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Articles from the May 26, 2016 edition

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Celebration Days Takes Shape

Waitsburg was hopping last weekend as residents and visitors enjoyed taking part in the many events that were part of this year’s Waitsburg Celebration Days. Event-goers enjoyed live music, a parade, car show, Brewfest, good food, games, and more....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 26, 2016

City Moves Ahead with Tree Removal

WAITSBURG – After weighing input from a handful of citizens who spoke at the May 18 Waitsburg City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to move forward with the planned removal of five lar...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 26, 2016

New Refuse Agreement Likely

DAYTON—The City of Dayton and Columbia County have entered into talks with Basin Disposal, Inc. to develop a plan for BDI to process refuse at the transfer station in Dayton. The county has also...

 

Melissa Hansen Receives AgForestry Leadership Fellowship

WAITSBURG - Melissa Hansen, a participant in Leadership Class 37 of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation Leadership Program (AgForestry), received the Jack Felgenhauer...

 

Serving

Waitsburg National Honor Society members served dinner at the Christian Aid Center in Walla Walla on Monday night. The club also hosts an annual Red Cross blood drive and raises funds for Black Dog...

 

Birthdays - Week of May 19

To Emily and Brian Lewis of Dayton Wash., a baby girl name Allison Bree Lewis born on May 18,2016 weighing 6lbs 11oz....

 

Free Christian Concert

DAYTON – Christian singer and songwriter Holly Starr will perform a free concert at Faith Chapel (653 Wagon Road) in Dayton on Sat., May 28 at 4 p.m. Local artist Paul Hodgins will open the concert at 4 p.m., with Starr beginning at 4:30...

 

Pioneer Portraits - May 26, 2016

Ten Years Ago June 1, 2006 Kami Stringham, valedictorian of the Waitsburg High School Class of 2006, will speak at Commencement Exercises at 8 p.m., Friday, June 9 on Kison Court, culminating a week of activities. Stringham will be joined by...

 

Commercial Club Picnic

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club will hold its annual community picnic Thurs., May 26, on the Bruce House lawn. Richard Hinds will barbeque burgers and the Commercial Club will provide side dishes. Beer and wine will be available for a...

 

Waitsburg Observes Memorial Day

WAITSBURG – The public is invited to honor our veterans at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall Program in the City Cemetery on Memorial Day, Mon, May 30 at 11 a.m. Those being dedicated this year are Hugh F. Gruver, Jim E. Hansen, Wilton H. Poolman and...

 

Police Notes - May 26, 2016

Waitsburg Nothing Reported Dayton April 17 Assisted WWCSO with backup in Waitsburg. Verbal only domestic violence in 700 block of S. 3rd, parties separated. Disagreement between customer and business in 400 block of E. Main, settled by deputies...

 

Birthdays - Week of May 26

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, Andrea Miller and Jessie Duckworth. May 29: David Moser,...

 

Historic Districts Provide Benefits to Investors

[Editor;s Note: This is the first in a short series of articles that will appear on this page about the importance of preserving and restoring the historic buildings in the Touchet Valley] Growing up...

 

Thank You to WCD Volunteers, Supporters

Dear Editor: Waitsburg Celebration was another huge success, thanks to a bunch of involvement from the community, its citizens, and its organizations. We are so proud to be living in this town, and enjoying our annual celebration as it is now and...

 

Candidate Filings Closed Friday

Below are lists of candidates who filed for office for local county and legislative races last week. Races with more than two candidates will appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. The top two primary vote-getters in each race, regardless of party...

 

Washington's Presidential Primary is Pointless

Dear Editor, Because Washington State’s presidential primary is meaningless--except to gather names for major political parties (which smells like public use of dollars for the benefit of private groups) the Secretary of State and Attorney...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

WAITSBURG – The Christian Women’s Connection June luncheon is themed, “Surviving Life’s Challenges” and will be held at Waitsburg Town Hall (121 Main St., Waitsburg), on June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Catering will be done by Moose...

 

2016 Waitsburg Celebration Days Parade Winners

AUTO 1ST:      Bojack Farms 2ND:  WWCC Truck 3RD:  McKinney Farms (Combine with parade marshals)  BUGGY & HITCH: 1ST:  Dixie Aichele Others in division, placement not identified: Pat Gleason, Jill Perrine, Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days...

 

Break in at Moose Creek

Construction workers were busy Tuesday morning breaking a new entrance into the west side of the Moose Creek Cafe and Bakery....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 26, 2016

SHEO Presents Poetry Slam at Liberty Theater

DAYTON—Last week, Chris Andrews, Lily Reconoco, Josh Hartwell, Kylee Harris, Logan Literal, and Sheanna Brinckens, from the organization Students Helping Each Other, performed a trial-run poetry...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 26, 2016

New activities for adults at the dayton library

DAYTON—There are two new activities, and one ongoing activity, at the Dayton Memorial Library, specifically for adults, according to Dayton Memorial Library assistant Lorna Barth. “Coffee,...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    May 26, 2016

Rob Moore to Retire After 29 Years at DHS

DAYTON - When Rob Moore started teaching typing and business at Dayton High School in 1987, following three years at Pateros High School, Ronald Reagan was President, the Soviet Union was still...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 26, 2016

Waitsburg FFA Awards Are Heartfelt

WAITSBURG – Outgoing FFA President Tristan Newman gave a touching farewell speech, crediting his "five-foot firecracker" FFA Advisor Nicole Abel, and his father, Travis Newman, as major influences...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 26, 2016

Waitsburg's Musical History

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Historical Society debuted the latest of its rotating Wilson Phillips House displays, the Waitsburg Musical History Exhibit, during Celebration Days weekend. The display...

 
 By Ian Smay    Sports    May 26, 2016

Waitsburg, Dayton Track Athletes Move On to State Championships

SPOKANE VALLEY - Local athletes had to deal with less than ideal conditions at Central Valley High School as they competed for spots in the State 2B Track & Field Championships. Waitsburg...

 

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