Monday, April 18


Esther H. Fuess

January 4, 1939 – April 14, 2022
Esther H. Fuess, of Waterville, passed away unexpectedly on April 14, 2022. Her beloved husband, Donald P. Fuess, also of Waterville, passed away April 15, 2022 following a brief illness. They both passed lovingly into the arms of our Lord, after 59 years of marriage. Esther was born on January 4, 1939 in Oneida, NY, to Joseph and Ardella Schaller Hennessy. She graduated from Vernon Verona Sherrill High School in 1958. She went on to attend the Rome Beauty School and bought her own beauty salon…Click HERE for the complete obituary.

Donald P. Fuess

January 10, 1933- April 15, 2022
Donald was born on January 10, 1933, in Waterville, NY on the Fuess family farm, to Harry and Viola Parker Fuess. He graduated from Waterville Central School in 1951. He was a lifelong dairy and cash crop farmer. Donald was involved in many farm organizations and held a variety of leadership positions…Click HERE for the complete obituary.



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Many caregivers that feed formula are having an incredibly difficult time
finding the brand their child needs due to the ongoing formula shortage.
If you have any unopened and unexpired cans of formula that have not been
part of a recent recall, consider donating them to the diaper bank !
If you can’t make it to the diaper bank, formula can always be dropped off at
the Blessing Box at Waterville United Methodist Church.
There will be an online meeting for all parents and families of AYSO registered players
for the spring soccer season via Google Meet. This meeting is highly encouraged for
new players and advised for returning players to get information on our upcoming season.
The link for the meeting will be emailed to all parents.
Please check the email account that you registered your child with.
Mudfest is just over 2 weeks away – get the whole family involved with our Kids’ Run!
What kid doesn’t love getting outside and getting muddy? Ages 5-11 are welcome, and we offer 3 heats at
11AM, 11:15AM, and 11:30AM. Register today:
Waterville United Methodist Church
Here is the season schedule for the 4U-8U divisions.
The upper level divisions (10U & 12U) game schedule has not been
released yet by the area scheduler.
We do know that games are played on Sundays either at 1pm, 3pm or 5pm.
There are no games over Memorial Day Weekend for all divisions.
More details to come and as always, be advised that schedules are always
tentative until the first weekend of play.
Waterville Pop Warner will be having a Golf Tournament on Sunday July 10th.
It will be a memorial tournament for Ernie Werner who was
instrumental in getting our program up and running.

Waterville FFA Alumni & Supporters Seek Members

You don’t have to be a former FFA member to support FFA, agricultural education and the future of agriculture. “You just have to want to make a difference!” FFA Alumni & Supporters play a very important part in keeping agricultural education and FFA programs in our local schools. FFA relies on its alumni & supporters to garner support for FFA from their local communities, raise funds for state & chapter activities and scholarships, assist at FFA leadership camps and conferences, and much more.

Waterville FFA Alumni and Supporters membership is open to anyone who is interested in supporting and promoting our Waterville FFA members.If you are proud of FFA and want to help local FFA members acquire knowledge and experience from agricultural education and FFA activities – the Waterville FFA Alumni & Supporters Chapter is for you! Members help support their chapters through the gifts of time, talent and resources. Give back your skills, starting at the local level.This support gives teachers more time and freedom to do what they do best—teach students. For more information: NY FFA Alumni & Supporters Here is a link for our Waterville membership form.  If you need more information, contact Tom or Sarah Barnes or Mrs. Gallagher.

It’s almost time for this year’s Spring Bookworms session!
Our registered group should have all received an email regarding our start date. If not, please let us know!
Information on Bookworms Early Literacy for the 2022-23 year will come this summer!
This program is free to our community, geared towards 3 & 4 year old children,
and engages through the power of play!
Your feedback is telling us that you’re not seeing some of our events pop up like you used to!
As so many of you use Gmail and Google Calendar, we thought we would start by offering email
invitations when WPL creates events on our own calendar. You’ll receive an email stating what the
event is, and an offer to add it to your own Google calendar. To opt in to this, just select the event categories
you’re interested in using the following form: This will collect
your email only for the purpose of these Google Calendar notifications. If you don’t have Gmail or
just want more library love, we recommend signing up for WPL’s monthly eNewsletter here: Of course, you can always check the
calendar on our website as well at
(you can use this to reserve the Program or study rooms too)!

As we excitedly anticipate to the installation of new carpet later this spring throughout the Reading Room, Children’s Room and office space, we are in full planning. Every shelf and piece of furniture that is not attached to a wall will be moved, most for the first time since the library was built in 2006! So not only are we anticipating the carpet install needs, but if the spaces could use any shifting when we bring them back together. Please share what future needs or wishes you have (that’s how we meet those needs)…WPL is hoping our community can help us with: STURDY, clean box donations, starting now. – Muscle to move shelves, etc. Details TBA once we know when. But if you have teens who need volunteer hours, we will be able to provide plenty of them!


From: WCS Sports Booster Club

Student Athlete Recognition congratulations Beau Best of Luck to you.
Thank you to all the students that are putting this together.

From: Waterville Residential Care Center

We had a special guest at today’s happy hour!
Thank you to Jerry and Linda for the delicious cake and ice cream
to help us celebrate Julie’s birthday as well!

From: Waterville Public Library

After two years of not being able to hold the Annual Rotary Egg Hunt, the Waterville Rotary Club
were ready with over 2500 eggs, plus goody bags AND the three golden eggs winners’ giant chocolate bunnies.
Thank you to all who braved the mixed snow/rain spring weather.
It was certainly a year for baskets brimming with eggs!
Since it also turned into a great year to serve cocoa (in April…), we only have a few pictures.
But hopefully you snapped plenty of your own. Thank you to Rotary, to the Easter Bunny for hopping by,
and to all of you for being such fun. Catch the official photo of the golden egg winners in the Waterville Times.

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