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Cortez Awarded Public Defense Contract

Lost Hikers Have Been Located

**UPDATE** The hikers in the story below have been located. They walked out of the forest on their own accord about 10:30 a.m. on March 25. DAYTON – The search resumed this morning for two overdue ...

Cortez Awarded Public Defense Contract

DAYTON – Rachel Cortez may be new to Columbia County and her profession in public defense, but she's determined, she loves her new home, and she's known for nearly 20 years that she wants to...

Local Groups Collaborate on Prescott Plaza

PRESCOTT – The Walla Walla Rural Library District (WWRLD), the Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District (PJPRD) and the Prescott Lions Club recently signed agreements detailing responsibilities...

Klingenstein Will Serve Six Months for Drugs

DAYTON – Sixty-eight-year-old Robert G. Klingenstein, of Dayton, will serve six months in the Columbia County Jail after pleading guilty in January to possession of marijuana with intent to...

Waitsburg Welcomes Wyatt "Home"

WAITSBURG – Former Waitsburg resident Matthew Wyatt shared his heartfelt testimony before a full house of friends and family at the Christian Church in Waitsburg on March 22. Wyatt, joined by wife...

Loss Leaves Many Local Museums Short-handed

DAYTON – The March-December museum season is underway for Dayton's Smith Hollow School and the Palus Museum, but both are suffering the loss of local advocate Elizabeth Thorn, who passed away in...

Lady Bulldogs Split with Colton

DAYTON – The Dayton softball team scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to cap a big comeback and beat Colton in the first game of a Saturday double-header, 12-11. After...

WP Girls Fall to Mac-Hi JV

MILTON-FREEWATER – The WP girls’ softball team hit the road Friday for their first game, and fell to a strong Mac-Hi JV team, 6-4. The Lady Cards fell behind early, giving up two runs each in...

Lanning Wins TJ at Pendleton Meet

PENDLETON – WP senior Owen Lanning had a stellar day at the Buck Track Classic meet in Pendleton last week, taking first place in the triple jump and second in the long jump and 300 meter hurdles....

Tigers Cruise Past LC, 12-5

RICHLAND - After falling behind 4-0 in the third inning, the Waitsburg-Prescott baseball team got their bats going and came back to defeat Liberty Christian, 12-5, in a game here Friday. Pitchers...

Hanford Invite

Dayton Girls’ Results Place Grade Name Time/Dist. 100 Meters - Varsity - Finals 1. 12 Kaitlyn Andrews 13.3 10. 11 Carissa Price 13.9 17. 11 Angela Mascall 14.4 37. 10 Alexus Wanlarbkam 15.9 200 Meters - Varsity - Finals 10. 11 Angela Mascall 29.4...

Letter of Thanks In Time of Loss

Dear Editor, The family of Karen Huwe Mohney wish to express our appreciation for the kindness, support, and messages of sympathy concerning the loss of our beloved wife and daughter, Karen. To all those who joined in the celebration of her life,...

Co-Valid-Ick-Tori-An

I was recently informed that I am something called a “co-valedictorian.” This confuses me on multiple levels. Take the word itself. That’s seven syllables, my friends. SEVEN. It’s like one of ...

Fire Victims' Ire

By Cooper Inveen WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA—It’s been almost eight months since the largest wildfire in Washington’s history scorched the Methow Valley, and criticism over the official firefighting response by the state’s Department...

County Appoints Fire Marshal

DAYTON – Columbia County Commissioners last week appointed Kim Lyonnais, the county planning director, as fire marshal and building official. Jeromy Phinney, who previously held that title, resigned from the planning office earlier this month to...

Alexenko Receives EWU Scholarship

CHENEY – WHS senior Luke Gales-Alexenko recently received a $3,000 Presidential Scholarship to Eastern Washington University for the 2015-16 academic year. Alexenko is the son of Larry and Pam Alexenko and plans to major in education. To qualify...

Commercial Club Honors Business of the Year

WAITSBURG – At last week’s Commercial Club annual meeting, members decided to broaden their recognition base and honor a Business of the Year. “Traditionally, we have given a Citizen of the Year Award, which was recently renamed the Community...

Blue Mountain Station Summer Market Meeting

DAYTON – The Blue Mountain Station (700 Artisan Way, Dayton) is seeking vendors to increase the offerings of their Artisan Market for the 2015 summer season. An informational meeting will be held at the Station on March 31 at 5:30 p.m. The market...

Easter Pancake Breakfast

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church (504 Main Street) welcomes the community to a free Easter Sunday Pancake Breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 5. Breakfast will include pancakes, assorted toppings, sausage links, breakfast casseroles,...

Preston Hall Band Judged 'Excellent'

PULLMAN – The Preston Hall (7th-8th grade) band traveled to Pullman on March 19, to play at Lincoln Middle School for the Middle School Band Festival. The band performed “Afterburn” by Randall Standridge, “Colonel Bogey March” by Kenneth...