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A Touching Tribute

Flashing lights and uniformed first responder for fire, police, sheriff's offices and agencies from across the Touchet Valley filled the arena before Thursday nights demolition derby at the Walla...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 7, 2017

'A Long Day' for Fire No. 2

WAITSBURG – Tuesday, Aug. 29 was a busy day for Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 volunteers who responded first to a railroad fire that sent smoldering ties into the Touchet River, and then to a...

 

County to Benefit from Medicaid Transformation Project

DAYTON – The federal Health Care Authority has made 1.2 billion dollars available to promote Medicaid transformation projects over the next five years. Nine counties in the HCA’s Greater Columbia Region, including Columbia County, stand to benefi...

 

Wayman Frank Sinden

Wayman Frank Sinden, 88, died August 31, 2017 at his home in Walla Walla, WA. Wayman was born February 11, 1929 in Payette, Idaho to parents Frank and Alta Sinden. He grew up in Weiser, Idaho, graduat...

 

Wanda D. Gales

Wanda D. Nettles Gales, 72 of Waitsburg, passed away on August 29, 2017 at home. Born February 24, 1945 in Little Kansas, Oklahoma to Jesse and Lucille Cleaver Nettles. The family moved and settled...

 

Pioneer Portraits - September 7, 2017

Ten Years Ago September 13, 2007 Marguerite Anna (Heinen) Ganguet, who dies August 20, 2007, was to have been the honored Pioneer of the Year at the 35th annual Pioneer Fall Festival, slated for Sunday, September 16 at the Bruce Memorial Museum in...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Aug. 24 Deputies were notified via dispatched of a suspicious person in the 200 block of Waitsburg. A male and female subject were contacted in the area of Preston Park. The male subject was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant out of Columbia County....

 

Fairgrounds Committee To Talk Grandstands

WAITSBURG – Anyone with an interest in the Waitsburg fairgrounds is encouraged to attend a public meeting of the Fairgrounds Committee on Tues., Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Ten Ton Press (316 Main) in Waitsburg. The focus will be on the proposed...

 

Christian Church Changes Service Time

WAITSBURG – After many years, the Waitsburg Christian Church is changing its service time. Previously, church serviced began at 9:30 a.m. in the summer and 11 a.m. during the school year. Beginning Sept. 24, Sunday services will begin at 10 a.m....

 

Dayton Lions to Host Fair Barbeque Saturday

DAYTON – The Columbia County Fair will hold its annual Barbeque on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Barbeque will be sponsored by Pioneer West in Dayton, who has provided funding for the food. Don Kirkwood, of Othello, will volunteer his time...

 

Birthdays - Week of Sept. 7

Sept. 8: Gus Senter, Erma Lee Smith, Jo Gouge, Amy Branson, Patty Mantz, George Lloyd III, Esther Cox, Carol White, Patsy Gouge, Ronda Eastwood, Claire Lyman. Sept. 9: Cadman Donovan, Trevor Johnson, Terry Ferguson, Melissa Christensen, Bob Rea,...

 

DW Golf Scramble to Support Football Team

DAYTON – The Dayton-Waitsburg Quarterback Club will host a Golf Scramble and Barbeque fundraiser on Sept. 17 at Touchet Valley Golf Club. First tee time is 1 p.m. Barbeque to follow. The tournament will feature teams of four. Entry is $25 per...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

It’s Fair time in Columbia County. Kids and adults throughout the Touchet Valley will come to Dayton to celebrate a tradition more than a century old. This year’s Columbia County Fair starts...

 

Moments in Time

* On Sept. 19, 1827, Jim Bowie nearly kills a banker in Louisiana with an early version of his famous Bowie knife. The actual inventor of the Bowie knife, however, probably was his equally belligerent brother, Rezin Bowie, who reportedly came up...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 7, 2017

Hipcamp Offers New Way to Camp

It may be September, but there is plenty of good weather left to get in a last minute camping trip and Alyssa Ravasio has come up with a creative way to make that a little easier, and possibly more...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 7, 2017

Mayor Proclaims Constitution Week

WAITSBURG – September 17 marks the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States and Waitsburg resident Susan Donegan wanted to make sure the date was given proper...

 

History in the Re-Making

Last week Rick Nicely (l) and Beau Sabin (r) of Pillars of Society Woodworks LLC, worked on the roof of the 1898 log cabin that is being reassembled at the Smith Hollow Schoolhouse Museum, for the...

 

Dayton City Council Update

The Dayton City Council approved the following at their August 30 meeting: An Inter-local agreement with Columbia County for Temporary Planning Services for the city. An Inter-local agreement with Columbia County to share costs of a Flood Control...

 

Fair Food Funds Philanthropy

DAYTON-We all know fair treats aren't healthy eats. For instance, one funnel cake contains a whopping 760 calories, with 50 gm of fat. Add the strawberry topping and you have a sugar high you may not...

 

Lauralee Northcott to Give Basket Weaving Demo

DAYTON – Lauralee Northcott, of Winthrop, Idaho, will demonstrate her basket making skills in a demonstration at the Wenaha Gallery in Dayton on Sept. 16 from 1-4 p.m. Free refreshments will be...

 

Giving Thanks

Regina Weldert (Rey's Roast) and Melissa Weatherford (Grassroot Gourmet Catering) hosted a community gratitude potluck at the First Congregational Church in Dayton on Fri., Sept. 1...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 7, 2017

First Responders Receive Fair Tribute

WALLA WALLA – Waitsburg resident and Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Director Stan Bly went to some extra effort to make sure emergency responders received some well-deserved recognition at...

 

School Staff Shares: "What I Did During My Summer Vacation"

From the editor: Since it's typical for teachers to ask students to share about what they did during their summer vacations, we decided it would be a fun twist to turn the tables and ask district...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    September 7, 2017

DW Stumbles in Opener Against Mac-Hi

Non-league opponent runs away with a 49-6 win in season-opening game at Waitsburg WAITSBURG – Lack of playing experience showed for the Dayton-Waitsburg football team as they fell hard to Mac-Hi...

 

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