Our Past | 1985: Local team gives all in recreational softball

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article comes from the June 20, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. I can’t figure out how the writer came up with the win-loss tally cited at the beginning of the article.   Knemeyers loses controversial game 14-10 Knemeyers men’s recreational softball team has won 4 and lost 2 games in recent play. Knemeyers lost a controversial game to...
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Our Past | 1992: Pilots come from near and far for breakfast in the park

Selected by Karen Larsen Excerpts from the following article, which appeared in the June 18, 1992 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press, tell of a successful fly-in. During those years, the fly-in was held during the town’s street fair.   ‘Fly-in’ brings gypsy-for-day pilots By Nadra Rivers Waterville’s recent street fair got off to a flying start with the arrival of 23 planes...
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Our Past | 1938: Fairgrounds are site for Public Works Administration project

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article from the June 16, 1938 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press highlights how the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funds and men to accomplish needed work at Waterville’s fairgrounds in anticipation of that year’s fair.   Forty Men Start Work at Fairgrounds Monday Forty men will be put to work at the fairgrounds here next Monday on...
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Our Past | 1934: Grange baseball game raises funds for picnic

Selected by Karen Larsen The following two pieces came from the June 7, 1934 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. The first tells of a baseball game played to raise money for the annual Grange picnic. The second includes a few of the local news items published that week about Mansfield.   Waterville Grangers Lose To Douglas Under the eagle eye of Umpire Bert Norton, and before a howling...
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Our Past | 1957: High School, Middle School awards night

The following article, published in the May 30, 1957 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, tells of that year’s annual school awards assembly.
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Our Past | 1991: Celebration of Learning highlights recycling

Selected by Karen Larsen The following article published in the May 23, 1991 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press, tells of a recycling event scheduled at Waterville School. It sounds like a number of local organizations and individuals contributed.   Kids busy recycling The Waterville Elementary School is having a “Celebration of Learning” night this Thursday May 23 from 7-8:30...
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Our Past | 1984: Jackie Osborne and Hazel Kendrick retire from Waterville School

Selected by Karen Larsen If you talk with people who were involved in Waterville School in the 60s, 70s and 80s, you may hear the names of Jackie Osborne and Hazel Kendrick. Osborne taught fourth grade and Kendrick was a teacher and then elementary school principal. These excerpts come from an article in the May 17, 1984 Waterville Empire Press.   Long-time Waterville teachers will be...
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Our Past | 1930: Yard contest then and now

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, published in the May 8, 1930 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, tells us that Waterville has a long tradition of having a garden or yard contest. In 1930 it was run by the Civic Club, and now by the Waterville Tree Board. It’s fun to see the various categories and prizes available back then. I especially like the award given to everyone who produces a...
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Our past 1963: Waterville and Withrow School Districts combine

Selected by Karen Larsen This article published in the May 2, 1963 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of the consolidation of the Waterville and Withrow School Districts. The mill rate represents the rate per $1,000 of assessed property value.   Voters Approve Consolidation of Waterville and Withrow Schools Withrow and Waterville school district voters approved the consolidation of...
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Our Past | 1972: Apollo Club gives its annual performance in Waterville

The Wenatchee Apollo Club made annual appearances in Waterville until just a few years ago.
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