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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Our Past | 1978: Waterville athletes honored

This article from the June 1, 1978 edition of Waterville Empire Press tells about that year’s sports awards ceremony.
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Our Past | 1985: Blood drive takes in over 75 pints

This article from the May 23, 1985 edition of Waterville Empire Press tells of a successful blood drive, which included participation from many Waterville High School students.
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Our Past | 1960: Boys put experienced anglers to shame

This article from the May 5, 1960 edition of Waterville Empire-Press is a story of a successful adventure in Douglas Creek for two young anglers. Izaak Walton, named in the title, was a 17th Century English writer who was best known for the work called “The Compleat Angler,” which included prose and poetry on the topic of fishing. Junior Izaak Waltons Top Veteran Fishermen Herman...
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Our Past | 1981: Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park comes into being

This article from the May 7, 1981 edition of The Empire Press tells about the creation of the park that is now named Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park.
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Our Past | 1951: Horse show is a part of the Apple Blossom Festival

This article from the May 3, 1951 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells about an accredited horse show planned during the Apple Blossom Festival.
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Our Past | 1975: Philomathic Club tea honors Waterville royal court

This article from the April 24, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire Press talks about a Philomathic Club tea honoring Waterville’s princess and royal court — probably for the Apple Blossom Festival.
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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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