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Seniors Celebrated

Waitsburg and Prescott recognized their senior fall sports participants at home games over the weekend. Dayton recognized senior players at their home game against Liberty Christian on Tues., Feb. 7....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 9, 2017

City Seeks Tree Committee Members

WAITSBURG – Trees – what to do with them, and who is responsible for making those decisions – were a hotly debated and recurring topic at Waitsburg City Council meetings throughout 2016. The...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 9, 2017

Spend Time with Your Valentine, Close to Home

If you’re looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day, you won’t have to travel far. Many local businesses are offering Valentine’s deals that are sure to please that special...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

'Levy Cliff' Concerning to Dayton School Officials

DAYTON—Officials with the Dayton School District are watching the progress of House Bill 1059, and hoping it becomes law. If so, it would extend the safety net for local levy collections by an...

 

Waitsburg High School Semester One Honor Roll - Full Time Students

Senior Class 2017 4.0 Jacob M. Dunn Taylor A. Hays Selina L. Mercado 3.25 and above Analisea L. Araya Cameron P. Terry DeJay A. Meyer Jade E. Alleman Jordan D. French Joseph D. Leamy Kyle R. Gradwohl Lexi R. Brannock Nathan W. Aronson Nicolas G....

 

Preston Hall Second Quarter Honor Roll

8th Grade 3.25 & above Koby Harris Riley Hubbard Teagen Larsen Kaylee White   7th Grade  3.25 & above Jessie Atteberry Caleb Barron Kiley Curran Megan Forney Chloe Gleason Brayden Mohney McKenzie Lewis-Seal Mya Wood   6th Grade  4.0 Zachariah...

 

Rainbow Trout Carving Raffle

The Waitsburg Home and School Association is selling raffle tickets for this Rainbow Trout carving by Tom Schirm. Tickets are $5/each or $20/5. The drawing will be held at the 2017 HASA carnival....

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 9, 2017

Ten Years Ago February 15, 2007 Jane Butler was initiated into P.E.O., Waitsburg Chapter BE, in January of 1947. The initiating President was Evelyn Harris. In her 60-year P.E.O. lifetime, she has also been a member of Chapter BJ in Dayton and...

 

Bluegrass Jam

WALLA WALLA - The next Waitsburg Bluegrass Jam will be held at the Lyman House at Whitman College on Fri., Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available on Stanton Street or University Street. The entrance is near the intersection of University and...

 

Court News

Arraignments: -Benjamin Glen Smith, 33, Dayton; charged with rape of a child in the third degree, second degree child molestation, and third degree child molestation. Smith, a Washington State Penitentiary corrections officer, was arrested outside...

 

Birthdays - Week of February 9

February 10: Susan Kenney, Betty Harpe, Ryan Wertz and Sara Wilson, Ryan Wertz. February 11: Erika Heilbrun, Jeff Christensen, Jill Bickelhaupt, Micki Payne and Jean McCown. February 12: Ken Cole, Jr., Benjamin Moser, Landis Potts and Lindsey...

 

Why Presidents Lose So Many Wars On Big Government

Donald Trump’s recent flurry of executive orders mandates that for every new regulation issued by any agency, two must be eliminated. This comes on top of a federal hiring freeze and vows to reduce administrative bloat and otherwise force the...

 

The Completely Unromantic - But Real - Reason We Give Roses on Valentine's Day

Americans who give or get roses on Valentine’s Day usually don’t think about where their flowers came from. But your roses may have traveled farther this year than you have. A few days ago, the roses were likely 2,000 or 3,000 miles away,...

 

Washington Has Lots Riding on NAFTA

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was pictured holding a Washington State apple while promoting the virtues of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That photo only underscored the importance of the agreement and our trade with Mexico and...

 

Radiochemist Captures Moments in Time Through Art

DAYTON – When radiochemist, Jane Holly Estrada, hangs up her lab jacket for the day, she enjoys relaxing by capturing moments in nature and transforming them into a state of permanence. The...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

CFYF Won't Re-Up Drug Free Communities Grant

DAYTON—After weighing the pros and cons of reapplying for an additional five years of the Drug Free Communities Grant, the Coalition for Youth and Families decided not to do so at this time....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

February Happenings at Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON - February is National Library Lovers Month, and the Dayton Memorial Library is celebrating that, as well as Valentine's Day, with "Blind Date with a Book." New books for men, women, young...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

Public Input on Trails at Dayton Workshop

DAYTON-Last week, the conference room at the Best Western Hotel in Dayton was packed, for the first of a series of public workshops hosted by the Blue Mountain Regional Trails – Ridges, Towns, and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

Dayton School Board Meeting Summary

DAYTON— In her report to the Dayton School Board, Elementary Principal Pam Lindsley said the students have been hard at work making posters to advertise the Candy Gram Sale, which will take place...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 9, 2017

Kendra Smith is New Rainbow Worthy Advisor

WAITSBURG – For 80 years, the International Order of Rainbow, Waitsburg Chapter #68, has been installing a new slate of officers every six months. On Sat., Feb. 4, community members were invited to...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 9, 2017

Joe Adams is District Champion

COLFAX – Waitsburg's Joe Adams will represent his team as district champion this weekend, as Waitsburg will send five wrestlers to the regional tournament in Colbert Saturday. After two bye rounds,...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 9, 2017

Dayton Girls Cruise Past DeSales, 52-34

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team hosted DeSales a day later than scheduled, due to weather, and the Lady Bulldogs easily overcame the Irish on Wednesday, 52-34, for their 12th straight...

 

Cardinals Take Weekend Wins Over Pomeroy, St. John-Endicott

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg boys' basketball team racked up two more wins over the weekend, against Pomeroy and St. John-Endicott, to end their regular season schedule. The Cardinals move on to the...

 

Lady Cards Fall to Pomeroy, 52-33

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg girls' basketball team hosted Pomeroy Friday night, and took a loss, 52-33. The Pirate girls came out strong, building leads of 14-6 after the first quarter and 29-13 at...

 

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