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Articles from the February 22, 2018 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    February 22, 2018

Waitsburg School Board Rescinds Athletic Combine

WAITSBURG – Following an hour of emotional discussion during their Feb. 14 meeting, the Waitsburg school board “reluctantly” agreed to rescind the full middle and high school combine and activities agreement with the Dayton School District....

 

Port Building Faces Hurdles

Dayton- Allen Litzenberger, of Tucannon Development, LLC, was invited to last week's meeting of the Port of Columbia Commissioners to discuss his company's progress on constructing Building No. 2 at...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 21, 2008 Waitsburg’s John Gertsch has been named to the Blue Mountain League, All –Conference first team BML officials announced recently. Cardinal teammate Kathy Weston was named to the All Conference Second Team Former...

 

Ken Beasley - May 26, 1944 - Feb. 9, 2018

In Loving Memory Ken Beasley, who was a loving husband, father, brother, friend, mentor, teacher, and principal, passed away on February 9th, 2018. He was 73. Ken was born May 26, 1944, in Richmond, CA, to Wilbur Beasley and Mary Ghigonetto Beasley....

 

Darkest Hour

Some characters, no matter how eccentric or brazen or otherwise unattractive, appear on the world stage at just the right time to accomplish what needs to be done. This seems to be true in the arts, the sciences and in the political arena. Winston Ch...

 

Birthdays

February 22: Cheri Maxwell, Gerald Morgan, Charles Morgan, Tristien Cook, Alexandra Bloor, Betty Crabtree, Nicole Eastwood. February 23: John A. Reese, Jay Thomas, Jane Conover Waldher, Jason Cook, Becky Harshman, Margaret Gibson, Heidi Sickles and...

 

Property Taxes Really High

Dear Editor, I received my property tax bill last week. It was really high. But then again, I knew it would be, because the Washington State Legislature in 2017 imposed new taxes upon the citizenry in order to “fully fund our schools.” Just how...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

February 14, 2018 Student Presentation: 4-H robotics Venus Flytrap team members Josh Reser and Phinneas Kerr presented their prize-winning robot and project. Secondary Principal’s Report (Stephanie Wooderchak): -MAP winter testing is completed at P...

 

Prescott Library Book Club, with Local Author

PRESCOTT - With the remodel of the Prescott Library, the Walla Walla Rural Library District has announced the return of a classic Library Program, the Book Club. Participants may sign up by checking out a copy of Local Author Martin McCaw’s book,...

 

Dayton Lions Crab Dinner

DAYTON - The public is invited to a crab dinner and dance fund raiser for the Dayton Lions Club on Saturday, March 10 from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Listen and dance to Texas Country and Classic Rock provided by Daniel Faller,...

 

Clarkston/Lewiston YWCA "SOUP-port" Fundraiser

LEWISTON - The YWCA of Clarkston/Lewiston, which serves Columbia County for victims of domestic-related crimes and incidents, will be holding its annual SOUPport fundraiser on Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At this annual event, the public is...

 

Fishing Limits Expanded in Area Rivers

DAYTON – The Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is enacting rule changes for the Tucannon River steelhead and other gamefish fisheries, along with steelhead fishery changes on some Snake River tributaries. For the Tucannon River,...

 

365 Recreational Cannabis Opens

DAYTON-- "It was pretty busy," said Jordan Raftus about the Feb. 10 opening of 365 Recreational Cannabis, which is located at 36711 Hwy 12 in Dayton. Raftus who is the store manager said sales were...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 22, 2018

Jess Winnett Places First in Double Marathon

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – When it comes to running, Jess (Jessie) Winnett thinks longer is better. Why run a marathon, when you can run a double marathon? Jess, daughter of Andy and Denise Winnett, ran...

 

Black Beans & Rice

This week it was a toss-up between brownies made with avocados and sweet potatoes, and this one. So the brownies will be next week. If you have a large family, this recipe is for you. If you are...

 

Legal Notices - Feb. 22, 2018

No. 18-4-00019-8 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) Superior Court of Washington, Walla Walla County In re the Estate of KAREN D. BREEN, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this... Full story

 

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