Our Past | 1960: Big turnout for dedication of industrial arts building

The Waterville School band and shop building located on Chelan Avenue was officially named after shop teacher Edward J. Rejniak when he retired in 1981. Rejniak drew out the original concept design for the building and held classes there following its construction. The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 18, 1960 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Our Past | 1948: Lots happening at Waterville School

Selected by Karen Larsen The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 12, 1948 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.   School News Sports Mansfield defeated Waterville Friday by making a large percentage of their shots. Waterville’s offense was good but they made only a small percentage of their shots. The score at the end of the first quarter was 10 to 3. The...
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Our Past | 1985: Gymnastics program flourishes in Mansfield

The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 7, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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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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Our Past | 1990: Around Mansfield

This Mansfield news comes from the Jan. 25, 1990 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press.
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Our Past | 1903: ‘News of the Week’ from the plateau

This is an early-day article, coming from the Jan. 15, 1903 edition of the Big Bend Empire.
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Our Past | 1975: Mires Service Center moves out of town

The following article was published in the Jan. 9, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. The move of Mires Service Center to a ranch north of town coincided with the beginning of Dave and Marvel Mires and family selling machinery for Bill Loomis. 
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Our Past | 1996: Waterville Town Council transition and holiday giving

This week's column includes two selections from the Jan. 4, 1996 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press.
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Our Past | 1984: Coach Chuck Hammond praises junior high basketball performance

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, printed in the Dec. 27, 1984 edition of The Waterville Empire Press, tells of boy‘s junior high basketball games against Chelan. Most Waterville residents will find some familiar names.   Waterville Junior High team ends season with win The Waterville Junior High boy’s A and B basketball teams ended their season Tuesday, Dec. 18, with the A...
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Our Past | 1948: Christmas program showcases music from students of all ages

Waterville School’s Christmas program is a long-standing tradition, as can be seen from this article from the Dec. 23, 1948 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. 
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