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Articles from the April 27, 2017 edition

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Dancing' The Night Away

Tayler Jones and Cade Branson were crowned Queen and King at Waitsburg's junior prom on Sat., April 22. The theme was "Black and White."...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017

Columbia Co. Considers Flood Control District

DAYTON— City of Dayton Mayor Craig George and County Commissioner Merle Jackson are leading efforts to find out how to go about establishing a flood control district in Columbia County. Guest speaker Kirk Holmes, an engineer with consulting firm...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017

City Approves Rezone of Aronson Property

WAITSBURG – It has taken nearly a year's worth of effort, but a rezone of a property owned by Marvin Aronson just off Highway 124, which was recommended by the Waitsburg Planning Commission, was...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017

Rainbow Lake Construction to Begin in June

WALLA WALLA-Last week officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife provided the public with progress updates regarding implementation actions for the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area...

 

Preston Hall Talent Show

Several Preston Hall students shared their talents with friends and family at a talent show in the WHS auditorium Monday evening. Zack Wood (comedy) and Kiley Curran (ballet) tied for first place,...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 27, 2017

Ten Years Ago May 3, 2007 The Waitsburg High School Junior Prom crowned a King and Queen at its annual extravaganza last Saturday evening. Leon Hucht, an exchange student form Germany, and Jessica Mason, daughter of Gerald and Kathy Mason, were...

 

Waitsburg's Got Talent!

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Elementary School students will share their talents with the public at the second annual Waitsburg’s Got Talent! show held at the WHS auditorium on Fri., April 28 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and the public is encouraged...

 

Preston Hall Wins Achievement Award

WAITSBURG – Preston Hall Middle School received recognition from the State Board of Education as a recipient of the 2016 Washington Achievement Award for Math Growth. Award winners are selected using statewide assessment data for the previous...

 

Service Award Nominations

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Commercial Club is accepting nominations for the 2017 Community Service Award (formerly Citizen of the Year) and 2017 Business of the Year through Fri., April 28. Nominations can be sent to waitsburgcc@icloud.com or mailed...

 

Support for Unpaid Caregivers

DAYTON – Two classes, providing for unpaid caregivers will begin May 10 in Dayton. The classes are free but pre-registration is required by May 3. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week course to help caregivers develop self-care tools...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 27

April 28: Garry Katsel, and Judy Deines. April 29: Cole McMorris-Rodgers, Nancee Hinchliffe, Kenny Finch, Glenda Mings and Emily Yokel. April 30: Janice Wills, and Patti Eng. May 1: Josh Smith, Jennifer Jameson, Adam Erikson, Troy Larsen, Corinne...

 

Forget the Critics, Mr. President - Your First 100 Days Have Been Just Fine

Despite the best efforts of the White House “PR apparatus” to sell the president’s first 100 days as a success, the New York Times declared in an editorial, the new administration has, in fact, been plagued by “many missteps” including a...

 

Trump Hasn't Turned a Corner

President Donald Trump’s apologists were convinced that the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, the strikes on Syria and the mega-bomb dropped in Afghanistan signaled Trump had “grown.” He’s learning on the job! He’s coming back into the...

 

The 'Oh, Never Mind' President

In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders against giving the impression that “we are palsied by the will of our constituents.” In this regard,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017

Prescott Installs New Playground Equipment

PRESCOTT – Last year, Prescott Park saw the replacement of much-needed toddler playground equipment. Just last week, equipment for 6-12 year-olds was installed at a cost of roughly $65,000. As with...

 

Exchange Host Families Needed

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15-58 from a variety of countries including: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, and Japan. The students are eager to experience...

 

Birds on the Dike

The Blue Mountain Audubon Society and the Dayton Memorial Library hosted a two-hour bird watching hike along the Touchet River on Saturday. Osprey, and Cliff Swallows were frequently...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017

Dayton School Board Discusses Ski Program, Certificated Staff, and Capital Projects

DAYTON--During the Show and Tell portion of last week’s school board meeting, Colonel Bill Bialozor with the JRROTC program at Walla Walla High School spoke about the role JRROTC plays in the lives...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017

City Plans to Cut Corners

WAITSBURG – It will probably be years in the making, but Waitsburg's city council took the first step toward straightening Taggart Road, making it a straight shot from Millrace Road to Highway 12....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017

Christine Richards Opens Essential Theraputic Massage

WAITSBURG – After 14 years in the business, massage therapist Christine Richards still loves what she does. And with her recent move here, she's brought her business, Essential Theraputic Massage,...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

-Approved a city budget amendment to reallocate funds across the City Streets Fund and the Water and Sewer Fund to cover costs associated with city projects and to allocate additional water and sewer revenue. -Awarded the Main Street Bridge Project...

 

Dayton Beats Touchet & TCP, Falls to Kittitas

DAYTON - Dayton hosted Tri Cities Prep Tuesday in a double header and beat TCP in both games. In the first game the Bulldogs won easily 14-4 on 15 hits. The game started evenly matched and was tied...

 

Small Dayton Track Team Competes at Prosser Invite

A small Dayton Track team competed at the Prosser Invitational Saturday. Dayton was down numerous athletes due to sickness and an FBLA event. Hazel Tu, Dayton’s only female competitor Saturday, worked very hard on her long jump and it showed when...

 

Lady Cards Fall to Burbank, Mac-Hi

WAITSBURG – The Cardinals hosted the Burbank Coyotes Monday in a double header. Although the Cards put 29 runs on the board, they split with the Coyotes losing the first game by two. The Cards...

 

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