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Articles from the August 24, 2017 edition

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Ogling the Eclipse

The Dayton Memorial Library closed its doors on Monday morning and staff headed to Dayton's Blue Mountain Station where the library hosted an eclipse viewing party and gave away free eclipse glasses....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 24, 2017

Boys & Girls Club Reflects Donors' Passion for Youth and Community

WAITSBURG – “Ginny and I have spent years trying to answer the question, ‘what can we do to give back?’” said Dan Butler, addressing attendees at the Christian Women’s Connection luncheon in Waitsburg last week. Now they feel like they ha...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 24, 2017

Monies for Winter-damaged Street Repair is 'In the Bank'

DAYTON— The final estimate from FEMA for the cost of repairing city roads damaged by winter snow and ice has come in at roughly $1,034,700.00, said City Administrator Trina Cole, at last week’s city council meeting. “FEMA provides 75% of the fu...

 

Playground Perk-Ups

Maintenance crews at area schools have been working through summer to get school buildings and grounds ready for back-to-school....

 

Free Community Gratitude BBQ

DAYTON – The Dayton First Congregational Church is hosting a Community Gratitude BBQ at 6 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 1 at the church, located at 214 S. 3rd St. Community members are invited to bring a dish to share, if able, and enjoy free hamburgers and...

 

First Aid/CPR/Defib. Refresher Course

WAITSBURG – ESD 123 is offering a First Aid/CPR/Defibrillation Refresher Course at Waitsburg High School on Wed., Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for those needing to update their cards. The cost is $30 and participants must contact Stephanie Wooderchak at...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 24, 2017

Ten Years Ago August 30, 2007 The City of Waitsburg’s official flag has been flying beneath the stars and stripes on the downtown flagpole for the past week or so. The City Council approved of the design in early June and accepted the offer of...

 

Waitsburg HASA Elects New Leadership

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Home and School Association met on Aug. 16 to prepare for the coming year and elect new leadership. This year’s president is Kristy Taylor, with Brooke Mikesell serving as vice president, Deanna Coulston as secretary...

 

Summer Food Program Ends

WAITSBURG – The last day for the Waitsburg School District summer food program will be Fri., Aug. 25. The regular breakfast/lunch program will begin when school resumes on Sept. 5....

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Aug. 19 Warrant service on material witness warrant from Columbia County served on Coppei Ave....

 

Court News

Plea Changes: -Benjamin Glen Smith, 34, Dayton; charged with rape of a child in the third degree, two counts of first-degree child molestation, two counts of second-degree child molestation, and two counts of third-degree child molestation. Court...

 

Birthdays - Week of Aug. 24

August 25: Michaela Nordheim, Marion Spear, Roland LeVasseur, Alan Stephens, Anne Hubbard, Bryan St. Clair, Melissa Lambert, and Monroe McCaw. August 26: Ann Barr, Betty Mason, Beverly Harper, Jackie Savage, Darin Mayer, Jeff Katsel, Steven...

 

Fairgrounds and Grandstands Possibilities

Dear Editor, At the risk of having a council member refer to another suggestion as “ugly” let me put forth other possible ideas regarding the fairgrounds & grandstands: What options are there to raise money to save the grandstand? Does the...

 

Dena Martin: From the Editor

As a former Oregonian, I couldn't help but follow how Monday's eclipse impacted my old stomping grounds. I grew up in Condon, Ore., a town very similar to Waitsburg. The City of Condon website...

 

A Bit of Bling

The Times building got an extra bit of bling earlier this month, as did Town Hall and the Weller Library. Plaques were placed on buildings next to "The Waitsburg Trilogy," The Waitsburg Monument" and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 24, 2017

Committees Forming to Prepare for 2018-19 Full Athletic Combine

DAYTON—At last week’s school board meeting the Dayton School District Board of Directors approved a plan to form a committee that will work with a Waitsburg School District committee to achieve a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 24, 2017

Jackpot Rodeo Queen Gains Valuable Experience

DAYTON - Eleven-year-old Elsie Mann has had a fun summer filled with new experiences while representing Columbia County as the 2017 Jackpot Rodeo Queen. Mann, daughter of Jeni Richie and Chris Mann,...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    August 24, 2017

Col. Co Fair Hostesses Have Busy Schedules

COLUMBIA COUNTY – Every year, the weekend after Labor Day brings about a sense of joy for those both young and old in Columbia County. A weekend full of fun awaits as kids get a day off school and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 24, 2017

'Barn in the USA' is Theme for 2017 Columbia County Fair

DAYTON—There will be something for everyone at the 2017 Columbia County Fair, which takes place this year on Sept. 8-10. Step right up and see if you have what it takes to win Freddie’s games!...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 24, 2017

Kimmie Hamann Earns Top FFA Award

WAITSBURG – Kimmie Hamann is one of a select few Waitsburg High School graduates to earn the American FFA Degree – the highest one degree in the organization. "This is the highest degree one can...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

-Reviewed wellness policy - Superintendent Mishra gave an update on preschool. The preschool is fully enrolled for a morning session with 20 students. Five are returning out-of-district students who were grandfathered in. There are four children on...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 24, 2017

X-C Program Spared the Chopping Block

WAITSBURG – In spite of a miniscule turn-out, the Waitsburg School Board voted to retain the district's cross-country program in hopes that numbers will increase in 2018-19 when Waitsburg will...

 

Legals - August 24, 2017

No. 16-7-00014-0 Notice and Summons by Publication (Dependency) (SMPB) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF COLUMBIA JUVENILE COURT Dependency of: JENNA LYNN BROWN, DOB: 9/20/2008 To: To Whom It May Concern/Unknown Fathers A Dependency Petition... Full story

 

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

I saw this recipe and the following caption, "This is great as thick soup served with French bread or served over rice or noodles. Better the next day!" And it had four stars so I figured it would be...

 

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