Our Past | 1985: Waterville school news

This article from the April 18, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press was written by a Waterville High School student of the time, Celia Sperline. It introduces some of the happenings around the school.
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Our Past | 1945: Waterville, Orondo business news

Selected by Karen Larsen   These two articles from the April 12, 1945 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press report the opening of two businesses — one in Waterville and one in Orondo. One can almost see the 1940s-era filling station and the small town grocery with attached filling station.   Marney Leases Richfield Station J.R. Marney has secured a lease on the Richfield service...
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Our Past | 1975: Grange holds card parties to benefit a variety of causes

This article from the April 3, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire Press tells of fundraising card parties held at the Waterville Grange Hall. It also mentions an upcoming home nursing course, sponsored by the Grange and taught by Shirley Daling.
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Our Past 1923: Mansfield News

As usual, local news from the past provides some valuable glimpses into a life that has become a distant memory. Sometimes the items make us smile or laugh that something so commonplace would be news at all. Sometimes they surprise us by revealing details we would think too personal to print, and other times they make us nostalgic for a slower pace and more simple, homespun social gatherings. These tidbits come from the March 29, 1923 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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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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Our Past | 1954: Sportsmen’s Club holds annual meeting

The following excerpts come from an article published in the March 18, 1954 edition of The Waterville Empire-Press.
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Our Past | 1994: Boys play in B championship game

Selected by Karen Larsen This article was published in the March 10, 1994 edition of The Empire Press. Players whose first and last names are mentioned in the article include Phillip Johnson, Keith Mires, Mark Brandt, Ryan Nelson, Derek Whitehall and Kevin Daling.   Coming home a winner By Vickie Hammond The Waterville Shockers boys basketball team realized a dream on Saturday, March 6 as...
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Our Past | 1986: The sounds of early Orondo

Selected by Karen Larsen It appears like John H.D. Smith was an older man at the time this piece was published in the Feb. 27, 1986 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. He looks back to memories, probably of his childhood, and overwhelmingly of the sounds that framed his early life in Orondo.   Orondo As I Knew It By John H.D. Smith A change of noises was evident as times changed in the...
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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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