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Articles from the September 22, 2016 edition

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Pie Pickers

Pie judges (l to r) Paul Gregutt, Trevor Johnson, and Jack McCaw took their job seriously as they tasted from 12 submissions in the 2nd Annual Laurette McCaw Pie-Oneer Fall Festival Pie Baking...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 22, 2016

Karen Gregutt is Chosen to Fill Empty Waitsburg Council Seat

WAITSBURG – Karen Gregutt was selected to fill the vacant seat on Waitsburg's City Council at a special meeting on Sept. 15. Gregutt was sworn in as a council member and mayor pro tem Marty Dunn...

 

Port Commissioners Discuss Rail Rehab

DAYTON—Port Manager Jennie Dickinson said a plan to write a five to 10-page strategy request, making the case to the Washington State legislature for funding for rehabilitation of the rail lines...

 

Judge Rules for Dayton in Dispute with County

DAYTON – On Sept. 14, Columbia County Superior Court Judge Jackie Shea-Brown ruled that the City of Dayton proved its burden in asking for an emergency temporary restraining order against Columbia County, requiring the county to continue providing...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 22, 2016

Resource Center Will Sponsor Weekend Food Program

WAITSBURG – The board of the Waitsburg Resource Center is always looking for more ways to serve the community. At their most recent meeting, they voted to utilize Second Harvest's Bite 2 Go program...

 

Pioneer Portraits - September 22, 2016

Ten Years Ago September 28, 2006 Yellow shirts, green pants and red fire trucks have all but disappeared from around Waitsburg, Dayton and the Blue Mountains as the 109,402-acre Columbia Complex fire shifted from a Type II incident to Type III...

 

Participate in the World's First Global Film Festival at the Liberty Theater

DAYTON – Local film lovers will unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of filmmakers in the 19th annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at The Liberty Theater in Dayton. Ten finalists have...

 

Birthdays - Week of September 22

Sept. 23: Kathryn Greenwell, Jim Langdon, David Johnson, Gregory Liebermann, Brad Green, Jayden Dunleavy. Sept. 24: Virginia Gumm, Chris Lambert, Ethan Carpenter, Ryan Lambert, Amelia Solis. September 25: Kenneth Jones, Cricket Harris, Tambra...

 

Trump Frees Republicans From Rigid Litmus Tests

Over the span of two days, the Republican nominee for president has proposed new child-care subsidies, new mandatory benefits to be provided by business, the removal of millions of families from the income-tax rolls, and an increase in tax rates on...

 

Harvard professor: 'It is natural and normal to be physically lazy'

Imagine you’ve set your alarm to go for an early-morning run before work. But when it goes off at 6, the embrace of your warm, cozy bed is too enticing and you never make it out the door. Or perhaps you’ve packed exercise clothes with plans to...

 

Support Urged for Kimball

Dear Editor, I have enjoyed the privilege of working alongside Todd Kimball as a Supervisor for the Walla Walla County Conservation District for over 10 years. Todd is a rare combination of education, talent, experience, and personality. His deep...

 

Support Urged for Kimball (2)

Dear Editor, I had the opportunity to work with Todd Kimball as a Board Member for nine years while I was Manager of Northwest Grain Growers.  Todd was an outstanding board member during his term.  His ability to explore opportunities and offer...

 

Congratulations to Gregutt

Dear Editor, Congratulations to Karen Gregutt for being selected to fill the vacant seat on the Waitsburg City Council for the remainder of the current term. Community members in attendance at the September 15 special City Council meeting to...

 

Four New Columbia County Hires

DAYTON-The Columbia County Sheriff's Department has a new deputy, and the Public Works Department has three new hirees. Robbie Patterson's first day with the Sheriff's department began on Sept. 12,...

 

Coming Soon to the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON-The Dayton Memorial Library is offering some new activities, as well as some recurring activities, during the autumn months, according to the librarians. Banned Book week runs from September...

 

After school program moved to October

DAYTON—The 2016-17 After School Program has been moved forward to an Oct. 4 start date, and it will run for seven weeks during the fall quarter, according to Peggy Guiterrez, Drug Free Grant...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 22, 2016

Equestrian Center Plan Moves Forward

Fairgrounds Committee-approved plan will be presented to city council on Sept. 20 WAITSBURG – After months of debate and planning, the Waitsburg Fairgrounds Committee has finalized and approved a...

 

Equestrian Survey Results

WAITSBURG – In March, Suze Wood surveyed local horse people, living within 10 miles of Waitsburg, to determine the needs of local equestrians. Twenty-six people responded to the survey, which showed the desire for riding arenas (96%) as the number...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 22, 2016

Volunteers and Resources Needed for Fairgrounds Work Day

WAITSBURG – The LDS Church of Walla Walla has a tradition of volunteering to help communities on Make a Difference Day. This year, the church has chosen to donate their time and effort to Waitsburg...

 

DW Runs Over DeSales, 40-18

WAITSBURG – For the second week in a row, the Dayton-Waitsburg football team gave up an opening drive touchdown and fell behind early in the first quarter. But this time, in their home game here...

 

Lady Cards Upend Prescott in Four Sets

PRESCOTT – The Prescott volleyball team hosted Waitsburg in a 1B league match on Sept. 15, but the visitors came away with a four-set win, 25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-20. We played well and maintained...

 

Dayton Girls Beat Gar-Pal in 3 Sets

PALOUSE – The Dayton volleyball team traveled to Palouse for a match on Sept. 15 and swept the Garfield-Palouse girls 25-15, 25-17, 25-17. “The girls played well,” said Dayton coach Shannon...

 

Adams Wins Chief Timothy XC Race

CLARKSTON – Waitsburg senior Emily Adams picked up her first win of the cross-country season in her first meet here on Sept. 10. At the Southeast 1B Chief Timothy Park race, Adams ran a personal best 17:26 over the 2.6-mile course....

 

Dayton Volleyball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time Tues. Sept. 6 Athena Athena 5 p.m. Tues. Sept. 13 Wilbur Wilbur 5 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 15 Palouse Palouse 5 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 22 DeSales Dayton 5 p.m. Sat. Sept. 24 Border Battle Pomeroy 9:50 a.m. Tues. Sept. 27 WWVA WWVA 5...

 

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