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Articles from the October 6, 2016 edition

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 News    October 6, 2016

Dayton on Tour Art Demonstrations

Dayton artist Martha Mason (right) sketches a portrait in the Wenaha Gallery during Saturday's Dayton On Tour celebration. Mason was one of several artists showing their work in venues throughout...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    October 6, 2016

Make a Difference Day Requests Welcome

WAITSBURG – Plans for a massive Make A Difference Day clean-up and renovation of the Waitsburg fairgrounds in preparation for the creation of an equestrian center were discarded when Waitsburg’s...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 6, 2016

Dayton Seeks to Withdraw Restraining Order

DAYTON--On Sept. 28, the City of Dayton asked Superior Court Judge Jackie Shea-Brown to accept the withdrawal of its request for a temporary restraining order against Columbia County, and its...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    October 6, 2016

Wing-Air Changes Hands

WAITSBURG – After spending nearly three decades spraying crops for Touchet Valley farmers, Kevin Winger is passing the keys of Wing-Air to six-year employee Seth Murdock of Dayton. Murdock and his...

 
 News Briefs    October 6, 2016

Beginning Quilt Class

DAYTON – The Dayton Historic Depot is offering a six-week beginning quilting class on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 11 and running through Nov. 15. The classes will run from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the cost for the series is $25. Quilt artist Sandra...

 
 News Briefs    October 6, 2016

DSHS Mobile Office

DAYTON – The DSHS mobile office will be in Dayton on Tues., Oct. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. by City Hall (111 S. 1st St.). Visitors can apply for emergency cash assistance, basic food assistance, medical assistance, or Medicare Savings Program. They...

 
 Specials    October 6, 2016

Loretta Elnora Bath

Loretta Elnora Bath, age 80, passed away peacefully at home in Dayton, Washington surrounded by her family on September, 30th 2016.  She was born in a log cabin on September 6th, 1936, in Eight...

 
 Specials    October 6, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - October 6, 2016

Ten Years Ago October 12, 2006 PacifiCorp will purchase the 140.4-megawatt Marengo wind project, currently under construction near Dayton, the energy company announced recently. When completed in August 2007, Marengo will become part of the resource...

 
 News Briefs    October 6, 2016

Grand Opera at the Liberty Theater

At noon on Sat., Oct. 8, the Liberty Theater, in partnership with the San Francisco Opera, will present La Bohéme, the first of four of the San Francisco Opera’s critically acclaimed, sold-out performances. These recorded, high-definition...

 
 News Briefs    October 6, 2016

Tri-State Veteran Standdown

WALLA WALLA – All veterans are invited to the 2016 Tri-State Standdown at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Community Center on Wed., Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring your military paperwork to take advantage of resources, and find out what benefits...

 
 News Briefs    October 6, 2016

Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON – The second annual Oktoberfest at the Blue Mountain Station Food Park (700 Artisan Way) will take place Sat., Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon of German food, local craft beer, and German music. Dayton’s...

 
 Specials    October 6, 2016

Birthdays - Week of October 6

October 7: Terrie Mason, Rachel Townsend. October 8: Mark Tabor, Adelle Ganguet, Laurie Withers, Denise Hoon, Jim Mitchell, Debbie Webber, Gabriel Wood. October 9: Clare Reese, Nancy Doering, Jennifer Baker, Jim Schulke, Lora Abbey. October 10:...

 
 By Elaine Ou    Commentary    October 6, 2016

Why would anyone want a one-way ticket to Mars?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a splash at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico with his plans for an Interplanetary Transport System, along with a disturbingly inspirational ultimatum: “There are really two fundamental paths. One path...

 
 By Caitlin Dewey    Commentary    October 6, 2016

Facebook driving huge numbers to the polls

There’s been a lot of consternation in recent months about Facebook’s impact on politics. If it’s not fears of partisan censorship and suppressed trending topics, it’s worries about echo chambers or hyper-targeted campaign ads. But in the...

 
 Commentary    October 6, 2016

No Escape from Suffering in Leadership

Dear Editor, Walt Gobel’s cleverly written letter pointing his finger at his neighbors makes one suffer the three pointing back at him. Sorry Walt resigned his leadership as mayor. Apologies do not cost much. One’s faith in what’s right rather...

 
 Commentary    October 6, 2016

Support Urged for Todd Kimball

Dear Editor, Todd Kimball will be an exceptional Walla Walla County commissioner. I have known Todd for many years and he has the necessary skill to be a successful Commissioner. Todd understands agriculture, which is the foundation of our local...

 
 Commentary    October 6, 2016

Support Urged for Todd Kimball (2)

Dear Editor, My name is Scott Jordan and I am writing this letter on behalf of my wife and myself. We would like to recognize Todd Kimball, who is running for Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 2. Todd and Sandy have two boys who are similar...

 
 Commentary    October 6, 2016

Support Urged for Todd Kimball (3)

Dear Editor, Todd Kimball has my support for District 2 County Commissioner. Todd’s experiences as a farmer, certified public accountant, and his service on natural resource related Boards will add important perspective and value to the...

 
 News    October 6, 2016

New at the Libraries

Weller Public Library 212 Main Street, Waitsburg Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Storytime: Mon., 10:30 a. m. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne (Fiction): The eighth story. Nineteen...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 6, 2016

CCHS Board Adopts New Compliance Plan

DAYTON-The Columbia County Health System Board of Commissioners formally adopted a new District Compliance Plan at their monthly meeting on Sept. 29. CCHS Chief Executive Officer Shane McGuire...

 
 News    October 6, 2016

National 4-H Week

Home Grown Go Wild 4-H group leader Cindy Daves puts the finishing touches on a window display created by her club members in the Ten Ton Press building on Waitsburg's Main Street. The display is in...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    October 6, 2016

Framing Fables

WALLA WALLA – Twenty-somethings Cody Clark, David Brock, and Jennifer Nichols agree that it's a shared drive, focus, and goal that make their band, Framing Fables, something special. "I've been in...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 6, 2016

DW Cruises to Win at Lyle, 52-0

LYLE, Wash. – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team took a four-hour-plus bus ride down the Columbia River gorge on Friday and came away with a 52-0 win over Lyle-Wishram. The win puts DW in a tie for...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 6, 2016

Waitsburg Drops Two Matches to Tough Foes

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Volleyball team hosted Pomeroy on Sept. 27, and lost the match in three sets, 11-25, 20-25, 9-25. On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Waitsburg girls traveled to Oakesdale and...

 

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