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Articles from the January 22, 2015 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    January 22, 2015

Bly and Johnson Step Up for Spots on Planning Commission

WAITSBURG - Establishing a quorum at Waitsburg planning commission meetings may soon become a bit easier. Uniquely qualified Waitsburg residents Stan Bly and Larry Johnson have each applied to fill...

 

Hospital Considers Study to Determine Direction

DAYTON – The Columbia County Health District's board of directors will decide Thursday whether to hire an outside firm to help them determine how best to spend the $5.5 million bond approved by...

 

Lizzie Schell

Lizzie Schell, surrounded by family members, left this world on January 13, 2015. Lizzie was the daughter of John and Elise Stucki, wife of John Schell, mother of Johnnie Schell, Rose Schell Kling,...

 

Carter Grant Bessey

Michael & Genna Bessey are proud to announce the arrival of Carter Grant Bessey at 4:55 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital, Walla Walla. Carter weighed 8 lbs 10 oz. and was 20 inches long at birth....

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 27, 2005 For future generations of students, sports fans and visitors to Waitsburg High School, the name “Kison Court” and the reason Waitsburg’s gymnasium is so named will no longer be a point of local knowledge only,...

 

Police Notes - Week of January 22

Waitsburg Jan 15: Deputies responded to Stonecipher Road for a report of domestic violence. No arrest made. Jan. 16: Deputies responded to Stonecipher Road for a reported unwanted person. While en-route, deputies learned the unwanted person had...

 

Birthdays - week of January 22

January 23: Eden White, Evelyn Munden, Kurt Baker, Brittany Zuger, Daniel Moser. January 24: John Liebermann, Faith Mayberry, Barbara Huff, Darryl McCauley, Bill Davis, Treavor Zuger, Barbara Brown, Rita Donnelly and Kynde Kiefel. January 25: Bob...

 

The Future of Dayton's Streets is "TBD"

The City of Dayton is asking the city’s voters next month to approve a sales tax increase within the city of 0.2%. The funds will be used to help improve the city’s streets and sidewalks. If the...

 

Not Even the Seahawks Could Provide Inspiration for This Column

Inspiration for this column is a bit like wind power. When the wind blows, you get power. When the wind blows too hard, you can’t use all the power. And when the wind isn’t blowing, you’re in a...

 

Support Urged for Transportation District

Dear Editor, The City of Dayton decision to seek a sales tax rate increase and to create a Transportation Benefit District is one that is of utmost importance to our community. You only need to drive the streets of Dayton to realize that there is a...

 

Underage viticulture students may get sipping privileges

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are considering legislation to allow university students between ages 18 and 21 to taste alcohol in the classroom. But don’t plan a celebratory high-five unless you’re an aspiring winemaker. “It’s imperative that...

 

Free classes to quit smoking

DAYTON – A 2013 report published by the Washington State Department of Health states that one in six adults in Columbia County currently smokes cigarettes. Bearing those statistics in mind, the...

 

Smith Brothers Buys Water Watch

WAITSBURG – Water Watch Irrigation, which serves about 75 families between Waitsburg, Dayton and Prescott, was recently purchased by Kevin Smith of Smith Brothers’ Lawn Care and Landscape. Smith Brothers’, based in Walla Walla, is responsible...

 

Vacant City Council Seat in Prescott

PRESCOTT – The City of Prescott has a vacant seat on the city council. Interested parties should mail or drop a letter of interest to the Prescott City Hall by Friday, Feb. 5, 2015. Letters may be mailed to: City of Prescott, PO Box 27, Prescott,...

 

City Council Plans Special Meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton City Council has scheduled a special council meeting for 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at Dayton City Hall to consider rescinding a previous motion approving an Interlocal Agreement to become part of the Palouse Regional...

 

Task Force Perks Up Dayton's Center

DAYTON – Have you ever wondered who pays for those gorgeous baskets of flowers that hang in downtown Dayton through the spring and summer? Or who is responsible for the creation of the new...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 22, 2015

Weir is Wash. Sportscaster of the Year

WAITSBURG - Eastern Washington University broadcaster and Waitsburg native Larry Weir is pleased to join the ranks of his longtime role model, Bob Robertson, by earning the title of National...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 22, 2015

School Board Honored at Jan. 14 Board Meeting

WAITSBURG -- With January's designation as School Board Appreciation Month in the state of Washington, Waitsburg board members were honored at the Jan. 14 school board meeting. Elementary students...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 22, 2015

Dayton Girls Cruise to Three Wins

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team lifted their record to 13-2 after three decisive wins last week, including a 57-15 drubbing of the WP Lady Cardinals. Dayton 45, Garfield-Palouse 28 On...

 

Cardinals Outhustle Bulldogs in Dayton

DAYTON - The WP Cardinals came into this road game at 6-6, looking to get above .500 for the season at the expense of Dayton. In a close game that went back and forth for the majority of the evening,...

 

Dayton Falls to Garfield-Palouse, TCP

DAYTON – Entering the week at 0-12 the Dayton Bulldog boys varsity squad remains positive going down the stretch run of their season. With less than two weeks to go in a year that has yet to see a...

 

Newman and Just Take 2nd and 5th at NW Christian Invitational

COLBERT – WP grapplers traveled to Colbert Jan. 17 to compete in the Northwest Christian High School Crusader Wrestling Classic Invitational. Tristan Newman placed second in the 285-pound division and David Just placed fifth at 138 pounds, with...

 

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