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Celebration Days Parade

Sunny skies and warm temperatures made for an enjoyable and well-attended Waitsburg Celebration Days weekend. Residents and visitors enjoyed live music, a festive parade, Classic Auto Show, Historic...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 25, 2017

Jim Davison is 2017 Community Service Recipient

WAITSBURG – The late Tom Baker has held the honor of awarding the Waitsburg Commercial Club's Community Service Award for many years. While he wasn't present in body this year, he was very much...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

Railroad to Resume Late Spring, Operator Says

DAYTON-Paul Didelius, owner and commercial director of Frontier Rail, LLC, operator of the short line railroad between Dayton and Walla Walla, spoke about work progress and outreach to potential...

 

College Signing Day

Prescott High School held their first-ever college signing ceremony during a pep assembly on May 19. JP Thew opened the assembly by saying that Prescott has the highest number of students showing...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 25, 2017

Ten Years Ago May 31, 2007 Twenty three members of the Waitsburg High School Class of 2007 are set to participate in commencement exercises on June 8. Valedictorian of the class is Danielle Coila, daughter of Gloria and Richard Lybecker, Waitsburg,...

 

Touchet River Run

DAYTON – The 35th Annual Touchet River Run will take place on Memorial Day, Mon., May 29th at the Dayton High School Gymnasium. Short course participants will leave at 9:30 a.m. and standard course participants will leave at 10 a.m. Registration...

 

Dayton Businesses Attend WW Business Forum

DAYTON – Brad McMasters, the Port of Columbia’s Economic Development Coordinator attended the fifth-annual Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Summit on May 12 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, along with two local business owners,...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

May 17: Civil issue over property line fence and strawberry plants on West St. May 20: A female called to report her brother had pushed her before he left her house, on Orchard St. Deputies responded to a call on Buttercup Lane for a possible...

 

Birthdays - Week of May 25

May 26: Hannah Perry, Pam Hermanns, Rob John and Pamela Gluck. May 27: Betty Maxwell, Sherrie Erikson, Michelle Anderson, Floyd Strohmaier, Mathew Conrath, Allen Robertson and Laisha Archer. May 28: Roy Phillips, Mike Snyder, Jo Wolfe, James Wright,...

 

Here Comes the GOP Blood Bath

Republicans like to point out how disastrous President Barack Obama’s tenure was for the Democratic Party. During his presidency, Democrats reached new lows in state legislative, gubernatorial and congressional seats. More than 1,000 state and...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    May 25, 2017

'Baumol's disease' explains flagging productivity

Although William J. Baumol, who recently died at 95, was not widely known beyond the ranks of economists, all Americans are living with, and policymakers are struggling with, “Baumol’s disease.” It is one reason brisk economic growth is...

 
 By Hugh Hewitt    Commentary    May 25, 2017

Republicans should be relieved Mueller will be special prosecutor

As the Trump presidency enters its fourth month, conservatives are eager for more legislative successes, more nominations and confirmations of judges, the rapid confirmation of a new FBI director and other achievements. Given the charges of...

 

CANDIDATE FILINGS FOR 2017 ELECTIONS

COLUMBIA CO PORT DISTRICT COMMISSIONER #2  6-year term EARLE MARVIN PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT COMMISSIONER #1  2-year unexpired term BOB HUTCHENS COMMISSIONER #2  6-year term COLLEEN SPROUL COMMISSIONER #5  6-year term JACK KARL OTTERSON CITY OF...

 

Waitsburg Commercial Club Community Service Award History

1962 Ernest Kison 1963 Miles Brunton 1964 Albert Land 1965 Larry Broom 1966 Frank Bramlet 1968 Roy Leid 1969 Ernest Mikkelsen 1970 Bill Payne 1971 Julia Davis, Herman Gohlman 1972 Kenneth Gohlman 1973 Ralph Rankin 1974 King Witt 1975 Orin Walker...

 
 By Ian May    News    May 25, 2017

New Local Distillery to Host Tours on Saturday

DAYTON – Dayton's new XO Alambic distillery will be offering tours of their shop during Saturday's Blue Mountain Station Co-op Market, coinciding Mule Mania Weekend. The spirits distillery, which...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

School Board Considers Math Curriculum

Construction and maintenance projects are also on tap for this summer DAYTON – Eighth-grade math teacher Kristen Frankie gave a presentation at last week’s meeting of the Dayton School Board...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

Columbia County Department Heads Look at Tax Increases

DAYTON — At last week’s meeting of the Columbia County Commissioners, county department heads were asked by the commissioners to provide input into the discussion of raising revenue to pay for ess...

 

Here's what's happening at Dayton Memorial Library in June

On June 2, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival will provide a free concert for people of all ages at 3:30 pm, in the Delany Room. On June 8, the Summer Reading Program kick-off event for all ages, featuring Blue Mountain Wildlife and their rescue...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 25, 2017

Mel McWhorter Retires after 30 Years at WHS

WAITSBURG – After 30 years teaching in Waitsburg, Mel McWhorter will be the third long-time staffer to retire from the Waitsburg School District this summer. Mc Whorter, a favorite among students,...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    May 25, 2017

Adams Wins Four Events at Regionals

SPOKANE VALLEY – Waitsburg senior Emily Adams won all four of her events at the regional track and field championships here last weekend and moves on to the State 1B tournament in Cheney beginning...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    May 25, 2017

Dayton Wins 2 of 3 at Regionals

EPHRATA, Wash. – On Saturday, the Dayton softball team traveled to Ephrata to battle in the D5/D6 Regional Tournament. The Dawgs beat Liberty Bell and DeSales to put them in the championship game, where they were defeated by Brewster for the...

 
 By Andei Holmberg    Sports    May 25, 2017

Martin, Wooldridge Move On to State

QUINCY - Cal Martin and Hayden Wooldridge will be moving on to the State 2B tournament this weekend in Cheney, after competing in the regional district 5/6 championships. Wooldridge qualified with a...

 

Dunn to Play in Earl Barden Classic

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg High Senior Jacob Dunn has been chosen to play in the Earl Barden Classic 2017 East-West 2A/1A/B All-Star Football Game, which will be held at East Valley High School in Moxee, Wash. on June 24 at 1 p.m. Tickets are available...

 

Gradwohl is EWAC Player of the Year

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s Kyle Gradwohl was selected as the player of the year for baseball in the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference. Teammate Jacob Dunn was also selected as a first-team all-star for the EWAC. The first team is a...

 

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