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Dayton Days Parade

The Jackson Family put together a festive float for the Starbuck Cattle Company in the Dayton Days Parade on Saturday....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 1, 2017

Objections to Marijuana Store Aired at Public Hearing

Hearings examiner reminds attendees that marijuana businesses are legal in county DAYTON—Emotions ran high at last week’s public hearing on the application for a conditional use permit by...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 1, 2017

Jacob Dunn is WHS Valedictorian, Taylor Hays is Salutatorian

WAITSBURG – Thirty-three seniors will end their high school careers with a walk down Kison Court during Waitsburg High School's 121st commencement ceremony on Friday. Baccalaureate will be held at...

 

Margaret Mickey Mead

Our beautiful Mickey "flew away" on May 26th after a courageous battle against cancer.  Mickey was born in May, the first child of Charles S. "Chuck" Mead III and Dorothy K. "Dotty" O'Neil Mead, at...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 1, 2017

Ten Years Ago June 7, 2007 Local small grain producers are smiling broadly thanks to steady and widespread rainfall which arrived in the area Monday evening after several scorching days at the end of May and first part of June. About three-quarters...

 

Retirement Open House

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School Board is hosting a retirement party for Waitsburg School District retirees on Wed., June 7 from 4-6 p.m. in the elementary school multipurpose room. Community members, staff, and students are invited to say goodbye...

 

Dayton School Surplus Sale

DAYTON – The Dayton School District will hold a surplus sale on Tues., June 13 from 9-4 p.m. and Wed., June 14 from 9-2 p.m.. Sale items will be in the parking lot between the high school and gym and on the tennis court. Sale items include: desks,...

 

Christian Women's Luncheon

WAITSBURG – Ladies are invited to meet in Judy Jackson’s garden (825 Highway 261, Starbuck) at 11:30 p.m. on June 14 for the June Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon. The June theme is “From Darkness to a Life of Hope.” Speaker Brenda...

 

Rural Library Board Opening

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Walla Walla County Commissioners are announcing an opening on the Walla Walla County Rural Library Baord of Trustees, to final unexpired term, as member Andrea Berglin has submitted her resignation. The term will expire Jan....

 

Birthdays - Week of June 1

June 2: Jared Farley, Mitch Adams, Matthew Leid, Jerri Lambert, Becki Maki, Dallas Uthe, Shannon Mock, Cathy Eastwood, Angela DeLong, Amber Mellish. June 3: Jim Bloor, Janice Klick, Melinda Nubla, June Van Denventer, Lynne Robinson and Sharon...

 

Trump Seems Powerless to Stop Leaks

A few weeks after Inauguration Day, White House policy adviser Stephen Miller declared on national television that “the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” Three months later, it is...

 
 By George Will    Commentary    June 1, 2017

How to Restore American Self-Reliance

When in the Senate chamber, Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, sits by choice at the desk used by the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan. New York’s scholar-senator would have recognized that Sasse has published a book of political philosophy in the form...

 

American Wheat Great Again as Exports to Overtake Russia

The U.S. and Russia are engaged in a rivalry for dominance once again, this time in the wheat market. After Russia recently pulled ahead, the U.S. has fought back, with the help of a weaker dollar. One irony of the situation is that the U.S. is takin...

 

2017 WHS Alumni Reunion & Banquet

WAITSBURG - More than 130 alumni, friends, and family members attended the 113th annual Waitsburg Alumni Reunion and Banquet held at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room on Sat., May 27....

 
 By Ian May    News    June 1, 2017

Saturday Bus Service Starts this Weekend

DAYTON – Columbia County Public Transportation will offer ride service on Saturdays starting June 3, both in Dayton and on a round-trip route from Dayton to Walla Walla. The decision to start this program was made in spite of CCPT not receiving a...

 

Dayton SHEO Students Win Impact Award

GRAND MOUND, Wash. – Dayton High School SHEO (Students Helping Each Other) team was awarded the Impact Award from the Spring Youth Forum for spreading awareness and providing training about ACEs...

 

Dayton Council Hears of Barking Dog Complaints

DAYTON--An issue with barking dogs within the city limits was brought up by Public Works Director Jim Costello at last week’s Dayton City Council meeting. “People don’t like listening to other people’s dogs barking,” said Costello. In the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 1, 2017

Veterans are Remembered

WAITSBURG – This year's annual American Legion/Auxiliary Memorial Day Service included the addition of two names, Mel R. OpBroek and John A. Lanning, to the memorial wall, and included a muster for...

 

Jacob Dunn in Running for National Exchange Club Youth of the Year

WAITSBURG – WHS senior Jacob Dunn was named 2016-17 Walla Walla Exchange Club Youth of the Year male recipient, receiving $1,000 towards his higher education. He also won the Exchange Club...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, and Mayor Marty Dunn were all present -Kevin House was unanimously voted to retain his role as Mayor Pro Tem. -Unanimously approved a pay increase for pool...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    June 1, 2017

Adams Wins Three State Titles

CHENEY – Waitsburg senior Emily Adams dominated the long-distance events at the state 1B tournament here on Friday and Saturday. Adams won state titles in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter races, and too...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    June 1, 2017

Lady 'Dogs Win One of Three at State

YAKIMA – The Dayton softball team traveled to Yakima to participate in the 2B state tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs played three games before being knocked out of the tournament by Northwest Christian. In the first game Dayton...

 

Martin Third in Javelin at State

CHENEY - Dayton High School sent two athletes to the Washington State 2B track meet in Cheney on Friday and Saturday, and came away with two podium finishes. Senior Cal Martin competed in the javelin and advanced to the final heat, where he threw...

 

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