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As COVID-19 cases have risen to unprecedented numbers in Chelan and Douglas counties, Waterville School is remaining open, but making sure students and parents are clear about when to stay home.
Waterville High School took its first step towards a return to athletics Friday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
With the start of the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 31, many Waterville students have begun each day much like any other year.
Fall youth baseball has become the latest casualty of COVID-19.
The NCW Fair entered uncharted territory this year by putting on a virtual livestock sale to replace the live auction normally held every fair Saturday.
There was excitement in the air Monday morning as Waterville teachers and students took photos in front of the school building.
All Waterville School students had the chance to pick up free school supplies Aug. 23 in anticipation of the first day of school Monday.
Mansfield School will follow a hybrid model for learning when students return Wednesday.
The Waterville Preschool co-op, held at the Federated Church, will not open in early September due to COVID-19.
While we can’t go to the NCW Fair this year, the virtual livestock auction will be in full swing through 3 p.m. Friday.
Like all aspects of life, adjustments have been made to sports throughout 2020.
Beef cattle, hogs, lambs and goats raised by local youth will be sold in the NCW Fair’s virtual livestock sale Aug. 26-28.
With the coronavirus pandemic not slowing down in Washington, many in the Orondo community are wondering how school will operate this coming semester.
Waterville School District will have three options for student learning this fall — all of which will begin the year completely online.
Waterville students will have the option of doing their schoolwork completely online for one or both semesters of the 2020-21 school year.
This year 4-H and FFA members won’t gather around the NCW Fair barns, dressed in uniforms or their best western clothes.
Olivia Smoke has participated in the NCW Fair with animal projects for the past five years.
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.
There are still lots of unknowns about the 2020-21 school year, but some things are clear.
A lectern, bell table, keyboard and sound equipment were arranged in front of the Waterville Federated Church, and participants sat on lawn chairs in a large semicircle around the building.
Waterville High School’s graduation Friday won’t be the traditional ceremony at the school gym, but it will honor graduates and give extended family, friends and the community a chance to celebrate with them.
This article is the 10th and final part of a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
A statewide flood of fraudulent unemployment claims has hit many Douglas County residents —especially local school district employees.
This article is the ninth in a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
The NCW Fair management, with approval from the Douglas County Commission, has decided to cancel the Bull Bash scheduled for July 3.
The Waterville Cemetery is planning a Memorial Day observance that respects social distancing requirements.
Waterville School seniors will not have the chance to walk across the gym stage to be awarded their diplomas.
This article is the eighth in a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
This article is the seventh in a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
A face mask placed on the dowser statue in front of the Douglas County Museum early last week took Museum Director Lori Leming by surprise.
This year’s Waterville Days, which had been planned for July 10-11, has been canceled.
Waterville Elementary School Principal Tayn Kendrick and Orondo School Principal Lance Young dunked each other with buckets of ice water on April 24.
NCW — The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $15,927 in its second round of Helping Hands Grants to nonprofits struggling with the effects of COVID-19.
This article is the sixth in a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
This article is the fifth in a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
NCW — Submissions for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition are now being accepted online to comply with recommendations for the COVID-19 outbreak.
Waterville School joined the nationwide #BeTheLight campaign with a celebration of the class of 2020 on Friday night.
NCW — The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $89,750 to 24 nonprofits across the region that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds come from the Helping Hands grant, the Board of Trustees fund and donations from the public.
WENATCHEE — The folks at Write on the River know you’re probably thinking about writing these days, maybe even carving out time to jot and type.
This article is the fourth in a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
Waterville has followed suit with Douglas County in declaring a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time Mayor Jill Thompson is looking past the next few months and going forward with plans to open the town pool this summer.
Waterville resident Joyce Huber’s sewing room has become a miniature mask and gown factory over the past month.
Concerned community members are pooling their resources to help people get through the constraints of social distancing and to be ready in case any locals get sick.
This article is the third in a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.
As the Orondo Eagles staff saw the increasing likelihood of a school shutdown, the school activated its Orondo School Leadership Team to put emergency preparedness plans into place to ensure that students would continue to receive important social services while staying engaged with their le…