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November 20, 2014  RSS feed
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
LOCAL GROUPS MAKE WISHES COME TRUE BY GIVING HOLIDAY BASKETS TO FAMILIES IN NEED

WAITSBURG - Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of small town living is that neighbors tend to care for one another. With the holidays just around the corner, several groups are gearing up to provide needy families with holiday meals. There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether you’re in a position to give or in need of a gift. More...

TAKEMURA IS CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Chamber Awards Banquet a big success despite snow

DAYTON – Kris Takemura, of Dayton, was honored as the 2014 citizen of the year by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards banquet last week. Takemura is a Dayton native and has been active in many community groups. The Banquet was held on a snowy Thursday evening, but a nearly full house was on hand to enjoy a dinner catered by The Country Gentleman. More...

Teachers Form Bargaining Unit
WAITSBURG SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES MASTER CONTRACT BETWEEN TEACHERS AND THE DISTRICT

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s school board, at their Nov. 12, 2014 meeting, approved a collective bargaining agreement between the Waitsburg School District and the Waitsburg Education Association. The agreement, which was to be signed and posted on the District’s website on Nov. More...

Touchet Valley News

WEEKLY CALENDAR
     20 Dayton Senior Round Table Senior Center (403 E. Patit St.) 12 p.m.
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Scientists Forecast Warmer, Drier Winter
No relief in sight for draught conditions in the Touchet Valley
     DAYTON - The Touchet Valley was touched by early snows this past week and temperatures plummeted into the teens over the weekend, but the long-range forecast for our area doesn’t look much like the weather we’ve had since Thursday.
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Local Learners Face Off
WAITSBURG AND DAYTON TAKE FIRST AND THIRD PLACE AMONG EASTERN SMALL SCHOOLS
     WAITSBURG – The first knowledge bowl meet between the eastern small schools of ESD 123 took place at the Waitsburg Christian and First Presbyterian churches on Tuesday. Students from Waitsburg, De- Sales, Prescott, Dayton, Clarkston and Pomeroy faced off in the intellectual sparring match.
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Opinion


KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER
How I Learned About Barometric Pressure
     On Sunday morning I got up, put a couple of logs in the wood stove and then walked across the cold wood floor in my bare feet to the kitchen to fill the kettle and make my morning pot of coffee. When I turned on the tap, the water barely trickled out. And then it stopped.
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EMMA PHILBROOK: STUDENT LIFE
My Graduation Shopping List
     Waitsburg High School gets its graduation caps, gowns, and stoles (flat silky scarf things) through a company called Herff-Jones. The seniors buy their graduation gear this time of year and receive it sometime in the spring.
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Sports

WP Cruises to First-Round Win
CARDINALS WILL TAKE ON DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS L-R-S, AFTER EASILY BEATING TONASKET, 27-6
     PASCO – On Friday night, the Waitsburg Prescott football team took a big step toward their goal of reaching the state championship game by beating Tonasket, 27-6. They face a much bigger challenge this week.
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Tigers Move on to State Semis
WP ELIMINATES TOUGH ST. GEORGE’S TEAM, 2-0
     SPOKANE – The WP Tigers soccer team got a huge win Friday, beating St. George’s, 2-0, in a state quarterfinals game. The Tigers travel to Sumner, Wash. this week to play Friday Harbor in their semifinals game Friday. A win would put them in the state championship game Saturday.
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Touchet Valley Life

THE TIMES AT LAMBEAU FIELD
      Die -hard Green Bay Packers fans and Waitsburg natives Joan Helm (r), Jackie Helm (c) and Judy (Helm) Gross (l) (joined here by Joan’s nephew Robbie Kvitek, to Judy’s right) killed time b
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PIONEER PORTRAITS
     Ten Years Ago November 25, 2004
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