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Articles from the June 9, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    June 9, 2016

Waitsburg Class of 2016 Looks to the Future

WAITSBURG – Twenty graduating WHS seniors made the traditional walk down Kison Court to receive their diplomas at Waitsburg High School's 120th commencement ceremony on Friday, June 3. "If we can't...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 9, 2016

Waitsburg School Board Approves 'Preschool for All'

WAITSBURG – Making preschool available to all students, at no charge, has been a top priority for Waitsburg School Board member Marilyn Johnson, since she was elected in Sept. of 2009. That goal was...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 9, 2016

Shaber Completes First Year as DHS Principal

DAYTON – During the 2014-2015 school year, it was decided that instead of removing the term "interim" from Principal Kate Wenzl's title, the district would open up the search to applicants. After a...

 
 News    June 9, 2016

A Blast from the Past

The Waitsburg High School band took a field trip to check out the new Musical History of Waitsburg exhibit at the Wilson-Phillips House last week....

 
 Specials    June 9, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - June 9, 2016

Ten Years Ago June 15, 2006 The Waitsburg Lions Club held its season-end meeting at the Lions Cookshack Tuesday, June 13. Glynn Davis was named recipient of the Melvin Jones Award, the highest honor bestowed in Lionism. John Payne was honored as Lion...

 
 News Briefs    June 9, 2016

Comm. Club Hosts Candidate Forum

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial will host a candidate forum for local and legislative races on Thurs., June 9, at 10 a.m. at The Q Wood Fired Grill (137 Main, Waitsburg). Community members are welcome; RSVP not needed. Melissa Farley Hansen...

 
 News Briefs    June 9, 2016

Waitsburg Fun Factory

WAITSBURG – The Walla Walla YMCA Fun Factory will be at Preston Park from 2:30-4 p.m. on Mondays, beginning June 13 through Aug. 5. The Fun Factory provides free fun, outdoor games, and arts and crafts geared toward children ages 5 –...

 
 News Briefs    June 9, 2016

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day Celebration

LOWDEN – The Frenchtown Historical Foundation invites the community to participate in the fifth annual Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day Celebration on Sat., June 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Frenchtown Historic Site located at 8364 W. Old Highway 12,...

 
 Specials    June 9, 2016

Birthdays - Week of June 9

June 10: Jake Long, Belinda Johnson, Linda Doyle and Mike Drew. June 11: Frank Donnelly and Kathie Payne, Katelyn Lambert. June 12: Suzanne Moser, Ida Polley, Chad Lambert, Joshua Reser. June 13: Anne Nelson, Michael Raven, Jan Cronkhite, Larry...

 
 Specials    June 9, 2016

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

10: Breakfast Only – Last Day of School Summer Meal Program Begins June 13 Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30-12 p.m. All children 18 & under receive meals free of charge....

 
 By Matt McFarland    Commentary    June 9, 2016

What You Are Doing Online and Other Top Findings from an Exhaustive Study of the Internet

Mary Meeker, a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, released her 21st annual report on the biggest trends in technology and the Internet on Wednesday. The report covers a wide swath of issues, from slowing smartphone sales to...

 
 By Ginny Butler    Commentary    June 9, 2016

Historic Homes Leave Legacy for Future Generations

Both of the featured homes this week are part of the South Side Historic District, which is a reminder of a past that had a bright and prosperous future. It is a timeline of the formation and growth of a small farming community that is still...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 9, 2016

Public Comment Needed on Regional Transportation Plan

DAYTON—The Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization wants your input in identifying transportation priorities in Columbia County. Do we need a passing lane on Highway 12, between...

 
 News    June 9, 2016

Fort Walla Walla Days are This Weekend

WALLA WALLA - The 17th annual two-day Fort Walla Walla Days event will take place June 11 and 12. The family festival celebrates Walla Walla Valley regional heritage with historic reenactors, live demonstrations, music, dancing, children’s pioneer...

 
 News    June 9, 2016

Dayton's 2016 All Wheels Weekend Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Car Corral and Swap Meet East Main Street 12-7p.m. Early Registration Corner of 1st & Main 4-7 p.m. Optional Cruise Cruise around Region Afternoon Live Music - Cruise Control Downtown S. 2nd 6-9:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony –...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 9, 2016

Former DHS Grad Dies in Accident

SPRINGFIELD – Two former Dayton High School students were involved in a head-on collision on the Mackenzie River Highway near Springfield, Ore. over Memorial Day weekend. The crash left the driver,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 9, 2016

Mary's Candies Moves Up

DAYTON-Where can you find such delectable sweets as salted caramels, strawberry truffles, and cashew brittle, as well as Rey's Roast truffles? At Mary's Candies, at the Blue Mountain Station, of...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 9, 2016

Board Hears About YEAR-END Activities, New Programs

DAYTON— At last week’s school board meeting the board of directors heard from Superintendent Doug Johnson about the potential for an alternative learning program for Dayton High School students....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 9, 2016

Waitsburg Elementary Students Enjoy Art Experience

WAITSBURG – Several Waitsburg teachers had so much fun attending painting classes at Brushes 'n Brix that they decided to bring share the experience with their students. The elementary school...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 9, 2016

Area Pools To Open Soon

With the school year coming to a close for local schools, the recreational pools of Dayton, Prescott, and Waitsburg are all nearing their opening days. This will provide a much needed way for local...

 
 News    June 9, 2016

Setting the Bar

Waitsburg Elementary students, many dressed in red and black, lined the school halls Thursday afternoon eagerly anticiating the arrival of WHS soon-to-be grads in Waitsburg's first Senior Walk...

 
 Sports    June 9, 2016

Football Fun

More than 50 boys, in grades three through eight, spent last Saturday practicing football fundamentals at a day camp in Waitsburg. The kids were drilled by the Waitsburg-Dayton coaches and and a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 9, 2016

Keeping Kids Busy

DAYTON - Andrew Holt of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and Dayton High School Principal Paul Shaber have been working on creating an internship program, pairing high school students with businesses....

 
 News    June 9, 2016

2016 Waitsburg High School Scholarship Awards

STUART WALSH Washington State University Scholarship $2,000 for four years Fanciullo-Douglas Scholarship $1,000 Patricia K. Hubbard Memorial $1,000 Waitsburg Lions Scholarship $1,000 Hevel Waitsburg Scholarship $1,000 Joe McCown Wait-Hi Scholarship...

 
 News    June 9, 2016

Honor Speech - Caitlyn Jones

When I think of Waitsburg High School's Class of 2016, I think of a truly rare group of classmates. Nothing can ever compare to this group of unique individuals. There have been many ups and downs,...

 

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