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Articles from the March 30, 2017 edition

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 News    March 30, 2017

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Residents of Dayton and Waitsburg often agree that our small towns are treasures, but this photo by Janis Gerlitz may be proof. Here, Dayton looks like it is literally the Pot of Gold at the end of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

City Scrambles to Find Additional Bridge Funding

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg may be able to breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to keeping the timeline for replacement of the city’s Main Street Bridge on track for the summer of 2017, according to City Manager Randy Hinchliffe. He is ho...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 30, 2017

Commissioners Discuss Budget Shortfalls

DAYTON—At last week’s department head meeting, the Columbia County Commissioners asked for feedback on how to fund essential services in 2018 in light of continued reductions in state funding and continuing budget issues. “Our budgets are not...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

Community to Meet Supt. Candidate

WAITSBURG – After holding preliminary interviews with five candidates, the Waitsburg School Board invited a lone candidate, Dr. Jon Mishra, back for a final interview for the position of Waitsburg...

 
 News    March 30, 2017

National Honor Society

Eleven WHS students were inducted into the National Honor Society at a ceremony at DeSales High School on Wed., March 22...

 
 News    March 30, 2017

Bluewood Bash!

Two-year-old Bridger Abel gave snowboarding a try and Ski Bluewood's annual Bluewood Bash last weekend. Bluewood will be open April 1-2 and April 8-9, which will be the last weekends of the...

 
 News Briefs    March 30, 2017

Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board Members Sought

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – The Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board of Directors has been inactive for some years and currently has three open positions. There is an interest in reactivating the district to assist with flood control activities...

 
 Specials    March 30, 2017

Pioneer Portraits - March 30, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 5, 2007 Should Markeeta Little Wolf’s preliminary 15-vote-lead over Mayor Marty Dunn in the 2007 Waitsburg City Election hold, the election will go down in the history books for its number of firsts: Waitsburg’s first female...

 
 News Briefs    March 30, 2017

James Christensen Tribute

DAYTON - The Wenaha Gallery in Dayton is holding a James Christensen Tribute/Pamela Claflin Show on Sat., April 1 from 1-4 p.m. Every Christensen artwork, porcelain, book, DVD, and puzzle will be on display in the gallery and for sale. Kennewick...

 
 News Briefs    March 30, 2017

Christian Women's Luncheon

WAITSBURG – The April Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held on Wed., April 12 at Waitsburg Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 and the meal will be catered by Melissa Weatherford of Grassroots Gourmet Catering Company. Two-time...

 
 News Briefs    March 30, 2017

Prescott Lions Club Breakfasts

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Lions Club hosts third weekend breakfasts each month at the Lion’s Club Building located at 124and “D” Street in Prescott, from 8 – 11 a.m. Meals are $8 and all proceeds go to fund community functions and help the...

 
 News Briefs    March 30, 2017

Remove Studded Tires

OLYMPIA – Starting April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 traffic ticket. The Washington State Department of Transportation requires all studded tires to be removed by March 31. WSDOT will not extend the studded tire deadline this year...

 
 News Briefs    March 30, 2017

Park & Rec Board Mtg. Time Change

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Park & Recreation District meeting will take place April 10 at 7 p.m. instead of the usual April 13 date. The meeting will be held in the district office at 101 South D. St., Suite A. The time change was necessary in order...

 
 Specials    March 30, 2017

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

31: Breakfast Pizza; Fish Sticks 1-6 NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK...

 
 Specials    March 30, 2017

Birthdays - Week of March 30

March 31: Bob Baim, Eileen Huffman, Steve Ruley, Christopher Hansen, Brandon Watson, John Hansen, Ed Lambert, Jack McCaw, Olena Newbury and Robert Hinchliffe. April 1: Nicole Baker, Mark Clifton, Lawrence Fullerton, Joe Cyr, John DuPree, Lynn...

 
 By Michael R. Bloomberg    Commentary    March 30, 2017

Stop Blaming Each Other and Start Governing

Who’s to blame for the failure of the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare? Who cares? What matters now is that Democrats stop gloating, Republicans stop sulking, and each party come to the table to improve a health-care system that...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    March 30, 2017

An Oasis of Liberty in the Arizona Sun

As a boy, Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the former senator and 1964 Republican presidential nominee, would step out of his father’s house and shoot at tin cans 50 yards away. Now 78, he says he could fire in any direction and not endanger...

 
 By Jonathan Bernstein    Commentary    March 30, 2017

A Republican Fiasco Years in the Making

After seven years of pledging to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as possible, Republicans today pulled their bill from the House floor just before a scheduled vote -- because it was going to go down in flames. We should pause and realize what a...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

Hevels Celebrate 70th Anniversary

WAITSBURG – More than 100 friends and family members gathered at Waitsburg Town Hall on Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Dr. Roger and Laura Jean Hevel. Attendees came from as far as...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 30, 2017

Telehealth Improves the Quality of Care at CCHS

DAYTON--The quality of healthcare received at the Columbia County Health System has gotten a shot in the arm thanks to a Kadlec Medical Center grant that provided CCHS with three telehealth units....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 30, 2017

Library Receives Umpqua Bank Grant

DAYTON – Last year, Vicki Zoller, library assistant at Dayton Memorial Library, wrote a grant request to Umpqua Bank asking for help funding the library's monthly Family Story Time and Dinner. They...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 30, 2017

Hospital Renovation Moving to Phase III

DAYTON—When the Columbia County Hospital District Commissioners met last week, CEO Shane McGuire discussed the progress of the hospital renovation and enhancement project. Phase III of the...

 
 News    March 30, 2017

Rascal Rodeo Benefit

DAYTON – Woody's Bar & Grill (214 E. Main, Dayton) is hosting a Benefit Dinner & Auction to support the Rascal Rodeo on April 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The fundraiser benefits the non-profit...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 30, 2017

Japanese Students Visit The 'Burg

WAITSBURG – Members of Waitsburg's favorite bluegrass band, Switchgrass Delta, are playing host to several Japanese students as part of the Sasayama-Walla Walla Sister City Exchange Program this...

 

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