Veterans officer offers support

Sarah Simonson was hired by the county at the beginning of the year to serve in the new position of Veterans Service Officer. She will be assisting local veterans in navigating the Veterans Administration health care and benefits systems.
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Presentation looks to philosophy as a resource for stewardship

Brian Henning, professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Gonzaga University, was at Waterville Library March 8 to present the topic “Heating Up: The Ethics of Climate Change.” The presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program and was sponsored by the North Central Regional Library  system.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from March 8-14
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ESL offers learning and friendship

During English as a Second Language (ESL) afternoon classes in Chelan, a teacher and his or her students study and share their lives. You will hear conversation and laughter, and observe diligent study, sometimes heartfelt hugs.
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Our Past | 1984: Economic committee holds early meetings

The following excerpts come from an article published in the March 22, 1984 edition of The Waterville Empire Press.
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Students attend DECA conference

Waterville High School seniors Colin Poppie, Marco Keech and Travis Prey attended the Washington DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC) in Bellevue Feb. 28 to March 2.
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Waterville Town Council | Water and sewer rate increases to take effect March 20

Water and sewer increases in the Town of Waterville are to take effect March 20. The increases were approved in 2017 to take effect in 2018, but were delayed a year in order to allow time for large entities to work the increases into their budgets. Mayor Royal DeVaney gave a reminder of the increases at the March 4 regular town council meeting.
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Pancake supper a tradition

The Altar Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterville hosted its 35th annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 5. It has become a long-standing tradition among Waterville families.
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Waterville Library has a full schedule of programs for March

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent Waterville Library has a number of programs coming up in March. On March 14 at 5:30 p.m., Elizabeth Jackson of the Foster Creek Conservation District will lead a discussion entitled “Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle, Water Testing and Critical Aquifers.” This will be the second in a series of Community Conversations on the topic of water that are...
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Shocker girls celebrate season

The Waterville/Mansfield Shocker girls basketball teams and coaches held a season wrap-up pizza gathering on March 5.
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