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Melissa Hansen Visits Thailand and Laos with AgForesty Program

Dayton House Fire Suspect in Custody

This press release was just issued by the Columbia County Sheriff's office in relation to the suspicious house fire at 615 E. Washington on the morning of Feb. 8. DAYTON - Columbia County Sheriff's...

Melissa Hansen Visits Thailand and Laos with AgForesty Program

Hansen describes the international seminar as life-altering WAITSBURG – Having been home for only a couple of weeks, Melissa Hansen is still mentally and emotionally processing her recent trip to...

New Reading Activity for All Ages at the Library

DAYTON-There is a new activity for readers at the Dayton Memorial Library, called "Blind Date with a Book." During the month of February, readers can check out books written by authors with February ...

Waitsburg, Dayton, Prescott M&O Levies Pass

Voters in the Waitsburg, Dayton and Prescott approved the M&O levies, according to preliminary results released Tuesday. The Dayton Capital Improvement Levy was also passing, while the Waitsburg bond levy, which needed 60% approval, was failing....

Community Bridge Design Input Requested

WAITSBURG - City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe will ask the city council to choose a rail design for the soon-to-be-replaced Main Street Bridge a the upcoming Feb. 17 city council meeting. The...

Cardinals Down 'Dogs, 59-45; On to Playoffs

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg and Dayton traded leads through three quarters in their matchup here Friday night, before the Cardinals went on a 13-0 run in the fourth to pull out a 59-45 win. The loss... Full story

Newman and Norris are District Wrestling Champs

SPANGLE - Waitsburg earned fourth place at the 2B sub-regional championships at Liberty High School on Sat. Feb. 6. Tristan Newman and Carlos Norris took titles as district champs and David Lewis...

Lady 'Dogs Share League Title After Win Over Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – The Dayton girls breezed to a 58-29 win over Waitsburg here Friday night, ending their regular season as co-league champions, along with DeSales, with an 11-1 record. After pulling out ... Full story

Prescott Boys Trip Up Cardinals, 58-53

WAITSBURG – The Prescott Tiger boys overcame a 24-19 halftime deficit to overpower Waitsburg in the second half and take a league win on Feb. 2, 58-53. The Tigers outscored the Cardinals 21-12 in...

Local Experts Address Educational Challenges

WALLA WALLA – Legislation regarding education funding and reform has always been a hot topic in Olympia, and this year is no exception. Last week, a group of local education professional spoke at...

Clinton Attacks on Wall Street Ring Hollow

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: It’s nice work if you can get it: In 2013, after stepping down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton earned $9.7 million in speaking fees -- a lot of it from banks and investment firms,...

Twelve Years Later, Life After Facebook

The Washington Post - Yanan Wang Just over a decade ago, students at a smattering of elite colleges were debating the merits of a new website called thefacebook.com. It was all the rage at Harvard, naturally, where it had been launched by a...

Book Contest by Local Author

PRESCOTT – Author S. D. Matley of Prescott is holding a contest based on her fantasy novella, Small-g City. It was the top selling e-book and the number two selling print book for publisher WolfSinger Publications the month it was released. Like...

Commercial Club Meeting

WAITSBURG – Commercial Club Meeting The next meeting of the Waitsburg Commercial Club will be at the Lion’s Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on Thurs., Feb.18, at 12 p.m. Randy Hinchliffe, Waitsburg City Administrator, will update the...

AAUW ANNUAL Book SaLE

WALLA WALLA – The 41st Annual AAUW (American Association of University Women) Book Sale will take place Feb. 19-21 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel. Times are: Friday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb...

Waitsburg Celebration Days Meeting

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee will met Mon., Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Waitsburg Business Center (111 Preston Ave.). Anyone interested in offering ideas or volunteering to help with Celebration Days is invited to...

Heart & Sole Fun Run

DAYTON – Several community organizations are sponsoring a Heart & Sole 5K Fun Run & Walk fundraising event in support of Heart Health Month at Columbia County Health System. The walk/run will take place at Flour Mill Park on Dayton’s Main...

Police Notes - February 11, 2015

Dayton Jan. 24 Report of possible counterfeit money being passed in 400 block of W. Main, under investigation. Report of possible counterfeit money being passed in 300 block of W. Main, unfounded. Report of threats made during a child exchange in...

Birthdays - Week of February 11, 2016

February 12: Ken Cole, Jr., Benjamin Moser, Landis Potts and Lindsey Richardson. February 13: Denise Shaffer, Lori Ann Witt, Tamra Fry, James Olson, Jonathon Baker, Justin and Travis Turner and Patty Mayberry. February 14: Susan Talbott, Edith... Full story

Pioneer Portraits - February 11, 2016

Ten Years Ago February 16, 2005. Odako Club met Thursday , February 9, at the home of Joan Helm with sixteen members present. Preparations were made for the Annual Spring Luncheon to be held April 2, 2006. The theme will be “Spring is in the...

Waitsburg school Breakfast/Lunch

12: Pancakes; PB&J Uncrustables, Sunchips, Carrots 15: PRESIDENT’S DAY – NO SCHOOL 16: Continental Breakfast; Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Cucumbers 17: Longjohn; Potato Soup, Bread Stick, Asparagus 18: Continental Breakfast; Taco Salad, Black...

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