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Articles from the November 9, 2017 edition

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The King & I

Touchet Valley Arts Council's production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's The King & I will debut Nov. 10 at the Liberty Theater. See story on Page 7....

 

WW II Memorial Project on Track for 2018

As we approach Veterans Day, we reflect on many things. Those of us who are veterans, think about comrades we served with, missions carried out, places where we served, lessons learned, and how our lives were changed because of military service....

 

Columbia REA to Close Dayton Office

WALLA WALLA – The Columbia Rural Electric Association announced on Tuesday that it will close its Dayton office and consolidate its offices at the Walla Walla Service Center. Closure of the Dayton office is expected on or before April 1, 2018....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 9, 2017

Realtors Paint Rosy Picture for Home Sales

DAYTON – Gary Snyder, owner of Christy’s Realty in Dayton, said there has been a slight uptick in home sales since Columbia Pulp at Lyons Ferry broke ground in October. There have been a few...

 

Annual Tour of Lights Judging Begins Nov. 24

DAYTON – The lucky winners of this year's Columbia County Public Transportation home holiday lighting contest will split a total of $200. First place will receive $100, second place will receive $60...

 

Celebration Days Royalty Tryouts

WAITSBURG – Tryouts for the Waitsburg Celebration Days court will take place Sat. Nov. 11 at the Dayton Fairgrounds Arena. Those interested should email Ann Adams through the Waitsburg Celebration Days Royalty Facebook page by Nov. 10 to receive...

 

DW Cheer/Football Awards

WAITSBURG – Football and Cheer awards for Dayton and Waitsburg athletes will be awarded at a 7:30 p.m. ceremony on Nov. 13 in the WHS auditorium. Cupcakes and punch will be served and all are welcome....

 

Applebee's Restaurants Feed Vets Free on Nov. 11

WALLA WALLA – Applebee’s restaurants throughout Washington and Idaho will celebrate veterans by offering them a free meal on Veterans Day, Sat., Nov. 11. Restaurants owned by the Apple American Group, which includes Walla Walla’s Applebee’s,...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 9, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 15, 2007 Former Waitsburg mayor Tom Baker was honored with the 2007 Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce Award of Merit in a ceremony last week. Five Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals – three on defense and two on offense – were...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Sentencing Benjamin G. Smith, 33, Dayton; charged with two counts of first degree child molestation, two counts of second degree child molestation, two counts of third degree child molestation and one count of third degree child rape. The former...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Nov. 5 Damage to a vending machine was reported on Second St. in Prescott. Nov. 3 A female called to report finding a friend deceased on Biscuit Ridge Rd. Nov. 1 Violation of protection order on Stonecipher Road. Oct. 30 Deputies responded to a...

 

Birthdays - Week of Nov. 9

November 9: Frances Scott, Robert Hawks, Jodee Liebermann, Alan Jackson Jr., Corrie Cozier, Lillian Carpenter. November 10: Ruth Hansen, Kaitlin Vaughn, Ruby Potter, Stephanie Zuger, Nathan Stroobants. November 11: Wes Moors, Judy Annabel, Dick...

 

Remembering Ed Carlson, Vietnam, POW

Since last Veteran’s Day, Ken Burns’ in-depth documentary on the Vietnam War has aired. It is a powerful reminder of an unpopular war in which many “baby boomers” fought and died. It also prompts memories of the brutal treatment of American...

 

Moments In Time

* On Nov. 8, 1895, in his lab in Germany, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen becomes the first person to observe X-rays while testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass. Rontgen received numerous accolades for his work, including the first N...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 9, 2017

4-H Now Requires Membership Fees

DAYTON – Staff at the WSU Dayton Extension Office are concerned that membership in 4-H could dwindle after the WSU Youth and Families Program enacted a $25 per-member annual enrollment fee...

 

Rainbow Lake Project

The first part of the Rainbow Lake project is almost completed and water is back in the lake. The lake was enlarged to the south towards Campground 3 and was dredged throughout the footprint of the...

 

Main Street Bridge Nears Completion

Paving on Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge was completed last week. Onsite engineers anticipate that the subcontractors will have the rails done by Friday, with sidewalk work being completed in tandem....

 

Cookie Exchange

Gordon Farley enjoys a sweet stack of cookies at the Dayton Memorial Library's first annual 'Bake the World a Better Place' Cookie Recipe Exchange held on Friday Nov.3. Twenty-four recipes, along...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 9, 2017

EMT Shortage Causes Concerns for Local Fire Districts

DAYTON – If you have ever thought about training as an Emergency Medical Technician, Fire District No. 3 will be more than happy to help out, provided you make a two-year volunteer commitment to the...

 

Talk about Art

Technology is great, but if we don't watch ourselves, it has a tendency to dehumanize. Art – which has a history as long or longer than technology – counteracts that. "In the age of machines,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 9, 2017

TVAC's The King & I Debuts Nov. 10

Music, sets, costumes and actors combine for a captivating show DAYTON – Stunning sets, elaborate costumes, talented actors and a complicated Broadway score will surely captivate audiences who atten...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    November 9, 2017

Lady Bulldogs End Regionals with Five-Set Loss Against Tonasket

WENATCHEE – The Lady Bulldogs wrapped up their season with a hard-fought match against Tonasket at the regional tournament in Wenatchee on Thurs., Nov. 2. Tonasket took the game 26-24, 17-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-12. “Our team stats were better than...

 

Prescott Soccer Plays On!

PRESCOTT - The Prescott Tigers soccer team will face off against Evergreen Lutheran in regional playoffs on Fri., Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in Prescott....

 

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