Council continues work on water agreement with county

At its Jan. 22 regular meeting, the Waterville Town Council continued to work on the process of revising an interlocal agreement with Douglas County for the use of a decommissioned well at the NCW Fairgrounds.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported Jan. 15-23
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Our Past | 1978: Princess crowned amid fanfare and lots of fun

The following excerpts are from an article about the Waterville royalty pageant published in the Feb. 2, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. A lot of effort was put into this local showcase of feminine beauty and accomplishment.
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Ski hill has great opening day

With three inches of new snow and sun peaking through the clouds, the Badger Mountain Ski Hill opened for the season on Jan. 19.
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Free legal clinic in Waterville

Volunteer Attorney Services (VAS) held its first free walk-in clinic in Waterville on Jan. 23 at United Lutheran Church.
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Art teacher hosts painting classes

Retired Mansfield School art teacher Diana Mickelson held a painting class Jan. 19 at Pioneer Hall. The class is part of an ongoing series that Mickelson will teach in the months ahead.
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Shockers travel to Manson, Pateros

The Shocker boys and girls teams hit the road to Manson on Jan. 18 and then to Pateros the following day.
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White ice crystal display

A thick layer of hoarfrost formed on vegetation around Waterville the night of Jan. 14 and on Jan. 15 as temperatures dipped into the teens. Here the Douglas County Courthouse can barely be seen through some frosted trees. (Empire Press photo/Karen...
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Jan. 11-16
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Thrift Store ready for a new year

Though the Douglas County Historical Society Thrift Store is closed most of each January, it is still a very busy place this time of year. Everything is made ready for the new season, which begins in February.
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