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Articles from the March 3, 2016 edition

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Hoops for Heart

Waitsburg Elementary School students got their hearts pumping in the WHS gymnasium last week during the school's annual Hoops and Jump for Heart American Heart Association fundraiser. Kindergarten...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 3, 2016

Waitsburg to Rethink Hunting Agreement

WAITSBURG – After voting in January to partner with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in their "Feel Free to Hunt" program in the city's watershed, Waitsburg's city council decided to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 3, 2016

Hospital Board Hears Construction Phasing Plans

DAYTON—Phasing documents for the hospital renovation and enhancement project have been uploaded to the CCHS website at build.cchd-wa.org., according to CEO Shane McGuire. In his report to the...

 

Public Invited to Weigh in on Bridge Design, Reminded of Election Deadlines

WAITSBURG – The public is invited to attend a public meeting at the Lions Club building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on Thurs., March 10 at 7 p.m. Eric Zitterkopf from Anderson Perry & Associates will be available to discuss bridge rail design...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 3, 2016

Ten Years Ago March 9, 2006 The Waitsburg Knowledge Bowl team rallied to climb into third place but fell short of a state berth March 1 in Waitsburg. Team 1 consisted of Daniel Weis, Sarah Paul, Heidi Shepherd, Gracie Eastwood, Emily Hogan and Isaac...

 

'Barefoot Blue Jeans' Harvest ball

Wait-Hi students wrapped up National FFA Week by celebrating at the annual Harvest Ball on Saturday night. The FFA-sponsored Harvest Ball is a Sadie Hawkins-style event where girls ask boys and...

 

Police Notes - March 3, 2015

Dayton Feb. 7 Report of cell phone theft. Caller had loaned phone and it had not been returned. Matthew Ransom, 30, Kennewick was cited for “speed too fast for conditions” when he lost control of his vehicle on compact snow and ice on North...

 

Birth

To: Amanda Sundquist and Ian Gilbert from Prescott Wash., a boy, Oliver Kent Gilbert, weighing 8 lbs. 9 ozs,. born February 25, 2016 at Walla Walla General Hospital....

 

Birthdays - Week of March 3

March 4: Bill Poirier, Marilyn White, Kathy Jansen, Ryan Jacoy and Nicholas Newbury. March 5: Dick Baker, Jean Miller, Larry Wayne Bunton, Paul Fischer and Kristen Danielson. March 6: Marianne Newell, John P. Janovich, Shane Johnson, Trulie Griffin,...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

4: Scrambled Eggs & Sausage; Fish & Chips, Slaw 7: Breakfast Sandwich; Grilled Chicken & Swiss, Corn on the Cob 8: Continental Breakfast; Chicken Quesadilla, Spanish Rice 9: Cinnamon Roll; Tater Tot Casserole, Roll, Broccoli 10: Combo Bars; Chicken...

 
 By Max Lucado    Commentary    March 3, 2016

Trump Doesn't Pass the Decency Test

As the father of three daughters, I reserved the right to interview their dates. Seemed only fair to me. After all, my wife and I’d spent 16 or 17 years feeding them, dressing them, funding braces and driving them to volleyball tournaments and...

 

How St. Hubert's Encounter With A Deer Inspired Justice Scalia's Hunting Friends

The exclusive hunting society that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was hanging out with when he died last weekend wore velvet emerald robes stitched with the words “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” or “Honoring God by honoring His...

 

An Update From Emma

Hey there, everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been updating you guys more frequently, but that’s mainly because nothing much has happened. Life is still pretty much the same – pointless craft proje...

 

Thank You to the Community

Dear Editor, Mike and I are grateful to our community here in the Touchet Valley for supporting us so well through my cancer diagnosis, surgery and recovery. I had a very successful surgery outcome and will be following up with o...

 

Community Members are Great Resource

Dear Editor, I take issue with Waitsburg Mayor Gobel’s comment, in the February 25th Times, in reference to our fairgrounds, where he is quoted as saying that, “Nobody’s come forward to help us with that situation or to get involved to...

 

Court News

Sentencing/Dismissals: Nicholas Anthony Beard, 26, Spokane; Originally charged of attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, reckless driving, and driving under the influence in Oct. of 2014. Charges were amended to one count of failure to obey a...

 

Prescott School Board Minutes

Board members: Karen Tonne, Sara Fletcher, Leann Griffin, Eva Madrigal, Erik Young -Josh Neilsen made a presentation on the Apptegy app and platform to allow for better communication between the district and community. The board authorized...

 

'Barns of Columbia County' on Display

The Dayton Historic Depot is featuring an exhibit of historic barns in our area, including the above photo of the Broughton Land Co. barn. The Depot's waiting room and ticket office are filled with a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 3, 2016

Watershed Group forming in Columbia Co.

DAYTON—On Feb. 24, watershed stakeholders in Columbia County heard about an optional incentive-based program for protecting and enhancing critical areas, while promoting agriculture in the county. B...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 3, 2016

After School Program Starts This Month

DAYTON—Beginning Tuesday, March 8, third, fourth, fifth and six graders in the Dayton School District can participate in an after school enrichment program. Students will meet three days a week,...

 

Dayton Man Accepts Plea on Sex Crime Charges

DAYTON – Dayton resident Aidan J. Gemmell, 19, signed a plea agreement filed in Columbia County Superior on Jan. 20. Gemmell was originally charged with five counts of first-degree child rape, a Class A felony. He entered a guilty plea in an...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 3, 2016

Respiratory Presentation Leaves Kids Breathless

WAITSBURG – "Stick your finger right in that chamber there. Go ahead!" said Columbia County Health System Respiratory Therapist Tom Anderson to a student holding a human heart. Anderson, who is...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 3, 2016

Prescott Considers New Technology to Improve Communication

PRESCOTT – Getting school notices home to parents – and then making sure they read them – is a challenge for most school districts. For Prescott Schools, the struggle is magnified because a...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 3, 2016

Prescott to Purchase Classroom Chromebooks

PRESCOTT – At their Feb. 25 school board meeting, the Prescott School Board approved the purchase of 90 Chromebook computers to improve teaching efficiency. The computers come with a $35,000 price...

 

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