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Articles from the April 17, 2014 edition

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Touchet Valley Spring Sports Schedules Dayton High School Track and Field

Waitsburg-Prescott High School Baseball 2014 Schedule Date Opponent Location Start time Tues., April 15 Pomeroy (1) (V) Prescott 4:00 Sat., April 19 Tri-Cities Prep (2) (V) TCP 11:00 Mon., April 21 Mac-Hi(1) (JV) Prescott 4:00 Wed., April 23 Weston...

 
 By The Times    Sports    April 17, 2014

Matbirds Host Tourney and Place at State

WAITSBURG - The Matbirds have been busy the last two weekends - first hosting a Little Guy Wrestling Tournament in Waitsburg on April 5, then heading to the State Tournament in Spokane on April 12.... Full story

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 17, 2014

Tour of Walla Walla this Weekend

WAITSBURG - The rural roads of Walla Walla and Columbia Counties will again host hundreds of competitive cyclists this weekend during the 18th annual Tour of Walla Walla Bicycle race. Races will...

 

Team RELAY Fundraiser

WAITSBURG - The recent Waitsburg Annual Shamrock Bingo fundraiser by Team RELAY raised $1457 for the American Cancer Society. Team RELAY would like to thank participants and sponsors; Wilbur Ellis, The Tuxedo, McGregors, Amber Lambert - Miche...

 

Celebration Days Duck Derby

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee will be running a Duck Derby on May 17. Ducks will race down the Touchet River beginning at the Preston Avenue bridge and ending at the Main Street bridge. Ducks may be purchased for $5 each and... Full story

 

Easter Egg Hunt

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Preston Park. The hunt will be divided by age group. Elementary students and younger may gather eggs and candy, win prizes and say hello to the Easter... Full story

 

Honors

7th Grade 4.0 Leena Baker Kelsey Alleman 3.25 or better Carson Allessio Mackenzie Forney Devon Harshman Ashleigh Hubbard Brayden Miller Riley Witt 8th Grade 4.0 Iris Turnipseed Kelsey Alleman Leighton Dorman 3.25 or better Brandon Boudrieau...

 
 By The Times    News    April 17, 2014

Plans Shape Up for Celebration Days

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Celebration Days committee is hard at work making sure that next month's weekend celebration is a success. New events include an ATV Poker Run on Saturday and a Lawn Mower Obstacle Course on Sunday. A Kiddie Parade will... Full story

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 17, 2014

Skills Center to Open in the Fall

WAITSBURG - Representatives from Southeast Area Technical Skills Center (SEATECH) have been visiting partnering districts to make high school sophomores and juniors aware of the programs they will...

 

Developmental Disabilities Leadership Reception

DAYTON - State Representative Maureen Walsh will speak at a reception to help raise funds to support people and families with developmental disabilities in Columbia County. The reception will be April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Best Western...

 

Dayton Easter Egg Hunt

DAYTON - Kids in Dayton will descend on the City Park Saturday morning for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt starts at 11 a.m. Organizer Judi Brooks said that the hunt is open to toddlers through sixth grade. Prizes will be awarded by age group... Full story

 
 By Ken Graham    News    April 17, 2014

Blue Mountain Station to Hold Grand Opening

DAYTON - The Port of Columbia will "launch" the first building at Blue Mountain Station, its new artisan food center, on April 25. The Friday event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. "Food is the...

 

Together, We Can Restore Federal Forests

Our federal forests are withering away from neglect, insects and disease, and no- where is this more true than in Eastern Washington. A staggering one-third of our country's national forest land manag...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago April 22, 2004 A long list of Waitsburg athletes, scholar athletes, teams ad coaches have been nominated for honors for the 2004 Blue Mountain Sports Awards and Blue Mountain Youth Recognition Evening, slated for 7 p.m., Wednesday, May... Full story

 

What I Did On Spring Break

I couldn't believe the fabulous deal I found for our Spring Break vacation. It was a brandspankin' new, top-rated, 3-star hotel within walking distance of Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. And I...

 

Ken Graham: From the Editor

The town of Darrington, Wash. sits in a beautiful spot in the Stilliguamish River Valley in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, northeast of Seattle. Its population is roughly the same as... Full story

 

BIRTHDAYS

April 18: Doris Saunders, Wayne Boyles, Margaret Baird, Tylor Abel, Dick Peterson, Jeff Presler, Emily Jansen, Russ Knopp and Josh Hunter. April 19: Stephanie Hinchliffe, Ross Hamann, Bruce Abbey, Frank Brown, Jon Cano and Sabrina and Chandler...

 

POLICE NOTES

Dayton April 2 Citation for speed and no insurance on W. Main. Stolen vehicle recovered on S. Touchet Road. Dangerous wild animal reported on N. 5th; coons in live trap were relocated. Suspicious situation on S. 3rd Street. Semi blocking entry to bus...

 

CASA Volunteers Needed

TOUCHET VALLEY - The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program recruiting volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children Walla Walla and Columbia counties. On April 22-23, 137 pinwheels will be placed on the Walla Walla County...

 

Flag Lowering for Landslide Victims and Survivors

WA L LA WAL LA COUNTY -- In compliance with a request by Governor Inslee to acknowledge the terrible losses from the March 22 Oso, Wash. landslide, Walla Walla County will lower flags at county buildings from noon on April 15 through Tuesday, April...

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

17 Kiwanis Delaney Building 12 p.m. Teen Literature Day Prescott Library The library will be giving a prize to anyone who checks out a teen/young adult book. 18 Tour of Walla Walla (April 18-20) Northwest Collegiate Cycling Championship Annual...

 

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