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Articles from the April 28, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    April 28, 2016

Bridge Rail Design Approved

WAITSBURG – City council members voted three to one to approve a rail design for the Main Street Bridge replacement on the north end of town. Councilors Kevin House, Marty Dunn, and Deb Callahan...

 

Mules on Main Street

Traveling preacher Randy Boehmer piqued a great deal of interest as he drove through Waitsburg, and then Dayton last week in his two covered wagons pulled by a team of Belgian draft mules. Boehmer...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 28, 2016

Are Trails in our Future?

DAYTON— An organization in Walla Walla called the Community Council is meeting to work on strategies for enhancing outdoor recreation opportunities. Based on their 2015 report, Enhancing Outdoor...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 28, 2016

Fairgrounds Committee Seeks City Standing

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Fairgrounds was the hot topic of the night at a well-attended Monday Waitsburg City Council meeting. Friends of Waitsburg Fairgrounds Committee (FWFC) chairperson Lane...

 

School District Seeks Calendar Input

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg School District is seeking input from staff, students, and families regarding the calendar for next year. A survey of various options may be accessed from the District’s webpage (www.waitsburgsd.org). Hard copies of the...

 

Waitsburg City Cleanup

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual city cleanup day will take place on the morning of May 4. Yard waste (tree branches, bushes, limbs that will not fit in a garbage can) will be picked up if it is out to the curb or alley by 8 a.m. that day. Due to...

 

Pumpkin Planters Needed

WAITSBURG – Gayle Broom’s annual Giant Pumpkin Project is underway, but she’s still looking for students to grow the giant gourds. Broom said she has already started the seedlings, and would like interested students to join her on Thurs., May...

 

Waitsburg Spring Bands Concert

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg School Bands, grades 5-12, will present their annual spring concert on Mon., May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Waitsburg High School Auditorium. Four bands will play, from young to old, and will finish with cookies and punch in the Cage. L...

 

First Thursday Concert

WALLA WALLA - The Rhapsody Trio, Tim Brown, cello, Roger Garcia, clarinet and Laura Curtis, piano, will be performing for the First Thursday concert, May 5, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine Street, Walla Walla. The program is from...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 28, 2016

Ten Years Ago May 4, 2006 Waitsburg Days of Real Sport Royalty Megan Mooso, Holly LeFore and Jamie Thomas are in the running for Queen of the 2006 edition of Waitsburg’s annual horse race weekend, and the Queen’s Coronation event will have a...

 

Court News - April 28, 2016

Arraignments Dustin L. Conley, 47, Dayton; entered pleas of not guilty on to one count second degree burglary, one count third degree theft, and one count third degree malicious mischief. According to police reports video captured Conley throwing a...

 

Yard Sale/Farmer's Market

PRESCOTT – Everyone is invited to bring a table and sell their wares at a group yard sale in Prescott on Sat., April 30 from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. The sale will take place behind Gleason’s Galley, in the alley behind the Tuxedo Bar & Grill. Hopes...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 28

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 Atkinson and Barbara Saxon Abbey. May 2:...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

29: Pancake on a Stick; Tuna Melt, 3 Bean Salad 2: Breakfast Sandwich; Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Cucumbers 3: Continental Breakfast; Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Carrots, Pineapple 4: Longjohn; Cancun Chicken Wrap, Cauliflower 5: Breakfast Pizza;...

 

Lyons Ferry Road Closure Will Have Severe Impact

A proposed road construction project may have severe consequences for Lyons Ferry Marina this summer. As managers of the marina we want the public to be aware of the impact this may have on the marina and summer recreation opportunities. The project...

 
 By Jim Webb    Commentary    April 28, 2016

We Can Celebrate Tubman Without Disparaging Jackson

One would think we could celebrate the recognition that Harriet Tubman will be given on future $20 bills without demeaning former president Andrew Jackson as a “monster,” asa recent Huffington Post headlinedid. And summarizing his legendary...

 

Andrew Jackson Never Wanted to Be On the $20 Bill Anyway

The announcement by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that Harriet Tubman will take the place of Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill has caused some grumbling. Senator Lamar Alexander, who like Jackson is from Tennessee, expressed grave misgivings...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 28, 2016

Life Cycle of a Duck

DAYTON-Stephanie Wamble's K-1 class science project was the star attraction for Show and Tell at the Dayton School Board meeting last week. Wamble's students have teamed up with Kristina Knebel's...

 

Mule Mania Volunteers Needed

DAYTON – The Dayton Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help with Mule Mania, held May 27-30. Volunteer opportunities include stall and grounds preparation, arena assistance (runners, timers, stewards), event office, Mule Mania store....

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

DAYTON - Next week, May 2-6, is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Since 1984, the first week in May has designated as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. Dayton school...

 

Win This Truck!

Dayton's All Wheels Weekend will feature a vehicle raffle again this year. The vehicle to be given away is a 1955 Willys flatbed pickup. This truck has just over 50,000 original miles and still sports...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 28, 2016

Artist Trust is Wowed by Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Board members of Artist Trust, based in Port Townsend, Wash., recently held a weekend retreat in Walla Walla, and were impressed with the burgeoning art scene they witnessed during an...

 

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