There are still lots of unknowns about the 2020-21 school year, but some things are clear.
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A lectern, bell table, keyboard and sound equipment were arranged in front of the Waterville Federated Church, and participants sat on lawn chairs in a large semicircle around the building.
Waterville High School’s graduation Friday won’t be the traditional ceremony at the school gym, but it will honor graduates and give extended family, friends and the community a chance to celebrate with them.
This article is the 10th and final part of a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
The Waterville School District has been providing supplies for five breakfasts and five lunches for local children every Tuesday since school ended, and the program is continuing this summer.
WATERVILLE — South Douglas Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. Monday via conference call.
Those who are sad about the Waterville pool being closed this summer can at least look forward to a cleaner, brighter and newer building and deck for the 2021 season.
The South Douglas Conservation District chipped brush piles at 29 homes June 10 and 11, reducing potential fuel for fires in neighborhoods.
Though Waterville Days is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, classic cars are still the schedule.
POLAND — When 2nd Lt. Sam Casey arrived at Torun base camp in October, he entered a world of transitioning chaos.
The following are excerpts from the Mansfield section of the July 10, 1930, Waterville Empire-Press. It strikes me how much people drove around the area and even around the northwest for visits and vacations. Read more
This article from the June 26, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of plans for that year’s July 4 rodeo. It sounds like back then baseball was an integral part of the fairgrounds rodeo tradition. It must have been fun for those baseball players to be part of a larger event an… Read more
This article from the June 12, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press describes that year’s “Chautauqua,” a program in which musical and theatrical performances and speakers came to town to provide entertainment and cultural enrichment. According to an internet search, the Chautauqua I… Read more
The Waterville High School class of 2020 didn’t walk down the aisle of the gym to receive their diplomas, or sit with classmates in their caps and gowns to hear graduation speeches.
NCW — The Washington Apple Education Foundation is awarding over $1 million in scholarships this year to 310 students, including 34 in Douglas County.
Since Waterville School went to full-day kindergarten some years ago, kindergarten teacher Kirsten Thomsen has been hoping for a school-based preschool program to better prepare students.
NCW — The deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition has been extended to June 1.
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