If you’ve driven by the Waterville High School football/baseball field lately, you likely have noticed that it looks like the field is in a bigger disarray than normal. But contrary to initial impressions, what you are seeing are big improvements to Kellen Biggar Memorial Field, thanks to fu…

Cucumber plants are so delicately beautiful, especially the flowers. After working with pumpkin, zucchini, and various squashes, which can be brutal on your hands and arms, it has been a pleasure.

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Waterville saw a return of classic cars this past Saturday as the Waterville Rollers Car Club hosted their annual car show this past weekend.

On what would have been a sleepy Saturday morning in Waterville, the streets were busy as people came into town to attend the debut of the Waterville Plateau Farmers Market. The event, which was hosted by the Waterville Mainstreet Association. It was the first of three farmers markets being …

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After a year away, the Waterville pool has reopened just in time to help locals deal with the first heatwave of summer. Waterville’s Deputy Clerk, Erica Stoddard, is excited that the pool is able to open this year and so are the people of Waterville.

Two local Master Gardeners from the Chelan/Douglas County Washington State University Extension paid our little Badger Patch a visit. The Badger Patch is the Waterville Community Garden, or the “CG” as I like to call it.

1. Frame, pounding, gluing: For the frame, it is recommended to use pressure-treated 2x6 wood. We used untreated 2x4x12 because we already had it on hand. We also used 2-inches-by-3-foot grey electrical conduit, since white PVC degrades in the sun. Now for the fun and most important part: po…

At exactly 31 days, we harvested a bumper crop of gorgeous white icicle radishes. I was worried about the soil having too many main nutrients and not enough of the others. We had amended the soil with a touch of borax, a cup of coffee, crushed eggshells blended with a spot of vinegar, and so…

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The Waterville High School class of 2021 celebrated the completion of their high school journey this past Saturday. The graduation ceremony was much like their high school experience, generally similar to what prior classes had experienced, but notably different as our state still deals with…

These “brevities” from the June 14, 1906 edition of the Douglas County Press offer engaging little pieces of news that had occurred in and around Waterville during the past week. A post office at Jamison, a new dairy business, and brick work at the new courthouse are some of the items that a…

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The NCW Fairgrounds has a new welcome sign and entry area, as well as a new name. It is now officially the Douglas County Fairgrounds—Home of the North Central Washington Fair.

Back in the early 1900s wheat was brought to market in sacks. One can imagine that a shortage in the sack supply would be a big problem. It sounds like that was on the minds of a lot of local growers at the beginning of the season of 1906 as attested in this article published in the June 7, …

I surely have opened a can of worms (literally and figuratively) while researching soil after I received the results from the soil test done on my bed at the community garden. Soil testing is good. Though, it does generate a mad scramble to amend, as soon as possible, the problems that have …

Please join us for a blood drive at Waterville Community on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: WatervilleCommunity to schedule an appointment.

The city of East Wenatchee is excited to announce that the Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade, sponsored by Les Schwab & Town Toyota, is on June 11 at 6 p.m. The parade starts at Eastmont Community Park, travels down Grant Road and turns onto Valley Mall Parkway, ending at 11th Street.

“Olla” is actually pronounced oh-yah! What is an olla, you ask? Well, let me take you on an imaginative journey. Imagine that you are a gardener with nary a spigot nor garden hose and the closest water is a good distance away. The water that is accessible is from a limited source that depend…

This article from the May 24, 1906 edition of the Douglas County Press responds to an article in a Quincy paper which apparently took issue with the courthouse construction in Waterville. A “cut,” or image, of the planned courthouse had been loaned to the Quincy paper, and was not available …

I really love the idea of succession planting. It is the efficient use of your growing time and space. Some plants — carrots and radishes, for example — don't mind being planted together at the exact same time and in the exact same space! Wow, talk about an allusion to living a detailed and …

This article from the May 10, 1906 edition of the Douglas County Press tells of the Masonic ceremony that laid the cornerstone for the Douglas County Courthouse. The 100th anniversary of the event was celebrated by the Masons in 2006.

This article from the May 3, 1906 edition of the Douglas County Press tells of the founding of Waterville’s Commercial Club. Since the beginning Waterville residents have banded together to promote the town and to work toward its betterment.

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Waterville resident Carol Cowling has been the superintendent of the open horse barn for about 35 years. It is an intense job during the five days of the fair that involves her being at the barn each morning at 6 a.m. and again each evening at 9 p.m. She can take some breaks in between, but …

We have Badger Mountain and Badger Mountain Road, and Waterville has its own little Badger Patch with 10 gardening beds. It is located on the northeast corner of W. Ash and N. Columbia. I am not sure what's up with all the badger-themed names. I have lived here getting nigh on seven years an…

We built our expandable cedar potato bins back in 2016 and have used them every year since, though not always for potatoes. This year, we have moved the bins to a sunny spot that will catch first light, and have purchased some red and purple seed potatoes to grow. We love the purple varietie…

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The South Douglas Conservation District Tree and Shrub Sale was back on April 3 this year, and judging by the volume of sales, people were more than ready to take advantage of the chance to buy trees, shrubs and wildflowers specially selected for North Central Washington’s climate and habitat.

You may recall my stratification process of the various seeds I had collected last autumn, namely cherry, apricot, peach, and plum. I placed them in pots with a small amount of dry soil and abandoned them. Yes! I totally walked away and left them to go through our hard, cold winter and they …

There's just something about seeing a dump truck back up and unload a big pile of gravel. It's a show, albeit everyone acts like it's no big deal. It is! It takes you back to the sandbox, playing with trucks and shovels in the sand, and digging holes to the other side of the earth.

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