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Articles from the April 23, 2015 edition

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 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 23, 2015

State Approves $110M in Bonds for Columbia Pulp

STARBUCK – The Washington Economic Development Finance Authority has approved issuance of $110 million in non-recourse revenue bonds to Columbia Pulp, LLC. The bonds will cover construction costs...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 23, 2015

Way-Finding Project Will Brand Touchet Valley

WAITSBURG – After several years of dedicated effort, the Regional Way-Finding System Project has finally entered its final phase: the installation of the road and pedestrian signs that will brand...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 23, 2015

Columbia Co. Will Switch to REA

DAYTON – After months of deliberation, Columbia County Commissioners decided on April 15 to switch power providers for the county courthouse and the county public works building from Pacific Power...

 

Tour of Waitsburg?

The "Peleton" rolled through downtown Waitsburg Sunday, as riders prepared to start the Kellogg Hollow Road Race . . ....

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 23, 2015

Ten Years Ago April 28, 2015 Representing the 92nd annual Waitsburg Days of Real Sport are co-queens Brittany Artz and Kimberly Smith. The 2005-06 City Council was sworn in and Mayor Marty Dunn handed out committee assignments at the April 20...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

First Appearance/Arraignment: Michael A. West, 37, Dayton; entered not-guilty plea on charges of residential burglary – domestic violence with sexual motivation, a Class B felony, and violation of a no-contact order – domestic violence with...

 

Women's Health Show

DAYTON – May is Women’s Health Month, and the Columbia County Wellness Project is presenting its 2nd annual Women’s Health Show on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Liberty Theater in downtown Dayton. Admission to this event is...

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg High School National Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive in the Waitsburg High School gymnasium from 1-6 p.m. on April 27. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit online at www.redcross.org to reserve a time to...

 

Columbia County Fair Kickoff Saturday

DAYTON – The Columbia County Fair Kickoff takes place this Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m. in the Fairgrounds Pavilion. Ham and chicken dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment and a live dessert auction. Columbia County FFA will...

 

Pool Employees Needed

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg has extended the deadline for applications for Waitsburg City Pool lifeguards and a pool manager through April 30. Interested parties should contact Kelly Steinhoff at city hall for an application and to learn how...

 

Spring Book Sale

DAYTON – Dayton Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library will host their Spring Book Sale on Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dayton Memorial Library located at 111 S. 3rd Street in Dayton....

 

Police Notes - April 23, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing to report. Dayton Apr. 12 Vandalism to vehicle reported on E. Richmond Avenue. Trespassing reported on S. Willow Street; civil dispute between neighbors over property line. Apr. 13 Suspicious black truck and blue Dodge Neon parted...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 23

April 24: Betty Callahan, Julia Manyak, Rick Huwe, Bess Harter, Geneva Pettichord, Jason Sickles, Cheyenne Frohreich. April 25: Sharon Pauley, Nancy Meyers, Bernice Mock, Richele Heilburn and Randy Schuster, Michael Bessey April 26: Charlie Baker,...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

24: Pancake Bar; BBQ Chicken, Quesadilla, Spanish Rice 27: Breakfast Sandwich; Corndog, BBQ Beans 28: Biscuit & Gravy; Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Roll 29: Longjohn; Nachos 30: Egg, Sausage Hash Brown; Teriyaki Dippers, Rice...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

When you read what I’m about to say, you’re going to think I’m a sore loser. So I plead guilty right up front. But I write on anyway because I think it’s important for taxpayers to know how...

 

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

It’s human nature to want to leave a legacy of some sort after spending any extended period of time in a given place. For example, after bidding adieu to my beloved Knowledge Bowl in March, I did so...

 

Step Up to the Challenge

Dear Editor, IT’S TIME: It takes a lot of community members to make the right decisions regarding how we live and accomplish tasks within Columbia County, its cities and Waitsburg! In most instances this is accomplished by individuals that step-up...

 

Walla Walla County Tire Collection Events

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla County residents will will be able to dispose of old tires for free; in Walla Walla on April 25 and 26 and in Burbank on May 2. Each event runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., but if the trucks fill up before 3 p.m. the event...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 23, 2015

Columbia Co. Eyes Seneca Property Purchase

DAYTON – Columbia County has its eye on Seneca property neighboring the county public works office on North Guernsey Avenue, including the much-used activity center and well-known "Labor Camp" on...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 23, 2015

Columbia County Health Shows Improvement

DAYTON – Columbia County jumped from 24th in state health rankings to 12th between last year’s assessment and now, Public Health Director Martha Lanman reported to county commissioners last week....

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 23, 2015

Fair Board Considers Repairs to East Grandstand

DAYTON – Columbia County Fair Board members have appealed to Columbia County Commissioners several times this year, including at last week’s board meeting, to approve a plan intended to make...

 

Planning Commission Cut to Five

DAYTON – Columbia County Commissioners decided this month to reduce the number of members on the county planning commission from seven to five following the resignation of long-time member Ron Groom. The board had one vacancy already. “The five...

 

Dayton Juvenile Fishing Pond is Stocked and Waiting

Dayton youth enjoy a Monday evening this week at the juvenile fishing pond at the Dayton City Park. Fish & Wildlife, with the local Salmon Recovery Board, replaced a filter at the pond this month so...

 

Fire Behavior Workshop April 30

DAYTON – WSU and OSU Extensions will offer a free fire behavior workshop at the new Columbia County Fire District 3 station at 111 Patit Rd. in Dayton on Thursday, April 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Presenters will discuss fire behavior, history, tools...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 23, 2015

Co-Queens To Reign Over Celebration Days

WAITSBURG – If there's ever a fitting time for double the celebration it is this May's Waitsburg Celebration Days weekend, which also commemorates the city's 150th anniversary. The first-ever...

 

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