Mayor Jill Thompson announced the winner of the 2022 budget cover contest during the Nov. 15 Town Council meeting. This year’s winner is second grader Austyn O’Brien. Otto Jones was recognized as having the second place entry. Mayor Thompson also visited the elementary school this past Thurs…

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I have a small plot set aside in our front yard, in our front yard, where I plan on growing a special variety of corn next year. Our house faces south, so our front yard is the best place to grow anything. In lieu of the traditional mowed lawn and ornamentals typical of most homes, we have a…


During the Nov. 15 Waterville Town Council meeting, there were multiple conversations about possible grant opportunities for the upcoming new year. One possibility that town officials have asked for feedback about is for town parks.


The Waterville-Mansfield Shockers volleyball team came to the state playoffs with the same intensity that led them to a district championship. While the team gained valuable experience, seeing what is required to help them take the next step in becoming contenders for the state championship,… Read more


The Waterville-Mansfield Shockers football team attacked Naselle head on in their opening round game of the 1B state football tournament. But the fifth-ranked Comets proved they weren’t just a shooting star and deserved the high seed they received. In the end, it was the Comets who walked aw… Read more

For the second time this week it can be said that the Waterville-Mansfield Shockers are going to state. Saturday evening the Shockers defeated the Entiat Tigers 54-6 in their regular season finale, securing the Shockers second place in their district and a guaranteed spot in the WIAA 1B Foot… Read more

Our Past

This article is from the Nov. 13, 1921 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. This article attracted my attention for two reasons, there is a similarity between our housing market a century ago and today, and there is a beauty in the writing of this article that calls out to be shared again. Read more

This article is from the Dec. 1, 1921 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. This article attracted my attention because this year shoppers are already being encouraged to get their Christmas shopping out of the way even though November has just begun, because of supply chain issues. Basica… Read more

This story is from the Oct. 13, 1921 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. This story caught my attention because of several cancellations that had to be made this past week for Waterville-Mansfield’s football and volleyball teams. Frankly, I do believe that I was having some sports withdr… Read more

Pet of the Week

Caterpillar is a medium-sized, brindle and white, 5-year-old American pit bull terrier mix. Caterpillar is the happiest guy. He is so much fun… Read more

Dr. Pepper is as sweet as his name, say officials at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Dr. Pepper is a 12-year-old, medium-sized, black and… Read more

Curtis is a 2-year-old, medium-sized, black and brown Rottweiler mix. Curtis has a heart filled with love, say officials at the Wenatchee Vall… Read more



What an amazing year for World's Best! This competition has never been as competitive as it was for 2021! The community known competition saw more than 13,000 nominations in round 1 which made up more than 2,300 businesses, people, and places across our community.

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