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 By Ken Graham    News    February 12, 2015

Tax Measure Passes Easily

Preliminary Results: Yes 497 (71%) No 203 (29%) DAYTON – Voters in the city of Dayton overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday that will increase the sales tax rate in the city from 8.1% to 8.3%....

 

County Plans Another Pot Hearing

DAYTON – Columbia County Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing regarding the county’s moratorium on marijuana businesses for 1:15 p.m. on March 16 in the commissioners’ board room on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 12, 2015

Members Hope to Revive Waitsburg Grange

WAITSBURG – The Grange has played "a huge role" in the lives of Rick and Terry Ferguson and their family. Rick's great-grandparents, grandparents and parents were all members of the Starbuck...

 

Overtime!

Waitsburg High School student Landon Callas gives a big cheer Saturday night during Waitsburg-Prescott boys' basketball game . . ....

 

A New Eagle Scout

Kristine Warren pins an Eagle Scout badge to son Matthew . . ....

 

Dayton to Hold Public Meeting on Levy Proposal

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board has scheduled a public informational meeting for Wednesday, March 4, to provide background on the proposed capital-improvement levy planned for an April 10...

 

Waitsburg Man Arrested Following Burglaries

KENNEWICK – Waitsburg resident Steven Ray Long, 27, was arrested Jan. 30 while driving a car near the blue bridge in Kennewick just minutes after the vehicle was reported as stolen from a nearby apartment complex. The Kennewick resident, Joel...

 

Creation Ministries Presentations

DAYTON – Scott Gillis of Creation Ministries International will be on tour in Dayton Feb. 28 – March 1, as part of his Exposing Evolution’s Fatal Flaws tour. The lectures are free and open to the public. Gillis will speak on Dinosaurs &...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 12, 2015

Ten Years Ago February 17, 2005 The home of Robert and Terrie Abernathy was destroyed by fire which frustrated local firefighters at every turn last weekend. Crews battled the stubborn fire from about 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. when they shifted to...

 

Weekly Calendar - 2/13 - 2/19

13 Bluegrass at the Plaza Waitsburg Plaza Theater (Main Street) 7 p.m. Benefit concert for TVAMP music education program. Tickets are $10 at the door. 14 Waitsburg Resource Center 106 Preston Avenue 9-11 a.m. The Center provides food and resources...

 

Police Notes - February 12, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing reported. Dayton Feb. 3 Harassment reported on S. 2nd Street. Feb. 4 Fraud reported at Country Village Courts; fraudulent emails received related to an alleged scam on Craigslist. Verbal domestic dispute between brothers on W....

 

Birthdays - Week of February 5

February 13: Denise Shaffer, Lori Ann Witt, Tamra Fry, James Olson, Jonathon Baker, Justin and Travis Turner and Patty Mayberry. February 14: Susan Talbott, Edith Wold, Gina Lytle, Susan Zuger and David Smith. February 15: Ephraimia Reese, Andrew...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

Feb. 13: Pancake on a Stick; Hot Ham & Cheese, BBQ Beans Feb. 16: NO SCHOOL: President’s Day Feb. 17: Biscuit & Gravy; Sweet & Sour Chicken, Rice Feb. 18: Banana Pancake; Tomato Soup, Cheese Sandwich Feb. 19: Breakfast Skillet; BBQ Chicken...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

The newspaper business has changed a lot since the first issue of the Waitsburg Times was published in (get this) 1878. For example, it was some time after that that they started putting in photograph...

 

What to Do About 'Vaping'

OLYMPIA— Proposed legislation focusing on e-cigarettes and other vapor inhalation products would tighten the state’s control over the legal smoking age, labeling and advertising requirements and retailer licensing. House Bill 1645 takes a...

 

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

I really do hate to use this column for promotional purposes, but I’d like to take this opportunity to put in a plug for an upcoming event. If you’ve read my column for a while, you know that I do...

 

Relay for Life Kick off Set for March 24

DAYTON – Relay for Life of the Blue Mountains has set the date for this year’s annual fundraiser kick off, which will take place at the Best Western Hotel at 507 E. Main Street in Dayton on...

 

Brown Sentenced in Stabbing

DAYTON – Dayton man Dante Brown, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in Columbia County Superior Court last Wednesday. Brown was sentenced to 64 days of confinement but received credit for the 64 days he’d been awaiting trial in the...

 

County Approves New Computer System for Dispatch

DAYTON – For nearly two years, Columbia County Emergency Manager Lisa Caldwell has reported on her department's failing computer systems, which include the 911 phone system and the computer-aided...

 

Best Western Gears Up for Earth Day Events

DAYTON – Start saving your plastic and set aside April 22 for an afternoon with your kids, because the Best Western Plus Hotel and Suites in Dayton is once again bringing its Earth Day celebrations...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 12, 2015

Artist Suze Wood Invites Community to Open Studio

WAITSBURG – For Suze Wood, landing in Waitsburg was a case of a left turn being the right turn. Wood had spent years bypassing Waitsburg as she traveled from her parent's home in Walla Walla to...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 12, 2015

Lady Bulldogs Take League Tournament Crown

WAITSBURG – The Dayton girls' basketball team held on Monday night to defeat a relentless Asotin team, 52-50. The win garnered the Lady 'Dogs the District 9 league tournament and number-one seed...

 
 By Dena Wood    Sports    February 12, 2015

WP Wrestlers Compete at Sub-Regionals

RITZVILLE – The majority of WP grapplers wrapped up their season at the Feb. 7 Sub-regional meet in Ritzville. Only heavyweight Tristan Newman advances to Regionals after cleaning house in...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 12, 2015

Cardinals Head to Sub-Regionals

WAITSBURG – The WP boys' basketball team advanced to the sub-regional playoffs next week by defeating Asotin Monday in the losers' bracket of the SE 2B District 9 league tournament here, 54-51. The...

 

Dayton Will Decide on Golf at Feb. 18 Meeting

DAYTON – Dayton School District is considering a revival of golf as part of the school’s athletic program. The school board will decide on the matter at its Feb. 18 meeting. A group of 18 students has expressed an interest in reviving the golf...

 

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