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December 18, 2014  RSS feed
Action on Development Delayed
THE WAITSBURG PLANNING COMMISSION DID NOT HAVE A QUORUM FOR ITS DEC. 15 PUBLIC HEARING

WAITSBURG – At least 25 people gathered at the Lions Building in Waitsburg Monday evening to attend a public hearing on a planned new housing development in the city called Whoopemup Meadows. While many came to comment on the proposal, the hearing had to be cancelled because two members of the commission did not show up, and the group did not have a quorum. More...

Waitsburg Kindergarteners Write to Santa

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Touchet Valley News

Free Event at Liberty Theater
     DAYTON – The Liberty Theater will host its annual Christmas Cookies & Classics event on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
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Legion Christmas Party
     DAYTON – Dayton and Waitsburg American Legion members will join together to celebrate the holidays with a Christmas party at the Dayton American Legion building on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. The party is for Legion members and active duty service members that are home on leave, and their families. The catered meal will include pulled pork, beans and coleslaw. Please RSVP by Dec.
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WEEKLY CALENDAR
     18 Waitsburg Resource Center 106 Preston Avenue 2-4 p.m. The Center provides food and resources to families in the Waitsburg and Prescott School Districts. 20 Saturday Market
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Opinion


KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER
The Gift of Writing
     This week we have the privilege of presenting the writing of nearly 150 young contributors. Students at Waitsburg Elementary School have written Christmas poems or stories, or even letters to Santa Claus, and they’ve submitted them to us for publication. (And we’re not even paying them.)
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EMMA PHILBROOK: STUDENT LIFE
Dear Santa...
     Dear Santa. OK, so it’s been a few years since I’ve written. And, yes, I know about the rising cost of reindeer feed due to the effect of an expanding ethanol market, and the detrimental effect that unnecessary gift weight has on any airborne object operating without the benefit of a major lift coefficient. And, yes, I know I’m a bit too old for this.
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Sports

Cards Get Even With Pirates
63-60 OVERTIME VICTORY FOLLOWS WIN IN TOUCHET; WP BOYS ARE NOW 2-1
     POMEROY – The WP boys basketball team took a hard-earned road win in overtime here Friday, 63-60. The victory gave the 2-1 Cardinals a split in their series with Pirates, after losing at home a week earlier. In Friday’s game, WP fell behind the Pirates early, trailing by four after the first quarter. They were up by one at the half.
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WEIGHT WOES CHALLENGE WP WRESTLERS
Tyler Hoffman takes his first high school medal at Liberty Invite
     SPANGLE – The WP wrestling team traveled to Spangle Saturday to compete against 14 teams in the Liberty Invite, their first meet of the season. Of the four WP wrestlers eligible to compete at the meet, three failed to make weight goals and were forced to compete in a higher class than expected.
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Dayton Girls Cruise Past Pomeroy, 41-22
LADY ‘DOGS MOVE TO 4-0 AFTER DOMINATING PIRATES IN SECOND HALF
     DAYTON – The Dayton girls’ basketball team woke up at halftime and cruised to any easy win over Pomeroy at home on Dec. 9, 41-22. The win gives the Lady ‘Dogs a 4-0 record with four more games to play before the Christmas break.
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Touchet Valley Life

Making Their Mark
      Walla Walla artist Squire Broel visited Waitsburg students last week and shared the planning and process behind his “Founding Fathers” art piece that will grace Waitsburg’s Main Str
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PIONEER PORTRAITS
     Ten Years Ago December 23, 2004
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