Area farmers and employees of Nutrien Ag Solutions were key players in extinguishing a brush fire last week a few miles east of Waterville.
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is hopping right now with adoption appointments for cats and dogs, but it also has a group of pets you might not think about the shelter having many of — bunnies! WVHS has a bunch (or, a fluffle, if we’re being technical) of bunnies with breeds ranging from Li…
With three combines, a grain cart, several grain trucks and a crew of about eight, the Thomsens were working to bring in the wheat crop from fields along Road 3 Northwest about 7 miles east of Waterville.
It’s hard to imagine Waterville and Wenatchee high school athletic teams playing each other, but they used to back in 1930. This article from the Aug. 7, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells of a successful Waterville game.
This is the second in a series of gardening columns by Gloria.
Bryan Thomsen, oldest son of Waterville farmers Mark and Kirsten Thomsen, remembers riding along in the combine all day as a child.
Waterville students will have the option of doing their schoolwork completely online for one or both semesters of the 2020-21 school year.
The forests on town property on Badger Mountain may soon be thinned to reduce the incidence of dwarf mistletoe and the risk of wildfire.
This is the first in a series of gardening columns by Gloria.
Hunting and fishing have long been popular among Douglas County residents as attested by this article from the July 24, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. It sounds like at that time residents especially enjoyed hunting game birds. I can envision some delicious dinners with a roas…
Bongo is looking for someone to love, say officials at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Bongo is a 3-year-old, large, black and tan shepherd and Siberian husky mix. He’s had the unfortunate life of being outside in a kennel and forgotten, without the attention he craves and deserves. He …
Updated version: The county has changed the sign-up process to take social distancing guidelines into account.
Knemeyer’s owners Casey Smith and Candy Ludeman are excited about a new Waterville Main Street Association project to place narratives in the windows of historic buildings in town.
This year 4-H and FFA members won’t gather around the NCW Fair barns, dressed in uniforms or their best western clothes.
The following article, published in the July 28, 1932, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, tells of a community meeting to make plans for renovations at the Bridgeport School. Community members showed forth their support and contributed what was needed to complete the project.
Dora is a 4-year-old, small, black and tan domestic shorthair mix. Dora was quite worried when she arrived at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, but she has blossomed. She is very friendly and likes to meet new people. She is looking for a nice, laidback, easygoing home, and may just be pe…
Property owners will soon be able to apply to be on the town’s historic register through the Waterville Historic Preservation Commission.
Olivia Smoke has participated in the NCW Fair with animal projects for the past five years.
Sisters Valerie Smith, Natalie Marx and Jenny Wright and their families set up a row of chairs on Smith’s parking strip on Birch Street for a view of the Waterville Rollers’ classic car cruise Saturday.
The following are excerpts from the Orondo section of the July 31, 1930, Waterville Empire-Press. The column paints a lively picture of community life.
WATERVILLE — Waterville School is offering free meals for students in the district through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.
Douglas and Chelan counties are stalled at Phase 1.5 of the state reopening plan until COVID-19 cases can be brought down to less than 150 over a two-week period.
The sign dedicating Mayor Royal J. DeVaney Park has been found and will be re-erected in the park soon.
Link Transit’s service expansion, which began July 6, is providing a new midday route between Waterville and Wenatchee as well as four routes on Saturdays.
Bambi is a 4-year-old, large, white and tan American pit bull terrier mix. Bambi has had a very challenging life, but despite everything, she still loves people. She’s shy and can worry about new things. She finds peace and security in her crate and likes to go there when things get too hect…
WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Water Conservancy Board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday via conference call.
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.
There are still lots of unknowns about the 2020-21 school year, but some things are clear.
Kuma is a 3-year-old, medium-sized, brown and black domestic longhair mix. Kuma is being overlooked and we do not know why! She is the friendliest, sweetest girl, so lovable and likes to talk to you and purr. She is beautiful, and would dearly love to be your friend and companion. Every day …
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 — Foster Creek Conservation District will hold a regular Board of Supervisors meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom.
The Mansfield School Board is looking for a new member following the resignation of Jesse Shafer.
WATERVILLE — South Douglas Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. Monday via conference call.
This article from the July 10, 1930, edition of the Waterville Empire-Press tells about that year’s harvest wage scale. It gives us insight into the various harvest jobs involved and the earnings typical of that day.