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Articles from the August 31, 2017 edition

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Gearing Up for Back-to-school

Waitsburg School District staff gathered together Monday and Tuesday to engage in professional development focused on relationships and serving students....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

McArthurs to Sell Concessionaire Business at Lyons Ferry Marina

COLUMBIA COUNTY - At their August meeting, Port commissioners heard from Lyons Ferry Marina KOA managers Jim and Angela McArthur about their plans to sell the business at the marina. The McArthurs...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 31, 2017

Grandstands Quandry Continues

WAITSBURG – Even though Waitsburg's City Council was one member short of a quorum at their Aug. 16 meeting, they opted to go ahead and hear testimony from those in attendance who had come to share...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

BOCC Scrutinizes Budget

DAYTON--The Columbia County commissioners continue to look at additional ways to streamline departments and budgets. At last week’s regular meeting of the BOCC, Commissioner Norm Passmore said...

 

Planning for the future

Shannon Kinsella, Principal Engineer from Reid Middleton, Inc., provided several different design options for moorages, docks, boat launches, walkways, tent sites, RV spots, etc. at a Port-sponsored...

 

Dayton Elementary School Open House, Aug. 29

DAYTON – Dayton Elementary School students and parents are invited to an open house at the DSD multipurpose room on Tues., Aug. 29. Students are invited to bring school supplies and see their classrooms. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. followed by...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 31, 2017

Ten Years Ago September 6, 2007 Seventeen-year-old Daniel Wies, the son of Joe and Kathy Weis of Waitsburg, was one of 26 individuals from the Spokane Dioceses to make an early August sojourn to Mississippi to contribute to Katrina relief efforts....

 

Christmas Kickoff Meeting

DAYTON – The Christmas Kickoff Committee would like to extend an invitiation to anyone who would like to participate, to attend a planning meeting on Thurs., Sept. 14 at noon at Fiesta En Jalisco. Anyone interested in contributing to the planning...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Aug. 27 Report of an injured person on Preston Ave. transported to Dayton General Hospital. Injury possibly self-inflicted. Aug. 24 DUI investigation on Lewis Peak Rd. Bicycle found abandoned on W. Third and Bruce St. in Waitsburg...

 

Fairgrounds Improvement Plan Public Hearing

DAYTON - The Columbia County Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on the Columbia County Facilities Improvement Plan for the fairgrounds and the Touchet Valley Golf Course, in the Columbia County Courthouse, Superior Courtroom, on...

 

Host Families Needed

ASSE International Exchange Program is looking for families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries to experience American culture while practicing their English. They also love to share their own culture and...

 

Birthdays - Week of Aug. 31

Sept. 1: Leslie Yancey, Allison Huwe, Janis Huwe, Todd Hawkins, Ronald William Winnett, Travis Roberts, David Mahoney, Mathew Witt, Donna Thomas, Mrs. L.O. Gardner. Sept. 2: Bob Wright, Marjorie Lowe, Kirk Huwe, Sherry Cook, Jordan Ely, Darlene...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Yes, that’s right. Don’t let the near-triple-digit temperatures fool you; summer vacation is over. Kids in Dayton and Prescott are back in school already, and Waitsburg’s kids will hit the books...

 

Moments in Time

* On Sept. 5, 1666, firefighters in London begin blowing up homes in a desperate attempt to halt the spread of a great fire through the city. By the time the fire was finally extinguished the following day, more than 100,000 people had been left...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 31, 2017

Broetje Orchards: Farming with Faith

Like most anyone who has lived in the Touchet Valley for any length of time, I was vaguely familiar with Broetje Orchards and the work they do to help others. But when I learned that an upcoming Learn...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

New Faces at the Dayton Library

DAYTON-Dayton natives, Carlos "Charlie" Oribio, and Sebastiana Radebaugh, are now working alongside Shakira Bye and Vicki Zoller, Head Librarian Dusty Waltner, and pages Don Fulbright and Andrew Price...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

Steve Martin promoted to Governor's Salmon Recovery Office

DAYTON-Steve Martin has a new job title. He is now the Executive Coordinator for the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office. Martin said he started his new job on Aug. 1, and he is currently traveling...

 

Sept. at the Dayton Memorial Library

The much anticipated return of Family Story Time and Dinner begins on Tues., Sept. 5. This event will be ongoing on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m., through December. Book Chat, the “Not a Book Club Book Club,” returns on Sat., Sept....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

'Fully Funded Basic Education' Brings Many Questions

DAYTON--The Washington state legislature recently approved a four-year, 7.3 billion education package to satisfy a Supreme Court ruling requiring the state to fully fund basic education. The burden...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 31, 2017

Friends of the Pool Needs Pie Bakers!

WAITSBURG – On Sept. 17, pies will once again be judged and auctioned in the third annual Laurette McCaw Pie-oneer Fall Festival Pie Baking Contest during Waitsburg's annual celebration. Bake a pie...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 31, 2017

Apple Detective Asks For Help

WAITSBURG – "Apple Detective" David Benscoter will visit Waitsburg on Sat. Sept. 30 and is looking for some help in learning the location of the Columbian Orchards and Nursery (Babcock Orchard) and...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    August 31, 2017

Lady Cardinals Looking Good

WAITSBURG – Cardinal volleyball coach Angie Potts is looking forward to facing the upcoming season with a scrappy, aggressive and close-knit team. Waitsburg is fielding both varsity and JV teams...

 

2017-18 Fall Sports Schedules

2017-18 Waitsburg Volleyball Date Opponent Location JV Varsity Sat. Sept 2 Jamboree Kahlotus Jamboree TBA Tues. Sept 5 Desales Desales 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Thurs. Sept 7 MacHi/Elgin MacHi TBA TBA Sat. Sept 9 Tournament Waitsburg 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Thurs....

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    August 31, 2017

DW Football Full of Fresh Faces

WAITSBURG – In sports lingo, they call it a "rebuilding year." Dayton-Waitsburg head football coach Troy Larsen says he and his coaching staff still have a lot of decisions to make as far as which...

 

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