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Articles from the June 30, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    June 30, 2016

Musical VBS Was a Hit

WAITSBURG – The creek may not have overflowed, but the church pews sure did on Sunday when 190 people crowded into the Waitsburg Presbyterian Church to watch local kids perform the musical 'Down by...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    June 30, 2016

Schools Solicit Bond Input

WAITSBURG – After falling just 13 votes short of the required 60-percent supermajority approval needed to pass a $4.8 million capital projects bond measure in February, the Waitsburg School...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 30, 2016

Hospital Construction Begins This Week

DAYTON—June has been a busy month for the Columbia County Health System administrators and commissioners, and it will come to a close with a groundbreaking ceremony for the hospital construction...

 

Hospital Groundbreaking Ceremony

DAYTON – Come celebrate as a community at the groundbreaking ceremony on June 30 at 9 a.m. on the CCHS grounds as Columbia County Public Hospital District #1 announces the physical start of the Enhancement and Renovation Project at Dayton General...

 

Parade of Patriots and Community Potluck

WAITSBURG – Community members of all ages are invited to grab a United States flag and join local veterans to ride or walk in the 6th annual Parade of Patriots on Waitsburg’s Main Street at noon on July 4th. The parade will depart from the fire...

 

Christian Women's Connection

WAITSBURG – The July Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held at Town Hall in Waitsburg on July 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The meal will be catered by Melissa Weatherford of Blue Mountain Station and the cost is $10. Pat...

 

July Garden Club Tour

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Garden Club will tour the Walla Walla landfill on July 9. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to carpool from Susan Donegan’s home at 209 W. 4th St., with a departure time of 9:30 a.m. The tour should last 90...

 

Independence Run Saturday

DAYTON – The Dayton Backroads Club is holding an Independence Day Fun Run/Walk Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers can choose between a 12k course and a 5k course. Both runs will begin at the Dayton High School gym and follow...

 

Dayton Celebrates the 4th

DAYTON – Join Dayton in celebrating the 4th of July at a free community celebration at the Dayton Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on July 4. The celebration includes a flag ceremony, patriotic oratory, old-fashioned games, car corral, and live...

 

Laht Neppur Celebrates 10 Years

WAITSBURG – Award-winning Laht Neppur Brewing Co. (444 Preston Ave.) will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in Waitsburg with a gala event they are calling Big Don’s Potluck Party on July 9. The brewery will provide smoked pork, a lamb cooked...

 

Dumas Station Barbeque

DAYTON – Dumas Station Winery will host a barbeque on Saturday to kick off their summer extended hours. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Q will be grilling up Chicken Taco plates for $8 and Half-Rack of Ribs with salad for...

 

Pioneer Portraits - June 30, 2016

Ten Years Ago July 6, 2006 Laht Neppur Brewing Co., Waitsburg’s new brewery owned by Court and Katie Ruppenthal, is aiming high, trying to produce a malted beverage a cut above the average. And the results are good enough to give plenty of folks a...

 

Quilts in the Boldman Garden

The Boldman House Museum will have a one-day exhibit of quilts in the Boldman Garden on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Approximately 25 quilts will be included in this exhibit. They demonstrate a wide variety of fabrics, patterns, and techniques....

 

Court News

Arraignments -David Wayne Goddard, 46, Dayton; charged with two counts of unlawful imprisonment – domestic violence, three counts of harassment – threats to kill, and one count of 4th degree assault – domestic violence. The charges stem from an...

 

Birthdays - Week of June 30

July 1: Gary Hofer, Ellen Atteberry, Scott Clayton and Lynn McCaw. July 2: Marc Zuger, Jeannie Hurd, Corlene Scoggin, Patrick McConnell and Christianna Scudder. July 3: Edna Ruley, Dorothy Lambert, Sara Leid Heggen. July 4: Tucker Alleman, Kelly...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    June 30, 2016

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the...

 

Trump, Clinton Push Opposing Economic Plans

The contempt that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump express for each other will continue to play out in vitriolic sound bites. But their profound differences on what to do about the economy and the struggling middle class are far more important. “Th...

 

Google Aims to Stop Terrifying You When You Search Medical Symptoms

Even if you’re not a hypochondriac by nature, jumping on Google to do some research when you have a mysterious headache or cough has been enough to make you one. For years both patients and doctors have complained about how hard it is to distinguis...

 

Mayor Is Not Representing Citizens' Interests

Dear Editor, Rumor has it we have had Nestles big wigs in town wanting our water. Not just no, HELL NO! I have been very concerned since my first year on city council. My concern stems from the Territorial Charter. It states in Sec. 38. The mayor of...

 

Dustin James Wooderchak

Dustin James Wooderchak of Waitsburg, Washington passed peacefully in his sleep at home Sunday June 19, 2016. Dustin was born March 7, 1994 in Great Falls, Montana to James and Stephanie (Johnson)...

 

Jackson Samuel Cyr, Sr.

Jackson Samuel Cyr, Sr., loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at 4:27 am on June 23, 2016 in Kirkland, Washington with Jill Ziegler and Lynn Brix at his side....

 

Death Notice: Avery (Ken) Loposer

Retired captain Avery (Ken) Loposer passed away on Mon., June 27, 2016, at home with his children and wife of 61 years present. A service will be held Thurs., July 7 at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church on Second Street in Walla Walla. Full obituary...

 

Birth Announcement

Nico Valé Harri was born to James and Kelly Harri on April 22, 2016 at 9:37 p.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla. Nico weighed 13 oz. and was 20.5" long. His grandparents are Ed and...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 30, 2016

Summer Rec Provides Kids with Summer Fun

DAYTON – While kids rejoice as the final bell rings to end the school year each June, a new question faces those kids and their parents: "What do I do now?" In a small town like Dayton, there is...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 30, 2016

Reader Board Sign Coming to Main St.

DAYTON-The community electronic reader board that many Dayton residents have been hearing about for months is about to become a reality. Martha Lanman, Administrator of Columbia County Public Health...

 

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