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Articles from the June 2, 2016 edition

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Unpackin' the Chuck Wagon

A participant in this year's Chuckwagon Cookoff during Mule Mania unpacks his wagon at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The Mule Mania event, over Memorial Day Weekend was a big success, including...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 2, 2016

CCHS to Consider Changes at Booker

DAYTON—At their regular board meeting last week hospital administrators addressed what CEO Shane McGuire characterized as “a significant care hole” in the local community for patients who do...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 2, 2016

Waitsburg Honors Vets

WAITSURG – This year's annual American Legion Memorial Day Service at the Waitsburg Cemetery included the addition of four names to the memorial wall and a muster for two high school students,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 2, 2016

Melissa Hansen Seeks Commission Seat

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg resident Melissa Hansen, running as a Republican, is one of six candidates in a race for the District 2 seat on the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners. That seat, which...

 

Richard "Rich" Wayne Webber

Richard ("Rich") Wayne Webber passed away May 15, 2016 at home. He was 77 years young. Born to John Henry (Randolph) and Iris Webber in Walla Walla Washington, he was the youngest of ten children....

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 2, 2016

Ten Years Ago Thursday, June 8, 2006 Charles Smith bought the Bullseye Tavern with plans for a “ruffsawn wood bar saloon.” He didn’t ever imagine that he’d have this much fun with its renovation, especially since the discovery of comic...

 

WWCSO Offers 'Hot Dog Hot Dogs' Event

COLLEGE PLACE – The public is invited to meet K-9 Gudy and his handler Sgt. Dale Preas at the upcoming Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office ‘Hot Dog Hot Dogs’ event, June 11 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Walla Walla Valley Honda (1240 SE...

 

Waitsburg Livestock Show & Fair Next Weekend

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg will hold its 62nd annual Livestock Show and Fair at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on June 11 and 12. This longstanding Waitsburg tradition – originally known as the Waitsburg Junior Livestock Show – was once open to only 4-H...

 

Waitsburg to Offer Summer Food Program

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg children will once again be able to receive free lunch and breakfasts through Waitsburg school district’s participation in the Simplified Summer Food Program for children. Waitsburg has participated in the program for the...

 

Valley Transit is Free During Summer

WALLA WALLA – Valley Transit’s Fixed Route, Saturday/Evening, and Dial-A-Ride services will be fare-free from June 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016. Job Access clients will need a valid pass each moth during the Fare Free promotion. For more...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

3: French Toast; Teriyaki Chicken, Rice 6: Cook’s Choice; Cook’s Choice 7: Cook’s Choice; Cook’s Choice 8: Cook’s Choice; Cook’s Choice 9: Cook’s Choice; All School Sack Lunch...

 

Birthdays - Week of June 2

June 3: Jim Bloor, Janice Klick, Melinda Nubla, June Van Denventer, Lynne Robinson and Sharon Sherlock. June 4: Kyle Dozier, Anthony Morgan, Dick Hodge, Angela Campbell, Charlee Long. June 5: Robert Zuger. June 6: Angie Lincoln, Bill Wert, and...

 

The (very) dark side of live streaming that no one seems able to stop

By Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post In an interview last month about Facebook’s recent push into live-streaming video, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeats the word “raw” as if it’s some kind of sacred totem. Facebook Live is “raw and...

 

Contributing and Non- Contributing Historic Buildings

Within each Historic District there are both contributing and non-contributing buildings. What makes a district is that there is a clear majority of buildings that contribute in a major way to the...

 

Thank You to WCD Organizers

Dear Editor, To all those people who planned, created, recreated, scheduled, organized in too many ways to mention, Larry and I thank you for all the Celebration Days 2016 activities. We can’t begin to image the time and effort of all the...

 
 By Jaidyn Brown    News    June 2, 2016

How Do We Keep Lincoln's Promise to Veterans and their Families?

Veterans have a lot of things that are hard for them to have access to. Some of them don’t have access to much money, or when they return to civilian life some of them don’t have access to a place to live because they might have been away for so...

 

Preston Hall Student Spotlight

Preston Hall Students of the Month for May are Wyatt Bohlman (8th) and Raven Beckman (7th)....

 
 By Ken Graham    News    June 2, 2016

YouTube Video Promotes Shopping Local in 1938

DAYTON – The students laugh and squirm and look generally unnatural as they stand in large groups in front of a slowly panning movie camera. Business owners also look stiff as they pose for a short...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 2, 2016

WHS Freshman Wins State FFA Creed Speaking Competition

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School freshman Loren Negron has every right to be proud of herself for winning first place in the creed speaking competition at the 86th Washington State FFA Convention...

 

Waitsburg City Council Mtg. Date Changed

Mayor Walt Gobel and council members KC Kuykendall, Marty Dunn, Kevin House, Karl Newell, Kate Hockersmith, and student representative Stuart Walsh were in attendance. -Approved reimbursement to...

 

Waitsburg High School Class of 2016

Baccalaureate: Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m. Waitsburg Christian Church Graduation: Friday, June 3, 8 p.m. Waitsburg High School Gymnasium Alexus Josephine Snyder Jaidyn Noelle Brown Caitlin Ann Mohney...

 
 By Ian Smay    Sports    June 2, 2016

Callas Wins 300 Hurdles at State

CHENEY – Waitsburg and Dayton finished their track campaigns this weekend in Cheney at the State 2B Track & Field Championships. Waitsburg had nine athletes compete in the year's final meet,...

 

Adams is WIAA Athlete of the Week

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg Track & Field athlete Emily Adams was named WIAA Athlete of the Week last week. Adams was nominated for winning four first-place finishes at her district track meet on May 11. She won the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m races. She also...

 
 By Ian Smay    Sports    June 2, 2016

Lady Bulldogs Win Two at State

YAKIMA – The Dayton High Softball team's season came to an end Saturday at the State 2B Softball tournament in Yakima. The Bulldogs won two of their four games over the weekend, but their efforts...

 

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