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Articles from the October 12, 2017 edition

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SHORT LINE Rail GRAND RE-OPENING

An eager crowd awaited the arrival of the CWW train as it pulled into the Dayton Historic Depot right on time last Saturday. Frontier Rail, LLC Commercial Director Paul Didelius said his customer...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017

Commercial Club Bolsters Business, Builds Community

WAITSBURG – Over the last several months, dozens of people from Walla Walla, Dayton and Waitsburg have gathered at the Whoopemup Café on the north end of Waitsburg's Main Street for Whoop EM Up...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017

County Puts Hold On Grandstands Demolition

DAYTON—Last week the Columbia County Board of Commissioners decided to hold off on mid-October plans to start demolition of the east grandstand at the county fairgrounds, pending a proposal from a group of about 20-25 local people calling themselve...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017

CCHS Tops Gross Revenue Record

DAYTON – In his financial report for August, Columbia County Health System Controller Tom Meyers said another gross revenue record was set for the month of August. “We’ve had two really good months,” Meyers reported to the commissioners....

 

Elizabeth Louise Dorsey Fish

Elizabeth Louise Dorsey Fish was born in Walla Walla and passed away there on September 28, 2017, just shy of her 75th birthday. Betty was born October 3, 1942 to Martin and Gertie (Marbach) Dorsey....

 

Pioneer Portraits - October 12, 2017

Ten Years Ago October 18, 2007 Ceremonies held statewide on October 10 recognized schools, including Waitsburg High School, for their achievements in improving WASL scores over the past six years. W.H.S. Principal Ken Beasley, Liv Leid, English...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Oct. 8 Deputies arrested a man in Prescott on outstanding warrants. A deputy was dispatched to Cochran St. in Dixie where a man was reported to be tearing up his residence during a domestic disturbance. Sept. 28 A burglary was reported at the First...

 

AAUW Candidates Forum, Oct. 18

DAYTON – The Dayton branch of the American Association of University Women will host a candidates forum on Wed., Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Liberty Theater (344 E. Main, Dayton). Candidates traditionally give five-minutes speeches followed by a m...

 

Lions Host Guide Dog Presentation

DAYTON – The Dayton Lions Club will host a Guide Dog presentation at the Dayton Memorial Library Delany Building at 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 18. Tri-Cities Lions members Al and Cheryl Harper will give a video presentation about guide dog schools and...

 

Mass Band and Choir Concert, Oct. 25

WAITSBURG – The Southeastern Washington Music Educators Association (SEWMEA) high school mass band and choir will return to Waitsburg on Wed., Oct. 25. Hundreds of high school musicians from small schools all over southeastern Washington will bus...

 

Birthdays - Week of Oct. 12

October 13: Joan Miller, Robert Smith, Becky Brown, Steve Sickles, Bertha Poirier, Earl Smith. October 14: Dianne Zuger, Dana Adkins, Dorothy Bush, Jared John, Jace Zuger. October 15: Robert Webber, Wayne Stonecipher, Debbie Cobb, Marcus Zuger III,...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfasts & Lunches

13: Breakfast Sandwich; Mozarella Cheese Stix, Marinara Sauce 16: Omelet; Chicken Crispito 17: Biscuit & Gravy; Orange Chicken, Roasted Pineapple 18: Long John; Chicken Fried Steak, Gravy 19: Breakfast Pizza; Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Carrots,...

 

Strange But True

* It was beloved 20th-century American poet, memoirist and civil-rights activist Maya Angelou who made the following sage observation: “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it...

 

Moments in Time

* On Oct. 10, 1877, the U.S. Army holds a funeral with full military honors for Gen. George Armstrong Custer, who was killed the previous year at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Custer was buried at West Point, where he had graduated in 1861 at the...

 

Trivia Test

1. MYTHOLOGY: The Roman god Cupid was known by what name in Greek mythology? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Mount Fuji is found on which island in Japan? 3. BIBLE: The proverb “the writing is on the wall” can be found in what book of the Bible? 4. LITERATURE:...

 

Talk about Art

You don't need a washing machine to create felted wool, which is a good thing, because the art of creating dense, waterproof fabric from natural fibers goes back to 6,500 B.C. For Walla Walla fiber ar...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017

Dayton Memorial Library Celebrates 80 Years

DAYTON--Many things have changed throughout the years at rural libraries like Dayton's. Eighty years ago most library patrons shivered and quaked to hear librarians sternly reminding them to "Be quiet...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017

County Will Tread Cautiously in Issuing New Well Permits Until Hirst Decision is Clarified

DAYTON— At last week’s regular meeting of the Board of Columbia County Commissioners, Emergency Management Services Director Lisa Caldwell said radio equipment malfunctions continue to cause...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017

Sayonara Sasayama

WAITSBURG – Seven years ago Chris Philbook knocked on Kate Hockersmith's door saying he wanted to be a Troublemaker (a youth bluegrass band member) and travel to Japan like they had. On Tuesday,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 12, 2017

Elementary Students Help Hurricane Victims

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg elementary students are learning and practicing giving and compassion as well as academics. From Oct. 3-13 grade school students are collecting supplies for children affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The supplies...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 12, 2017

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Mabton in Three

MABTON - The Lady Bulldogs made a quick win over Mabton, taking the Vikings 25-8, 25-9, and 25-23 in a league match, here on Oct. 5. The win places the Bulldogs 6-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. Scully Castorena made nine kills, 11 assists, one...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 12, 2017

Lady Cards Fall to St. John-Endicott in Four

ST. JOHN - The Lady Cards fell to St. John-Endicott in a hard-fought four matches on the Eagle's court on Thurs., Oct. 5. Waitsburg dropped the first two matches 18-25 and 13-25, won match number...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 12, 2017

DW Cancels JV Football

WAITSBURG/DAYTON – Due to declining numbers on the DW football roster, the last high school junior varsity football game was Mon., Oct. 9 in Irrigon. JV athletes will remain on the roster, at practice, and at varsity games but there will be no...

 

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