WATERVILLE — The Waterville Planning and Zoning Commission recently recommended changes in the town’s comprehensive plan and sent them to the Waterville Town Council.
WATERVILLE — The Waterville Public Library will have a new home soon, following some renovations to the new location.
WATERVILLE — An East Wenatchee man has received the Douglas County Commissioner Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of his service to the annual North Central Washington (NCW) Fair.
WATERVILLE — The Waterville Town Council discussed expanding the RV park at the fairgrounds and whether to waive the automatic annual increase to the water and sewer rates.
WATERVILLE — The Waterville Airport likely will get a more than $600,000 upgrade by the end of the year.
WATERVILLE — While most students experience 13 first days of school from kindergarten to 12th grade, Monday was Waterville School District Superintendent Tabatha Mires’ 27th first day as a staff member — and 40th first day ever at the school.
WATERVILLE — When students in Waterville go back to school next month, they’ll find a new greenhouse on the grounds.
WATERVILLE — It’s easy to miss the Douglas County Historical Society Thrift Shop’s Locust St. storefront, but this brick building is a vital Waterville fixture.
WATERVILLE — Waterville residents will soon have a place to get rid of their excess paint.
WATERVILLE — It takes a full minute for the garage-style door to open, but the hangar it belongs to doesn’t house a plane. Instead, when the door finally lifts, two ambulances stare out at the asphalt.
Waterville residents had the chance to get free Covid-19 testing in town on Dec. 9 and 16. The testing was part of a series of drive-thru tests offered this month in Douglas and Chelan County communities by the Chelan-Douglas Health District. The testing is being administered by members of t…
The Waterville Main Street Association has held its second annual Business Decorating Contest and Waterville residents have cast their ballots for the winners.
Soldiers mobilized from various units within the Washington National Guard descended on Waterville on Dec. 9 to conduct a free drive-through COVID-19 testing station in the parking lot of the United Lutheran Church on behalf of the Chelan-Douglas Health District.
The Town of Waterville has purchased nine HEPA air purification devices for use in local businesses. The air purification devices were one way the town was able to use CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) funds to provide assistance within the town of Waterville. The informa…
Residents should keep their vehicles locked and avoid leaving valuable items in visible spots in the vehicles.
Waterville Ambulance has what the manager and crew consider perfect digs in the Odd Fellows Building at 105 N. Chelan Avenue. The building provides a temperature-controlled atmosphere for parking the two ambulances and storing equipment. The former location of the Waterville Library, also in…
Diane Polson came to the Waterville Library on Nov. 3—the first day it was re-opened to the public since it closed due to the pandemic in the middle of March.
Waterville School has a long tradition of holding a Halloween parade on Main Street. Students dress in their costumes and parade through Waterville’s main business district, receiving cheers and treats from representatives of local businesses.
A possible reimbursement from the CARES fund of up to $52,325 got Mayor Jill Thompson and council members brainstorming during the Oct. 19 town council meeting.
Whenever people commented on May Hinderer’s long hair, she told them she was growing the hair to donate it to a girl who needed it.
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.
Aug. 22 was a busy first day at the NCW Fair with especially good attendance for Thursday. One of the big attractions was the first ever NCW Fair Battle of the Bands held in the Community Hall.
Evalee Shafer and Tiera Moore of Mansfield Critters and Kids 4-H group hold their chickens during Entry Day on Aug. 21. They were among 4-H and FFA members from around the area entering animals and various other exhibits.
WATERVILLE — The public is invited to attend the formal dedication of Royal DeVaney Park at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at 308 E. Locust St. A social hour will be held following the ceremony at the swimming pool office. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call city hall at 745-8871.
Gateway Ministries held its second annual back to school event at the Waterville School cafeteria on Aug. 17. The event included a clothing exchange, a free hot dog lunch and free haircuts for kids.
WATERVILLE — Douglas County commissioners on Aug. 20 approved keeping marijuana setback reductions in place. The commission in September 2018 adopted an ordinance that reduced the 1-mile setback for outdoor cannabis farms to a half mile if the edge of the farm fence was at least 1,000 feet h…
The Town of Waterville has been informed by the Public Works Trust Fund that it will be funded for sewer collection design and repairs. The town had applied for a loan of $900,000 to replace and reline 3,000 linear feet of the 52,000 linear foot system.
WATERVILLE — Link Transit will serve the NCW Fair in Waterville with all trips of the Route 25 Aug. 22-23. Route 25 departs Columbia Station at 5:30 and 7:30 a.m., and 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.; and returns from the fairgrounds at 6:25 and 8:25 a.m., and 2:25, 4:25 and 6:25 p.m. This route serves […]
As of Aug. 12, with 99 percent of the primary ballots in Douglas County tabulated, Jill Thompson is running a strong first for the position of Waterville mayor. Loyd Smith and Chuck Driver are almost tied for second place.
NCW — Sewer system improvements in Waterville and a second water reservoir in Bridgeport are among 30 projects across the state receiving infrastructure loans from the state Public Works Board. The board awarded a $900,000 construction loan to Waterville and a $180,000 pre-construction loan …
Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in The Wenatchee World in June of 1994. WATERVILLE — If you lived in Waterville in the early 1950s, you had the distinction of being in the first community in the state (and one of the first three in the whole United States) to get televisio…
The library just made a move last year and townspeople have been positive about the new location. Those who were living in Waterville in 1996 — and before — will remember an even earlier library location at town hall.
WATERVILLE — Didgeridoo Down Under brings its Australian-themed program to the Waterville Library on Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. The high-energy show combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation designed for all ages. The didgeridoo has been pl…
These excerpts come from an article about an English family that came to Waterville to experience the wheat harvest.
If you think it is confusing enough to change between Pacific Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time twice a year, think about how it would be if different towns and cities were operating on different times.
This article, from the July 18, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press, encourages women to help promote the wheat industry by joining Wheat Wives.
WATERVILLE — The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle will bring a traveling program on prehistoric life and geology to the Waterville Library at 10 a.m. July 23. The program provides an opportunity to examine real fossils, rocks and minerals, as well as cast replicas of di…
This article, from the July 17, 1969 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press, tells of progress on the construction of Waterville’s school building.
WATERVILLE — Sewer system upgrades. It may not be the flashiest campaign platform, but all three candidates running for Waterville mayor said that’ll be the first item on their list if elected. They re running to replace Royal DeVaney, who’s retiring after 27 years as mayor.
WATERVILLE — The North Central Region Library will present “The Bedquilt,” as part of its summer program series, on July 17 at the Waterville Library. “The Bedquilt,” by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, centers on old Aunt Mehetable who is taken for granted by her New England family — until she conc…
U.S. Air Force Airman Ericka M. Thornton recently graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2018 graduate of Waterville High School.
WENATCHEE — Three members of the local Civil Air Patrol received promotions recently. Caleb Darlington of East Wenatchee was promoted to Cadet Master Sergeant. The Level 5 advancement is titled, “The Charles Lindbergh Achievement.” Elijah Rinke of Wenatchee was promoted to Cadet Airman First…
The Friday free lunch program held at the Federated Church served its last lunch of the school year on Friday, June 7.
Administrators at Waterville’s school and cemetery as well as some Waterville town staff are not happy with the new water rate system. They are not the only ones. Some residents also feel the rates are so high that it is not feasible to water their lawns. A group of these people attended the…
WATERVILLE — The public is invited to attend a forum for the four candidates seeking to be the next mayor of Waterville. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 28 in Pioneer Park. The moderated forum will provide an opportunity to learn about each candidate and their platform. The candidat…
Here are some of the highlights of a page in the June 16, 1966 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press commemorating the Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (1916-1966).
NCW — The Red Cross urges the public to give blood or platelets this summer. The following area blood drives are scheduled: June 20: 1 to 6 p.m., the Federated Church, 224 W. Ash St., Waterville June 21: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Confluence Health, 820 N. Chelan Ave., Wenatchee June 24: 10 a.m. to …
Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools for the fall semester. The information — including names — is exactly as submitted by the school. Bridgeport High School The following students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade-point average: Seniors: Jesus Alameda, Mar…
The following pieces come from the June 22, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. The first piece tells about the efforts of several Mansfield clubs in beautifying the town’s main street that year. It sounds like the whole town was practically painted.