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Articles from the October 19, 2017 edition

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65° and snowy?

A Facebook post from Ski Bluewood boasting 17" of snow at the lodge after Saturday's snow in the mountains had (l to r) Joe LaRue, Brayden Wood, and Cason Nichols itching to hit the rails. The boys...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 19, 2017

Capital Improvements Design Package Nears Completion

School board reviews field house designs WAITSBURG – A finalized schedule, scope and budget for Waitsburg School District's capital improvement projects is close to completion. Design West Senior...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 19, 2017

Council Considers Boundary Adjustments

DAYTON - County Planning and Building Department Director Kim Lyonnais came before the Dayton City Council last week seeking approval to proceed with a proposed change in the Urban Growth Area (UGA)...

 

Orozco Trial Reset

DAYTON - On Dec. 6, a new trial date for accused murderer Benjamin Orozco will be set, according to Columbia County prosecuting Attorney Rea Culwell. Orozco is to have a medical procedure on Nov. 15, and the status of his health will be taken into...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 19, 2017

Oktoberfest

The Blue Mountain Station Food Co-op Market partnered with Dayton Kiwanis and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce for Saturday's Oktoberfest  festivities at the Blue Mountain Station. The event was...

 

Kudos!

LACKLAND, Tex. - U.S. Air Force Airman Theodore J. (TJ) Morrison, son of Joseph and Sandra Morrison of Waitsburg, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The 2017 Waitsburg High School graduated completed an...

 

WHS Homecoming

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School students are celebrating homecoming week this week. Dress up days are Pajama Day on Oct. 17, Hawaiian Day on Oct. 18, and Sports Day on Oct. 19. The public is invited to Field Night, which will take place at 7...

 

Pioneer Portraits - October 19, 2017

Ten Years Ago October 25, 2017 Felicia Brown was crowned Homecoming Queen, and John Gertsch was named Homecoming King at the annual Homecoming Dance last Saturday. The Waitsburg Fifth Grade Family Fun & Fitness 5K Run/Walk fundraiser garnered about...

 

Friends of the fairgrounds Meeting Venue Change

DAYTON - Because the Delany Room is unavailable, the Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds will meet on Thurs., Oct. 19 at Chief Springs Fire & Irons Brew Pub at 7 p.m....

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Oct. 10 Several fishing poles were taken from a boat on Powell Street. An Apple iPad was reported missing from a building in Waitsburg....

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Juan C. Casteneda, 19, Pasco. Charged with one count of first degree burglary – armed with a deadly weapon, four counts of first degree assault and four counts of unlawful imprisonment – armed with a deadly weapon. Charges stem...

 

Birthdays - Week of Oct. 19

October 20: Owen Lee Cole, Rochell Duncan. October 21: Pearl Bickelhaupt, Steve Ahler. October 22: Sofia Mercado, Gary Greenwell, Donna Hempel, Tom Archer, Holly Kinart, Susan Duckworth. October 23: Tim (TJ) Hofer, Dana Demaris, Cherie Hinchliff,...

 

River Needs Cleaned Out

Dear Editor, It’s only common sense that the bottom of the Touchet River needs to be cleaned out along with unclogging two of the three bays of the Preston Street Bridge east of town. It creates a potential dam site that will direct the next high...

 

Nov. 7 General Election Update

Ballots for the Nov. 7 General Election will be mailed by Oct. 18 from Walla Walla County and on Oct. 20 from Columbia County. The only contested race in Dayton, Prescott, Waitsburg, and Starbuck is the City of Dayton Council Position #5 between...

 

Strange But True

* It was German dramatist, poet, philosopher and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who made the following sage observation: “Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.” * At one time...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 19, 2017

Waitsburg Schools Update Website and Add Facebook

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School District has taken steps to improve communications with the public by updating the district website and adding a Facebook page. Technology Manager Jack Morris and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 19, 2017

Floor Safe Yields Riches

DAYTON--Kurt Campbell is in his counting house, counting out his money after cracking a floor safe he found in the basement of Woody's Bar & Grill, thirteen years ago. Campbell cracked the safe...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 19, 2017

White Swan Edges DW, 30-29

WHITE SWAN – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team overcame penalties, turnovers and a season-ending injury to its starting running back, and nearly secured its first victory of the season on the road...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 19, 2017

Dayton Falls to Kittitas, Drops Davenport

Dayton vs. Davenport Dayton’s volleyball team traveled to Davenport Monday evening where they trounced Davenport in three matches, 25-15, 25-16, 25-12. The match leaves Dayton standing 3-2 in league and 8-4 overall. Hanna Becker served a perfect...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 19, 2017

Lady Cards Fall to Colton, LWK

Waitsburg vs. LWK The Lady Cardinals traveled to LaCrosse on Thursday, losing three sets against LaCrosse/Washtucna/Kaholotus, 25-21, 25-16, 25-17. The league loss leaves the Cardinals standing7-10 overall and 0-6 in SE1B league play....

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    October 19, 2017

Cardinals X-C Competes in Asotin

ASOTIN, Wash. - The Waitsburg X-C team traveled to Asotin on Oct. 10 for a District 7 meet attended by Pomeroy, Waitsburg, Colfax, Garfield Palouse, St. John-Endicott and Tekoa-Rosalia. Asotin’s Maia Dykstra wtook the girls’ race by nearly a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 19, 2017

Steve Henderson Makes Art Accessible

DAYTON--When local artist Steve Henderson was an art student at Central Washington University in the 1980s, the emphasis was placed on fine art. "The attitude was that working in commercial art would...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    October 19, 2017

Online Learning Aims to Retain Students and Funding

WAITSBURG – In the face of a changing educational climate, the Waitsburg School Board recently voted to make online education available through the Waitsburg School District. The board and administration is hopeful that the new option will return...

 

Legals - October 19, 2017

NO. 17 4 00180 3 NONPROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.42.030) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR WALLA WALLA COUNTY In re the Nonprobate Estates of: LORETA CAROL PERRY and DARYL CLAIR PERRY, Deceased. The notice agent named below has elected to give... Full story

 

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