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Articles from the May 18, 2017 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    May 18, 2017

Howard and Dona Jean Smith are 2017 WCD Parade Marshals

The Smith family has farmed in Waitsburg since 1919 WAITSBURG – Because she has never driven a truck, and has sat in the saddle only one time (and immediately wanted off!) Dona Jean Smith said she w...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    May 18, 2017

Mule Mania Comes to Dayton Memorial Day Weekend

DAYTON – Dayton will host its seventh annual Mule Mania, sponsored by Columbia REA, from May 26 – 28 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The events will begin on Friday at 8 a.m. in the fairgrounds outdoor arena. The mule showings and...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 18, 2017

Structural Damage Closes W-P House

WAITSBURG – Members of the Waitsburg Historical Society received some unwelcome news while trying to be proactive about maintaining the Bruce Museum Complex properties. Inspectors discovered...

 

ERNEST A. HERMANNS

Ernest (Ernie) was born east of Prescott where the sun rises on April 26, 1937 to parents, Edward and Vida Hermanns. On May 10, 2017 at his home on the west side of Prescott where the sun sets,...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 18, 2017

Ten Years Ago Thursday, May 24, 2007 People playing the ponies last weekend at the 94th Annual Days of Real Sport bet a total of $48,275 during the two-day race meet. It was another long and enjoyable Days of Real Sport Parade. Heading the parade was...

 

Asher James Hilton

Asher James Hilton was born at 8:11 a.m. on May 1, 2017, at Providence St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla, weighing 8lbs. 3 oz. Asher is the son of James Hilton and Leah Long. His grandparents...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

May 3: At approx. 1900 hours, a victim was bit by an unknown dog at his residence on Kinnear St. in Waitsburg, sustaining injury. May 6: Dispatched to a physical domestic on Shelton Dr. in Prescott. Victim stated his wife became jealous after...

 

Birthdays - Week of May 18

May 19: Gerald Hawks, Tom Western, Gerald Collingwood, Terry John, Everett White, Walter Richard White, Joan Summers and Jimmy Crawford. May 20: Nektarios Reese, Wanda E. Johnson, Brandee Wheeler, Don Glover, Greg Reser, Judy Largent, Lyndsey Huwe...

 

Trump's Critics Need More Than Vague Insinuations to Stop Him

If President Donald Trump’s critics in the Democratic Party and the news media want to bring him down -- which manifestly they do, at all costs -- they had better come up with something better than vague insinuations and clumsy metaphor-heavy...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    May 18, 2017

Culture Thrives When It's 'All Shook Up'

By George Will In July 1954, a 19-year-old Memphis truck driver recorded at Sun Studio the song “That’s All Right.” When a local disc jockey promised to play it, the truck driver tuned his parents’ radio to the station and went to a movie....

 
 By Joni Balter    Commentary    May 18, 2017

Amazon has Made Seattle Wealthier, and Angrier

Strolling through the bustling construction zone of Amazon’s urban campus in Seattle, you instantly recognize the charm offensive the company has aimed at its hometown. “Banistas” at two outdoor stands offer bananas -- a visual cue to...

 

4-H Clean-Up

The Swine Swagger 4-H group filled bags of garbage while cleaning along the back side of Preston Park, along the dike, on April 28, as part of their contribution to April's designation as Earth...

 
 By Courtesy Image    News    May 18, 2017

Patriotic Send-Off

Community members gathered outside Waitsburg Town Hall on Saturday morning, May 13, to celebrate with Dixie resident Bob Brock as he kicked off his cross-country Patriotic Jeep Tour. Brock will end...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 18, 2017

Justin Nix is New Dayton Chamber Director

DAYTON-On his second morning managing the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Justin Nix was busy posting information about Azure Mountain Botanicals and a Mother's Day event at The Blue Mountain Station to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 18, 2017

Dayton City Council hears about 2017 All Wheels Weekend

DAYTON-Special guest Bette Lou Crothers spoke about progress for this year's All Wheels Weekend event at last week's Dayton City Council meeting. Crothers showed the council the All Wheel's Weekend T...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 18, 2017

New exhibits on tap for Boldman House Museum

DAYTON - "We are preparing for Dayton Days. We have an outdoor, old fashioned, fun activity for kids of all ages," said Boldman House Museum Director Sylvia Beuhler. Activities will include two...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 18, 2017

Carol Clarke Retires after 13 Years in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Carol Clarke has faced and overcome many challenges in her life, but when it comes to retiring she's already chalked it up as a "fail." The school district superintendent and elementary...

 

Waitsburg Alumni Banquet is May 27

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Alumni Association will host its 113th annual reunion and banquet on May 27 at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. A meet-and-greet will take place from 5-6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner is...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    May 18, 2017

Adams Gets Three Wins at Track Districts

Twelve Waitsburg athletes will move on to regionals in Veradale this weekend SPOKANE – The Waitsburg Track team traveled to Riverside High School last Tuesday to compete in the NE/SE 1B District Cha...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    May 18, 2017

Four Dayton Athletes Move On to Track Districts

COLLEGE PLACE – The Dayton Track Team traveled to College Place High School Friday to compete in the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference Championships regional qualifier. The Bulldogs will take...

 
 By Ian May    Sports    May 18, 2017

DHS, WHS Hold Meetings to Discuss Athletic Combine

DAYTON – Dayton and Waitsburg high schools held meetings at their respective auditoriums last Wednesday and Thursday to receive feedback from students, parents, and community members on the 2016-17...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    May 18, 2017

Dayton Girls Split at League Tourney; Move on to Regionals

PASCO – The Dayton softball team traveled to Tri-Cities for the EWAC regional qualifier on Saturday, where they were seeded third. Dayton was paired against Kittitas, the number-two seed, for their first game. The game see-sawed back and forth,...

 

Legals - May 18, 2017

No. 17-5-00002-9 Summons Served by Publication (SMPB) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA In re: BERLIN KIMBERLY LONGIN, d/o/b 2/12/2010. Summons Served by Publication To Karl Longin: The other party has asked the court to TERMINATE... Full story

 

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