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Articles from the March 9, 2017 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    March 9, 2017

Shorelines Plan Approved by State

DAYTON—The Washington State Department of Ecology has accepted the tri-county Southeast Washington Shoreline Master Program Update, with “no proposed changes”. “This is a huge deal,” said... Full story

 News    March 9, 2017

Oh the Places You'll Go!

Waitsburg Elementary School students enjoyed dressing up, reading Dr. Suess books, and participating in fun, Suess-related activities as part of Dr. Suess Day last week....

 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Bridge Bids Come in High

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg received an unpleasant surprise when bids for the Main Street Bridge project were opened on Feb. 23. The lowest bid came in nearly $100,000 over the engineer’s...

 By Michele Smith    News    March 9, 2017

Dayton, County to Combine Code Compliance

DAYTON—At their February 27 meeting, the Dayton City Council approved an agreement between the city and Columbia County for the city to provide code compliance services to the county. The City Code...

 News    March 9, 2017

Waitsburg Annual Elections

WAITSBURG – The annual Waitsburg city government election process is underway. As The Times went to press, incumbent Marty Dunn had filed a declaration of candidacy for mayor as had prior council member and mayor candidate Debra Callahan. K.C....

 News Briefs    March 9, 2017

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

WAITSBURG – The March meeting of the Christian Women’s Connection will be held on Wed., March 16 at Waitsburg Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The luncheon is $10 and will be catered by the CWC Committee. Donna Paris, of Portland Ore. is... Full story

 News Briefs    March 9, 2017

Waitsburg Bluegrass Concert & Jam

WAITSBURG – The bluegrass band, Squirrel Butter, will peform at the Ten Ton Press building at 216 Main, on Fri., March 10 at 6:30 p.m. A bluegrass jam will follow. Suggested donation for the concert is $10. Squirrel Butter is a husband and wife...

 Specials    March 9, 2017

Pioneer Portraits - March 9, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 15, 2007 In 1950, she was the “new girl in town” and Meredith Hulce jumped in with both feet, no holds barred, taking on the challenge of being a candidate for the Days of Real Sport (DRS) court. In 2007, she is a bit more...

 Specials    March 9, 2017

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

10: Pancake on a Stick; Mozzarella Bread Sticks, Marinara Sauce 13: Scrambled Eggs & Toast; Hamburger (cheese opt.), Tomato/Onion/Pickle, Fries 14: Biscuit & Gravy; Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Tots 15: Longjohn; Tater Tot Casserole, Roll, Broccoli...

 Specials    March 9, 2017

Birthdays - Week of March 9

March 10: Bill Gluck, Win Deanna Anderson, Frank Reser and Casey Worth. March 11: Jacqueline Klaas, Catherine Donnelly, Kelly Lodato, Aaron DeFord, James Kenworthy, Dan David Oliver and Adraine Michels. March 12: Cherie Kurth, David Donnelly, Ben...

 News    March 9, 2017

Court News

Arraignments: Travis Rogelio Garcia, 30, Dayton; charged with unlawful imprisonmet – dv, coercion – dv, 4th degree assault – dv, possession of methamphetamine and three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. Court records indicate that...

 By MicheLe Flournoy    Commentary    March 9, 2017

Trump Right to Spend More on Defense; Here's How to Do so Wisely

In his address Tuesday to Congress, President Donald Trump promised to make sure that the U.S. military gets what it needs to carry out its mission by securing “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” More...

 By George F. Will    Commentary    March 9, 2017

A Wry Squint Into Our Grim Future

Although America’s political system seems unable to stimulate robust, sustained economic growth, it at least is stimulating consumption of a small but important segment of literature. Dystopian novels are selling briskly -- Aldous Huxley’s...

 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Emily Adams Honored as Girls State Delegate

WAITSBURG – WHS senior Emily Adams was honored at a Boys and Girls State Honor Night at Town Hall on Mon, March 6. The event was hosted by the Waitsburg American Legion Post #35 and the Legion...

 By Michele Smith    News    March 9, 2017

Moose Creek to Offer Breakfast and Dinner

DAYTON-- Paul MacKay and his partner, Amy McGuire, have been busy putting their own touches on the Moose Creek Café and Bakery since MacKay bought it from Chuck and Raylene Sursley in January, 2016....

 By Michele Smith    News    March 9, 2017

Dayton Considers Middle School Spring Sports Combine

DAYTON—In his report to the Dayton School Board last week, Superintendent Doug Johnson discussed providing middle school students with baseball and softball programs through a joint effort with the...

 News    March 9, 2017

Educational Horse Rides

DAYTON – Robert and Janet Phinney are inviting horsemen to join them for informal educational rides in the indoor riding arena, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, from 10 a.m. to noon on three upcoming Saturdays: March 11, 25, and April 1. The...

 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Painting the Town Red . . . White, and Blue

Celebration Days banners will liven up Main Street this spring WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Main Street will pack a patriotic punch this spring when Celebration Days boulevard banners are hung from the...

 By Dena Wood    News    March 9, 2017

Resource Center to Host Disaster Preparedness Training

WAITSBURG – Last March, the Waitsburg Resource Center board purchased 60 emergency blankets and 100 hand-generated flashlights to aid the community in the case of disaster. The WRC will continue...

 News    March 9, 2017

Snows Slow Superintendent Search

WAITSBURG – Inclement weather, combined with other factors, resulted in fewer than anticipated applications for the soon-to-be-open Waitsburg School District Superintendent position, according to retiring Superintendent Dr. Carol Clarke. In...

 By Ken Graham    Sports    March 9, 2017

Lady 'Dogs Take Fourth at State

SPOKANE – The Dayton girls' basketball team played four games in four days here last week at the Hardwood Classic state championship tournament, and won three of them, preserving a fourth-place...