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Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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Workin' On The Railroad

Bob Litts, Rail Services Director for Frontier Rail, LLC said that Koppers Railroad Structures, Inc. is repairing some of the eight rail bridges between Dayton and Waitsburg. Workers were busy making...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Council Candidates Fall One Short

WAITSBURG – Having a slate of candidates running unopposed is not unusual for Waitsburg’s annual elections. But having a shortage of candidates filing to fill the council seats is something new ...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

District Prepares for Superintendent Interviews

Search consultant Dr. Bill Jordan stresses the importance of community feedback WAITSBURG – Following an executive session with members of the Waitsburg School Board, Dr. Bill Jordan, of Northwest...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 16, 2017

ALTC Offers Programs for Seniors

WALLA WALLA—When she spoke at the Dayton Senior Center in, on March 7, Mary Cleveland who is the Local Program Coordinator for the Southeast Washington Aging and Disability Resource Center, talked...

 

Delores Gohlman

Delores Elaine (Olds) Gohlman was born in Grass Valley, Oregon on November 13, 1917 to Rella (Marlin) Olds and Frank Olds. She entered Heaven's gates on March 2, 2017. Delores attended Milton schools...

 

Mary Jane Christian

Mary Jane Christian, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully at Spring Hill Manor in Grass Valley, California, on March 10, at age 94. Her husband of more than 30 years,...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 16, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 22, 2007 Two Waitsburg women with years of community contributions were honored for that service with Waitsburg Commercial Club’s 2006 Community Service Award last Tuesday. Evelyn Smith and Jane Butler were recognized with...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

17: Irish Pancakes; Shepherd’s Pie 20: Breakfast Sandwich; Chicken Cordon Bleu, Asparagus 21: Biscuit & Gravy; PB&J Uncrustable, Sunchips 22: Cinnamon Roll; Chicken Drumstick, Baked Beans 23: Churro & Yogurt; Strawhat...

 

Quilting Classes

Quilts & More, at 218 W. Main St. in Dayton, will offer quilting classes with Sandy Hawks, beginning with a meet and greet, on Friday at 6 p.m. Classes will be held on Monday, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.., and on Friday, March 24, from 6-9 p.m. Attendance...

 

Historical Society Annual Meeting

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Mon., March 27 at 7 p.m. at Ten Ton Press, located at 216 Main Street. Members, or those interested in becoming members, are encouraged to attend. The meeting will...

 

Italian Delights Fundraiser

WAITSBURG – The Dayton and Waitsburg combined YoungLife and WyldLife will host their annual Italian Delights fundraiser dinner on Sun., March 19 from 5-8 p.m. in the elementary school multipurpose room. The event is the main fundraiser to raise...

 

Providence Express Care

COLLEGE PLACE – A ribbon cutting and open house will be held at the Providence Express Care in College Place on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. The clinic, located across the street from Wal-Mart at 1705 SE Meadowbrook St., Ste. 2, opened on Feb. 20....

 

Birthdays - Week of March 16

March 17: Joan Ruble, John Butler, Winton Lytle, Brian Doering and Kristi Unholz. March 18: Sherrie Larsen, Ben Daniel and Marisa Hoops. March 19: Verna Allen, Elaine Reese, Norma Johnson, Terry Jacoy, Josh Mayberry and E. Neil Stephens. March 20:...

 

A White Flag on Health Care

Democrats denouncing the new House GOP health-care bill should actually be dancing in the streets. Perhaps, in the privacy of their own homes, the savvier ones are popping the champagne corks. The true meaning of the proposed legislation is that,...

 

U.S. Withdrawal from TPP May Cost State's Wheat Farmers

President Donald Trump’s order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was issued with the promise of saving American jobs, but it may also mean fewer opportunities for Washington farmers. The agricultural industry...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Dayton Wins Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet

WAITSBURG – Six teams tested their wits at the annual Regional Knowledge Bowl meet held in Waitsburg on Feb. 2. Dayton, Riverside Christian of Sunnyside, and Waitsburg advanced to the State Meet in...

 

Climbing for the Cure

SEATTLE – Waitsburg High School graduate and Spokane Valley Paramedic Brad Huffman topped his personal best time by two minutes to place 100th out of nearly1800 firefighters participating in the Sco...

 

Prescott Purchases Community Reader Board

PRESCOTT – If you want to know what is going on in Prescott, just visit the new community reader board on the south wall of The Plaza park, located between the Tuxedo Bar & Grill and the library. The Lion’s Club, the Community Club of Prescott,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 16, 2017

DHS Senior Receives 'A Legacy of Legends' Scholarship

DAYTON--Megan Schmidt, a senior at Dayton High School, has received an "A Legacy of Legends" scholarship to study "natural horsemanship" with people who studied under Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance. Hunt...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 16, 2017

Commissioners Discuss Code Enforcement and Fairgrounds Facilities

Staffers from McMorris Rodgers’s office also visited Columbia County last week DAYTON—“A picture is worth a thousand words,” said Commissioner Merle Jackson, at the March 6 meeting of the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Waitsburg 4-H Kids Place at Top Chef Competition

WAITSBURG – Thirty-seven kids from the Touchet Valley participated in the Top Chef Contest on Feb. 23-25 and Feb 27-28 held at the Walla Walla County Extension Office and St. Patrick's Church in Wal...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Seniors Opt for Saturday School

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School seniors unanimously agreed they would rather spend two Saturdays in school to make up snow days, than make up the missed days after graduation, District Suprinteden...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Airman Caitlyn Jones Completes Training

WAITSBURG – United States Air Force Airman Caitlyn Jones, 2016 Waitsburg High School graduate and daughter of Collette Jones, of Waitsburg, has reached another educational milestone. Jones...

 

WHS Honor Band Performs in Colfax

WAITSBURG – A record high number of musicians from the Waitsburg High School band participated in the Southeast Washington Music Educators’ Association High School Honor Band in Colfax on Monday. Eight Waitsburg musicians participated, including...

 

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