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 News    May 4, 2017

Waitsburg Elementary's Got Talent

Waitsburg second graders surprised talent show coordinator and retiring teacher Dinah Lindsey with a song tribute to close out the Waitsburg Elementary's Got Talent show on Friday evening. See more...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 4, 2017

Hospital Board Receives Audit Summary

DAYTON—Tom Dingus, of DZA PLLC, Certified Public Accountants, presented highlights of his unmodified independent auditor’s report for 2016 and highlights from financial indicators to the CCHS Board of Commissioners at their April meeting. “You...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 4, 2017

Waitsburg Grange Revival

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg holds the honor of being home to the very first Grange in Washington, even before Washington was a state. And while memberships have ebbed and flowed over the years, the...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

FFA Flamingo Fundraiser

WAITSBURG – A massive flock of flamingos has been traveling from lawn-to-lawn throughout the 'Burg over the last week. The neon pink pranksters are on a mission to raise funds to help the Waitsburg...

 

Death Notice - Gladys L. Ferguson

Funeral services for Gladys L. Ferguson will be held 10 a.m., Mon., May 8 at the Dayton United Brethren Church, 1106 S 4th St, Dayton Wash. Pastor Greg Brownell, officiating. Graveside service will follow at the Starbuck Cemetery. Gladys was 87 and...

 

Patriotic Send-off

WAITSBURG – The community is invited to join Bob Brock as he begins his journey toward Washington D.C. on his America’s Patriotic Jeep Tour, in a send-off at 9 a.m. on Mon., May 15 at Waitsburg Town Hall. Brock will cross the country while...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 4, 2017

Ten Years Ago May 10, 2007 The site of the former John Smith Implement and Hardware, known locally as “The Hole,” is in the process of being “renovated” for new uses. About two-thirds of it has been leveled and seeded to grass and the other...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

April 24: Juvenile resident brought marijuana and drug paraphernalia onto the property of the Jubilee Leadership Academy. Subject was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. April 26: Dixie resident stated he was assaulted while...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Brandon Wayne John, 33, Dayton; charged with first degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Entered a pleas of not guilty. Released on $10,000 personal recognizance bond. Case is continued to May 3 for trial setting. A second case...

 

Birthdays - Week of May 4

May 4: Liya Senter, Tom Land, Anna Ray and Ashley Janovich. May 5: Jim Tuttle, Dian McQuade, Pamela Parsons, Todd Wood, Rhiannon Chapman, Kin Hofer, Kelly Thomas Ward, Jim Crawford and Kathryn Fry. May 6: Scott and Ellie Johnson, Betty Mosley, Joan...

 
 By Charles Kock    Commentary    May 4, 2017

Trump's Policies Must Not Benefit Only Big Businesses Like Mine

Like Alexis de Tocqueville nearly 200 years ago, I believe American society thrives when people act out of an enlightened regard for themselves that constantly prompts them to assist each other. I remain optimistic that our nation can unify around...

 

Alas, the Mortgage Interest Deduction Won't Go Away

Attempting comprehensive tax reform is like trying to tug many bones from the clamped jaws of many mastiffs. Every provision of the code -- now approaching 4 million words -- was put there to placate a clamorous faction, or to create a grateful...

 

The past 100 days have been a disaster - for Democrats

Let’s face it: The past 100 days have been a disaster . . . for Democrats. While much ink has been spilled in the past week assessing President Trump’s first 100 days in office, the Democrats’ abysmal performance has largely escaped scrutiny. S...

 

Spring Bands Concert

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg 5th - 12th graders are ready to present their spring music for the year in a concert in the WHS auditorium on Mon., May 8 at 7 p.m. The fifth grade will lead with the Frere Jacques round and Regal March, followed by the sicth...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

POMEROY – The May Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held at the Pataha Four Mill located at 50 Hutchens Hill Road in Pomeroy on May 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The lunch is $10 and will be catered by Louise Von Vogt and crew....

 

County Seeks Human Services Advisory Board Members

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Walla Walla County is seeking up to five members on the Human Services Advisory Board. The board is responsible for assisting the Dept. of Community Health in determining needs and setting priorities for services, and assists i...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 4, 2017

History of Depot and Rail Transportation Now Online

DAYTON-Dayton Historic Depot Museum Director Tamara Fritze has spent the last eight months researching the history of the 1881 Oregon Railway and Navigation Company Depot, better known as the Dayton H...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 4, 2017

Dayton Plans to Fix Streets

DAYTON--At last week’s Dayton City Council meeting, Howard Boggs and Adam Schmidtgall, with Engineering Firm Anderson Perry & Associates, presented the council with an evaluation of potential...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 4, 2017

Pacific Power to repower Marengo wind turbines

DAYTON—PacifiCorp, a division of Pacific power, plans upgrades to its existing wind fleet by 2020. Upgrades will include installing larger blades and newer technology in order to increase power...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 4, 2017

Retiring Together

WAITSBURG – For Waitsburg residents John and Dinah Lindsey, attending a local sporting event together has always required careful consideration, to find a seat in the most neutral location...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Mini Mass Band

On Tues., April 25, Waitsburg hosted the first ever Mini-Mass Band. Touchet and Dayton middle school bands (Prescott was unable to attend) joined the Waitsburg Preston Hall 7-8th grade band for three...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 4, 2017

School Board Update

-Dr. Clarke suggested that the board budget for the same number of students they budgeted for last year, which was 270. The graduating class of 30 is exiting the system and she said there are 15-17...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    May 4, 2017

Waitsburg Girls Sweep Touchet on Road

TOUCHET – The Waitsburg softball team rallied from two runs down in the sixth inning to pull out a win in the first game of Saturday's double-header at Touchet, 11-10. The Lady Cards then...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    May 4, 2017

Dayton Girls Sweep White Swan, 17-1, 12-1

WHITE SWAN – The Dayton girls' softball team took advantage of 13 White Swan errors in two five-inning games to overwhelm the home team in a double-header on Saturday, 17-1 and 12-1. In game one,...

 

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