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Articles from the January 12, 2017 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    January 12, 2017

'Bingo! The Winning Musical'

DAYTON – The Liberty Theater's production of "Bingo! The Winning Musical" will bring a welcome respite from the dark and dreary days of winter. The fun and zippy comedy debuts Jan. 27 and runs...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 12, 2017

Preserving 'Historic Value' of Main Street Bridge

WAITSBURG – It took the City of Waitsburg the better part of a decade to secure funding to replace the 90-year-old Main Street Bridge, which is designed in such a way that it creates a flood...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 12, 2017

CCHS Adopts Five-Year Strategic Plan

DAYTON—In December, the Columbia County Health System commissioners adopted a five-year strategic business plan, representing a 12-month effort for CEO Shane McGuire. “A $1.5 billion Medicaid...

 

Dr. Varnell Meet & Greet, Jan. 19

WAITSBURG – The Columbia County Health System has hired Dr. Dan Varnell, a Board certified psychiatrist. With mental health problems being one of the most common medical conditions treated by physicians, Dr. Varnell’s presence will greatly...

 

Biking/Walking Trails Public Workshop

DAYTON – Workshops to develop a blueprint for a region-wide, non-motorized trail and transportation network will be held in Dayton on Mon., Jan. 30 at the Best Western Hotel located at 507 E. Main. Local cities, counties, health departments,...

 

Influenza Cases on the Rise in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – The Walla Walla County Dept. of Community Health has reported that one death has been attributed to influenza in a person over age 65 and 11 influenza patients are currently hospitalized in Walla Walla. The number of influenza...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 12, 2017

Ten Years Ago January 18, 2007 The first day of the Waitsburg Elementary School Fifth Grade Ski Program arrived at last on Thursday, January 11. . . “With the help of school personnel, Carrie Graham, and Brenda Baker; parents Kitzi Brannock, Bret...

 

Comm. Council Meeting

WALLA WALLA - The annual meeting of the Community Council will be held Mon., Jan. 23 from 5:15 - 6:15 at the YWCA (213 S. 1st. Ave., Walla Walla). Attendees will hear updates on the work of the several task force projects as well as an upcate on the...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments -Dante Brown (Martinez), 21, Dayton; violation of conditions of community custody. Charged with delivery/manufacture/possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and resisting arrest. Police reports allege that on Dec. 27 officers...

 

Birthdays - Week of January 12

January 13: Wes Romine, Janine John, Megan Withers, Kevin House. January 14: Maxine Cecil, Janice Davis and Greg Smith, Jaylee Dunleavy. January 15: Kayla Turner, Allene Severtsen, Glenn Baker, Wade Done, Melinda Lambert, Justin Kirk, Jesse Archer...

 

Some Blue-Collar Workers Shouldn't Do Pink Jobs

Why can’t a woman be more like a man? Henry Higgins demands to know in “My Fair Lady.” These days, labor economists are asking the opposite question: Why can’t a man be more like a woman? The decline of traditionally male blue-collar work...

 

Why Americans Long to Live in an HGTV Home

Home & Garden Television is the mac and cheese of cable -- video comfort food. And, like that perennial favorite, it sells very well. Last year, HGTV was the third-most-watched cable network after ESPN and Fox News. In a recent feature on the company...

 

Vital Volunteers and Generous Donors

Special to The Times by Carolyn Henderson It takes a special kind of person to volunteer at the Dayton Community Food Bank. But not so uncommonly unreal that everyday humans need not apply. Indeed,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 12, 2017

Columbia County Working with Leaner Budget in 2017

DAYTON—Wed., Jan. 4, was Norm Passmore’s first day of service on the Board of Columbia County Commissioners. And it was a busy day for the commissioners, who are working with a leaner budget in...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 12, 2017

Dayton Schools Set CommunityWide Visioning Meeting

DAYTON—Jan. 25 will be a busy day for the Dayton School District, beginning with drug impairment training for staff, in Pomeroy, and ending with the district’s community visioning meeting in the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 12, 2017

New and ongoing programs at the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON--A beginning sign language class is starting up on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Delany Room at the Dayton Memorial Library, according to Vicki Zoller at the library. Zoller said the class is for...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 12, 2017

Patriotic Tour is a Mission of Healing

DIXIE – Bob Brock is on a mission of healing, though he's going about it in an unconventional means. On May 15, he will depart Walla Walla and travel to Washington, D.C., in his Your Patriots Jeep,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 12, 2017

Christian Church Offers Celebrate Recovery Group

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Christian Church hopes to be a light in the darkness by offering a new Celebrate Recovery group, beginning Wed., Jan. 14. The group, facilitated by Pastor Matt Wyatt, will...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 12, 2017

Local Artists Bring Art to Waitsburg Elementary Students

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg elementary students will have their artwork displayed with that of other area students at the Carnegie Picture Show exhibit at the Walla Walla Library from Jan. 10-21....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 12, 2017

HASA Father-Daughter Dance

WAITSBURG – Parents of Waitsburg Elementary School students have not had to buy school supplies for their kids for the last two years, and high school parents were freed from the burden last year...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 12, 2017

Dayton Girls Still Undefeated After Three New-Year Victories

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team extended their winning streak to nine games this season, with wins last week over Ritzville, Tri-Cities Prep and White Swan. The Lady Bulldogs are 9-0 over...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 12, 2017

Bulldogs Struggle in Weekend Losses to TCP, White Swan

PASCO – The Dayton boys’ basketball team traveled to Tri-Cities Prep on Friday night and fell to the Jaguars, 45-36, after leading much of the game. The Bulldogs led 9-7 after the first quarter...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 12, 2017

Newman, Joe Adams Take Two Matches at Spangle

SPANGLE – Five Waitsburg wrestlers got wins last Thursday at a District 7/9 league meet in Spangle. Devin Newman and Joe Adams won both their matches, and David Just, Ky Adams, and Tyler Hoffman got...

 

Future Warrior

On Friday, Jan. 6, Waitsburg senior Emily Adams officially signed on to compete in both cross country and track and field for the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors. Adams was offered a partial...

 

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