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Articles from the April 21, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    April 21, 2016

Honey on the Whetstone

WAITSBURG – From the Isle of Dominica in the West Indies to a farmhouse along Whetstone Springs outside of Waitsburg, Mark and Eleanora Montgomery have been gardening and beekeeping together for 30...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 21, 2016

Dayton Holds Advisory Vote

DAYTON—The Dayton Historic Preservation Commission held a meeting last week to provide a forum for property owners in the South Side Historic District and the Washington Street Historic District....

 

School Board Will Consider Staff Cuts

WAITSBURG – With a declining general fund balance and staffing well over state apportionment allocations, Waitsburg School District Superintendent Carol Clarke informed school board members that they have a deadline of May 15 to make decision regar...

 

Prescription Take Back Day April 30

Unused or expired medications may be turned in for safe disposal on April 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the following locations: the Walla Walla Police Department (54 E. Moore, Walla Walla), the College Place Police Department (624 S. College Ave.,...

 

Calvin Clark James

Proud parents Andrew and Heidi James are happy to announce the birth of their son Calvin Clark James. Born on March 30, 2016, Calvin was 9 pounds 6.4 ounces and measured 22.5 inches long. He joins siblings Brycen and Allison. Maternal grandparents...

 

FREE Parent Workshops

WALLA WALLA – The Mom’s Network will provide two parent workshops focusing on adolescent and teen behavior. On Tues., April 26 Special Education and Behavior Specialist for Walla Walla Public Schools, Barb Casey, will speak on “Anxiety and...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 21, 2016

Ten Years Ago April 27, 2006 Bill Warren, manager of Warren Orchards and co-owner of Warren Farms, was selected from a nationwide field of applicants at the recipient of the 2006 Eisenhower Agricultural Fellowship. Without a program, you don’t know...

 

Waitsburg City Council Mtg. Date Changed

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council meeting scheduled for April 20 has been moved to Mon., April 25, at 7 p.m. Agenda items include: 2016 election certification, grandstands report, inner track rail, stall rental funds discussion, property...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

22: French Toast; Cancun Chicken Wrap, Cauliflower 25: Biscuit & Gravy; Hamburger (chs. opt.), Tomato/Onion/Pickle, Potato Smiles 26: Continental Breakfast; Orange Chicken, Stir Fry Veggies 27: Longjohn; Hot Ham & Cheese 28: Breakfast Pizza; Chicken...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 21

April 22: Julie Yokel, Mary Cunningham, Marge Benson, Mary Mathews and Dawn Roberts. April 23: Claudia Cunningham, Juanita Gluck, Vera Webber, Sandra Cox, Caleb Durkee and Lisa Kysar. April 24: Betty Callahan, Julia Manyak, Rick Huwe, Bess Harter,...

 

Tax-Code Reform, Not Customer Service, is the Answer to IRS Problems

This probably will beggar belief for the millions of Americans struggling to meet this year’s April 18 deadline to file their income tax returns, but the IRS says it has gotten better at handling taxpayer questions. Two years ago, only 38 percent...

 

How Highlights Has Transformed its Classic Children's Magazine for the App Gneration

At the ripe old age of 70, Highlights - that magazine staple of pediatricians' offices and often the first piece of mail a kid used to get - is moving into the digital age. But with a brand as...

 

Elementary Students Help Former Student with Penny Drive

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Elementary School students spent the last two weeks gathering pennies to help former WHS student Cody Washburn in his battle with cancer. The drive is an offshoot of a coin...

 

Best Western Celebrates Earth Day

DAYTON - The public is invited to an Earth Day ev ent at the Best Western Plus Dayton Hotel and Suites, on Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Activities will include Earth Day crafts for children of all ages, including Mr. Recycle Head or plastic bottle...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 21, 2016

Cultural Exchange Between Students at DSD and Students From Japan

DAYTON--Since their arrival in Dayton on April 15, forty-four juniors from Yamate High School in Yokohama, Japan, have been living with host families in Dayton and experiencing life in rural eastern W...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 21, 2016

Thinking Outside the Box

Mom looks outside system to get help for her son DAYTON-Sherri Huwe said she will be forever grateful to the many people who helped her wage a long and complicated battle to help her developmentally...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 21, 2016

Port of columbia meeting April 13

DAYTON—Port of Columbia County commissioners heard from Port Manager Jennie Dickinson and Economic Development Coordinator Brad McMasters about their recent trip to the 2016 Natural Products Expo...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 21, 2016

Dayton, Waitsburg Negotiate Combined Cheer Agreement

WAITSBURG – With the logistics of the 2016-17 Waitsburg-Dayton football combine largely decided, it is time for the cheer squads to do the same. At the April 14 regular Waitsburg School Board...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 21, 2016

Students, Parents Speak in Support of Coach Elsey

WAITSBURG – A group of students and parents attended last week’s school board meeting to vocalize their support for high school girls’ basketball coach J.T. Elsey, whose performance was on the...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 21, 2016

Tigers Drop 2 to Asotin, 2-0 and 10-3

PRESCOTT – The Prescott boys fell twice to Asotin at home in a Friday double-header, 2-0 and 10-3. In the first game, Jacob Dunn pitched a gem, giving up only three hits in a complete-game effort....

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 21, 2016

Prescott Girls Split with Asotin, 7-6, 0-10

PRESCOTT – The Prescott softball team came out on fire, scoring four runs in the first inning of game one, on the way to a split of a double-header with Asotin. After taking the first game, 7-6,...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 21, 2016

Lady Bulldogs Overwhelm WWVA

COLLEGE PLACE – The Walla Walla Valley Academy softball team was no match for Dayton Friday afternoon, as the Lady ‘Dogs won two mercy rule-shortened games, 33-1 and 10-0. In game one, Dayton had...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 21, 2016

Cardinals Callas, Adams Shine at District Meet

DAYTON – On Friday afternoon, at the first track and field meet ever held at the new College Place HS athletic field, several Touchet Valley athletes had top performances. Waitsburg's Landon Callas...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 21, 2016

Dayton Bats Heat Up Against WWVA

DAYTON – The Dayton baseball team scored seven runs on seven hits in the first game of their double-header against Walla Walla Valley Academy here Friday, but their pitchers could hold off the...

 

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