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Articles from the January 19, 2017 edition

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Holiday Hijinks

A group of elementary school boys took advantage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to enjoy some sledding fun just west of the Main Street Bridge on Monday morning. With warmer temps and rain in...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 19, 2017

Waitsburg Council Plans Utility Rate Increases

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg residents will notice a slight increase in their utility bill in the near future, but the exact amount of the increase is still up in the air. Facing concerns over needed repai...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 19, 2017

Port Commissioners Discuss Facilities Plan

DAYTON—The capital facilities plan for 2017, budget review for 2016, a public hearing about surplus property, changes to personnel policies, and election of officers were topics of discussion at las...

 

Little Theatre of WW Presents 'The Producers'

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla’s Little Theatre (1130 E. Sumach St.) will debut “The Producers” on Sat., Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The show will run through Feb. 11. In this Mel Brooks production, a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his...

 

Community input Needed for Grant Funding Database

COLUMBIA COUNTY - Columbia County Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman, is developing a database of community activities in Columbia County, to be used to help secure a variety of grants and other funding sources, for the community. Activities...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 19, 2017

Ten Years Ago January 25, 2007 Columbia County resident Brian Black has long held a vision of a memorial that would help honor all of the local veterans who have served their country. As it turns out, this is a vision that many want to help become...

 

First Thursday Concert

WALLA WALLA - The First Thursday Concert, Feb. 2, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (323 Catherine St., Walla Walla), will feature Kathy Campbell Stanton, singing love songs from different points of view with a jazz center. Steve Christofferson will...

 

Free Family Concert and Foodraiser

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Symphony will host its annual Free Family Concert and Foodraiser on Sun., Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. at Cordiner Hall, located at 46 S. Park St. in Walla Walla. A free instrument petting zoo begins at 2 p.m. in the lobby to...

 

Veterans Red Badge Writing Workshops

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Public Library (238 E. Alder) will host a three-week Red Badge Writing Workshop for veterans beginning Sat., Jan. 20. Classes will be held on Fridays from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – noon and...

 

Birthdays - Week of January 19

January 20: Joan Leid, Wilma Johnson, Judy Jackson, Justin Hill, Jack and Jill Largent, Becky Pearson, Tricia White, Ryan Abbey. January 21: Paige Wood, Haily Larsen, Vicki Christensen, Tony Scott, Amanda James, Joe Gagnon, Rick Davis, Bob Hillis,...

 

Trump and the Conceit of the Entrepreneur

Watching Donald Trump conduct his news conference Wednesday, it suddenly struck me that, underneath all those now-familiar idiosyncrasies, the president-elect is just like many successful entrepreneurs and owners of family businesses in his...

 

We Need to Stop Labeling People We Disagree With as Stupid or Evil

I take my next-door neighbor’s political temperature by perusing his bumper stickers. During the reign of Bush II, Rob’s work van sported this exhortation: “Visualize No Liberals.” I didn’t take it literally. I even managed a smile. It was...

 

Trails Workshop Planned

DAYTON - The Blue Mountain Regional Trails – Ridges, Towns and Rivers planning committee is hosting a workshop at the Dayton Best Western Hotel, at 507 East Main Street, on Jan. 30, to receive public input that will be used as a blueprint for the d...

 

Blue Mountain Station Classes are a Success

Indian cooking and baby food-making classes are planned for February and March DAYTON – Fifteen attendees braved icy temperatures and freezing rain to attend last weekend’s Planning Your Garden class at the Blue Mountain Station in Dayton. The...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 19, 2017

4-H Robotics Team Advances to Eastern Washington Tournament

DAYTON--The 4-H Columbia County Robotics team, the "noobs," is one of 15 teams advancing from the Tri-Cities Regional FIRST LEGO League Robotics tournaments to the Eastern Washington State Robotics...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 19, 2017

Snow Causes Delays, Cancellations in Dayton

DAYTON--The Dayton City Crew cleared all the streets in Dayton at least once, and sanded street routes daily as needed, during last week's snowy and cold weather, according to Dave Elkins at the city...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 19, 2017

Wooderchak Receives Principal Award

WAITSBURG – January is National School Board Appreciation Month, but board members weren't the only ones receiving recognition at the Jan. 11 Waitsburg School Board meeting. District Superintendent...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 19, 2017

Waitsburg Flagpole Goes Dark

WAITSBURG – Last April, a group of veterans stood outside the Waitsburg Hardware store and proudly saluted as they raised brand new United States and Waitsburg flags on the pole on the corner of...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

School Board Appreciation: School board members were recognized by NHS and the kindergarten class. See story on the Last Page. Athletic Director Report: Athletic Director Stephanie Wooderchak suggested that fans communicate closely with coaches or...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 19, 2017

Joe Adams Takes First Place Gold at Crusader Invite

COLBERT, Wash. – Six Waitsburg wrestlers and one Dayton wrestler traveled to Northwest Christian Schools in Colbert, just north of Spokane, for the Crusader Invite tournament on Saturday. Three...

 

Cardinals Upend SJ-E, Oakesdale

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg boys' basketball team came away with two big wins over the weekend, topping St. John-Endicott at home Friday night, 36-29, and then getting a road win at Oakesdale on...

 

Waitsburg Girls Beat SJ-E, Fall to Oakesdale

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg girls' basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter against St. John-Endicott Friday night at home, and came away with a win, 45-40. The Lady Cardinals trailed most of...

 

Lady Bulldogs Remain Undefeated with Win at River View

DAYTON – The Dayton girls’ basketball team got two more convincing wins over the weekend, crushing Liberty Christian in Richland Friday night, 64-38, and then downing Mabton at home on Saturday, 51-30. Against LC, the Lady ‘Dogs shut down...

 

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

"Cabbage leaves stuffed with ground beef, onion, and rice, covered in a sweet and tangy tomato sauce and cooked in a slow cooker." Ingredients: 12 leaves cabbage 1 cup cooked white rice 1 egg, beaten...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 19, 2017

Father-Daughter Dance May Become an Annual Event

WAITSBURG – The Home and School Association Father-Daughter dance Saturday was a great success, according to those who attended. HASA president Jaimee Knudson said she was a bit nervous about how...

 

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