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Columbia County Fair: Fun for Young and Old!

DAYTON-From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways is the theme of the 126th Columbia County Fair, and from the beginning of opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, until the fair closes at 5 p. m. on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 1, 2016

City Resubmits Water Line Repair Bids

WAITSBURG – With no responses to the first set of bid requests for water line repairs under the Touchet River Bridge, Waitsburg’s city council voted to resubmit and try again. If repairs are not...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 1, 2016

Bill Graham is Remembered for Impacting His Community

DAYTON – Rev. William B. Graham wore many hats throughout the three decades he spent living in Dayton, where he served as pastor, mayor, council member, and concerned citizen. Graham passed away...

 

Rev. William B. Graham, Jr.

Rev. William B. Graham, Jr. March 1, 1931 – August 24, 2016 The Rev. William B. Graham, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Bill was born March 1, 1931, in...

 

Alonzo Manning

Alonzo Manning July 15, 1948 - July 29, 2016 Alonzo (Lonnie) (Jughead) Manning died peacefully at his home with his animals. Lonnie was born in Lewiston ID to Lon Manning and Hazel Manning. Lonnie...

 

Pioneer Portraits - September 1, 2016

Ten Years Ago September 7, 2006 Yesterday, Elzy Conover marketed his half crop, about five months earlier and 200 pounds lighter than typical, forced out of Blue Mountain pasture by the Columbia Complex fire. “It took a big bite,” said Larry...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

6: Biscuit & Gravy; Hot Ham & Cheese 7: Longjohn; Chicken Nuggets, Fries 8: Continental Breakfast; Beef Tacos, Black Beans...

 

Waitsburg Will Offer Youth Fall Baseball

WAITSBURG – As a way to more fully utilize the new Little League fields at the fairgrounds, the City of Watisburg will offer fall baseball for children ages 8 to 11. Practices will start the week of Sept. 12 and will run into October or until the...

 

Political Cartoon - September 1, 2016

Dayton Note: The new Columbia County dispatch report only lists dates, times, incident types, locations. There are no details regarding any of the incidents. Aug 15 Threats reported on Smith Hollow Road. Burn Complaint on W. Richmond Ave. Suspicious...

 

Birthdays - Week of September 1

Sept. 2: Bob Wright, Marjorie Lowe, Kirk Huwe, Sherry Cook, Jordan Ely, Darlene Damm. Sept. 3: Delbert Mock, Glenn Bickelhaupt, Alice Mercer, Michael Adams. Sept. 4: Rosella Bains, Doris Worden, Ray Russell, James Laughery, Blaine Bickelhaupt, Katy...

 

Will 2016 Election Come Down to the Electoral Map?

Any American political strategist or reporter -- I’ve been one for more than four decades -- loves the map: That’s the electoral map that decides the presidential election every four years. Each of the 50 states is awarded electors based on its...

 

Seven Ways to Promote Positive Reading Habits for Older Children

“I went on a really fun field trip today,” our son informed the family over dinner after a science trip to a local river. “We got to row, but not in actual racing shells.” “Racing shells?” my husband inquired. “Well, they were really...

 

Criticism of Administrator Unwarranted

Dear Editor, The actions of Waitsburg City Council during the last few months have been an embarrassment to our city. We are particularly ashamed of the way certain members of our Council, at the last council meeting, appeared to be orchestrating a...

 

Loved Our Waitsburg Visit

Dear Editor, A couple of weeks ago my wife and I stopped in Waitsburg to stretch our legs on our long wander from northern Washington to our home in southern Utah. We visited the antique store, saw sidewalk art, and had iced tea and cookies at the...

 

Questions For the Citizens of Waitsburg

Dear Editor, Questions that you may be interested in finding the answers to: What city council person convinced the council to allow him/her to manage the fairgrounds, then hired his/her son from the profits? Which city council person failed to advis...

 

Prescott Author Publishes Second Novel

PRESCOTT – Local author, poet, and musician Susan Matley, known best locally as western singer Cimarron Sue, is celebrating the publication of her second novel. Matley released her first sci-fantasy novella, Small-g City, through Colorado...

 

Christian Concert and Potluck

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church (504 Main St.) will host Christian band Adam’s Road on Wed., Sept. 14. The community is invited to a potluck at 6 p.m. followed by the free concert at 7 p.m. The author of the book “Unveiling...

 

Alzheimer's Bake Sale

WAITSBURG – Omniguardianship Services (111 Preston Ave.) will hold a bake sale on Fri., Sept. 2 to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association....

 

Sheriff's Office Increases Civil Fees

WALLA WALLA – On July 18, the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners approved increasing the civil processing fees charged by the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office. The change will take place Sept. 1 and will be the first increase since...

 

Back to School Smiles

The Waitsburg School District staff was all smiles as they gathered in the elementary school library for an all-staff inservice on Tuesday morning. Prescott and Dayton schools started last week and...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 1, 2016

Bring a Backpack and a Smile!

WAITSBURG – Back-to-school time can be both hectic and expensive, but the Waitsburg Home and School Association (HASA) is doing what it can to ease the burden for local parents. This year Waitsburg...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 1, 2016

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members: KC Kuykendall, Kevin House, Karl Newell, Kate Hockersmith, and Mayor Pro-tem Marty Dunn were in attendance. Agenda Approval: - KC Kuykendall motioned for the addition of an executive...

 

Preppin' for Fair

Preparations for livestock showing at Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days begins well in advance of the actual event. Waitsburg FFA and 4-H members spent Sunday afternoon washing lattice, decorating...

 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

This recipe is listed as great for low carbers. Even tho it is warm outside, I need to have something hot to eat occasionally. This is very tasty, quick, and cooks on the stove top. I’ll add my notes at the end. I didn’t submit a picture when I...

 

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