Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents from June 19-24
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Mayoral candidates address issues

Candidates seeking to become the next mayor of Waterville addressed issues and presented their plans for the town during a forum on June 28 that drew a substantial crowd of residents.
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Blood drive brings in 30 units

The June 20 Waterville Blood Drive took in 30 units of blood. Blood drive coordinator Ann Lewis said that the number of units collected was above the Waterville average of 25 and exceeded the goal that the Red Cross had set for the drive.
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New season for H2O swim team

The season has began for Waterville's H20 swim team. Third year head coach Samantha Fletcher is very excited for this year’s team. With a total of 43 swimmers Fletcher said, “This is a good turnout of students for our size of town."
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Vacation Bible School at Mansfield

The Mansfield Community Church hosted its annual Vacation Bible School, June 17-20. This year’s theme was "Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface." A group from North Albany Community Church in Oregon joined the Mansfield children for the week.
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Our Past | 1960: A gathering of homemakers

In this article from the June 30, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire Press the author neglected to specify what club was holding the meeting described. It looks like it was the “Homemakers Club.”
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Youth Sports provides opportunities

For the past few years, Waterville Youth Sports (WYS) has been providing year-around athletic opportunities for elementary-age children.
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DCFD4 celebrates new residence

Firefighters and auxiliary of Douglas County Fire District 4 gathered June 19 at the main fire station in Orondo to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new residence.
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Waterville Town Council | Water rates to be revisited

Administrators at Waterville’s school and cemetery as well as some Waterville town staff are not happy with the new water rate system. They are not the only ones. Some residents also feel the rates are so high that it is not feasible to water their lawns. A group of these people attended the June 17 regular town council meeting and aired their concerns. Mayor Royal DeVaney encouraged the...
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Waterville pool opens for season

The weather was hot and many children and families enjoyed opening day of the Waterville swimming pool on June 17.
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