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 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Council Confirms Utility Rate Increase

Council Confirms Utility Rate Increase Funds will be leveraged to obtain a loan to improve infrastructure WAITSBURG – At their January meeting, the Waitsburg City Council voted unanimously to...

 

Winter Wildlife

Temperatures may be nippy but there is still plenty of wildlife to be seen. Dayton photographer Nick Page captured these critters in his lens on a Feb. 4 drive....

 

Ice Damages Lyon's Ferry Marina Moorages

STARBUCK -- Jim McArthur's reuben sandwich junkies will be happy to hear that the restaurant at the Lyon's Ferry Marina will have an earlier than usual opening this year. McArthur said an early openin...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Heart Health Awareness Events

DAYTON – February is Heart Health Awareness Month and there are many activities and promotions taking place in Dayton. Columbia County Health System is asking businesses to spread the message of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Superintendent Search is Underway

WAITSBURG – Dr. Bill Jordan of Northwest Leadership Associates met with school board members in executive session prior to the Feb. 8 regular board meeting and told the board that 10 to 12...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 16, 2017

Ten Years Ago February 22, 2017 Harold Cochran of Prescott was appointed to the Board of Regents at Washington State University (WSU) by Governor Chris Gregoire last week. The Waitsburg branch of AmericanWest Bank will cut its operating hours...

 

Royalty Fundraiser

WAITSBURG – Citizens are invited to support Waitsburg Celebration Days Royalty at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Fri., Feb. 24 at Waitsburg Town Hall. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The evening will also include a...

 

Lions Crab Fundraiser

DAYTON – The Dayton Lions Club will host its second annual crab dinner on Sat., March 11 from 5-7 pm. at the Dayton school multipurpose room. Tickets must be purchased by March 1, in order for the club to know how much crab to purchase. This is...

 

Col. County Commissioners Meeting Date Changes

DAYTON – Beginning March 1, 2017 the Columbia County Board of Commissioners regular meetings will be held the first and third Monday of each month, at 9 a.m. Work sessions will be held at 9 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The...

 

Wildlife Protection Plan Meeting

DAYTON – Citizens are invited to discuss their priorities for updates to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan meeting on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Columbia County Fire District #3 station located at 111 Patit Rd. in Dayton. The updated CWPP...

 

Birthdays - Week of February 16

February 17: Loyal Baker, Jack Rodgers, Chris Blair, Mathew Kurth, Betty Sauer, Angela Webb and Larry Lawrence. February 18: Cole Lindsey, Greg Schuler, Lauri McKinley, Michael and Philo Murphy, Nancy Powers, Ann Ahler and Charles Mead V. February...

 

Who Will Protect Americans From Their Protectors?

WASHINGTON -- At their post-Civil War apogee, 19th-century Republicans were the party of activist government, using protectionism to pick commercial winners and promising wondrous benefits from government’s deft interventions in economic life....

 

In Arizona Heat, Spring Cactus League Baseball Begins

I’m walking down a long, paved sidewalk in early March, with a practice baseball field on my left and a grove of well-trimmed trees on my right. I’m worrying about the snow that fell as I left Washington, D.C., the night before, worrying about...

 

Early Appliances On Display

DAYTON-Take a tour of a new exhibit at the Dayton Historic Depot Museum, beginning on March 1, to see some gadgets that made the lives of women "easier" in the years from the early 1900s to the 1950s....

 

Meet the People Responsible for an Improving Public Library

DAYTON-Good things have been happening at the Dayton Memorial Library, including a recent honor bestowed on the library by the American Library Association, for the Family Dinner and Story Program, wh...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Prescott Pride On the Rise

PRESCOTT – Prescott High School Athletic Director Susan Deruwe smiled as she described the chants and cheers, in support of the Prescott Tigers, that had filled the school halls earlier in the day....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

From Soups and Salads to Skis on the Slopes

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg fifth-graders are soliciting recipes from every student and staff member of Waitsburg schools, to be included in the first edition of the Waitsburg K-12 School Cookbook. All...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 16, 2017

Waitsburg School Board Update

Elementary Principal’s Report: The fifth grade ski program is underway and the costs are being offset by sales of a K-12 School Cookbook. Proceeds will support students for this year and future...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 16, 2017

Gradwohl, Dunn Lead Cardinals over Colton, 62-51, in Districts

WAITSBURG – Kyle Gradwohl racked up 27 points and Jacob Dunn added another 24, as the Waitsburg boys' basketball team beat Colton in the first round of District playoffs. With the win, the...

 

Waitsburg Girls Fall to Pomeroy, 55-24

POMEROY – The Waitsburg Girls’ basketball team played their first playoff game here on Feb. 8 and struggled against a strong Pomeroy team, falling 55-24. The Lady Cards were to play a loser-out game on Monday. Waitsburg got blown out in the...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 16, 2017

Joe Adams is Regional Wrestling Champion

COLBERT – Waitsburg's Joe Adams won all three of his matches at the Regional Meet in Colbert Saturday, to take first place in the 182-pound class. He moves on the state tournament at the Tacoma...

 

Bulldogs' Season Ends with Loss to Mabton

MABTON – The Dayton boys’ basketball team lost a tough season finale to Mabton here on Saturday, 60-57. The loss ended the season for the Bulldogs, who finished with a 4-16 record. Dayton jumped out to a 20-11 lead in the first quarter, but...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 16, 2017

Shorthanded Lady 'Dogs Fall to Mabton, 48-35

MABTON – The Dayton girls’ basketball team played without two starting seniors in their final league game here Saturday, and lost to Mabton, 48-35. It was the Lady Bulldogs’ only league loss of...

 

Walla Walla County Fair Board of Directors Opening

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Walla Walla County is looking to fill a vacancy on the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Board of Directors. Board terms are three years with members eligible to serve up to three terms. For balanced representation, female...

 

Missing Snowboarder Found Safe

DAYTON – Thirty-two year old snowboarder, Able Cortinas, of Richland was reported missing at Ski Bluewood at 6 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 11 when he failed to arrive at the car of the group he was...

 

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