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Articles from the November 10, 2016 edition

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Flying High!

The Dayton-Waitsburg football cheerleaders made some noise at home and away games this year as they cheered the team to a league championship and number one seed in the state tourn...

 

Lead Levels Not Significant in Dayton School Buildings

DAYTON—Dayton School Superintendent Doug Johnson said he is delighted to share the results of recent water samplings in the school buildings. All samples taken in September returned with scores...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 10, 2016

Leos and Lions Help Stock Resource Center

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Leos and Lions Clubs joined together to collect 868 pounds of food for the Waitsburg Resource Center last week. The Resource Center donates approximately 7,000 lbs. of food...

 

Preliminary Election Results

Waitsburg School Dist. Capital Improvement Bond Yes 280 62.5% No 142 36.22% Prescott Parks and Rec Prop. 1 Yes 108 62.43% No 65 37.57% Dist. 16 State Representative, Pos. 1 Bill Jenkin 16,034 63.41% Rebecca Francik 9,252 36.59% Dist. 16 State...

 

Senior Round Table Site Manager Needed

WAITSBURG – Robbie Skiles is seeking a volunteer to take over as Site Manager for the Senior Round Table (Meals on Wheels) luncheon served every Tuesday at noon at the Waitsburg Presbyterian Church. The community event is provided by the Walla...

 

Forest Fuel Reduction Cost-Share Funds Available

SE WASHINGTON – The Washington Dept. of Natural Resources currently has funding targeting the health of forest land in eastern Washington available for cost-share fuel reduction projects. The goal of the program is to improve forest health and...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 10, 2016

Ten Years Ago November 16, 2016 It looks like Waitsburg Elementary School fifth graders will be skiing this winter, thanks to generous community support and a family fun and fitness fundraiser this Saturday, November 18. The program is being...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Resolution/Plea Agreements - Mary Anne Maier, 63, Dayton; charged with possession of Lorazepam, Possession of Clonazepam (dismissed), and theft in the third degree. She is accused of theft of prescription medications. A stay of proceedings was issued...

 

Birthdays - Week of November 10

November 10: Ruth Hansen, Kaitlin Vaughn, Ruby Potter, Stephanie Zuger, Nathan Stroobants. November 11: Wes Moors, Judy Annabel, Dick Beck, Freda Kay Price, Nadine Branson, Sherill Roberts, Kathy Carpenter, Barb Knopp, Herb Bessey. November 12:...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

11: NO SCHOOL VETERANS DAY 14: Omelet & Sausage; Chicken Cordon Bleu 15: Muffin & Yogurt; Nachos, Pepper Strips 16: Longjohn; Chili Cornbread 17: Breakfast Pizza; Sausage Dog, French Fries...

 

Ugly Campaign Presages Crisis of Government

One word describes this U.S. presidential election: dismal. That has ominous implications for the important tasks of governing over the next several years. Elections in which big issues are joined have value because they provide a governance agenda...

 

Who are you writing in? The overwhelming allure of voting for someone who won't win

This election had been eating at Chris Drake. A staunch liberal in his 20s, he became a Republican by 30. But now 45 and an independent, he couldn't stomach either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump....

 

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church will host a community Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 20th in the Presbyterian Church basement. Everyone is invited to attend....

 

First Aid/CPR/AED Training

WAITSBURG – A First Aid/CPR/AED training class is scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 17 at Waitsburg High School from 4-8 p.m. Training will be conducted by Christine Poirier from ESD123 and the cost is $30. All are welcome. To reserve a spot, please...

 

Volunteers Needed for After School Program

DAYTON - Shakira Bye, the After School Program coordinator is looking for volunteers for the program. Anyone with expertise in photography, music, gardening, cooking and sports, and other areas, is invited to share those skills with the 3rd, 4th,...

 

Veterans Day program at the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON--The Dayton Memorial Library will present a program for local military veterans on Thursday, November 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Delany Room. This will be a time for storytelling and sharing military experiences with members of...

 

BOCC in Budget Talks for 2017

DAYTON – The Columbia County Commissioners, County Auditor, and Department heads have been in budget discussions for the past couple of weeks. During last week's regular commissioners' meeting,...

 

Pitch It!

DAYTON - Middle school and high school students in the Dayton School District will have an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, and to learn ways to apply the knowledge they gain during...

 

30th Annual Turkey Bingo Set for Nov. 19

DAYTON—The Kiwanis Club of Dayton will hold its annual Turkey Bingo event in the Dayton Elementary School Multipurpose Room, on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. It’s the club’s biggest money maker...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 10, 2016

Frohreich is Council Student Rep.

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School seniorTimber Frohreich will be sworn in as Waitsburg City Council's student representative at the regular Nov. 16 council meeting. Frohreich said she applied for...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 10, 2016

Artist Leiv Fagereng Shows Work in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – Visitors to Dynamite Art + Coffee, located on the north end of Waitsburg's Main Street, will be able to enjoy the art of Walla Walla artist Leiv Fagereng, whose works will be on display...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 10, 2016

Hubbard to Reduce Practice Load

WAITSBURG – The doors to Hubbard Law Office remain open, but second-generation Waitsburg Attorney Michael V. Hubbard may be a little harder to find these days. He’s not retiring, but Hubbard said...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    November 10, 2016

DW Cruises Past Tonasket, 49-7; On to State Tournament

BREWSTER, Wash. – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team took another long road trip Friday, and again came away with a lopsided win. In a crossover seeding game here, DW routed the 2B District 6...

 

Waitsburg Falls to L-W, Colton to End Season

COLFAX – The Waitsburg volleyball team ended its season here Saturday with a loss to Colton in three sets, 25-17, 25-14, 25-8, in the 1B District Tournament. On Wednesday, the Lady Cardinals lost to Lacrosse-Washtucna in the opening round of...

 

Adams Takes Sixth at XC State Meet Saturday

PASCO – Waitsburg's Emily Adams placed sixth, out of 78 runners, on Saturday at the state 1B/2B cross country meet at Sun Willows Golf Course here on Saturday. Teammates Landon Callas and Skylar...

 

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