The Town of Waterville was able to use a surplus of $50,000 in the street fund to pay for repairs on Central Avenue during the last few weeks of September. Central Avenue from Locust Street to Third Street was resurfaced.
We've got a runner! Actually, we have quite a few runners, or “stolons.” Our strawberry plants are quite stoloniferous! From five of last year's strawberry plants, or “mothers,” we now have many, many babies that have taken root. We are going for wild strawberries, which is surprising to som…
Dr. Richard Koenig, Chair of the WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, announced that Dale Whaley, Regional Extension Specialist located in the Douglas County Extension office in Waterville, WA is the 2020 recipient of the Kenneth J. Morrison Award in Crops & Soils Sciences. The awar…
WATERVILLE After 50 years with Washington State University, award-winning family & consumer scientist Margaret Viebrock remains fueled by a passion to help families.
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.
I am an autumn child. I come alive when the cool, dry breezes begin, whispering of colder days. The sun glints with golden highlights and the skies are azure blue. I feel an uncontrollable anticipation bubbling over, a subtle excitement, and a deep longing for the things to come.
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, loves water and the hose, and has the best time no matter who he is with! He arrived at the shelter with a young puppy and they had tons of fun toge…
The two-headed calf exhibit at the Douglas County Museum has been a must-see for visitors, especially children, for almost 60 years.
Waterville's menu for Oct. 5-8
Waterville residents will see a $13 per month increase in sewer rates beginning Jan. 1, but no rise in water rates.
Waterville High School took its first step towards a return to athletics Friday afternoon.
WATERVILLE — Foster Creek Conservation District will hold a virtual regular Board of Supervisors meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 14.
WATERVILLE — South Douglas Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. Monday via conference call.
The U.S. Postal Service has recently received a lot of national attention over concerns it might not be able to get ballots out to voters in time for the general election.
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 white domestic shorthair mix. Although he can be a bit nervous when he’s put in new situations, once he comes around he is all love. He does best wit…
Waterville's menu for Sept. 28 to Oct. 1
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…
My love for okra surely didn't start when I was a young child, back when the grocery stores would give away excess produce to families in need rather than throw it away.
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.
Large amounts of bottled water, blankets, batteries, flashlights, non-perishable food items, baby supplies, masks and disinfecting supplies are among the many items the Waterville community has sent to Bridgeport to assist first responders and survivors of the Pearl Hill Fire.
I have had an auspicious visitor to my garden! A green praying mantis was spotted in a small rhododendron bush.
Waterville's menu for Sept. 21-24
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.
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 Valley Humane Society. He is a fun, happy and active dog looking for an owner to take on outdoor adventures of any kind. He already knows some commands an…
WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Water Conservancy Board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday via conference call.
WATERVILLE — During this time of devastating fire and wind damage, we are working together to find assistance for farmers, ranchers and anyone else who has been impacted by these fires.
The Waterville Auto Court, located on South Baker Street between Walnut and Birch streets, may be transformed into residential housing with up to 10 separate units.
The town of Waterville will set up a working group to revise its livestock code.
NCW — The Community Foundation of NCW has reopened its NCW Fire Relief Fund and is accepting donations to support fire relief and recovery efforts in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.
The Waterville Booster Club is looking at how to help the school and students in a highly unusual year.
Waterville School has received an exception from the Chelan-Douglas Health District to bring a limited number of students on campus during school days, Superintendent Tabatha Mires said.
Nemo, Jones and Leopold are 4-year-old large, black domestic medium and long-haired mixes. These three brothers came to the shelter from the same home, where they lived with many other cats and it was overwhelming for them and their owner. They are a bit shy, but such good cats, very gentle,…
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 …
Waterville's menu for Sept. 14-17
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.
I was stung by a wasp recently while watering my garden. It had crawled between my index and middle finger, unbeknownst to me. I went to switch the hose to my other hand and instantly an unbelievably immense pain saturated my hand. All of my being was focused immediately, like a flash of lig…
With the start of the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 31, many Waterville students have begun each day much like any other year.
Kay Daling first became interested in genealogy as a girl when she learned that her father’s family had immigrated to New England in 1633.