1985: Halloween Weekend a fun community event

Based on the following article published in the Oct. 10, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, it looks like Waterville had a tradition for community-wide Halloween fun at that time.
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Our Past | 1972: Baby shower doesn’t cut corners

Selected by Karen Larsen Women spent a lot of time planning and preparing foods for parties and gatherings decades ago. Nowadays, the pace of life is so fast and we are so focused on convenience that we usually make it easier on ourselves with store-bought party foods. Parties and social events also made it in the paper, a piece of attention that they don’t usually get today. This article about...
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Our Past | 1992: Eastmont Extension a possibility to reduce Sunset Highway congestion

Selected by Karen Larsen The Eastmont Extension, which was completed in 2014, has provided a good alternate route between the Odabashian Bridge and Grant Road in East Wenatchee. According to Douglas County Administrator James Barker, the road was conceived in the late 1980s. Portions of an article from the Oct. 1, 1992 issue of the Douglas County Empire Press that speak of this or another option...
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1978: Dance classes and even leotards available in Waterville

The following article about a new dance school comes from the Sept. 21, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Our Past | 1923: News around Douglas County

The following news items come from the Sept. 13, 1923 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Our Past | 1992: Nelson is new fair manager

The following excerpts are from an article about former NCW Fair Manager Larry Nelson that ran in the pre-fair coverage featured in the Sept. 3, 1992 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press. 
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Our Past | 1926: Rattlesnake bite heals despite treatment of the day

This article from the Aug. 26, 1926 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of an unfortunate rattlesnake bite, and also is an example of how first aid procedures have been improved over the years.
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Our Past | 1969: First year in new Waterville School building

The following are excerpts from an article published in the Aug. 21, 1969 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. It was a special year as it was the first year for the new (and current) school building.
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1969: Local band performs at fair

Duane Dahlke was the lead guitarist in Waterville's rock ‘n roll band Soft Society in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and said the band was the number one pick in the area at that time.
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Our Past | 1994: Chinooks in Waterville?

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article from the Aug. 11, 1994 edition of The Empire Press discusses an Army fire suppression operation based at the NCW Fairgrounds.   Camp Waterville! Army takes over fairgrounds By Todd Starkweather Some in Waterville may have thought the new rides had arrived for this year’s fair — but the Army helicopters landing at the fairgrounds were not...
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