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Articles from the March 12, 2015 edition

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Wacky Wednesday in Waitsburg

Waitsburg Elementary School first grade teacher Dinah Lindsey (l) and Title 1 paraprofessional Carrie Graham (r) took a load off during Dr. Seuss Day/Wacky Wednesday last week. . ....

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 12, 2015

Marijuana Hearing Monday in Dayton

DAYTON – On Monday, March 16, Columbia County Commissioners will meet with the public to decide on the future of recreational marijuana businesses in the county. The board has scheduled a public...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 12, 2015

Dayton Man Arrested Following Retail Burglary

DAYTON – John Garrett Waltermire, 24, was arrested Saturday after a short foot pursuit near East Jackson Street in Dayton. Waltermire was a suspect in the burglary of the Inland Cellular store on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 12, 2015

Parade Marshal Nominations Sought

WAITSBURG – This year, Waitsburg will celebrate its sesquicentennial – 150 years of existence – as part of the annual Waitsburg Celebration Days weekend. According to City Hall staff, the exact...

 

Shamrock Bingo Saturday

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s Team RELAY for the American Cancer Society will hold their annual Shamrock Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, March 14 at the Waitsburg Elementary Multi-purpose Room. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with 20 Bingo games taking place...

 

Brix & Brew Auction Friday Night

DAYTON – The Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s annual auction, Blue Mountain Brix & Brew, is happening this Friday evening at the Running T Ranch, 802 N. Touchet Road in Dayton. The beer and wine social and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. with a...

 

'Every 15 Minutes' Program

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School will host “Every 15 Minutes,” an educational experience that reminds participants of the dangers of driving while impaired or texting, on March 12 and 13. Waitsburg school district would like local citizens to...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 12, 2015

Ten Years Ago March 17, 2005 Commercial Club’s Community Service Award recipients for 2004 have books, education and a love for the community of Waitsburg in common. Two deserving recipients were honored by Commercial Club and they are Weller...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

13: Pancake Bar; Turkey, Bacon, Ranch Wrap 16: Breakfast Sandwich; Turkey Sub, Sunchips 17: Biscuit & Gravy; Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza 18: Longjohn; Taco Salad 19: Breakfast Enchilada; Chicken Quesadilla Casserole...

 

Birthdays - Week of March 12

March 13: Corey Puckett, Susan Watson, Kathy Logeman, Darla Fischer, Ryan Shweid, Dan Mortimore, Darin Groom, Louie Gagnon, Scott Hagerman, Mark Lanning and Larry Branson. March 14: Jim Wilson, Rhonda Perry, Kathy Rose, Luanna Kalahele, and William...

 

Police Notes - March 12, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing to report. Dayton Mar. 1 Burbank driver Timmy Elias, 50, cited for driving on a suspended license. Mar. 2 Commercial burglary on E. Main Street at Inland Cellular’s retail store; see story in this issue for more details including...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Last week, the Washington State Senate approved a pretty significant gas tax increase for the state’s drivers. If the bill is approved by the state house and signed into law, the new gas taxes will be phased in over three years. You can read the...

 

Senate Passes Transportation Bill, 11.7-Cent Gas Tax Hike

OLYMPIA - Just 18 days after its initial unveiling, Senate lawmakers have passed a $15 billion transportation package that includes an 11.7-cent increase to the state gas tax over the next three years. That package now moves to the...

 

180 More Hours of Sunlight

Happy Daylight Saving Time, everybody! Okay, fine, so maybe “Happy” should be in quotes. Or perhaps eliminated altogether. Daylight Saving Time, everybody! Yessiree, it’s that time of year when...

 

Cartoon

There was nothing illegal or improper . . ....

 

Thanks for Celebration Days Response

Dear Editor, There are a bunch of people involved and working hard to bring our annual celebration to our wonderful little city. The event is called Waitsburg Celebration Days and it is being planned for the weekend of May 15th and 16th. So far the...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 12, 2015

New Fire Station Nearly Ready

DAYTON – Members of Columbia County Fire District 3 are getting excited about the new fire station on Patit Road, with its 13,500 square feet and 16 truck bays, brand new living quarters for five...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 12, 2015

Youth Crime Down

DAYTON – Columbia County Prosecutor Rea Culwell spoke to the Dayton School Board last week during their regular board meeting in support of interim Secondary Principal Kate Wenzl. The district is...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 12, 2015

Phinney In Line To Be Fire Chief

DAYTON – Rick Turner has been the face of Columbia County Fire District 3 for nearly 20 years, but as of January 1, 2017, the chief will return to full-time farming and leave firefighting to the nex...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 12, 2015

Commercial Club Holds Community Forum

WAITSBURG – Incumbent Mayor Walt Gobel and incumbent councilwoman Debra Callahan accepted the Waitsburg Commercial Club's invitation to address residents at a Community Forum during the club's March...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 12, 2015

Sophie Celebrates Saint Urho

WAITSBURG – Now that Marilyn Johnson is no longer operating Etcetera's gift shop on Waitsburg's Main Street, she has decided to have a bit of fun with the display window flanking the Plaza Theater....

 

Past Marshals

1951 Craig Tull 1953 Jake Smith 1954 Ernest Mikkelson 1955 Bill Dickerson 1956 Emory McCown 1957 George Crider 1958 Harold Roberts 1959 Charlie Vollmer 1960 John Settle 1961 Howard Burgess 1962 Roberta Stonecipher (Broom) 1963 Charlie Neace 1964...

 

2015 Spring Sports Schedules

W/P VARSITY SOFTBALL 2015 Fri., March 13 Jamboree at Prescott 1:30 Tues, March 17 Mac-Hi (1) at Milton-Freew. 4:00 Tues., March 24 Mac-Hi (1) at Prescott 4:00 Fri., March 27 Pomeroy (1) at Pomeroy 4:00 Tues., March 31 Touchet (1) at Prescott 4:00...

 

Dayton Cancels Baseball Season

DAYTON – On Tuesday, Dayton High School made the decision to cancel its 2015 boys’ baseball season. According to Athletic Director Heather Clarys, the difficult decision was made because too few boys turned out to field a team. According to...

 

Lanning to Play in All-State Game Saturday

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg-Prescott basketball player Owen Lanning has been selected to play in the 2015 2B All State basketball game. The game will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash. Lanning was selected as...

 

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