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Articles from the January 7, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    January 7, 2016

New Year Brings Changes to Fire District No. 2

WAITSBURG – As of midnight, Dec. 31, the Waitsburg City Fire Department and the Waitsburg Ambulance Service ceased to exist. The services those entities provided are now covered by Columbia-Walla...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 7, 2016

Neaces Join CCHS as New Docs

DAYTON-Waitsburg natives Gwynneth Neace, DO and her husband, Lewis Neace, DO, are the newest physicians to join the Columbia County Health System. The Neaces say they are happy to be home, and are...

 

Hewitt will Not Seek Re-election in 2016

WALLA WALLA – State Senator Mike Hewitt announced this week that he will not seek re-election this year. The Walla Walla Republican, representing the 16th legislative district, is finishing his...

 

Project Timothy Provides Community Support

DAYTON – The Wenaha Gallery, located on Dayton's Main Street, devotes every January to a food drive supporting Dayton's community food bank. Each year, people from within and outside the community d...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

DAYTON – The next Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will take place Wed., Jan 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at LC at the Green (209 N. Pine St.) in Dayton. Lunch will be $10. January’s theme is ‘Time for Change’ and Marge Thompson...

 

Nunset Boulevard at the Liberty Theater

DAYTON – Three years ago, director Bev Startin successfully took on the ambitious task of bringing the wildly popular musical comedy Nunsense to the Liberty Theater. The hilarious tale of a group of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 7, 2016

Freeze Yer Fanny Fun Runners

WAITSBURG – A nippy nineteen degrees didn't deter a group of Waitsburg residents from welcoming in the new year with a bit of fun and fitness. On the evening of Dec. 29, Dan Nechodom put out a...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 7, 2016

Cardinals Drop Squeaker to Pirates

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg boys' basketball team was edged by Pomeroy in a hard-fought battle Saturday night, 41-39. The result was a big improvement over the Cardinals' loss in December in Pomeroy,...

 
 By Dena Wood    Sports    January 7, 2016

Wrestlers Joe Adams and Carlos Norris Take 1st and 3rd at Pomeroy

WAITSBURG – Joe Adams (170) and Carlos Norris (113) both earned spots on the podium at the Pomeroy Christmas Invite on Tues., Dec. 20 with Adams placing first in his class and Norris placing third....

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 7, 2016

Lady Cards Fall to Pomeroy, 55-47

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg girls' basketball team put up a tough fight against Pomeroy at home Saturday night, but came up short, losing 55-47. It was a much- improved showing for the Lady...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 7, 2016

Inmates Raise $3,700 for Jubilee Students

PRESCOTT – Inmates at Coyote Ridge Correctional Facility know firsthand the importance of positive adult support for at-risk teens. That understanding led them to raise and donate $3,700 to Jubilee...

 

Prescott School Levy Goes to Voters

PRESCOTT – The Prescott School District will ask voters to approve a replacement maintenance and operations levy in the amount of $650,000 for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. If passed on the Feb. 9 special elections ballot, the levy will...

 

Ambulance Service Changes

WAITSBURG – As of Jan. 1, 2016, Fire District No. 2 in Waitsburg will provide ambulance service for the community of Waitsburg as well as outlying areas in both Walla Walla and Columbia Fire District No. 2. Waitsburg Ambulance Service will no...

 

Shop Waitsburg First!

WAITSBURG – Beginning in January, and running through March, shopping locally may hold even more benefits for a few lucky shoppers. The Waitsburg Commercial Club is sponsoring a ‘Shop Waitsburg First’ program and will reimburse three people...

 

Christmas Tree Pickup

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg city crew will be out picking up Christmas Trees this week. If you would like your tree disposed of, leave it on the edge of the road and the public works crew will pick it up to be chipped....

 

Birth: Audrey Grace Mott

To: Christina Mott of Dayton WA, a girl named Audrey Grace Mott weighing 8 lbs 4 ozs born on December 29, 2015....

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 7, 2016

Ten Years Ago January 12, 2005 Members of 55 Plus will hold its first potluck of 2006 at Ye Towne Hall on Friday, January 13 at noon. Lillian Judd and Jo Polumsky will hostess. United States Representative Cathy Morris (R) will visit her Waitsburg...

 

Saturday Youth Basketball

WAITSBURG – Teachers and coaches are offering fundamental hoop practices on Saturdays for children in grades two through five. Practices will be from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Waitsburg High School gymnasium on January 9, 16, 23, and 30....

 

Karla Scott Retirement Open House

DAYTON – Join Columbia County Health System as they say good-bye to Registered Nurse Karla Scott as she retires after many years at the Waitsburg Clinic. CCHS will host an open house on Fri., Jan. 8 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theater on...

 

Free Smoking Cessation Class

DAYTON – Beginning Monday, Jan. 18, Columbia County Health System is offering a FREE smoking cessation class at the Dayton General Hospital cafeteria. Classes start at 6 p.m and end at 7:30 p.m. The classes are hosted by DGH respiratory therapist,...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

8: Breakfast Bake; Hamburger (cheese opt.), Tomato/Onion/Pickle, Potato Smiles 11: Breakfast Sandwich; BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Beans 12: Continental Breakfast; Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Carrots, Pineapple 13: Cinnamon Roll; Tater Tot Casserole, Roll,...

 

Birthdays - Week of January 7

January 8: Steven Price, Esther Presler and Todd Larsen. January 9: Jennifer Nichols, Angela Crawford, Tim Estes, Nicholas Carpenter, Gail Thames, Gerri Glover, Trevor McGee and Jarod Gagnon. January 10: Caden McCaw, Todd Harris, Cynthia Graham,...

 

Court News - January 7, 2016

Columbia County Superior Court December 16, 2015 Sentencing: Terry Elmo Riner, 47, Dayton. Sentenced to 18 months confinement following a Revocation of Residential DOSA (drug offender sentencing alternative). He was charged in Oct. 2014 with...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

After two days huddled in the house under layers of blankets (except for a few trips out to split firewood), I trudged out through the snow Sunday morning to start the car. Nothing. Dead Battery. It was 12 degrees. I tried to jump start it with our o...

 

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