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Articles from the March 23, 2017 edition

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 News    March 23, 2017

WHS Knowledge Bowl Third at state

Waitsburg’s Knowledge BowlTeam One placed highest in WHS history at the State Meet in Arlington last Saturday and brought home a third place trophy. See story on Page 5....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Waitsburg City Elections Extended to Fill Vacant Seat

WAITSBURG – Anyone who considered running for Waitsburg City Council, but missed the original filing deadline, will have another chance to file. At their March 15 regular meeting, the council voted to reopen the filing period for three days, from...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017

'Levy Cliff' Measure Signed Into Law

DAYTON—Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5023, the “levy cliff” measure, into law. The bill extends the safety net for local levy collections an additional year. According to local school officials, this was needed be...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Sheriff Turner Gives 2016 Crime Statistics Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office calls for service in 2016 were up over the previous four years in Waitsburg. But Sheriff John Turner told Waitsburg's city council that is a good thin...

 
 News Briefs    March 23, 2017

Kindergarten Registration

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Elementary will hold kindergarten registration for the fall of 2017 during the week of March 27-30. Registration will be in the elementary office from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on...

 
 News Briefs    March 23, 2017

Shamrock Bringo Brings in Big Bucks to Fight Cancer

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual American Cancer Society Shamrock Bingo fundraiser, sponsored by Team RELAY, was a huge success. This year’s fundraiser, held on Fri., March 10, raised $1877, which was $400 more than last year’s event. Team...

 
 News Briefs    March 23, 2017

Eastern Star Installations

WAITSBURG – The Order of Eastern Star in Waitsburg held an installation of officers on Sat., March 18 at the Waitsburg Masonic Hall. Patricia Wilson was installed as Worthy Matron and Randy Kromm was sworn in as Worthy Patron.  Marilyn Wilson...

 
 Specials    March 23, 2017

Marilyn Ray Lockard

Marilyn Ray (Pefferle) Lockard passed away March 5, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Marilyn was born in Walla Walla Washington April 7, 1944. Marilyn grew up and graduated from Dayton High School....

 
 Specials    March 23, 2017

Pioneer Portraits - March 23, 2017

Ten Years Ago March 29, 2007 Waitsburg’s 2007 vote-by-mail City Election will wrap up when ballots are due to be postmarked on April 2. At stake is the mayor’s position and five City Council seats with seven people on contention for them. Three-p...

 
 News    March 23, 2017

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Raymond Joe Cate, 55, Walla Walla; charged with one count of delivery, manufacture, or possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and one count of use of drug paraphernalia not used for marijuana. Cate was taken to the Col....

 
 News Briefs    March 23, 2017

Memorial

Joan Hays donated $85 to the Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee, in memory of Elmer Hays, towards the purchase of winter boulevard banners for Main Street....

 
 Specials    March 23, 2017

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

24: Pancake on a Stick; Corn Dog, Fries 27: Omelet & Toast; Chicken Patty on a Bun, JoJos 28: Biscuit & Gravy; Chicken Fried Steak,Gravy 29: Longjohn; Chili, Cornbread 30: Pop Tarts & Yogurt; Nachos, Pepper Strips...

 
 Specials    March 23, 2017

Birthdays - Week of March 23

March 23: Jayce Bayer, Sally Baker, Mary Hunziker, Beryl Witt, Ron Bishop, Seth Straayer, Jennifer Pierson, Sandy Baker. March 24: Michael Smith, Fred Hamann, Chloe Pearson, Kim Iverson, Randy Sorick, Jeff Harper, John Dodson and Lacey Maki. March...

 
 By Hugh Hewitt    Commentary    March 23, 2017

How to Save the GOP Health-Care Plan

The American Health Care Act is in trouble, with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., admitting Wednesday that the bill must change to make it through Congress. The reason? The Republican right and the Republican center want different things, and the...

 
 By KC Kuykendall    Commentary    March 23, 2017

Public Infrastructure Funding Goes Down the Drain

If Benjamin Franklin was right, then we can be certain of only two things in life: death & taxes. And yet Washington citizens remain uncertain about our state’s pending budget and the potential tax hikes likely to be requested to pay for the ever-e...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Waitsburg Brings Home State KB Trophy

ARLINGTON, Wash. – The Waitsburg Knowledge Bowl team brought home a third-place trophy at the state 1B level and Dayton placed seventh out of 18 2B schools at the State Knowledge Bowl competition...

 
 News    March 23, 2017

Brix & Brew in Dayton

The Dayton Chamber of Commerce's annual Brix & Brew Festival was held Friday evening at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavillion. The event, which included dinner, and live and silent auctions,...

 
 News    March 23, 2017

All-Area YoungLife

About 60 Dayton and Waitsburg high school students turned out for the March 15 All-Area Younglife meeting in Waitsburg. YoungLife and Wyldlife members held an Italian Delights fundraiser on Sun.,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017

Fairgrounds Improvement Plan Moves Ahead

DAYTON-Since September, a group of stakeholders has been meeting to develop a plan for improving the facilities at the Columbia County fairgrounds. Last week, a draft of the plan was presented to the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017

Dayton Seniors Are Preparing for Graduation

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board met last week and received updates on a wide range of topics. Kristine Warren, who is the graduation counselor for Dayton High School, talked to the board about the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017

General Mgr. of Columbia County Transportation Placed On Leave

DAYTON—The General Manager of Columbia County Public Transportation, Stephanie Guettinger, is on paid leave, pending an investigation of issues relating to performance of her duties and...

 
 News    March 23, 2017

Orozco Trial Date Set

DAYTON—Accused murderer Benjamin Orozco waived his right to a speedy trial when he appeared before Judge Scott Gallina in Columbia County Superior Court last week. Two weeks have been set aside for Orozco’s trial, which is scheduled to begin on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017

Chromebooks in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school board members enjoyed playing with Chromebooks and checking out online accelerated readers at the district's March board meeting. First-grade teacher Dinah Lindsey hande...

 
 News    March 23, 2017

FFA SUB-DISTRICT WINNERS

Emily Adams placed second in Extemporaneous Public Speaking and Loren Negron placed second in Prepared Public Speaking at FFA sub-districts on March 14. They will advance to the District contest on...

 

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