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Articles from the April 2, 2015 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    April 2, 2015

Time to Burn the Mortgage!

WAITSBURG – According to Wikipedia, mortgage burning parties – once a popular rite of passage – are now considered a "gauche" form of bragging, since such payoffs are so rare these days. That...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 2, 2015

Missing Hikers Found Safe and Sound

DAYTON – The search for two overdue hikers from Portland ended happily last week after search groups spent two days in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, near Panjab Trailhead south of Dayton,...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 2, 2015

Property Owners Chafe Under Historic Preservation Restrictions

DAYTON – More than 26 residents sat – or stood when they ran out of chairs – in the small space for audience members at Dayton City Council Chambers March 25, at a Dayton Historic Preservation...

 

Dancin' the Night Away in Waitsburg

Waitsburg High School 2015 Prom Court ......

 

Dancin' the Night Away in Dayton

Dayton High School 2015 Prom Court......

 

Commercial Club Annual Meeting

WAITSBURG -- The Annual Meeting of the Waitsburg Commercial Club will be on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall. The announcement of the Community Service Award and the 1st annual Business of the Year Award will be that evening. The...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 2, 2015

Ten Years Ago April 7, 2005 Behind seven firsts, the Waitsburg Cardinal Boys Track squad scored 136.5 points to take first place in the seven-team Dayton Alumni Relay Invitational, held Thursday, March 31 at Dayton. Matt Baker notched a trio of...

 

Easter Egg Hunts

WAITSBURG/DAYTON -- Several Easter egg hunts will take place on Saturday, April 4. The Waitsburg Grange and Commercial Club will host their annual hunt, complete with prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny, at 10 a.m. at the Waitsburg City Park....

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

3: Cook’s Choice 6 – 9: No School...

 

Police Notes - April 2, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing reported. Dayton Mar. 23 Fraudulent phone call reported on S. Touchet Road; someone posing as an IRS worker. Caller reported an ATV driving through a private field on E. Dayton Avenue; vehicle was gone when deputies arrived. Open do...

 

Excel Classes Available

PRESCOTT -- Waitsburg Commercial Club has a limited number of seats reserved courtesy of Prescott Library and the Walla Walla County Rural Library District. Limited seating is available for those who would like to learn more about Excel. Basic...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 2

April 3: Donna Knotts, Deanna Huffman Tipton, Terry McCoy and Mary Beth Reese. April 4: Tanner Patton, Carly Mary Jean Pearson, Frank Wood, Dan Hofer, Jack Murphy, and Tarah McCaw. April 5: David Smith, Ray Jeremiah, Frank Williams, Frances Allion,...

 

Gary Hofer: MARKET BULLETS

There is a partisan disagreement in the grain markets. Wheat called for a low and reversal to the upside on March 6. Some observers commented that it was too early in the spring debate season to make such a decisive point. Corn and soybeans,...

 

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

Washington, What a State! Jeff Foxworthy is best known for his “Redneck” jokes, but he actually wrote several “Washington” jokes as well. One of them was: “If you sometimes switch the thermostat from ‘Heat’ to ‘AC’ and back again...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 2, 2015

Blue Mountain Station Goes Solar

DAYTON – Installation has already begun on eight solar panel systems that will adorn the roof of the Port of Columbia's Blue Mountain Station just west of Dayton city limits. The panels should be...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 2, 2015

That New-Rose Smell

Dave Finney, Columbia County Courthouse maintenance supervisor, planted all new roses on the courthouse grounds on March 16. Seven-year-old Dayton resident Moriah Hagg and her family helped Finney...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 2, 2015

County Continues to Deliberate on Power Switch

DAYTON – Columbia County has not yet moved forward in its plan to switch power providers for the courthouse and county public works office from Pacific Power & Light to Columbia Rural Electric...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 2, 2015

Woodshop with Wilkes

WAITSBURG – Substitute teacher Gene Wilkes completed his student teaching at Waitsburg High School and jumped at the chance to cover for Ag Teacher Nicole Abel while she was on maternity leave....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 2, 2015

Funds for Fun

PRESCOTT – A $5,000 donation from the Yancey P. Winans Testamentary Trust to the Prescott Joint Parks and Recreation District (PJPRD) will help provide much-needed playground equipment in the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 2, 2015

Leaking Pool Liner Will Be Replaced

WAITSBURG – After more than a year spent researching the best and most affordable solution, the leaking liner on the Waitsburg City Pool will finally be replaced. At its March 26 meeting,...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 2, 2015

WP Boys Win First League Meet

LAPWAI, Ida. – The Waitsburg-Prescott boys’ track team easily won the first Southeast District 9 1B/2B track meet this year, which was held here last week. The Cardinals outpointed a strong...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 2, 2015

Dayton Girls Fall in 10 innings

DAYTON – On a beautiful sunny Saturday here, the Dayton girls' softball team lost a heartbreaker to River View, 15-10, in ten innings. The Lady Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh...

 

Southeast District 9 1B/2B League Meet

WP Boys’ Results Place Grade Name Time/Dist. 100 Meters - Varsity - Finals 1. 10 Travis Crocket 11.95 9. 10 Joe Leamy 12.88 11. 10 Daelon Davis 12.98 16. 11 Alex Pietrzyk 13.34 17. 11 Austin Hopkins 13.98 200 Meters - Varsity - Finals 1. 10 Travis...

 

WP Softball FieldS Youngest Team Ever

WP third-basemanHannah Grant (#19) and catcher Jade Alleman try to pick of a Mac-Hi runner during a home game last week. WP lost 15-5 against Mac-Hi but put up a good fight on Friday, losing 13-12 in...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 2, 2015

Tigers Drop Mac-Hi, Split with Pomeroy

POMEROY – The WP baseball team was 2-1 for the week last week, beating Mac-Hi Thursday, 7-2 at home, and then splitting a double header here Friday against Pomeroy, 13-7 and 5-6. On Friday, the...

 

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