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First Team All-league

Kyle Gradwohl (30) and Jacob Dunn (22) were honored as part of the SE 1B District 9 All-League First Team Boys Basketball Team during the district playoffs in Colfax on Fri., Feb. 18. All-league team...

 

Body Found in Preston Park

WAITSBURG – Sheriff's Office officials were on the scene to retrieve a dead body discovered in Preston Park at about 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Tues., Feb. 21. Walla Walla Sheriff's Office Chief...

 

Former Dayton WSP Officer Faces Additional Charges

DAYTON - Benjamin Smith, 33, was arrested outside his Dayton home on Jan. 23 and charged with rape of a child in the third degree, second-degree child molestation, and third-degree child molestation. After interviewing the victims, both known to...

 

Commissioners Consider New Recycling Station Plan

Fairgrounds Facilities and Code Enforcement are also discussed DAYTON-The Board of County Commissioners had a busy week last week. Recycling When they met on Mon., Feb. 13, the board heard a proposal...

 

Ribbon Cutting

Waitsburg Bluegrass band Switchgrass Delta provided entertainment and played the national anthem at the Walla Walla Veterans Home Grand Opening and ribbon cutting in Walla Walla on Sat. Feb. 18 as an...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 23, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 1, 2007 John Gertsch, a 5-11 junior guard for the Cardinals, was honored for being named to the Blue Mountain League All Conference Second Team. Gertsch, the third leading scorer in the league, received the seventh highest vote,...

 

Little League Registration

DAYTON – Youth can register for Touchet Valley Little League at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth Building on Sat., Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per child, with family discounts available. Cash, check, and credit cards will...

 

BINGO for the Cure

WAITSBURG – Support TEAM Relay at their annual Shamrock Bingo fundraiser on Fri., March 10 at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games will be played from 6-8 p.m. Games are $1 each for three cards and...

 

Birthdays - Week of February 23

February 24: Susan Segraves, Jason Wheeler, Helen Porter, Eric Nunn, Wanda Gales, Dane Henze, Misty Reid, Andy Maib, Martha Kenney, David Danforth, and David Baker. February 25: Diane Dill, LeAnne Piersol, Lana Herrera. February 26: Jayton “JJ”...

 

Pancake Supper & Ash Wednesday Services

DAYTON – The public is invited to a Shrove Dinner (some call it Mardi Gras, and some Fat Tuesday!) at the First United Methodist Church (110 S. 3rd) on Tues., Feb. 28 at 5:30 - 7 p.m. All are welcome and gluten free options are available. There...

 

Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace: Trump Crossed Line in Latest Attack on Media

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace cautioned his colleagues and the network’s viewers Sunday that President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the media had gone too far. “Look, we’re big boys. We criticize presidents. They want to criticize us...

 

A Modest Proposal to Solve Inequality

Tight labor markets shrink income inequality by causing employers to bid up the price of scarce labor, so policymakers fretting about income inequality could give an epidemic disease a try. This might be a bit extreme but if increased equality is...

 

When You Dig Deeper, The President's "Tough Talk" on Trade Doesn't Sound as Good

When President Trump spoke to Boeing workers at its South Carolina production facility, he reiterated his campaign promise to bring jobs back to America. It is a goal we collectively desire, but it is much more complicated than his campaign slogan...

 

Family History Fair

WALLA WALLA – Attend Family Discovery Day to discover and share your family’s story, seek your ancestors, and build your family tree. The event takes place Sat., March 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Family History Center located at 1821 S....

 

Police Applicants Workshop

WALLA WALLA – Members of the Walla Walla Police Department will meet with individuals interested in a career in law enforcement on Sat., March 11 at 1 p.m. in the Fulton Community Room at the police station, located at 54 E. Moore in Walla Walla....

 

Western Square and Social Ballroom Dance Lessons

MILTON-FREEWATER – Modern Western Square Dance Lessons and Ballroom Dance Lessons both begin on March 5 at the Milton-Freewater Community Building located at 109 NE Fifth Street. Modern Western Square dance is good for the body, mind, and soul!...

 

Rental Property Management Training Seminar

WALLA WALLA – The Crime Free Rental Housing program will offer a free 12-hour training seminar to landlords and tenants. The training will take place from 6:30 – 9:30 over four evenings: March 1, 2, 8, and 9. Meetings will be held in the Chuck...

 

Business Lab Students 'Show and Tell' at School Board

DAYTON-Last week, Superintendent Doug Johnson impressed upon those in attendance at the "Show and Tell" portion of the regular school board meeting the importance of high school business teacher Bob...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 23, 2017

Blush Salon & Spa is Dream Come True

WAITSBURG –Brooke Mikesell has dreamed of opening her own salon ever since she graduated from cosmetology school in 2011. Next week, that dream will come true when she opens the doors to Blush...

 

Troubled Tree

This Preston Park tree, with the bark stripped away, received a good bit of attention on Facebook over the last week. Many people were concerned over apparent vandalism that they thought would kill...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 23, 2017

Students Get to 'Try Engineering'

WAITSBURG – Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an engineer? Area high school students got a first-hand taste when students from Waitsburg, Touchet, and College Place attended a "Try...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 23, 2017

Joe Adams Fifth at State

Adams goes two-for-two, wins fifth-place match; Hoffman fails to place TACOMA – Waitsburg's Joe Adams performed well at the Washington State Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome last weekend. Wrestling...

 

Dayton Girls Top Brewster in Districts, 55-40

EAST WENATCHEE – The Dayton girls' basketball team started their playoff run this year with a 55-40 drubbing of Brewster here on Saturday in District 5/6 play. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an...

 

Cardinals Fall to Pomeroy in District Playoffs, 45-41

COLFAX – The Waitsburg boys' basketball team built an early lead against Pomeroy here Friday, but couldn't hold on, as they fell in the district championship game, 45-41. With the loss, the...

 

FFA Trap Shoot

WALLOWA – Members of the Waitsburg FFA Chapter kicked of National FFA Week by traveling to the Wallowa FFA Alumni Trap Shoot on Sun., Feb. 19. Congratulations go to Drew Farley, Seamus House, and...

 

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