Our Past | 1975: Mires Service Center moves out of town

The following article was published in the Jan. 9, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. The move of Mires Service Center to a ranch north of town coincided with the beginning of Dave and Marvel Mires and family selling machinery for Bill Loomis. 
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Our Past | 1996: Waterville Town Council transition and holiday giving

This week's column includes two selections from the Jan. 4, 1996 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press.
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Our Past | 1984: Coach Chuck Hammond praises junior high basketball performance

Selected by Karen Larsen This article, printed in the Dec. 27, 1984 edition of The Waterville Empire Press, tells of boy‘s junior high basketball games against Chelan. Most Waterville residents will find some familiar names.   Waterville Junior High team ends season with win The Waterville Junior High boy’s A and B basketball teams ended their season Tuesday, Dec. 18, with the A...
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Our Past | 1948: Christmas program showcases music from students of all ages

Waterville School’s Christmas program is a long-standing tradition, as can be seen from this article from the Dec. 23, 1948 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. 
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Our Past | 1978: Mansfield High School students write about their school

The following selections come from student contributions regarding the classes and activities offered at Mansfield High School in the winter of 1978.
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Our Past | 1984: Fire destroys Waterville restaurant

Selected by Karen Larsen The following excerpts from the Dec. 6, 1984 edition of the Waterville Empire Press describe a fire that destroyed a restaurant in an historic wooden building on Waterville’s Main Street.   Dodge House Restaurant Gutted by Early Morning Fire Fire gutted the Dodge House Restaurant early Tuesday morning, destroying one of Waterville’s two eating and gathering...
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Our Past | 1994: Waterville Together for a Drug Free Youth

The following excerpts come from an article about Waterville Together for a Drug Free Youth printed in the Dec. 1, 1994 edition of The Empire Press.
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Our Past | 1978: Badger Mountain Ski Club prepares for upcoming season

The following article about the Badger Mountain Ski Club appeared in the Nov. 22 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Our Past | 1954: 4-H members get ready for their Achievement Day

The following excerpts are from an article written by Virgil C. Delegans, the county extension agent, and published in the Nov. 11, 1954 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. Delegans introduces the upcoming 4-H Achievement Day and outlines the principles of successful participation in 4-H.
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Our Past | 1969: Mansfield girl moves up in Wheat Queen competition

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers wheat queen contest was a topic of an “Our Past” column some years ago.
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