. A variety of activities and attractions were on tap for young and old.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported Aug. 15-23
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Our Past | 1909: Mansfield branch on the way

In the early part of the 1900s, wheat was hauled out of Waterville through a tram system that ran down Pine Canyon. How excited farmers were when the Great Northern Railway Company began to lay out plans for a branch connecting Wenatchee to Mansfield.
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Town Council | Waterville street problems to be addressed before winter

Waterville residents will soon be seeing road equipment working on a number of streets and intersections around town.
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Waterville Community Fund has long history of benefiting Waterville

Waterville depends on community organizations that run a range of projects which benefit community members of all ages. Whether these projects are organized through the school, churches, the town or community groups or clubs, many receive funding from the Waterville Community Fund.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported Aug. 6-15
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Our Past | 1996: Waterville graduate plays baseball in Holland

Selected by Karen Larsen The following are excerpts of an article by Jim Rogers published in the Aug. 22, 1996 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press that tells of Kevin Daling’s baseball playing tour in Holland.   Daling pitches for U.S. team in Holland By Jim Rogers Kevin Daling, 1995 graduate of Waterville High School and pitcher for the Spokane Falls Community College baseball...
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