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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

WATERVILLE — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. June 20 at the Waterville Federated Church, 224 W. Ash St. The Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urges the public to give blood or platelets this…

WATERVILLE — Foster Creek Conservation District will hold a board meeting June 12 at 6 p.m. at the Mansfield Community Hall on Main Street in Mansfield. For more information, contact District Manager Amanda Ward at 888-6373, or for additional information about the conservation district, visi…

WATERVILLE — The South Douglas and Foster Creek Conservation Districts, and Douglas County Crop Improvement Association will hold their annual meeting from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the NCW Fairgrounds Community Hall in Waterville. Topics will include noxious weeds and livestock, fire ma…

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent A group of people who stepped forward to participate in Waterville’s Certified Local Government (CLG) Commission met for the second time on Jan. 28. Participation in Washington State’s Certified Local Government program provides access to financial …

Budding photographers had the chance to learn more about taking good pictures at a workshop held at Waterville Library Jan. 25. The workshop was instructed by local resident and photographer Larry McKinnon.

WATERVILLE — Waterville Community Garden members will be holding a garden planning party at Waterville Library from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 16. Topics will include planting dates, seed start techniques and favorite varieties for the Waterville Plateau climate. All are welcome to bring extra …

Waterville’s menu for Feb. 11-14 Monday: Breakfast will be breakfast sandwich, fruit or juice, milk; lunch will be nachos with meat, refried beans, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, banana, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast will be sausage, biscuit and gravy, fruit or juice, milk; lunch will be toast…

Judge John Hotchkiss will be retiring March 31 after 20 years serving as judge of Douglas County Superior Court.

WATERVILLE — Douglas County Cemetery District 2 is looking to fill a position on its board of commissioners. To be eligible, a candidate must be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter residing within the cemetery district. For information on the district boundaries, call the Douglas…

The annual Friends of the NCW Fair Crab and Prime Rib Dinner and Auction will be held this year on March 9 at the NCW Fair Community Hall.

At its Jan. 22 regular meeting, the Waterville Town Council continued to work on the process of revising an interlocal agreement with Douglas County for the use of a decommissioned well at the NCW Fairgrounds.

The following excerpts are from an article about the Waterville royalty pageant published in the Feb. 2, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire Press. A lot of effort was put into this local showcase of feminine beauty and accomplishment.

Waterville’s menu for month Jan. 28-31 Monday: Breakfast will be pancakes, yogurt, fruit or juice, milk; lunch will be chicken nuggets, jojos, salad, green beans, pears, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast will be sausage, biscuit and gravy, fruit or juice, milk; lunch will be orange chicken, brown ric…

WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Water Conservancy Board is seeking to fill a position on its board of commissioners. Water Conservancy Boards were established in 1997 to assist the Department of Ecology with the backlog of water right change applications at the local level. Board members are…

WATERVILLE — Douglas County Cemetery District 2 is looking to fill a position on its board of commissioners. To be eligible, a candidate must be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter residing within the cemetery district. For information on the district boundaries, call the Douglas…

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