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Articles from the November 16, 2017 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Sewer Siphon Repair is Completed

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's city council no doubt let a collective sigh of relief when relining of the leaking sewer siphon near the Touchet River Bridge went off without a hitch. The pipe burst...

 

Christmas Kicks off in Dayton on Nov. 24 and 25

DAYTON-The City of Dayton is known as "The Town that Still Believes" and to celebrate, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 11th annual Christmas Kickoff, which will take place on Fri.,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Waitsburg and Dayton Receive Schools of Distinction Awards

WAITSBURG/DAYTON – Waitsburg and Dayton elementary schools have been recognized as 2017 Schools of Distinction for making outstanding improvements in reading and math for the past five years. The School of Distinction award recognizes these...

 

Off the Rails

A train was derailed on the newly operational short line railroad, just west of Waitsburg on Bolles Road Tuesday morning. The Port of Columbia opened the line last month after it had been closed for...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 16, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 22, 2007 Following the discovery of an underground storage tank and a week’s delay while the tank was removed and soil checked, contractors began working in earnest on the new Waitsburg Clinic at the corner of Third and...

 

Leaf Bin Available

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg has a leaf bin available for use in the city yard, across from Preston Park. People may drop off leaves, bagged or unbagged, during public works business hours, which are 7:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. Nothing but leaves...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Nov. 10 Deputies were dispatched to Wilson Hollow Rd. in reference to a dometic violence assault. Nov. 9 Deputies responded to a violation of a domestic violence no-contact order on Stonecipher Road....

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Travis Rogelio Garcia, 31, Dayton; charged with first degree trafficking in stolen property and second degree possession of stolen property. Court reports state that a Walla Walla detective saw a description of a $3,000 Redline CSl...

 

Birthdays - Week of Nov. 16

November 17: Patrick Estes, Marvin Klundt, Ray Small, Muriel Hamilton, Shelly Jones, Nicholette Filbert, Joann Price, Bernice Price, Lewis Neace, Doris Wagoner, Lance Lybecker. November 18: James Hays, John Nordheim, Jason Gawith, Jane Leid, Marvin...

 

Remember 1993

Twenty-five years ago, Business took a beating in Olympia. The swing to the left in the 1992 general election was swift and potent. It drove higher costs to employers and more government regulations. Warning: Today’s political winds are blowing in...

 

Veterans Honored

On Nov. 9 Waitsburg High School ASB officers and student council members presented "Flags of Our Fathers" with a flag folding ceremony featuring fifth grade safety patrol member at an all-schools...

 

Strange But True

* It was 17th-century English novelist and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton who made the following sage observation: “If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.” * If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, you might have found...

 

LEOs/Lions Food Drive

Waitsburg High School classes pitted against one another to see who could bring in the most food to the Waitsburg Resource Center on Wednesday night. LEOs club advisor Gabe Kiefel spearheaded the...

 

Makenna Barron is 2018 Celebration Days Queen

Congratulations to Makenna Barron, daughter of Charlie and Tracy Barron, who was selected 2018 Celebration Days Queen last weekend. The Waitsburg native is a familiar face around town, singing...

 

Kim Lyonnais Leaves County Planning Department

DAYTON – The Board of Columbia County Commissioners is in the process of deciding how to fill Director Kim Lyonnais’ position at the county Building and Planning Department after Lyonnais retired...

 

Kiwanis Bingo and Food Bank Collection

DAYTON – The Dayton Kiwanis Club will host their annual Kiwanis Turkey Bingo at the Dayton multipurpose room form 3-9 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 18. Kiwanis members will be accepting food donations at the door for the Dayton Food Bank. The food bank is in...

 

Dog Park Photo Fundraiser

DAYTON – Dayton photographer Vicki Zoller will be at the old Mace Mead Works building (250 E. Main) on Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to take pet and family photos as a fundraiser for the Dayton Dog Park. Families with or without pets are invited...

 

October Building Permits Issued

With the public showing an increased interest in area growth, The Times is working with the Columbia County planning office to publish a list of building permits granted in Dayton, Columbia County, and Waitsburg each month. Below are the permits issu...

 

Prescott Soccer Makes State Playoffs

Tigers will face St. George’s (AGAIN) in semifinals opener PRESCOTT – The Prescott Tigers soccer team made it to the state championship semifinals following their 6-0 home turf win over Tacoma’s Evergreen Lutheran on Fri., Nov. 10. Prescott...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Amy Farley Places at Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup

WAITSBURG – Amy Farley said she was surprised to win first place at the Washington State Fair for her individual presentation in September, but was even more surprised to learn she would move on to...

 

Paula Moisio is the 2017 Dayton Chamber Citizen of the Year

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet last Thursday at the fairgrounds Pavilion. The Chamber's Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Paula Moisio by city...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Waitsburg's Pop Up Downtown Was a Success!

WAITSBURG – In spite of competition from the Dayton Chamber Awards, a Seattle Seahawks game and dreary weather, Waitsburg's first Pop Up Downtown, held last Thursday night, was deemed a success!...

 

Dayton City Council Update

DAYTON--Mayor Craig George presented the budget for 2018 at last week’s council meeting. Changes to the budget are possible pending contract negotiations with the union, he said. Chamber Director...

 

Legals - November 16, 2017

NO: 17-4-00200-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA In re the Estate of: HERBERT FISHER, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been... Full story

 

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