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SHORT LINE Rail GRAND RE-OPENING

An eager crowd awaited the arrival of the CWW train as it pulled into the Dayton Historic Depot right on time last Saturday. Frontier Rail, LLC Commercial Director Paul Didelius said his customer...

Dayton On Tour

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County Will Tread Cautiously in Issuing New Well Permits Until Hirst Decision is Clarified

DAYTON— At last week’s regular meeting of the Board of Columbia County Commissioners, Emergency Management Services Director Lisa Caldwell said radio equipment malfunctions continue to cause...

Commercial Club Bolsters Business, Builds Community

WAITSBURG – Over the last several months, dozens of people from Walla Walla, Dayton and Waitsburg have gathered at the Whoopemup Café on the north end of Waitsburg's Main Street for Whoop EM Up...

County Puts Hold On Grandstands Demolition

DAYTON—Last week the Columbia County Board of Commissioners decided to hold off on mid-October plans to start demolition of the east grandstand at the county fairgrounds, pending a proposal from a group of about 20-25 local people calling...

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Mabton in Three

MABTON - The Lady Bulldogs made a quick win over Mabton, taking the Vikings 25-8, 25-9, and 25-23 in a league match, here on Oct. 5. The win places the Bulldogs 6-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. Scully Castorena made nine kills, 11 assists, one...

Lady Cards Fall to St. John-Endicott in Four

ST. JOHN - The Lady Cards fell to St. John-Endicott in a hard-fought four matches on the Eagle's court on Thurs., Oct. 5. Waitsburg dropped the first two matches 18-25 and 13-25, won match number...

DW Cancels JV Football

WAITSBURG/DAYTON – Due to declining numbers on the DW football roster, the last high school junior varsity football game was Mon., Oct. 9 in Irrigon. JV athletes will remain on the roster, at practice, and at varsity games but there will be no...

Mabton Football Game Cancelled

MABTON – The DW football team traveled to Mabton for a league game Friday night but a failure to schedule referees, which is the responsibility of the home team, resulted in the game being cancelled. Both teams arrived ready to play and waited...

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AAUW Candidates Forum, Oct. 18

DAYTON – The Dayton branch of the American Association of University Women will host a candidates forum on Wed., Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Liberty Theater (344 E. Main, Dayton). Candidates traditionally give five-minutes speeches followed by a...

Lions Host Guide Dog Presentation

DAYTON – The Dayton Lions Club will host a Guide Dog presentation at the Dayton Memorial Library Delany Building at 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 18. Tri-Cities Lions members Al and Cheryl Harper will give a video presentation about guide dog schools and...

Mass Band and Choir Concert, Oct. 25

WAITSBURG – The Southeastern Washington Music Educators Association (SEWMEA) high school mass band and choir will return to Waitsburg on Wed., Oct. 25. Hundreds of high school musicians from small schools all over southeastern Washington will bus...

Dayton Library Book Sale

DAYTON – The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library will hold their fall book sale on Fri., Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sun., Oct. 15 from 1-4 p.m. Thousands of books will be available for sale at...

Whitman Professor gives Book Talk

DAYTON - Dayton Historic Depot is pleased to have Michelle Janning, a Whitman College sociology professor, discuss and sign her new book The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives. Janning examines what the objects and spaces within...

Former Prescott Superintendent Passes Away

CLE ELUM, Wash. – Former Prescott school district superintendents, Lloyd Olson, passed away on Sept. 24 at his home in Cle Elum, at age 84, of natural causes. Olson was credited with having a positive impact on the Chumicum School District where...

Double-Shot Drive-Through Flu Shots

The Columbia County Health System is planning a Double-Shot Drive-Through Flu Clinic for Thurs., Oct. 12 at Flour Mill Park (120 W. Main, Dayton) from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., and on Sat., Oct. 14 at the Preston Park in Waitsburg from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Get...

Human Migration Community Conversation

DAYTON – The Dayton Memorial Library and Humanities Washington have collaborated to bring speaker David Fenner to Dayton for a free speaker’s bureau event titled The Long Haul: Stories of Human Migration. The community is invited to engage in...

Comprehensive Plan Apps. Open Early

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Walla Walla County is starting considerations for Comprehensive Plan and Development amendments for 2018. The county normally opens applications for amendments on Jan. 1, but with the plan due June 30, the application cycle...

Water Conservancy Board Opening

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Walla Walla County is seeking applicants to fill a position as alternate to the three-member county Water Conservancy Board of Commissioners, to serve in a reserve capacity as a replacement for absent or recused...

Elizabeth Louise Dorsey Fish

Elizabeth Louise Dorsey Fish was born in Walla Walla and passed away there on September 28, 2017, just shy of her 75th birthday. Betty was born October 3, 1942 to Martin and Gertie (Marbach) Dorsey. ...

Pioneer Portraits - October 12, 2017

Ten Years Ago October 18, 2007 Ceremonies held statewide on October 10 recognized schools, including Waitsburg High School, for their achievements in improving WASL scores over the past six years. W.H.S. Principal Ken Beasley, Liv Leid, English...

Birthdays - Week of Oct. 12

October 13: Joan Miller, Robert Smith, Becky Brown, Steve Sickles, Bertha Poirier, Earl Smith. October 14: Dianne Zuger, Dana Adkins, Dorothy Bush, Jared John, Jace Zuger. October 15: Robert Webber, Wayne Stonecipher, Debbie Cobb, Marcus Zuger III,...

Waitsburg School Breakfasts & Lunches

13: Breakfast Sandwich; Mozarella Cheese Stix, Marinara Sauce 16: Omelet; Chicken Crispito 17: Biscuit & Gravy; Orange Chicken, Roasted Pineapple 18: Long John; Chicken Fried Steak, Gravy 19: Breakfast Pizza; Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Carrots,...

Strange But True

* It was beloved 20th-century American poet, memoirist and civil-rights activist Maya Angelou who made the following sage observation: “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die,...

Moments in Time

* On Oct. 10, 1877, the U.S. Army holds a funeral with full military honors for Gen. George Armstrong Custer, who was killed the previous year at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Custer was buried at West Point, where he had graduated in 1861 at the...

Trivia Test

1. MYTHOLOGY: The Roman god Cupid was known by what name in Greek mythology? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Mount Fuji is found on which island in Japan? 3. BIBLE: The proverb “the writing is on the wall” can be found in what book of the Bible? 4. LITERATURE:...

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

Quiche is a bit like stir fry; most anything can go into it. This one caught my attention because for some reason we have three dozen eggs in the refråigerator. I like a breakfast dinner, so for me, ...

Legals - October 12, 2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-17-771628-AJ APN No.: 14083 / 360722560062 Title Order No.: 8703130 Deed of Trust Grantor(s): PAUL M STICKA, LAURA J STICKA Deed of Trust Grantee(s):...

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