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Articles from the September 29, 2016 edition

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Sizing Up The Salmon

People came from far and near to attend the Waitsburg Lions Club annual Salmon Bake last Saturday. The event went off without a hitch and the weather was the best it's been in recent years, according...

 

Waitsburg Council Pulls Reins On Equestrian Center Proposal

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council was encouraging but said there was no way they could approve the 17-page Equestrian Use Proposal and corresponding community work day presented by the Friends of the Waitsburg Fairgrounds Committee at the...

 

Dayton On Tour Coming Saturday

Art Crawl Partake in the Art Crawl through a variety of venues downtown. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Artists will show their work in eight locations throughout downtown Dayton. Artist demonstrations will take...

 

Playing in the Plaza

Members of the Inland Empire Cello Choir played in the Prescott Plaza on Sept. 21. Members of the Walla Walla Symphony will play again on Wed., Oct. 4 from 5-7 p.m....

 

Student Reps

Waitsburg High School and middle school officers and representatives traveled to Pomeroy on Sept. 21 to participate in a leadership conference....

 

Pioneer Portraits - September 29, 2016

Ten Years Ago October 5, 2006 Photo caption: Bettie Chase was honored by the Organization of Eastern Star with her 50-year-pin, presented by Worthy Matron Nancy Otterson as Tom Baker, Worthy Patron, looks on. Chase was initiated in 1956 and was a...

 

Court News

Trial Dates Set -Julia L Richardson, 32, Lewiston; charged attempting to elude a pursing police vehicle. Bench trial set for Oct. 13. -Brandon Wayne, John, 33; charged with escape in the first degree. Bench trial set for Dec. 9. -Johan Martin Filla,...

 

Blue MTn. Comm. Foundation Supports Waitsburg

WALLA WALLA – Three Waitsburg programs were approved to receive $11,100 in grant funds from the Blue Mountain Community Foundation at the foundation’s Sept. 20 board meeting. Add those funds to the $24,987 in scholarships awarded to 17 Waitsburg...

 

Cong. Church Fashion Flea Market Extravaganza

DAYTON – The Dayton First Congregational Church-UCC is hosting a Fashion Flea Market Extravaganza fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Purses, shoes, jewelry, scarves, and accessories in better condition, along with gently used...

 

Birthdays - Week of September 29

September 29: Margaret Fischer, Marie Feryn, Charles Zuger, Mary Yancey, Dr. S.R. Hevel, Christopher Conrath. September 30: Charles Parker. October 1: Quinton Powers, Jeff Dicus, Peggy Dicus, Christopher Goff, Jerri Ann Newbill. October 2: Ted...

 

George H.W. Bush's Defection is a Big Deal

George H.W. Bush is planning to vote for Hillary Clinton. That’s not considered major news by most mainstream outlets. But it should be. The story, first picked up by Politico late Monday night from a Facebook post by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend,...

 

Robot Rides May Force Error-Prone Human Motorists Off the Road

New rules of the road for robot cars coming out of Washington this week could lead to the eventual extinction of one of the defining archetypes of the past century: the human driver. While banning people from driving may seem like something from a...

 

Waitsburg Needs Successful Businesses

Dear Editor, Some think after recent events it may be difficult to entice other businesses to consider Waitsburg as a potential site. Others are of the opinion that would be just fine. At least one individual commented they liked the current small...

 

Makenna Barron Needs Votes for Anthem Contest

LAS VEGAS - Last year, local songstress Makenna Barron made the top ten in the National Finals Rodeo National Anthem Contest. This year, the talented 10-year-old again made the top ten by popular vote, and was then chosen by a selection committee as...

 

Waitsburg City Admin. is A Finalist for College Place City Admin.

WAITSBURG – The City of College Place will interview three candidates to become the city’s next City Administrator on Sept. 29. Among those is current Waitsburg City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe. Hinchliffe is a Waitsburg High School graduate...

 

Waitsburg and Dayton Receive School of Distinction Awards

PASCO – Waitsburg Elementary School and Dayton Middle School are among seven southeast Washington schools recognized statewide as winners of the 2016 School of Distinction award. Other schools recognized in ESD 123 include Paterson Elementary,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 29, 2016

Control Line Enthusiast Hosts Worldwide Fly-A-Thon Site in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – This weekend, for the third year running, area hobbyists will meet at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds to fly copies of the Sterling Ringmaster line-controlled model airplane. The model pilots...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 29, 2016

Grandstands Get the Go Ahead

WAITSBURG – At their Sept. 20 regular meeting, the Waitsburg City Council approved a $4,500 purchase of design plans to aid in the structural assessment of the Waitsburg Fairgrounds grandstands,...

 

Council OKs One Sidewalk on Main Street Bridge

WAITSBURG – After hearing from Anderson Perry Project Manager Eric Zitterkopf, the Waitsburg City Council opted to stick with plans for just one sidewalk on the Main Street Bridge replacement. The council was faced with the options of deciding...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    September 29, 2016

Local Stylists Hit the Big Time

DAYTON – Main Street Salon stylists Melissa McCowen and Bridget House headed to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to attend Behind the Chair (BTC) Color, the largest single-stage hair show in the country,...

 

DHS Youth and Govt. Club Shares Experiences with School Board

DAYTON-Dayton High School Youth and Government Club advisor Shayna Hutchens and her students, Colton Johnson, Cal Martin, Luis Ortiz and Alex Jenkins, were present for show and tell at the Dayton...

 

Changes in Store for Tucannon Meats

DAYTON--Jim Westergreen, the owner of Tucannon Meats in Dayton, is in the process of handing over day-to-day operations of the butcher shop on East Main Street to his son, and to his son's army...

 

Second-Half Rally Pushes DW Past TCP, 35-20

PASCO – Nothing went right for Dayton-Waitsburg in the first half of the game here against Tri-Cities Prep, save for Travis Crockett's 150 yards rushing. But the DW team came out after the half...

 

Dayton Sweeps DeSales in 3 Sets

DAYTON – The Dayton volleyball team hosted DeSales on Sept. 22 and easily swept their league match, 25-21, 25-13, 25-17. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Jenna Phillips, who went 14 for 14 serving,...

 

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