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Articles from the March 19, 2015 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    March 19, 2015

Mock Tragedy Opens Eyes to Dangers of Drunk Driving

WAITSBURG – "Even though I knew it wasn't real, my heart sank to my stomach when I heard the knock at my door," said Susan Wildey as she addressed an auditorium full of Waitsburg High School...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 19, 2015

Waitsburg Loses 'Unsung Hero'

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg is mourning the loss of Karen (Huwe) Mohney, who died Sunday night, March 15, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Mohney was transported to Harborview after experiencing...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 19, 2015

Commission Extends Marijuana Moratorium

DAYTON – Columbia County Commissioners met on Monday with the Washington State Liquor Control Board and two dozen citizens to discuss the issue of allowing recreational marijuana businesses in the...

 

Waitsburg City Council - March 26

AGENDA I. Meeting Call to Order Mayor a. Pledge of Allegiance II. Roll Call City Clerk a. Agenda Approval Discussion Action III. Approval of Minutes a. February 12, 2015 Discussion Action IV. Public Comment V. New Business a. Main/1st/Jay St....

 

Brainiacs 1

Both Waitsburg and Dayton high schools inducted sophomores into National Honor Society last week. . ....

 

Brainiacs 2

Both Waitsburg and Dayton high schools inducted sophomores into National Honor Society last week. . ....

 

WHS Knowledge Bowl Takes 5th at State

The Waitsburg High School Knowledge Bowl team took 5th place, for the third time, at the 2B State Meet in Arlington, Wash. on March 14. This trip was the fourth and final trip to state competition...

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 19, 2015

Ten Years Ago March 24, 2005 Harold Mitchell, long-time Waitsburg area resident, celebrated his 90th birthday with a party at Ye Towne Hall on February 6. Over 60 well-wishers attended the party and enjoyed two kinds of birthday cake with Harold. An...

 

Police Notes - March 19, 2015

Waitsburg March 10 Two subjects arrested on West Street for harassment, malicious mischief and assault (4th degree domestic violence). Subjects caused damage to property and pushed family members. Prescott March 12 Subject caught on “A” Street...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

20: Eggs, Sausage, Hashbrowns; Tomato Soup, Cheese Sandwich 23: Scrambled Eggs & Bacon; Hamburger, Fries 24: Biscuit & Gravy; Teriyaki Chicken, Rice 25: Raspberry French Toast; Baked Potato Bar 26: Breakfast Skillet; Crispito, Refried...

 

Birthdays - Week of March 19

March 20: John Hazelbaker, Arlene Winnett, Andrew Wright, Kristopher Patton, Stacey Grende and Paul John. March 21: Brad Huffman, Doris Williams, Linda Stonecipher, Margie Huwe, Lane Huffman, Rebecca Stokes, Ken Lenhart. March 22: Garrett...

 

How to Make a Bowling Ball with a Table Saw

My Dad gave me an old router awhile back – it’s a wood router, not an internet router. (I have a couple of those, too.) There’s a shop next to my house. I call it that, though it also serves as...

 
 By Alice Day    Commentary    March 19, 2015

Should Levies for Basic Education be Dropped?

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Olympia—A political thriller earns its debut March 23 at Olympia’s marble palladium when the Legislature’s leading producers-directors—Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, and Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina—take the stage to...

 

Counterproductive Cross-Stitch

Every now and then, this column will feature instructions for an activity I find interesting. Right now, I’m particularly interested in counted cross stitch, which is a simple, relaxing form of...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 19, 2015

Brix & Brew: Fundraising Success

The event center at the Running T Ranch just outside of Dayton was filled with philanthropists Friday night during the Dayton Chamber's annual Blue Mountain Brix & Brew Benefit Auction. ....

 

Relay for Life Kickoff Will Be March 24

DAYTON – Volunteers and participants will gather at the Best Western Plus Dayton Hotel & Suites on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. to register teams and celebrate the launch of another year of fundraising and awareness-raising for the American...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 19, 2015

Robotics Team Ready to Compete

DAYTON – Dayton FFA students in the robotics program are gearing up for their second competition later this week. They ranked 19th out of 29 teams earlier this month in Spokane. "They had a great...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 19, 2015

Planning for Growth

DAYTON – They say that only a planner understands what goes on in the planning office. Columbia County Planning Director Kim Lyonnais has managed planning and building departments most of his life....

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    March 19, 2015

Fish Pond Opening Delayed

DAYTON – It's hard to find the right person to ask about the juvenile fish pond at the Dayton City Park. Technically the city owns the pond and the water right that allows it to exist. The Washingto...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 19, 2015

Mary's Candies: Made with Love

WAITBURG – Having overcome the many obstacles that arise from a lifetime of addiction – both his mother's and his own – Nathanial Murphy has finally hit a sweet spot in his life, literally and...

 

Local Teams Shine at Jamboree

The Dayton softball team won both of their three-inning games in a softball jamboree held Saturday in Prescott. Lady Bulldogs upended WP in the second game of the four-team tournament, 6-2. In the...

 
 By Dena Wood    Sports    March 19, 2015

WP Softball: Flexibility and Positive Attitude Make for Promising Season

PRESCOTT – WP softball coach Angie Potts, assisted by Allan Wilson, is pleased with the turnout of 25 girls for softball this year but says they are still working on nailing down the varsity...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    March 19, 2015

WP Baseball: Trio of Experienced Pitchers Will Lead Tigers in a Highly Competitive League

PRESCOTT – Waitsburg-Prescott baseball Coach Dustin Snedigar knows that if his team is successful in its league, he'll have one of the best teams in the state. "DeSales has won the last two state...

 

Leroue to Play in All State Football Game

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School senior Chance Leroue has been selected to play in the All State football game in Yakima on June 20. Several Waitsburg athletes have gotten to play in the event, including Zach Bartlow. The last to play in the All...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    March 19, 2015

WP Track: Coach Hopes for Team Victories on Boys' Side; Adams should excel in girls' distance events

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg-Prescott track coach Jeff Bartlow is enthusiastic about his boys' track team this year, and yet disappointed with the girls' turnout. "We only have four girls out, which is...

 

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