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Super Summer Readers

Waitsburg's summer reading program wrapped up with stories, prizes, and a pizza party in the Weller Public Library on Monday....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 3, 2017

CCHS Feels Impact of WWGH Closure

WAITSBURG – How will the recent closure of Walla Walla General Hospital impact the Columbia County Health System, as well as Waitsburg and Dayton residents? CCHS CEO Shane McGuire was invited to a July 27 meeting of the Waitsburg Commercial Club...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 3, 2017

Dayton City Hall to Close on Fridays

DAYTON- City council meetings will take place at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, beginning on Aug. 9, as approved by the city council at last week’s meeting. The city hall business office will be closed on Fridays, returning to Mon....

 
 By Ken Graham    News    August 3, 2017

Pulp Mill Slated to Receive Funding This Month

DAYTON - Columbia Pulp I, LLC announced last week that it has entered into agreements for the debt and equity financing required to commence construction of its new straw pulp manufacturing facility near Starbuck. According to Columbia Pulp CEO John...

 

Donna Kime

Donna Kime, age 75 years, died July 24, 2017, at the Booker Rest Home. Donna was born Feb. 13, 1942, and was raised in Dayton, where she graduated from high school with the class of 1960. She was the...

 

William Hubert Payne

William Hubert Payne, age 95 years. Died July 28, 2017 at the Booker Rest Home. Family graveside services and burial were held at the family plot in the Waitsburg Cemetery. Bill was born August 21,...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 3, 2017

Ten Years Ago August 9, 2007 Wheat harvest in the Touchet Valley and surrounding is well past commodity prices are uncharacteristically on the rise. “These are the highest prices I’ve ever seen,” said J.E. McCaw, local manager of the Waitsburg...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

July 31 Simple assault on Lyons Ferry and Pickard roads. Reporting party was heading to Columbia County and was contacted by CCSO for statement and pictures. July 29 Vehicle prowl on E. Seventh St. Two victim’s vehicles were entered. One victim...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments -Edward William Terry, 31, Dayton; charged with three counts of first degree assault with a deadly weapon, third degree assault of a law officer, harassment of a criminal justice participant, and resisting arrest. Charges stem from an...

 

Birthdays - Week of Aug. 3

August 4: Rebecca Vaughn, Alex King, Benjamin Bloor. August 5: Dale “Skip” Buroker, Jonathan Schuler, Jo Ann Hansler, Bill Clayton, Dianna Riggs, Debra Davison, Michael Collie, David Murphy, Melanie Hevel. August 6: Seth Reese, Adelle Smith,...

 

Thank You

Howard P Smith Farms would like to thank the six fire departments that responded to help put out the fire that consumed 200 acres of wheat on our property on July 25. We greatly appreciate your help and are grateful that the loss was not more....

 

August at the Dayton Memorial Library

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m., youth will learn some basic programming with Scribble Bots. On Wed, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m., youth will learn about the importance of recycling, and how to be good stewards of the planet. Wed., Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m. is...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Somewhere in China, many centuries ago, people discovered that frozen cream was pretty tasty. Over time, the treat known as cream ice, or “ice cream,” made its way to Europe – most likely to...

 

Moments in Times

* On Aug. 12, 30 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. * On Aug. 13, 1878, a restaurant owner dies of yellow...

 

Race for Grace

Forty-four people participated in Sunday's Race For Grace 5K sponsored by the Waitsburg Christian Church to raise funds for a May 2018 service trip to help Embracing Orphans in Jamaica. Two...

 

Missoula Children's Theatre, Aug. 14-19

DAYTON - In just over a week, the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will arrive at Dayton’s Liberty Theater for a one-week residency. The summer theater program runs Aug. 14-19, giving approximately 50-60 local students roles in an original MCT...

 

Swim the Snake, Aug. 12

LYONS FERRY – The fifth annual Swim the Snake fundraiser will take place at Lyons Ferry Marina on Aug. 12. Registration is at 9 a.m. and closes at 10:30 a.m. Paddlers will assemble at the marina launch at 11 a.m. with the open water swim...

 

Tourism Grants Info. Meeting

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – An informal meeting about the availability of grant funds to support tourism in the county will be held at 4 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 14 at the Commissioners’ Chambers (314 W. Main, Walla Walla). The Walla Walla County Lodging Tax...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 3, 2017

CCHS Will Offer First Hyperbaric Wound Suite in the Area

DAYTON-At last week's hospital board meeting the commissioners approved a request from CEO Shane McGuire to proceed with the development of a hyperbaric wound suite at the hospital, which will be the...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    August 3, 2017

Dayton Hosts Final Home Meet of Season

DAYTON - Dayton hosted league opponents St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse-Washtucna (one combined team) and Colfax on July 25. The meet started with the first heats taking place at 4 p.m., and ended shortly before 8 p.m. Dayton finished third in the...

 

Two tax measures to go before voters in November

DAYTON—The Board of County Commissioners has adopted two taxation propositions which will go before voters in the November 2017 election. Resolution 2017-16 is a proposition to fix and impose a sales and use tax at the rate of one-tenth of one...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 3, 2017

Bridge Demo Hits a Glitch

WAITSBURG – The replacement of Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge hit another glitch this month, but the Port of Walla Walla stepped in to meet the resulting financial shortfall, for the second time....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 3, 2017

Council Approves 6-Year Transpo. Plan

WAITSBURG – At their July 19 regular meeting, the Waitsburg city council unanimously approved the city’s updated 6-year transportation plan. The plan must be updated annually, and includes a list of transportation projects that could reasonably...

 

Legals - August 3, 2017

File No. HO17-003 NOTICE OF APPLICATION The application described below has been submitted to the Walla Walla County Community Development Department (CDD). File name/Docket #: Water Buffalo Brewery/HO17-003 Application type: Home Occupation –... Full story

 

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

I saw this recipe on one of those videos on Facebook that makes you think you can do it all in 30 seconds. It's the season for zucchini and I had one that must have been on steroids so I decided to...

 

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