Waterville High School took its first step towards a return to athletics Friday afternoon.
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As the state continues to deal with COVID-19, local student athletes are dealing with a delay in fall sports and uncertainty surrounding the modified seasons for the 2020-21 school year.
The housing market in Chelan and Douglas counties has turned out to be a surprising source of good news in 2020 for locals looking to sell their homes.
Stacey Biram’s first day teaching the new Waterville Wonders class started much as expected, by welcoming her preschool students and sharing in the enthusiasm of their first day of school. Then, things started to differ from a normal first day.
Waterville will have a new Christmas tree this year, which will be located at the north end of the Douglas County Museum at the entrance to Pioneer Park. It will be lit for the season beginning Nov. 28. Due to the Covid pandemic, the Main Street Association has decided not to do its typical …
Waterville Ambulance has what the manager and crew consider perfect digs in the Odd Fellows Building at 105 N. Chelan Avenue. The building provides a temperature-controlled atmosphere for parking the two ambulances and storing equipment. The former location of the Waterville Library, also in…
The Douglas County Cemetery District No. 2 and Hospital District No. 2 levies appeared to be passing as of Nov. 6.
Diane Polson came to the Waterville Library on Nov. 3—the first day it was re-opened to the public since it closed due to the pandemic in the middle of March.
While researching if baby (aka unripened) pumpkins are edible, I found, to my amazement, a plethora of recipes and tips, and a large fan base of them online! Who knew? For some reason, in the back of my mind, I thought you couldn't eat them. I WAS WRONG!
As of now, I have already begun my 2021 planting season as I am in my cozy house. I am warm, pondering the snowy days ahead of us, mainly how to cope with ice on my daily walk and if I really should have that second hot cocoa.
The Waterville Booster Club met Oct. 19 to award their annual fall grants to teachers and faculty, who requested items to further their classrooms or clubs.
A steer donated to the NCW Fair by Waterville 4-H for this year’s virtual livestock auction Aug. 26-28 did double duty, bringing in another $5,000 for improvements in the steer barn, when it was raffled off Oct. 15.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced a timeframe for determining whether the upcoming high school basketball season would move forward while providing an idea as to what postseason competitions would look like. Read more
WATERVILLE — The WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) issued new guidelines for a return to athletics and activities on Oct. 6 in compliance with Governor Jay Inslee’s newest decree. Read more
This article from the Oct. 2, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of an Entiat orchardist who passed away that week at age 40. It seems most people would take twice as many years to list as many accomplishments. Read more
It wasn’t long ago when the older generation could still remember riding horse-drawn sleighs for transportation in this area during the winter months. This article from the Sept. 25, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press documents the transition to snow removal, which I suppose was ne… Read more
This selection of faculty news was printed in the Waterville School section called “The Sagamore” in the Oct. 9, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. It’s fun to learn what students were working on back in 1930. Read more
Below are two selections from the Sept. 11, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. The first selection is about some boys who thought they could get away without paying for their gas. Then as now, one wonders how some crooks can think they will get away so easily. Then there are some … Read more
Students aren’t famous for liking to get back to school after an absence, but eight months of absence seems to be more than enough for Waterville School students. The last classes to be phased into a hybrid model of instruction are thrilled to be back, according to superintendent Tabatha Mires.
On the morning of Oct. 20, the members of Waterville School’s new pre-Kindergarten class, called “Waterville Wonders,” were seated at desks carefully spaced six-feet apart in the classroom and were threading colorful plastic shapes onto strings.
Waterville's menu for Oct. 5-8
Waterville's menu for Sept. 28 to Oct. 1
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