Our Past | 1996: City hall gets a new look after library move

The library just made a move last year and townspeople have been positive about the new location. Those who were living in Waterville in 1996 — and before — will remember an even earlier library location at town hall.
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Our Past | 1986: British family visits Waterville wheat harvest

These excerpts come from an article about an English family that came to Waterville to experience the wheat harvest.
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Our Past | 1948: Waterville has enough with Daylight Saving Time

If you think it is confusing enough to change between Pacific Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time twice a year, think about how it would be if different towns and cities were operating on different times.
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Our Past | 1985: Wheat Wives looks ahead to fair

This article, from the July 18, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, encourages women to help promote the wheat industry by joining Wheat Wives.
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Our Past | 1969: New Waterville school building almost completed

This article, from the July 17, 1969 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, tells of progress on the construction of Waterville’s school building.
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Our Past | 1941: Birthday celebration for local homesteader

This article from the July 19, 1941 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of a community birthday party for a 75-year-old man who had come to Mold — a community in eastern Douglas County — to homestead when he was young.
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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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Our Past | 1966: St. Joseph’s Church celebrates Golden Jubilee

Here are some of the highlights of a page in the June 16, 1966 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press commemorating the Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (1916-1966).
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Our Past | 1978: Mansfield beautification

The following pieces come from the June 22, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. The first piece tells about the efforts of several Mansfield clubs in beautifying the town’s main street that year. It sounds like the whole town was practically painted.
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Our Past | 1951: Boy Scout troop excels in ‘Camporee’

This article from the June 7, 1951 edition of Waterville Empire-Press tells about the local Boy Scout troop’s participation in a camping contest.
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