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Articles from the June 11, 2015 edition

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Congratulations class of 2015

Waitsburg High School seniors toss their caps into the air at the end of their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 5....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 11, 2015

Local Seniors Graduate With Honors (Waitsburg)

WAITSBURG – Twenty-two members of the Class of 2015 made the traditional march down Kison Court to receive their diplomas at Waitsburg High School's 119th commencement ceremony on Friday....

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 11, 2015

Local Seniors Graduate With Honors (Dayton)

DAYTON – Thirty-four new adults venture forth into the world of adulthood this week. They are high-school graduates, award-winning scholars and high-caliber athletes. They are the Dayton High...

 

Waitsburg Burglar Sentenced to Prison

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg resident Mason J. Bates, 31, has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty in Walla Walla County Superior Court last week to multiple burglaries in his hometown at the end of last year. He will be on...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 4, 2015

Ten Years Ago June 16, 2005 Army Master Sergeant Don Hollenbaugh received the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-highest commendation given, from Vice President Dick Cheney in a ceremony at Mac Dill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla., last Friday after...

 

Family Horse Camp Coming to Dayton

DAYTON – The Rocking D Riders Horse 4-H group in Dayton is offering a Family Horse Camp June 23-25 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The special instructor will be Tara Johnson. The cost is $30 per day, per person, or $20 per day, per person for...

 

Birth Notices

To: Terra Dillard and Nick Kelly of Prescott WA, a boy named Carter Timothy Kelly weighing 10 lbs born June 2, 2015.   To: Tracie and Jeffrey Sinkbeil of Dayton WA, a boy named Jase James Sinkbeil weighing 8 lbs 12 ozs born June 3,...

 

Eager Road Closing June 22

DAYTON – Eager Road, which links Highway 12 and Whetstone Road just east of Dayton, will be closing to thru traffic beginning June 22. Construction on Eager Road is expected to last up to six weeks, so the road may be closed through August 3....

 

Police Notes - June 11, 2015

Waitsburg June 4 Residential burglary reported on Dewitt Road; unknown suspect entered unoccupied home and took several items. June 6 Deputies investigated a house fire on Murphy Street that was a total loss with no injuries reported; it was...

 

Kids' Summer Movie Program

WALLA WALLA – The Grand Cinema in Walla Walla is offering family-movie fun this summer every Wednesday and Thursday morning beginning June 17 with its Summer Movie Program. Ten kids’ films will show, including The Lego Movie, The Lorax,...

 

Birthdays - Week of June 11

June 12: Suzanne Moser, Ida Polley, Chad Lambert, Joshua Reser. June 13: Anne Nelson, Michael Raven, Jan Cronkhite, Larry Weir, Bob Newbury, Mike Talbott, Cecilia Acevedo. June 14: Haly and Shawny Ingle, Aaron Moffitt and Anthony Kiefel. June 15:...

 

Waitsburg school Breakfast/Lunch

12: No Meal Service 15-18: SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – noon All children 18 & under receive meals free of charge....

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    June 11, 2015

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

On that warm June evening in 1973 when I graduated from high school, I can still remember experiencing feelings of anticipation and excitement for the future. In my case I was mostly looking forward...

 

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

On Friday night, the senior class of Waitsburg High School graduated. I’m sure there’s a lovely article about this somewhere in this paper, so I won’t go into much detail. On Monday morning, all the classes of Waitsburg Elementary School went t...

 

Scholarships Awarded to DHS & WHS Grads

Dayton High School Class of 2015 Scholarships Alena Pena $400 Columbia County Fund $1,500 WWCC Rasty & Nona Ketcherside Amanda Bren $100 John Hinchliff/Pheasants Forever $300 Guy & Nyda Prater $400 Columbia County Fund $500 Elks Dave Nicholas...

 

All Wheels Weekend

DAYTON - The 21st All Wheels Weekend car show and extravaganza is coming to downtown Dayton (and the fairgrounds) Father’s Day weekend. You won’t want to miss it. The Times brings you a complete schedule below: FRIDAY, JUNE 19th (all events...

 

Waitsburg Home Lost to Fire

A lone firefighter mops up the blaze that completely destroyed a mobile home on Murphy Street in Waitsburg on Saturday......

 

Children Learn About Pioneer Life

Waitsburg Elementary students ended the school year with a traditional Pioneer Day program at the Bruce House Museum. . ....

 
 By Ken Graham    News    June 11, 2015

Lyons Ferry Park Celebrates Opening

STARBUCK – Local dignitaries, the Dayton High School band and a crowd of well-wishers enjoyed a sunny day at Lyons Ferry Park Friday as they celebrated the park's rejoining the Washington State...

 

Kids' Basketball Camp Starts This Week

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg School District is offering a free four-day kids basketball camp this week and next week. The Camp will be held at the Waitsburg High School gymnasium Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Ages and times are as follows:...

 

Waitsburg Kids' FB Camp

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg High School Kids' Football Camp was held May 30. "We had a great turn out with 49 kids from Waitsburg, Dayton, and Walla Walla," said new Waitsburg head football coach Troy...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 11, 2015

Summer Reading: Everyday Heroes at the Library

DAYTON – What do knights in shining armor, a fire chief, a Columbia County Sheriff's deputy, a teacher and a World War II veteran have in common? They are all (or were, in their time) everyday...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    June 11, 2015

Missing Oregon Man Found Dead Near Starbuck

Updated June 16, 2015 STARBUCK – Authorities located the body of missing 88-year-old Oregon man Shirley Benjamin "Ben" Gano in a steep ravine not far from his vehicle just north of Starbuck off...

 

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