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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Our Past | 1985: Gymnastics program flourishes in Mansfield

The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 7, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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Our Past | 1978: Princess crowned amid fanfare and lots of fun

The following excerpts are from an article about the Waterville royalty pageant published in the Feb. 2, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. A lot of effort was put into this local showcase of feminine beauty and accomplishment.
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Our Past | 1990: Around Mansfield

This Mansfield news comes from the Jan. 25, 1990 edition of the Douglas County Empire Press.
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Our Past | 1903: ‘News of the Week’ from the plateau

This is an early-day article, coming from the Jan. 15, 1903 edition of the Big Bend Empire.
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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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