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Body Found in Mobile Home Fire

An unidentified body was found in a mobile home that was consumed by fire early this morning in Dayton. Columbia County Sheriff's Office and the Columbia County Fire Department responded to a mobile...

Dayton Holds 41st Annual Alumni Weekend

DAYTON – The Dayton High School Alumni Association held their 41st Annual Alumni Weekend festivities last weekend. While official events are only held on Saturday, alumni are in town reminiscing...

Waitsburg Field House Planning Underway

WAITSBURG – In a workshop prior to their regular July 12 meeting, the Waitsburg School Board, along with other administrators, staff, and community members, met with architects to go over preliminary plans for a new field house at the WHS...

Dayton Receives National Park Service Appreciation Award

DAYTON-The City of Dayton has received a certificate of appreciation from the National Park Service, marking the 50-year anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. The city is one of...

XO Alambic Ribbon Cutting

Pictured from left to right: Dayton Chamber of Commerce Director Justin Nix, County Commissioner Norm Passmore, Distiller Rusty Figgins, Port Commissioner Gene Warren, and Port Manager Jennie...

Jammin' in the Valley

WAITSBURG – They drifted in slowly, in singles and pairs, but by the end of the night it was ten guys and a gal performing at Friday night's Mythical Movable Bluegrass Jam held at Suze Wood's Open...

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

One of the great inventions of modern times is the string trimmer – better known as the weedeater. (Like kleenex and band-aid, I've stopped capitalizing it.) For a long time, I owned two. One,...

Tucannon Road Disruption Coming

DAYTON - A Large Helicopter Project is planned for the Tucannon River from July 24, and will be on-going for the following 5-7 days. There will be periodic road closures during that time when the helicopter is hauling trees and boulders over the...

Waitsburg Cross-Country Signup

WAITSBURG – Athletes interested in participating in cross-country in fall 2017 are requested to email Waitsburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Mishra at jmishra@waitsburgsd.org or call the main office (509-337-6301) as soon as possible. Numbers...

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

I’m going to cheat this week and use a recipe I have used before. For several reasons, of which one is, it is a good dessert for this time of year: very lemony. I made this not too long ago and realized I had picked up two instant lemon puddings...

Pioneer Portraits - July 20, 2017

Ten Years Ago July 26, 2007 After going 7-3 during the regular season, the Windermere Girls Softball Team, won the 13-18U championship tournament by winning two games to capture the top trophy. The team consists of Morgan Beckman, Loren Eng, Mayra...

Jean Rebecca Sunderland

Jean Rebecca Sunderland (Dahl), long time resident of Dayton, passed away January, 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington. She was born May 10, 1925 in Chehalis, WA to Arthur and Thelma Dahl and had over...

Strange But True

* It was best-selling author and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart -- the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean -- who made the following sage observation: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely...

Moments in Time

* On July 24, 1567, during her imprisonment in Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate in favor of her 1-year-old son, later crowned King James VI of Scotland. Twenty-five years earlier, while just six days old, Mary ascended to the...

Birthdays - Week of July 20

June 21: David Dunn, Dick Harper, Tawnya Nettles, Peggy Brookshire and Anita Baker. June 22: Andy Winnett, Michael Spidell and Paul Cook. June 23: James Lehr, Teresa McConnell, Debbie Shaeffer, Delbert Porter, Michelle Bergevin, Lynn Savage, Jon...

Trivia Test

1. LANGUAGE: What is a kerfuffle? 2. MEDICAL: What are you suffering from if you have a condition called veisalgia? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Which famous World War II general had a bull terrier named Willie (named after William the Conquerer)? 4....

Legals - July 20, 2017

AFTER RECORDING RETURN TO: Weinstein & Riley, P.S. 2001 Western Avenue Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98121 Reference: Orrin Hamby AKA Orrin W. Hamby and Leah Hamby AKA Leah M Garcia, 47446182 Reference No(s) of Documents Assigned or Released: 2012-09917...

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