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Articles from the April 14, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    April 14, 2016

Fairgrounds Committee Seeks Support

WAITSBURG – A multi-topic meeting of the Waitsburg Fairgrounds Committee ended with an agreement that the group’s first priority is to get a clear mandate of authority from the city. While...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 14, 2016

'Second Saturday' Group Serves Community in Many Ways

WAITSBURG – When former Waitsburg School Superintendent Robbie Johnson watched kids at Home Depot learning to make birdhouses one Saturday morning, he realized most kids from Waitsburg wouldn't be...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    April 14, 2016

Walsh to Seek State Senate Seat

WAITSBURG - Representative Maureen Walsh (R-College Place), has announced she will run for the State Senate seat currently held by Mike Hewitt, who is retiring. Hewitt has been in the Senate for 16...

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

Free Weather Spotter Training

WALLA WALLA – The National Weather Service will offer free SkyWarn weather spotter training next month in Dayton and Walla Walla. Weather spotters trained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (N...

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

Shop Waitsburg Winners

WAITSBURG – Shop Waitsburg First Winners for April are: Mathew Buckingham (Waitsburg Grocery), Cindy Dishon (Waitsburg Grocery), Ivan Keve (Waitsburg Hardware). Winners may pick up their checks at Hugs, Gifts, & Collectibles (109 Main Street)....

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

Relay For Life Kick Off

DAYTON – The Kick Off event for the Relay For Life of The Blue Mountains will be held Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Best Wester Plus Hotel in Dayton. This year’s Relay For Life theme is “Paint Your World Purple.” To register for the...

 
 Specials    April 14, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - April 14, 2016

Ten Years Ago April 20, 2006 The revitalization of Waitsburg’s business community was apparent as some 25 business people attended the first Commercial Club Business Forum at Waitsburg Video Monday, suggesting ideas such as better lighting,...

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

Quilt Lessons at Depot

DAYTON – Quilt artist, Sandra Hawks, will give quilting lessons on Tuesdays, April 12 – May 31 at the Dayton Historic Depot. These are beginner lessons and registration is $25. Space is limited. Contact the Depot at 382-2026 for more...

 
 Specials    April 14, 2016

Police Notes - April 14, 2016

Waitsburg April 7 Residential burglary and malicious mischief in 200 block of Main Street. An apartment was broken into and an air conditioning unit was damaged. Dayton Nothing to report....

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

Red Cross Blood Drive

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg High School National Honor Society will host a blood drive in the Waitsburg High School gymnasium from 1-6 p.m. on April 25. Call Liv Leid at the Waitsburg High school (337-6351) to reserve a time....

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

Little League Umpires Needed

WAITSBURG – Touchet Valley Little League is in need of umpire for weeknight 5:30 p.m. games and Saturday 1 p.m. games. Volunteers with a general knowledge of baseball who are willing to fill out a volunteer application and pass a background check...

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

Prom Dresses at Dingles

DAYTON – Dingle’s of Dayton will open its doors to all girls who are still looking for that perfect, inexpensive dress for this year’s prom. Girls and their families can shop, try on and buy dresses on Thurs., April 14, from 5-7 p.m. Over 130...

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

Mobile Food Bank Visit

WALLA WALLA – The Blue Mountain Action Council will host a mobile food bank visit on Thurs., April 14, from 5-7 p.m. at the north end of expo buildings at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds. The bank will distribute free produce and perishable products...

 
 News Briefs    April 14, 2016

State Parks Free Day, April 22

OLYMPIA – In honor of Earth Day, Washington State Parks will offer a free day at all state parks on April 22. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits on that day. The “free days” are in keeping with legislation...

 
 Specials    April 14, 2016

Birthdays - Week of April 14

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...

 
 By Jennifer Stuber    Commentary    April 14, 2016

My Common Ground with the NRA

It wasn’t the hardest phone call I’ve ever made, but it was certainly awkward. I was cold-calling the National Rifle Association. Because the NRA is well-known for offering gun safety training, I wanted to know whether the organization had ideas...

 
 By T. Rees Shapiro    Commentary    April 14, 2016

For 4-H, a Campaign to Reach Beyond Corn Fields and Into Cities

For more than a century, boys and girls with an abiding curiosity about harvesting corn and raising cattle found refuge in their local 4-H Club, which developed deep roots in America's farming...

 
 Commentary    April 14, 2016

Thank You After School Volunteers

Dear Editor, On behalf of the After School Task Force, we want to thank the many volunteers who contributed to a very successful After School Pilot Program which concluded on March 31, 2016. There is no doubt that the program would never have...

 
 News    April 14, 2016

Raising the Flags

A group of local military men took a break from coffee at the Waitsburg Hardware Store on Tuesday morning to replace the worn United States and Waitsburg flags with new ones....

 
 Sports    April 14, 2016

Lash LaRue Takes First at State

Waitsburg Matbird Lash LaRue placed first in his weight division in the 11-12 age group at the Jason Crawford Memorial Wrestling Tournament at the Spokane Arena on Sat., April 9. In 2012 the...

 
 Sports    April 14, 2016

Tour of Walla Walla This Weekend

WAITSBURG – The 20th annual Tour of Walla Walla cycling stage race will begin early Friday in Waitsburg. More than 100 professional and amateur cyclists from throughout the northwest are expected to take part. The time trial stage will begin...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 14, 2016

Moose Creek Café Gets New Mural

DAYTON-Ken Leiske calls Colville, Wash. his home, but his work as a signmaker takes him pretty much everywhere, he said. Last week Leiske was in Dayton to paint a mural on the wall outside the Moose...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 14, 2016

Fairgrounds Pavilion to Receive New HVAC, Insulation

DAYTON-A new HVAC system is going in at the pavilion building at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The project is on target for completion by May 26, according to Public Works Director, Andrew Woods. C...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    April 14, 2016

Two Touchet Valley Residents Are Port of WW Finalists

WALLA WALLA - The Port of Walla Walla Commissioners have announced that four candidates will be interviewed to become the Port's next executive director. Final interviews will be held Thursday. Among...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 14, 2016

Garden Club Enjoys a Sunny Saturday

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Garden Club had a busy Saturday morning with tours of the Callahan home on Preston Avenue, and Terry and Bettie Hofer's property off Highway 12. The Callahan's shared recen...

 

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