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Articles from the March 2, 2017 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    March 2, 2017

Waitsburg Suspends Fee for New Businesses

WAITSBURG – The cost of starting a neåw business in Waitsburg just got a little bit cheaper – at least for the next year. At their Feb. 7 meeting, the Waitsburg City Council voted unanimously to...

 By Michele Smith    News    March 2, 2017

Columbia County Wildfire Plan Updated

DAYTON--Anne Higgins, Columbia County Emergency Management Homeland Security Assistant, introduced an updated 2008 Columbia County Community Wildfire Protection Plan to stakeholders and landowners at...

 News    March 2, 2017

Hoops & Jump for Heart

Waitsburg Elementary students raised approximately $1,200 for the American Heart Association through their annual Jump/Hoops for Heart event on Feb. 22....

 Specials    March 2, 2017

Pioneer Portraits - March 2, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 8, 2007 Waylon and Willie and the boys recently included a Waitsburg boy, Bill Stonecipher, who not too long ago was seen perusing his Waitsburg Times on the boardwalk at the Luckenbach, Texas, post office. Stonecipher and his...

 News Briefs    March 2, 2017

City Council Declarations of Candidacy Open

WAITSBURG – Caucus for the City of Waitsburg elections opened Mon., Feb. 27 and will run through March 9. Caucuses may be held between 35 and 25 days prior to the election which takes place the first Monday in April. Declarations of candidacy will... Full story

 News Briefs    March 2, 2017

Town Hall St. Patrick's Day Dinner Fundraiser

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Town Hall Association is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day dinner fundraiser on Sat., March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. In order to accurately order food and supplies, tickets should be purchased by March 9. The main course... Full story

 News Briefs    March 2, 2017

Lifeguard Training

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Parks & Recreation District is planning to hold a lifeguard training class during the final two weeks of May. Class will take place on Sundays. Some classes will be held at the Prescott Pool and others will be held at the...

 News Briefs    March 2, 2017

Waitsburg Winter Sports Recognition

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg will honor winter athletes on Tues., March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the WHS auditorium. Athletes in cheerleading, wrestling, boys and girls basketball will be recognized. Dessert and punch will be provided following the awards...

 News Briefs    March 2, 2017

After School Program

DAYTON - All third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders living in the Dayton school district, including those who are homeschooled, are invited to participate in the spring session of the After School Program, which takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,...

 News Briefs    March 2, 2017

Dayton Celebrate Recovery Meeting Change

DAYTON – The Dayton Celebrate Recovery group has changed its meeting date from Wednesdays to Mondays. The group meets weekly at Catalyst Church, located at 311 S. 4th Street in Dayton. Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. Sam...

 By John Wagner - Matt Zapotosky    Commentary    March 2, 2017

Spicer: Feds Could Step Up Marijuana Enforcement in States

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that he expects states to be subject to “greater enforcement” of federal laws against marijuana use, a move that could undercut the growing number of jurisdictions moving to legalize the drug...

 By George F. Will    Commentary    March 2, 2017

'Big Government' is Ever Growing, on the Sly

In 1960, when John Kennedy was elected president, America’s population was 180 million and it had approximately 1.8 million federal bureaucrats (not counting uniformed military personnel and postal workers). Fifty-seven years later, with seven new...

 By Callum Borchers    Commentary    March 2, 2017

The Remarkable Inconsistency of Trump's Attacks on the Media

President Donald Trump just can’t get his story straight. At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, he accused the news media of widespread fabrication, claiming without evidence that “they have no sources; they just make ‘em u...

 By Dena Wood    News    March 2, 2017

'A Spectacle of Miscellany'

DAYTON – Directors Jae Nichols and Tracy Barron said the audience at this year's TVAC Spring Variety Show should expect the unexpected. "A Spectacle of Miscellany" is a departure from the past...

 By Michele Smith    News    March 2, 2017

SHEO Club Goes to West Side

DAYTON--Drug Free Grant Coordinator Peggy Guiterrez, and ASB SHEO Club Advisor Jennifer Price accompanied students in Dayton's SHEO Club to Olympia on Feb. 20 for Prevention Policy Day....

 By Michele Smith    News    March 2, 2017

CCHS Finances Strong in January

DAYTON - "January was a bang-up month," Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire told the Board of Commissioners at last week's meeting. McGuire was referring to the $1.7 million growth...

 News    March 2, 2017

World Music Concert at Dayton Library

DAYTON – Internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon will appear in concert at Dayton Memorial Library (111 S. 3rd St.) on Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m. In a unique concert titled The Living...

 News    March 2, 2017

Cheyanne Shoun is Crowned 2017 Celebration days Queen

It was a full house in Waitsburg's Town Hall on Friday night at the coronation dinner for 2017 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen Cheyanne Shoun. Court advisor Ann Adams said approximately $2,300 was...

 By Dena Wood    News    March 2, 2017

From Opera to Mariachi

PRESCOTT – In September, long time music teacher Rebecca Wilson moved from the band room to the classroom and began teaching fourth grade at Prescott Elementary School. Jeremy Irland was hired as...

 News    March 2, 2017

Death in Park is Officially Ruled a Suicide

WAITSBURG – The death of a man whose body was found in Preston Park on the afternoon of Tues., Feb. 2 has officially been ruled a suicide. Sheriff’s deputies found the body of William Joseph Irving, who operated Irving’s Leather in Waitsburg,...

 News    March 2, 2017

2017 Harvest Ball

FFA members voted on 2017 Harvest Ball court members who then competed in "ag olympics" events to earn the title of king and queen. The titles were won by seniors Jade Alleman and Devin...

 News    March 2, 2017


The weather was sunny and bright for the second annual Heart & Sole 5K Run & Walk, sponsored by the Columbia County Health System and the Backroads Club on Sunday. About 37 people turned out...

 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    March 2, 2017

Lady 'Dogs Falter But Still Alive

Richland – A cold third quarter sunk the Dayton Lady Bulldogs against the Colfax Bulldogs Saturday in Regional 2B playoff action, as the Dayton girls fell, 57-48. However, Dayton is not out of the h...

 Sports    March 2, 2017

Cardinals End Season with Loss to Colton, 68-51

COLFAX – After the Waitsburg boys’ basketball team lost a tough district championship game to Pomeroy on Feb. 17, they had to return to the court the next night to face Colton in a loser-out playoff game. The Cardinals couldn’t keep up on this...

 Specials    March 2, 2017

Birthdays - Week of March 2

March 3: Sarah Moser, Mike Vennum, Michelle Miller, Cameron Pearson and Kristy and Kelly Hays. March 4: Bill Poirier, Marilyn White, Kathy Jansen, Ryan Jacoy and Nicholas Newbury. March 5: Dick Baker, Jean Miller, Larry Wayne Bunton, Paul Fischer...


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