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Smilin' With Santa

Ren Allen poses with Santa at Santa's House during Dayton's Christmas Kick-off celebration on Saturday. Ren is the son of Tiffani Allen of Dayton. See more photos of Dayton's Christmas Kick-off on...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 1, 2016

Dayton Moves to Settle Claims Against County and Prosecutor

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council met Monday night to pass a resolution authorizing Mayor Craig George to settle all claims in the matter of a legal dispute between the City of Dayton, Columbia County,...

 

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas Schedule of Events

Saturday, Dec. 3 Waitsburg Town Hall 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shop with local vendors 9 -11:30 a.m. Breakfast by Chef Jeff 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lunch by Chef Jeff, Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Cookies 11 a.m. – Noon Cookie exchange 1-2 p.m. Children’s Cookie...

 

Toasty Tootsies

The WHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) wrapped up a sock drive last month and delivered 249 pairs of new socks to the Waitsburg Resource Center to be distributed locally. The...

 

Blue Christmas Service

DAYTON – Not all is “merry and bright” for everyone during the holidays. The Dayton First Congregational Church will hold a special service for those struggling during the holidays, offering a space of peace and grace. A soup and bread supper...

 

Prescott Author Book Signing

WALLA WALLA - Prescott author S. D. (Susan) Matley will be signing books at Book & Game in Walla Walla, Fri., Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.. New this year is Big-G City, the continuing tale of Greek immortals in the behind-the-scenes City of Mount...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 1, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 7, 2006 A Christmas potluck at Ye Towne Hall will be held Friday, December 8, 2006 by 55 Plus. Jeanetta Monfort and Iris Stearns will hostess. Baked ham, sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, and three pumpkin pies will be...

 

Kid's Night to Shop

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual Kids Night to Shop will take place on Wed., Dec. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. Vendors will be on hand with affordable gifts for kids and helpers will be available to assist...

 

Breakfast with Santa

DAYTON – The First Congregational Church of Dayton invites Dayton children to come and enjoy breakfast with Santa on Sat., Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. Children will enjoy a full breakfast and a visit with Santa. There is no charge to atte...

 

Town Hall Meeting

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Town Hall Association will hold its annual meeting for election of officers on Thurs., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall. Anyone over the age of 18 and residing in the 99361 zip code may be elected to the board and...

 

Tourism Survey Public Meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton Chamber of Commerce and A.L. Baker Consulting will host a formal presentation on Tourism Survey results on Tues., Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the entire public. After two months of collecting data and receiving...

 

Birthdays - Week of December 1

December 2: James Liebermann. December 3: Veronica Deal, Angela Smith, Chuck Riddle, Kim Ary, Adam Rich. December 4: Teagen Larsen, Barbara Weaver, George Young, Robert Johnson, Sean Mathews, Corrine Miller, Jaimie Winnett. December 5: Anthony...

 

School Breakfast and Lunches

December 2: James Liebermann. December 3: Veronica Deal, Angela Smith, Chuck Riddle, Kim Ary, Adam Rich. December 4: Teagen Larsen, Barbara Weaver, George Young, Robert Johnson, Sean Mathews, Corrine Miller, Jaimie Winnett. December 5: Anthony...

 

Christmas in Your Home Town

In October, malls and department stores throughout the country get the season started with a flourish. The halls (I mean aisles) are decked with boughs of holly, and the campaigns to lure holiday gift shoppers are in full swing. Retailers have big...

 

Fake News? That's a Very Old Story

Last week, The Post reported that Paul Horner, “the 38-year-old impresario of a Facebook fake-news empire,” believes he turned the election in favor of Donald Trump. For many, the claim signals an alarming turn into uncharted political...

 

Want healthy kids? Let them play in the mud

Book Review: “Let Them Eat Dirt” By B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta If you read about children’s health, you’ve heard a lot of this before: Microbes, vilified because they cause infectious diseases, can be beneficial to a child’s w...

 

Felled by Hepatitis C, a Vietnam Vet Joins Comrades on the Wall

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, but it continues to claim soldiers' lives. Nearly every spring, new names are etched into the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which...

 

Greg Blake Trio to Perform at Dynamite Coffee

WAITSBURG – The Greg Blake Trio, featuring Blake, Isaac Callender and Ellie Hakanson, will perform at Dynamite Coffee + Art (119 Main Street) on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project and...

 

Living Nativity, Dec. 11

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Christian Church will once again host a living nativity on the grounds of the Bruce Museum on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The nativity is an opportunity for...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members KC Kuykendall, Kevin House, Karen Gregutt, Karl Newell, Kate Hockersmith and Mayor Marty Dunn were all present. -Unanimously opted to forego the one-percent property tax increase allowed by law. The increase would have added...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 1, 2016

Quilts & More open on Main Street

DAYTON - There is a new quilt shop at 218 West Main Street in Dayton, called Quilts & More. Owner Joanne Marble is placing the emphasis on "more," because along with quilting material and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 1, 2016

'On the Dark Side of Heaven, Eternally at War'

DAYTON--For Captain Robert "Gene" Lathrop, USMC, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, the written word was his choice of therapy, according to author Jeanette Vaughn. Vaughn was in...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 1, 2016

2017 Budget Approved by CCHS Board of Commissioners

DAYTON— During a special meeting on Nov. 15, the Columbia County Hospital District Board of Commissioners approved its 2017 budget, as well as levy certifications for one regular levy and two debt...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 1, 2016

Cheyanne Shoun is 2017 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen

WAITSBURG – The 2017 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen has been selected and will make her official debut at the Hometown Christmas Parade on Sunday. Incoming queen Cheyanne Shoun will lead off the p...

 

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