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DHS Gown Walk

Josilyn Fullerton and Jenna Phillips led DHS graduating seniors through a crowd of enthusiastic elementary school students during a Gown Walk last week prior to graduation on Saturday. Read about...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

CUP Approved for Dayton Marijuana Store

DAYTON – Based on recommendation from the Columbia County Planning Commission, the application for a conditional use permit by Trailhead Cannabis Co. to open and operate a retail marijuana store in the county was approved on June 6 by Columbia...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 15, 2017

All Wheel's Weekend Rolls Around

DAYTON – Friday will mark the beginning of Dayton’s 23rd annual All Wheels Weekend festivities. The events showcase many classic automobiles of all makes and models, and brings as many as 400 participants some years. Early registration will be...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Lions Install New Officers, Give Awards

WAITSBURG – It was the guys cooking for the gals as the Waitsburg Lions Club members wrapped up their year with a traditional Ladies Night thank you dinner of hamburgers salads and oysters, on...

 

Eighth Grade Wins Preston Hall Spirit Week

WAITSBURG – Preston Hall ended the school year with an extra push of school spirit during their annual Spirit Week on June 7, 8, and 9. Classes competed in different themes and competitions. The...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 15, 2017

Ten Years Ago June 21, 2007 Giving back to the community that has blessed them is the thought behind Waitsburg’s newest gift and variety shop, Etceteras. Marilyn and Robbie Johnson moved to Waitsburg in 2000 when Robbie was hired as superintendent...

 

Ceramic artist at Wenaha Gallery

Walla Walla Ceramic artist Shelia Coe will have her work on display at the Wenaha Gallery (219 E. Main) in Dayton through Sat., July 15. Coe is knowns for her winsome, charming sculptures of animals and people....

 

Resiliency Speaker at Cordiner Hall

WALLA WALLA – Dr Kenneth Ginsburg, author of Raising Kids to Thrive and Building Resilience in Children and Teens will give a free community presentation on June 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cordiner Hall at Whitman College. Free childcare and Spanish...

 

Dying Wishes Workshop

WALLA WALLA – Providence St. Mary Medical Center will offer a free public Advance Care Directive Roundup on June 16 to help people create written plans to ensure that their family members know and honor their wishes in their final days. The roudup...

 

Fair Board Opening Deadline Extended

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – County commissioners have extended the application to serve on the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Board from June 1 to June 30. The new appointment will take over when Linda Miller steps down in September. Board members...

 

Birthdays - Week of June 15

June 16: Catherine and her Grandpa John Melvin Reese, Jon Hays and Courtney Streeter. June 17: Pat Davison and Gabriel Kiefel. June 18: Bernice Patrick, Linda Bode, Gertrude Brock, and Ryan Leid. June 19: Barbara Johnson, Rollin Carpenter. June 20:...

 

The Comey crisis is unprecedented. Or is it?

Journalists are warned to never use the word “unprecedented” in their articles, and for good reason: There is very little that is new under the sun. That said, plenty of commentators have used that adjective to describe the Great James Comey...

 

Engineering Without a License

Beginning this week, Washington hopes that infrastructure, which is a product of civil engineering, will be much discussed. But if you find yourself in Oregon, keep your opinions to yourself, lest you get fined $500 for practicing engineering without...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Prescott Graduates 13 Seniors

Graduates are looking happily to the future PRESCOTT – Thirteen Prescott High School seniors were all smiles as they walked the aisle to collect their diplomas at the 2017 commencement ceremony...

 

Prescott High School Scholarship Awards

Eduardo Perez Valedictorian Award $150.00 Tiffany Robinson Salutatorian Award $100.00 Maribel Mendoza Jack Smiley Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Kenneth Garner Scholarship $1,500.00 Elizabeth Perez Prescott Lions Scholarship in Memory of Sam Erwin...

 

Retirement Open House

Waitsburg School board members hosted a retirement open house for departing staff members, Carol Clarke, Mel McWhorter, and Dinah Lindsey on June 7....

 

Pioneer Days

Elementary school students from Waitsburg and Prescott wrapped up their school year with a visit to the Bruce House museum on Monday and Tuesday of last week. Students learned local history from Gary...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 15, 2017

Dayton High Sends Off Senior Class

DAYTON – Dayton High School gave its final sendoff to 34 young adults as they move on to the next part of their lives. The Class of 2017 received a warm welcome from loved ones on Saturday as they e...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

CCHS Memorial Brick Sale

DAYTON – Columbia County Health System is offering Memorial Bricks for sale as part of a fundraiser for the Dayton/Waitsburg Community Health Foundation Fund, said Steve Stahl CCHS Human Resources...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

Dayton Approves DW Sports Combine

DAYTON—After reviewing student participation numbers for fall, winter, and spring sports for both Waitsburg and Dayton, and after much discussion about the pros and cons of combining for additional...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

Former Bowling Alley to be Boys and Girls Club

New facility should be ready to provide after-school activities by January DAYTON-Dan and Ginny Butler, of Dayton, have begun the process of purchasing the former bowling alley, on Cameron St. in...

 

Waitsburg Hosts Annual Livestock Show

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg fairgrounds was bustling as participants and viewers arrived to attend the 63rd annual Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair on Sat., June 10. The longstanding Waitsburg... Full story

 

Waitsburg Livestock Show & Fair Results

Goat Showmanship 4-H Champion – Sydney Fowble 4-H Reserve Champion – Luke Nelson FFA Champion – Grace Coulston FFA Reserve Champion – Timothy Daves Beef Showmanship 4-H Champion – Amy Farley FFA Champion – Jared Farley Sheep Showmanship F...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 15, 2017

Daves Qualifies for National 4-H Shooting Competition

State 4-H Shotgun Shoot earns Timothy Daves a spot at Grand Island, Neb. competion WAITSBURG – Training and hard work paid off for 4-H sharp shooter Timothy Daves, whose performance in the...

 

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