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Articles from the November 23, 2017 edition

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LZ Turns 90!

Small towns celebrate birthdays in a big way! It was standing room only at the Waitsburg Hardware store as community members turned out to celebrate LZ Conover's 90th birthday with him on Wed., Nov....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

Main Street Bridge Completion Delayed

WAITSBURG – The new Main Street Bridge on Waitsburg's north end was set to be complete last week, but a complication with the rails has resulted in a delay. A potentially significant delay,...

 

Dayton School Board Considers Facility Needs

DAYTON—There will be a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 29 in the Dayton High School auditorium to discuss the DW athletic combine. An update will be given by the combine committee, with a...

 

CCHS CEO Receives Rural Healthcare Award

DAYTON – Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire was recognized as a 2017 Community Star for Rural Healthcare by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Healthcare (NOSORH)....

 

Camas Papermill May Be Harbinger

The announced shutdown of the communications paper arm of Georgia Pacific’s Camas pulp and paper mill maybe the harbinger of what’s to come. Consumers are buying less paper, production costs are increasing, and competition is fiercer. GP will...

 

Support Dayton Fairgrounds

Dear Editor, Maybe you have been reading in our local paper about the plans being made for our Columbia County Fairgrounds, which includes tearing down one of the large historic buildings, The East GrandStand.This could be just the beginning of...

 

Amazon Smile: You Give, But Do They Receive?

While reading through the Blue Mountain Heritage Society Fall 2017 newsletter, I noticed a request for Amazon.com users to support BMHS, at no cost to themselves, through the Amazon Smile program. Whi...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

Lisa Naylor Receives Presidential Field Foresters Award

Naylor continues to teach forestry and support local communities through volunteer service WAITSBURG – Local volunteer Lisa Naylor traveled to Albequerque, NM last week, where she was presented...

 

Talk About Art

It takes a lot of skill to be controlled yet simultaneously spontaneous. For oil painter Laura Gable, the best place to achieve this is outside, regardless of the weather, as she paints en plein air,...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members: Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, Mayor Marty Dunn. Council member KC Kuykendall was excused. -Sherwood Trust CEO Danielle Garbe and Grants and Programs Administrator Lydia Caudill discussed the Sherwood Trust...

 

Prescott Tigers Take Third at State

Tigers fall to St. George's 3-1 but beat Crosspoint 4-0 SUMNER, Wash. – The Prescott Tigers soccer team fell 3-1 to rivals, and two-time state champions, St. George's, at the Washington State 1B/2B...

 

New Restaurant to Open in Starbuck

Wildmans hope new gathering spot will preserve history and create jobs STARBUCK-When Carol and Floyd Wildman open a restaurant in the century-old building at 211 Main Street in Starbuck, they hope to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

City Must Decide on Flood Feasibility Study

WAITSBURG – How much money is too much to spend when it comes to planning and preparing for a natural disaster? That's the question the Waitsburg City Council must be ready to decide at their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

Leena Baker Is New City Council Student Representative

WAITSBURG – Tim and Heather Baker were in attendance at last week's city council meeting to show support as their daughter, Leena Baker, was sworn in as student council representative. This will be...

 

Pioneer Portraits - Nov. 23, 2017

Ten Years Ago November 29, 2007 Waitsburg’s Streetscape Renovation Project, beset by delays and setbacks, got a $140,000 boost this week. “This is a real shot in the arm for Waitsburg’s Main Street.” said Ross Hamann, chairman of the...

 

What to Do with Leaves?

What to Do with Leaves? WAITSBURG/DAYTON – Leaves, leaves, everywhere! And what are you to do with them? The city of Dayton has scheduled several pick up days and will collect bagged leaves left curbside on Nov. 20, 27, and Dec. 4. Waitsburg has...

 

DSD Special Meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton School District will hold a special board meeting on Wed., Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in the district boardroom (609 S. 2nd St.) for the purpose of considering and acting on authorizing a capital projects levy on the ballot for the...

 

WWCSO Press Board

Nov. 19 Deputies advised of suspicious activity on Lewis Peak Rd. Contact was made with subjects in the Waitsburg Cemetery. Warrants were discovered on one of the subjects. Male subject was taken into custody without incident and transported to the...

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Resource Center hopes to spread a little holiday cheer by inviting Santa Claus to town on Sat., Dec. 2. Santa will be making his way through the streets of Waitsburg, via fire truck, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. dispensing...

 

Family Pheasant Hunt

PRESCOTT – Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever will sponsor their annual Family Pheasant Hunt on Fri., Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Clyde Shooting Preserve, located at 2361 Lyon’s Ferry Road, Prescott. This is a free family event. Children...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

WAITSBURG – The December Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held Dec. 6th at 11:30 a.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall. The CWC board will cater a baked potato bar and the cost is $10. Speaker Pam Pingle from Medford, Ore. will share how she...

 

Birthdays - Week of Nov. 23, 2017

November 24: Orville Branson, Clay Lindsey, Betsy Beck, Lisa Gosney, Brian Newbury, Melissa DeCoria. November 25: Brandon Leroue, Kelly Maib, Lucas Olona, Jody Lehr, Carey Demaris, Tyler Green. November 26: Devon Harshman, Donna Lee Harris, Donald...

 

County Recommends Flu Shots

WALLA WALLA – A press release by the Walla Walla County Commissioners urges residents to get a flu shot to prevent the spread of illness. According to the release, Washington state health officials are already seeing influenza cases across the...

 

Symphony Performs Handel's "Messiah"

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Symphony will give two performances of Handel’s Messiah, Fri., Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Central United Protestant Church (1124 Stevens Dr, Richland) and Sat., Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Walla Walla University Church (214...

 

2017 Fall Sports Awards

DW Football Awards Valley Football Player of the Year: Chris Philbrook Defense Player of the Year: Cade Branson Offensive Player of the Year: Brayden Miller Special Teams Player of the Year: Junior Helm Lineman of the Year: Tayven Seney Scout Player...

 

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