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Articles from the February 2, 2017 edition

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BOOSTER OF THE YEAR

At Saturday's home game against Colton, Waitsburg Booster Club President Ross Hamann was named 2016 Booster of the Year. Hamann was recognized for his many hours of volunteer service to the Waitsburg...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    February 2, 2017

Trails Plan Gets Public Input

DAYTON – More than 100 people crowded into a meeting room at Dayton’s Best Western Hotel Monday evening to hear about a regional trails-planning process that has begun, and to provide their own...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 2, 2017

Cons. District Serves Local Farmers

WAITSBURG – During its Jan. 25 Annual Meeting, Walla Walla Conservation District Manager Renee Hadley spoke about the direction the district will be taking in 2017 and beyond. Hadley said that,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 2, 2017

Dayton Approves Dog Park Plan

DAYTON – At their regular meeting on Jan. 23, the city council adopted a formal proposal from the Friends of the Dayton Dog Park for the Dayton Dog Park, which is situated on a 0.6 acre site, south...

 

City Approves Gravis Law as Municipal Prosecutor

DAYTON—A special meeting of the Dayton City Council was called last Thursday to approve a resolution allowing Mayor Craig George to contract with local law firm Gravis Law, PLLC, to provide the city with prosecutorial services. The agreement is...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 2, 2017

Potato Bar Philanthropists

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg High School National Honor Society raised over $1,000 this school year by hosting potato bars during basketball and volleyball games. "We are very happy with that!" said NHS...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 2, 2017

Ten Years Ago February 8, 2007 W.H.S. Senior Jeremy Nichols presented a $500 check to the Waitsburg A.S.B. Football Fund and Football Coach Jeff Bartlow this week. Nichols participated in the 2006 Qwest Leadership Challenge and performed 40 hours of...

 

School Breakfast and Lunches

Mon., Feb. 3: French Toast; Tuna Melt, 3 Bean Salad Tues., Feb. 6: Breakfast Sandwich; Chicken Cordon Bleu, Asparagus Wed., Feb. 7: Biscuit & Gravy; Orange Chicken, Stir Fry Veggies Thurs., Feb. 8: Cinnamon Roll; Hot Ham & Cheese Fri., Feb. 9:...

 

City Council and HASA Meeting Date Changes

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg City Council will meet Tues, Feb. 7 this month, rather than on their usual third Wednesday date. Each month’s agenda is posted on the city website at cityofwaitsburg.com prior to the meeting. Approved minutes from prior...

 

Open Rainbow Girls Installation

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Assembly #68 International Order of Rainbow for Girls welcomes the public to the open installation of officers at 2 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 4 at the Waitsburg Masonic Lodge, located at 102 W. 2nd St. Kendra Smith will be...

 

Police Notes

Jan. 20: Malicious mischief reported, fraud reported on Whetstone, Threats reported at city park, report of theft. Jan. 21: Reports of suspicious activity on Pine and Patit. Jan. 23: Abandoned vehicle on Payne Hollow. Jan. 24: Report of threats on...

 

Birthdays - Week of February 2

February 3: Ryan Neal, Ben Turner, Norman Hansen, Robert Weller, Eric Rohde, Mike Gauch, Joe Watson and Chris Walker. February 4: Morgan Baker, Chelsey Smith, Meredith Huwe, Stacey Bennett, Mathew Akers, Renee Bailey, Robert Bailey, Matthew Lyons,...

 

Why the Media Should Not Become the Opposition Party

It is not unprecedented for a White House to view the media as the enemy - the “opposition party,” as presidential adviser Stephen Bannon labeled us last week. But it is vital that we not become that party. After an exhausting, often alarming...

 

For Years, Patriots Were Anything But a Model

This is a franchise that, in no particular order: chose a guy who couldn’t win at the University of Toledo over a Hall of Famer as its coach, nearly electrocuted that coach at a news conference, suspended another coach for taking a different job...

 

Please Don't Compare Names

Dear Editor, My Name is Trump My Great Grandfather, Joner Exary Trump homesteaded with his family at Promise, OR, in 1898, after leaving Raleigh County, West Virginia. He was a leader of the Promise community and well respected. My Grandfather,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 2, 2017

Nathan Stueckle Live Music Fundraiser

Bands donate time to raise funds for Prescott man PRESCOTT – The FrogHollow Band and Framing Fables are donating their time to play a fundraising concert at the Tuxedo Bar and Grill (105 S. D. St,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 2, 2017

Prescott School District Looks to the Future

PRESCOTT – The Prescott School Board spent much of Fri. Jan. 27 planning for the future of the district. A morning work session was followed by a lunchtime board meeting. According to District...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 2, 2017

FOL Sponsorship is Off to a good start

WAITSBURG – Last week The Times wrote about the new fundraiser organized by the Waitsburg Friends of the Library. The Friends are soliciting donations from individuals, groups, and clubs to sponsor...

 

Thumb's Up!

Four starting seniors on the Dayton Lady Bulldogs' Basketball team posed for a happy photo after coming out of the game late in their team's win over Tri-Cities Prep Friday night....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 2, 2017

CCHS CEO McGuire Receives Performance Evaluation

DAYTON—At the outset of last week’s meeting of the Columbia County Health System Commissioners, Bob Hutchens, President of the Commission, reported on the board’s recent performance evaluation...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 2, 2017

County Invests in BMAC Home Repair Program

WALLA WALLA—In January the Columbia County Commissioners signed a contract with Blue Mountain Action Council of Walla Walla to provide low-income homeowners with the opportunity to have small...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 2, 2017

Local Couple Attends Presidential Inauguration

WAITSBURG – It was a last-minute, whirlwind weekend to say the least, but Tiernan Pearson says attending the 2017 presidential inauguration with his wife, Sarah (Henze) Pearson, was an experience...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 2, 2017

Cardinals Down Prescott, 58-51

PRESCOTT – Nine Prescott three-point goals were not enough for the Tiger boys to overcome Waitsburg's improving offense on Friday night. Prescott's Jose Gonzalez and Travis Crockett downed three...

 

Lady Cards Knock Off Prescott, 67-44

PRESCOTT – The Waitsburg girls' basketball team came away with a big 67-44 win at Prescott Friday night in SE 1B league play. After a close first quarter, the Lady Cardinals rallied in the second...

 

Lanning is Conference Player of the Week

LEWISTON, Ida. – WHS graduate Owen Lanning was named Frontier Conference Player of the Week on Mon., Jan. 16. Lanning is a sophomore at Lewis-Clark State College where he runs on the men’s track team. He was honored for his performance at the...

 

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