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Articles from the June 22, 2017 edition

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All Wheels Weekend

Sunny skies, warm weather, and plenty of participants made for a successful All Wheel's Weekend in Dayton last weekend. See story and more photos on the Last Page....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017

Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine on Hold Until 2018-19

WAITSBURG – Earlier this month, the Dayton School District approved a full athletic combine with Waitsburg, for both middle and high school. With recent survey results showing approximately 80% of...

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017

Port Commissioners Hear from Lyons Ferry Operator

STARBUCK – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their monthly meeting on June 14 at Lyons Ferry Marina. Jim MacArthur, who, along with his wife, Angela, operates the marina facility, including campground, restaurant and store, spoke to the...

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017

Bike Trail Back on the Map

DAYTON/WAITSBURG — Early in May, local citizens and stakeholders attended a Blue Mountain Region Trails – Bridges, Towns and Rivers workshop in Dayton, to provide input into the prioritization of specific region-wide non-motorized trail...

 

July 4th Fundraiser

DAYTON – Dayton’s Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites will be hosting a second-annual Fourth-of-July barbecue fundraiser on July 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the hotel patio. The barbecue will include a hamburger or hotdog, chips, choice of side salad,...

 

Forest Field Day

A Forest and Range Owners Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, at Dickinson Land on Cougar Canyon, 13 miles SE of Dayton. The event is for people who own property in the forest, and will be particularly beneficial to absentee forest and...

 

VSP Public Input Sought

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – The Walla Walla County Conservation District is seeking public input before submitting the new Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) to the state level for review. The plan outlines a strategy for protecting both critical areas...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 22, 2017

Ten Years Ago June 28, 2007 Aryn Davis, 18, the daughter of Kevin and Rene Davis of Klickitat, Wash., granddaughter of Glynn Davis of Waitsburg, and the late Donna Davis, has received an appointment to be a member of the Class of 2011 at The...

 

Horse Clinic

The 2017 Buck Brannaman Horse Clinic will be held at the Columbia County fairgrounds on June 29-July 2. Colt Starting will be held on June 29 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and on June 30-July 2 from 9 a.m. - noon. Horsemanship will be held on June 30-July 2...

 

WWCSO Press Board

June 13 Deputies responded to a report of a recovered stolen vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and, after a brief pursuit with the vehicle, the subject fled on foot into a farm facility and stole another vehicle. Pursuit of this vehicle ended in...

 

Court News

Arraignments: Michael J. Clark, 32, Cheney; Charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving with license suspended, third degree. Clark was pulled over while driving on Highway 12 and a registration check showed he had a suspended license....

 

Birthdays - Week of June 22

June 23: James Lehr, Teresa McConnell, Debbie Shaeffer, Delbert Porter, Michelle Bergevin, Lynn Savage, Jon Gibson and Heather Havens. June 24: Kathleen Seaton, Donna Surry, Rod Bailey, Fritz Zuger, Suzanne Stonecipher-Sollars and Darien Hulce. June...

 

Searching for Words That Unite Us

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS 60 Minutes focus group leaving people uncontrollably screaming at one another. He couldn’t stop it. Nobody could. America’s political frustration has boiled f...

 

Nurturing our Capacity for Regeneration

Sparkling in the sunlight that inspired 19th-century romantic painters of the Hudson River School, Sing Sing prison’s razor wire, through which inmates can see the flowing river, is almost pretty. Almost. Rain or shine, however, a fog of regret per...

 

The Supreme Court gives the country some necessary guidance on free speech

The United State is engaged just now in a freewheeling debate about - freewheeling debate. Or, to put it more precisely, about how freewheeling debate should normally be. The struggle is being waged across various battlegrounds - college campuses,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017

Waitsburg School Board Update

Board members present: Ross Hamann, Christy House, Randy Pearson, Marilyn Johnson, Russ Knopp. Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation Report: -Supervisor Colter Mohney said he had made a clerical...

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017

Tom Schirm Wins at World Fish Carving Championship

DAYTON--Tom Schirm's wood carving of a rainbow trout earned second place in the Trout, Salmon and Char category at the World Fish Carving Championship in Peoria, Ill., in May. It also took first...

 
 By Ian May    News    June 22, 2017

Local Man Creating Hiking/Biking Trail in Dayton

DAYTON – A hillside trail being created for hiking and biking behind the Port of Columbia in Dayton is ready for walkers, and may be ready for biking before the end of the summer, says trail...

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017

Dayton Council Approves Recognition of Pietryzckis

DAYTON—The Dayton Historic Preservation Commission is interested in honoring two of Dayton’s most important boosters, Dr. Marcel Pietryzcki and his wife Mary, by replacing the entry sign at the Dayton City Park with a sign that includes the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017

Patriot Jeep Returns Home

WAITSBURG – Bob Brock met his goal of driving his Patriot Jeep in the Washington D.C. Memorial Day Parade, but says "the journey is not over." Brock, who recently returned from his cross-country...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 22, 2017

Community Groups Step in to Support Pool

WAITSBURG – Operating and maintaining the Waitsburg City Pool can be a drain on the city's budget, but council members continue to agree that keeping the community asset up and running is worth the...

 

Waitsburg High School Honor Roll

Seniors Haley K. Akes 4.0 Jacob M. Dunn 4.0 Taylor A. Hays 4.0 Selina L. Mercado Taylor B. Spoonemore Joseph D. Leamy Emily A. Adams Analisea L. Araya Nathan W. Aronson Nicolas G. Kitselman Skylar Wood Timber M. Frohreich Sydney G. Fowble DeJay A....

 

Legals - June 22, 2017

Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT... Full story

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    June 22, 2017

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

I recently ordered Espresso Powder from King Arthur Flour Company. I "liked" them on Facebook so I can see their posts. They had posted that coffee or espresso used in chocolate recipes enhances the...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 22, 2017

23rd All Wheels Weekend Sees Attendance Rebound

DAYTON – The 23rd annual All Wheels Weekend was a success, as numbers for the famous Show & Shine on Saturday returned to normal. Last year's weekend was beset by wet weather throughout the...

 

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