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Articles from the April 20, 2017 edition

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READY, SET, GO!

Preston Park was a beehive of activity on a sunny Saturday morning as families turned out for the annual Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the Waitsburg Grange and Commercial Club. Above: Children swarm...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Dunn Easily Wins Re-election

WAITSBURG – Preliminary election results for Waitsburg's mayor and city council members were tallied Monday night, with a few upsets resulting. Incumbent Mayor Marty Dunn received 239 votes, easily...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Public Hearing Coming on Pot Store

DAYTON – Columbia County planning commissioners have received plenty of feedback – mostly negative – in response to the conditional use permit recently filed by Kathy Sali, to open a marijuana store just outside Dayton. A public hearing is...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Waitsburg Addresses Meter Tampering

WAITSBURG – How to deal with a reported increase in water meter tampering became a topic of discussion at the March 15 city council meeting. The council is hopeful that the problem can be mitigated when the meters are replaced in the future. In...

 

Home and School Carnival

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Home and School Association is hosting their annal school carnival on Fri., April 21 from 5:30-7:30 in the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. Funds from the event will help pay for all the school supplies for...

 

NHS Hosts Blood Drive

WAITSBURG – The WHS National Honor Society will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Mon., April 24 from 1-6 p.m. at the WHS gymnasium. The goal for the drive is 28 units and it is requested that donors pre-sign. Donors can schedule an...

 

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

WALLA WALLA – A free screening for skin cancer will be held May 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center. Registration begins April 25. If anything of concern is discovered, patients will be referred back to their primary...

 

Waitsburg's Got Talent, April 24

WAITSBURG – Mark your calendars! Waitsburg Elementary and Middle School students will share their talents and skills in the second annual Waitsburg’s Got Talent! event on Mon., April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This night of...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 20, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 26, 2007 When the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” was released in 2000, the country witnessed a revival in true American music-bluegrass. It also inspired a group of young people from Waitsburg to learn to play that type...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

April 10: Sex Offense - At approximately 1120 hours, deputies responded to the Jubilee Youth Academy for a report of an assault. The investigation is continuing. April 12: Obstructing/ False Statements – At approximately 1140 hours, a local high...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 20

April 21: Tracy Keve, Brooklyn Butler, Rebecca Dunn, Joyce Zingle, and Dean and Deanna Keiser, Nico Harri. April 22: Julie Yokel, Mary Cunningham, Marge Benson, Mary Mathews and Dawn Roberts. April 23: Claudia Cunningham, Juanita Gluck, Vera Webber,...

 

People don't like paying taxes. That's because they don't understand them.

For the past few years, I’ve sat in New Orleans high school classrooms watching students debate the fairest way for government to raise revenue. They role-play - first as management consultants advising legislators; then as lawmakers, weighing...

 

What the Freedom Caucus Stands For

With a mellifluous name suggesting bucolic tranquility, Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, is an unlikely object of the caterwauling recently directed at him and the House Freedom Caucus he leads. The vituperation was occasioned by the...

 

Assessment of Present Evidence is Crucial to Future

Dear Editor, Waitsburg citizens, across the board, are concerned about the future of the city. Marty Dunn summed up the purpose of the mayor and city council when he told the Times, “The biggest challenge and needs currently facing the city is main...

 

Dealing with Disabilities

There was a good turn-out at the Developmental Disabilities Services Fair held in the Delaney Room at the Dayton Memorial Library last week. The fair was sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 20, 2017

Monica Mitchelle is Dayton's new After School Program/Drug Free Grant Coordinator

DAYTON--Monica Mitchelle is the new Dayton School District After School Program/Drug-Free Grant Coordinator. She is replacing Shakira Bye, who has taken a job with the Dayton Memorial Library....

 

Eggs, eggs, everywhere!

Children filled the Dayton City Park to hunt for thousands of colored Easter eggs on Saturday morning. The annual hunt is sponsored by the Dayton Kiwanis Club and Washington Federal...

 

Upcoming at the Library

DAYTON - On Friday, April 21 the Friends of the Library will host a used book sale, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and, again, on Sat., April 22, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Also on April 21 learn how clouds affect weather and the importance of their role in our...

 

Dayton Street Project On Track for This Summer

DAYTON—Action was taken at last week’s city council meeting to award the South First Street Reconstruction Contract. The contract was awarded to the lowest responsive bidder, which was POW Contracting, of Pasco, for an amount not to exceed...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Lighting Upgrade Will Save Waitsburg Schools Thousands

WAITSBURG – At their March meeting the Waitsburg School Board approved a lighting upgrade purchase in Preston Hall that will save the district thousands of dollars each year. An energy incentive...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Switchgrass to Sasayama

WAITSBURG – Local youth bluegrass band Switchgrass Delta will join with other local talent in a fundraising concert at the Plaza Theater in Waitsburg on Sun., April 23 at 4 p.m. Funds from the conce...

 

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Mabton, LWK

DAYTON – In two double-headers over the past week, The Dayton softball team came away with four wins, allowing only two runs. Dayton hosted the Mabton Vikings on April 10 and shut them out twice,...

 

Lady Cards Fall to Colton Three Times

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg softball team played a tough Colton team three times last week, and dropped all three games. On April 11, the Lady Cardinals traveled to Colton and were defeated 13-3. The...

 

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