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Getting Ready to Celebrate

John Langford of Waitsburg's Public Works crew checked out a light fixture and smiled for the camera while replacing the city boulevard banners with newly purchased Waitsburg Celebration Days banners...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 13, 2017

Chamber Manager Takes New Job in Yakima

DAYTON-Dayton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andrew Holt has accepted a position with the Downtown Association of Yakima, where he will be tasked with the revitalization and support of that...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

City Candidates Face Citizens at Forum

WAITSBURG – Approximately two dozen citizens showed up to hear from candidates at the April 10 Waitsburg City Elections Candidate's Forum, hosted by the Waitsburg Commercial Club, and held at Town...

 

Easter Events

WAITSBURG/DAYTON –Easter activities abound this weekend. Several Easter Egg hunts will take place on Sat., April 15 as well as special Easter services and breakfasts on Sun., April 16. The Waitsburg Grange and Commercial Club will host their...

 

Myra Bloor

Elizabeth Elmyra (Myra) Bloor was born on November 29, 1925 in Dayton, Wash. to Lillie and William Wardrip. She died on April 7, 2017 in Richland, Wash. She attended school in Waitsburg and graduated...

 

Ashlynn Renee Bessey

Michael and Genna Bessey's family grew by two feet last week. Ashlynn Renee Bessey was born April 3, 2017 at St. Mary's Providence Hospital in Walla Walla, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. Grandparents are Herb...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 13, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 19, 2007 W.H.S. graduate Laura (Lybecker) Tarp, daughter of Carolyn Lybecker of Waitsburg and the late Norman “Gus” Lybecker, was awarded the 2007 ProStart Teacher of the Year award by the Washington Education Foundation in ea...

 

Easter Cantata

DAYTON – The Dayton United Brethren Church Choir (1106 S. 4th) will present “Unfailing Love!” and Easter Cantata on Sun., April 16 at 10:45 a.m. All are invited....

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Jason Jerome Fox, 35, Kennewick; Charged with 2 counts of violoation of protection order – 2 priors, a Class C felony. He entered a not guilty plea, bond was set at $10,000 and trial setting was scheduled for April 19. -Lonnie Lee...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 13

April 14: Marnie Ng, Jason Kenney, Robert Hernandez, KC Price and Trac Katsel. April 15: Eric Collingwood, Sharon Morris, Carla White. April 16: Lynne Jones Simpson, Dora Loveall, Sandy McCaw, Taryn Chromy, Christina Page, Naomi Kulp, Kelsey Alleman...

 

Republicans Hold Weak Hand for Tax-Reform Poker

Stung by the collapse of the Republican plan to reshape the U.S. health-care system, President Donald Trump’s White House says that it’s taking charge of the next big GOP initiative: tax reform. What it wants and who will manage the effort...

 

Our National Scourge of Misinformation

Impulse control is unfashionable as well as unpresidential, but perhaps you should resist the urge to trip people who stride briskly down the sidewalk fixated on their phone screens, absorbed in texting and feeling entitled to expect others to make...

 

We've Saved Lives, But the Job is Not Done

Last week in Gaborone, Botswana, Laura and I sat in a small room in Tlokweng Main Clinic, a facility that recently started screening and treating women for cervical cancer. Seated with us was Leithailwe Wale, a 40-year-old woman who was diagnosed...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Walla Walla County Names New Fairgrounds Manager

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County is right on track with their timeline for selecting a new Fairgrounds Manager. Interim Fairgrounds Manager Perry Dozier will hand over the reins to newly selected...

 

Making a Clean Sweep

Dave Elkins at the Dayton Public Works Department took the city's new streetsweeper for a spin last week. The 2008 Elgin Crosswind is mounted on an International 4300 Chassis with Max Force Diesel,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 13, 2017

Fish and Wildlife Meetings Planned

DAYTON – The public will have two opportunities to ask questions and provide comments to officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife about the Wooten Floodplain Management Plan...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 13, 2017

Melissa Bryan is New Chamber Assistant

DAYTON – Briana Fulbright, former Dayton Chamber Assistant/Events Coordinator, has left her job with the Chamber to move to Lubbock, Tex. with her soon-to-be husband, according to Chamber Director...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 13, 2017

City Asks for Community Input Into 20-Year Vision

DAYTON—Residents in Dayton will have several opportunities to provide the city with ideas for what Dayton will look like in 2039, as part of the city’s comprehensive plan update. The city is...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Eagle Scout Project Brightens Bleachers

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School senior Jacob Elder got what he wished for when a break in the rain allowed him to finish his Eagle Scout project during Spring Break. He squeaked the requirement...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

SEATech Students Win Creativity Award

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School junior Chris Philbrook enrolled in the Walla Walla Southeast Area Technical Skills Center's (SEATech) construction technology program because he wanted to take...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 13, 2017

Elementary Teachers Put Data to Use with Creative Intervention Solutions

WAITSBURG – Data is only as good as what you do with it, and Waitsburg Elementary School teachers are working hard to put their data to the best use helping students. At the March school board...

 

DW Beats Pomeroy, Splits with DeSales

POMEROY – The Dayton-Waitsburg baseball team traveled to Pomeroy on April 5 for what turned into a pitchers' duel that took the game into extra innings. DW prevailed, 1-0 after a wild ninth inning....

 

Dayton Girls Drop Two to Desales

DAYTON – The Dayton softball team hosted Desales in a double-header Friday, and lost both games, 7-5 and 12-6. The first game was a hard-fought battle, with the lead changing throughout the game, before the Lady Bulldogs fell, 7-5, in nine...

 

Adams, Callas Get Two Wins Each at 'Carnival of Speed'

MILTON-FREEWATER – Dayton and Waitsburg track teams traveled to Milton-Freewater on Friday to take part in the "Carnival of Speed" track and field meet. Waitsburg senior Emily Adams brought home two...

 

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