Our Past | 1978: Mansfield High School students write about their school

The following selections come from student contributions regarding the classes and activities offered at Mansfield High School in the winter of 1978.
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Our Past | 1984: Fire destroys Waterville restaurant

Selected by Karen Larsen The following excerpts from the Dec. 6, 1984 edition of the Waterville Empire Press describe a fire that destroyed a restaurant in an historic wooden building on Waterville’s Main Street.   Dodge House Restaurant Gutted by Early Morning Fire Fire gutted the Dodge House Restaurant early Tuesday morning, destroying one of Waterville’s two eating and gathering...
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Our Past | 1994: Waterville Together for a Drug Free Youth

The following excerpts come from an article about Waterville Together for a Drug Free Youth printed in the Dec. 1, 1994 edition of The Empire Press.
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Our Past | 1978: Badger Mountain Ski Club prepares for upcoming season

The following article about the Badger Mountain Ski Club appeared in the Nov. 22 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Our Past | 1954: 4-H members get ready for their Achievement Day

The following excerpts are from an article written by Virgil C. Delegans, the county extension agent, and published in the Nov. 11, 1954 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. Delegans introduces the upcoming 4-H Achievement Day and outlines the principles of successful participation in 4-H.
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Our Past | 1969: Mansfield girl moves up in Wheat Queen competition

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers wheat queen contest was a topic of an “Our Past” column some years ago.
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Our Past | 1927: News from Waterville, Withrow and areas beyond

Selected by Karen Larsen In the past, the Empire Press published columns of news from all the communities of Douglas County. These news items talked about community events, but also about the comings and goings of individuals. I used to wonder if all the people whose news was published really wanted it to be in the paper. However, a friend who grew up in Waterville told me that she remembered her...
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Our Past | 1988: Measure would bring 911 system to Mansfield

The following excerpts from an article published in the Oct. 27, 1988 edition of the Waterville Empire Press urge voters to approve a measure bringing the 911 system to Mansfield.
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Our Past | 1975: Waterville Grange has an active Booster night

The following excerpts from an article published in the Oct. 16, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press show the local Grange as being an active organization that was an integral part of the community.
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Our Past | 1963: Free penicillin to combat rheumatic fever

When penicillin first began to be used experimentally in the early 1940s its effects seemed nothing short of miraculous.
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