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Lions Ladies

Behind every bunch of good men, you're sure to find a bunch of good women! At right are some of the ladies that pitched in to help make a successful Waitsburg's Annual Lions Club Rib Feed held last...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 11, 2017

Celebration Days is May 19-21

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Celebration Days, held the third weekend each May, is just around the corner. The weekend, May 19-21, promises fun for everyone, with a parade, car show, brewfest, bonfire, ATV...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 11, 2017

Dayton Schools Fill Three Positions

DAYTON – The Dayton School District has hired a K-12 school counselor, to start next fall. Susan Stege is a certified school counselor with experience in individual and group counseling, and in...

 

Candidate Filing is Next Week

DAYTON – Filing for 2017 elections in Columbia and Walla Walla Counties will open next week. Positions are open for Dayton and Starbuck city councils, Dayton, Waitsburg and Starbuck school boards, local fire districts, Columbia County Hospital Dist...

 

Margie Goddard Burns

Margie Goddard Burns, of Dayton, passed away on April 23, 2017 at the age of 74 years. Margie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 19, 1942. Margie moved to Wilbur, WA, in 1974 and raised her three...

 

Marian Whipple

Marian Whipple finished her earthly journey on April 10, 2017, at the age of 91. She was born in Anaheim, California on May 21, 1925, the only child of Lewis Marion and IsalenePickel. While in...

 

Gladys Lee Crabb Ferguson

Gladys Lee Crabb Ferguson was born October 10, 1929, in St.John, Washington to Bernard Vincent Crabb and Minnie Melissa Bell Billingsly Crabb. She was the sixth of eight children. She moved to Starbuck, Washington as an infant and attended Starbuck...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 11, 2017

Ten Years Ago May 17, 2007 Hey pard, folks around Waitsburg are as pleased as a pup with two tails that the 94th running of the Days of Real Sport is this weekend. Town is spruced up and ready to entertain friends and neighbors from near and far...

 

Patriotic jeep tour send-off

WAITSBURG - Community members are invited to attend a send-off for Bob Brock as he begins his Patriotic Jeep Tour, on Sat., May 13 at 9 a.m. at Town Hall. Learn more at the Patriot Jeep page on Facebook....

 

Free Movie & Fall Musical Info.

DAYTON – TVAC Productions will hold an informational meeting for this year’s fall musical, The King & I, on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theater. Anyone interested in participating, on stage or behind the scenes, is encouraged to attend....

 

Commercial Club Awards

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club will meet Tues., May 16 at Waitsburg Town Hall to recognize the 2017 Community Service recipienta and Business of the Year. Tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com or at the door. If purchasing at...

 

Free Sports Physicals May 19

WALLA WALLA – Providence St. Mary Medical Center, will offer free sports physicals in the Walla Walla High School gym from 3-7 p.m. No appointments are needed. Physicals will be offered to students in grades six through 11, from all area schools....

 

Birthdays - Week of May 11

May 12: Katy Leid, Erin Dutton, Kazmira Grende, Jonathan Abbey. May 13: Lola Spirotas, Terry Bloor, Kevin Moormann, Jack Gawith and Lavina Meyer. May 14: Daniel Thomas Reese, Marge Tabor, Maggie Pietila, Lynna Larsen, Lee Fisk, Marilyn Robert,...

 

My son has a preexisting condition; he's one of the reasons I voted for the AHCA

Hearing late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue this week about his son’s condition and his family’s experience in the moments after his birth, I had a flashback to the day my son was born and we learned he had Down syndrome. My...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    May 11, 2017

A President Who Does Not Know What It Is to Know

It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about Donald Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability. It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of...

 

Neil Carpenter is CREA Dist. #3 Rep.

WALLA WALLA – Approximately 320 people attended Columbia REA's 79th annual meeting at College Place High School in April 20. New board member, Neil Carpenter of Waitsburg, was elected to represent D...

 

Sprucing Up Main Street

Members of the Waitsburg Garden Club were busy planting the Main Street planters this year. Members welcome passers-by to keep the planters looking lovely by deadheading plants as they walk by and...

 

4-H Food Gatherers

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg 4-H Corral Wranglers and the 4-H Penpals recently held a friendly but competitive food drive last week, bringing in a total of 815 pounds of non-perishables to the...

 

Envision Dayton 2039

DAYTON - Dayton residents attended an Envision Dayton 2039 workshop, sponsored by the city last week at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to survey residents about what they like about Dayton, what should be retained, and...

 

Best Western Receives Recognition

DAYTON – Dayton’s Best Western Plus Hotel and Suites received the Champion Customer Care Award at the Best Western Hotels and Resorts’ District II meeting, held in Vancouver, B.C. last week. The honor was given to properties demonstrating...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 11, 2017

Boldman Family Car Returns to Dayton

DAYTON – The Boldman family's 1934 Chevrolet Master Deluxe, a six-cyclinder, four-door sedan, has returned to Dayton, and has been reunited with its original license plates, car inspection report,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 11, 2017

Dayton School Board Addresses Strategic Priorities

DAYTON—Dayton school superintendent Doug Johnson gave a report at last week’s school board meeting about the Dayton School District’s community visioning strategic priorities. He said that all...

 

County Approves Redistricting

Last week, the Columbia County Commissioners approved a plan to shift census block # 25, which is located in Commissioners' Voting Precinct No. 1, to Commissioners' Voting Precinct No. 3, in order to...

 

Dayton Memorial Library May Events

DAYTON - Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for weather shifts on Saturday for a short excursion with the Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington State Native Plant Society for field identification. Darcy Dauble will guide attendees through the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 11, 2017

Trevor Johnson Starts Johnson Family Towing

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg resident Trevor Johnson is putting his army experience to use, operating a new tow truck business, while he furthers his education. The bright green wrecker, with "Johnson Fami...

 

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