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Articles from the December 8, 2016 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    December 8, 2016

A Hometown Holiday

WAITSBURG - Neither sleet nor rain could keep Waitsburg townfolk from enjoying the city's annual Hometown Christmas celebration last weekend. Visitors filled Town Hall to listen to local musicians,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 8, 2016

Hospital to Add Ultrasound Technology, Hyperbaric Wound Care

DAYTON—When they met on Nov. 27, the Columbia County Hospital District Board of Commissioners approved a request from CEO Shane McGuire to apply for a loan to purchase a GE ultrasound machine for...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    December 8, 2016

Bluewood to Open Friday

DAYTON – Ski Bluewood announced on Monday that the ski area south of Dayton will open for the season on Friday. This date will mark the earliest opening for the area in the past five years. "We're...

 

Ladies Night Out, Dec. 5

Dayton’s Ladies Night Out, sponsored by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, was a rousing success as downtown businesses were filled with shoppers on Monday night. Shoppers were treated to discounts, food and drinks, and drawing prizes. Above: Ladies...

 

Lola Burch Beckley Speratos

Lola Burch Beckley Speratos died on November 19th, 2016 at the age of 94.  She was born May 13th, 1922 in Waitsburg, WA to Clarence and Anna Danielson Burch. Clarence was a janitor for many years  in the Waitsburg school system where Anna was a...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 8, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 14, 2006 Bob Danforth was honored by York Rite Masons and Knights Templar for 50 years of membership at the Past Masters Night held at the Masonic Hall in Waitsburg Monday. Twelve Odako members met at the home of Ruth Peterson...

 

Waitsburg 5 - 12 grade Winter Concert

WAITSBURG – The musicians of Waitsburg schools, grades 5 to 12, will present their winter concert in the WHS auditorium on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. The fifth grade band will lead out, playing their very first band concert featuring Christmas songs and...

 

Christmas Break Lunches and Activities

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Resource Center will once again provide holiday lunches and activities for children during Christmas break. Lunches will be served at the Christian Church (corner of Main and 6th St.) from 11 a.m. – noon on Tuesdays,...

 

Prescott Food Drive

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Tigers and Prescott Lions club are sponsoring their annual food drive. Students are encouraged to bring canned or dry food to school before December 9....

 

Advent Soup and Prayer Services

DAYTON – The First United Methodist Church of Dayton is hosting Advent Soup and Prayer services on Wednesdays, Dec. 7 and 14 from 6-7:15 p.m. Soup will be served first, then a brief service designed to nurture peace in the midst of the Christmas...

 

Birthdays - Week of December 8

December 9: Russ Hays, Jerry Jeremiah, Jim Bird, Patty Hernandez, Ray Meier, Sarah Reser. December 10: Grant Woodworth, Bess Ammerman, Ron Thompson, Diane Fry, Sara Lytle, Lydia Fancuillo. December 11: Carl Baker, Robert Ezell, Tim Mayberry, Niko...

 

Removing Snake River Dams is Unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will become abundantly clear. Here is the difference. De...

 

Trump's Secretary of Defense, Mattis, is an Avid Reader

[Editor’s Note: Former Marine Corps General James “Mad Dog” Mattis has been selected by President-Elect Trump to serve as U.S. Secretary of Defense. Gen. Mattis is an Eastern Washington native and currently resides in Richland.] Donald Trump...

 

Boeing CEO Says U.S. Must Lead On Trade or Risk Losing

Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg called on President-elect Donald Trump and Congress to ensure that U.S. companies have the tools necessary to compete in a global economy, from a reformed tax code to financial support from the moribun...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 8, 2016

Cocoa with Santa

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room was hopping before school last Friday, as students and families flocked in to enjoy cocoa, a photo, and a chat with Waitsburg's...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 8, 2016

New Ag Supply Business in Dayton

DAYTON--Pioneer West is the new retail agriculture supply business located at 206 West Main Street in Dayton. Business Manager Dan Torkan said Pioneer West sells Carhartt clothing, Lucas oil...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 8, 2016

Region Receives Trails Grant

DAYTON--The “Blue Mountain Region Trails – Ridges, Towns, and Rivers” plan has just been given a boost through an award made by the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 8, 2016

Dayton Utility Rate Hike Planned

DAYTON—City officials have made infrastructure a top priority in 2017. Reflected in the 2017 budget for the City of Dayton are water and sewer utility rate hikes to help with major capital...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 8, 2016

Honoring the First Christmas

WAITSBURG – For many Christians, pulling the nativity set out of storage and placing it prominently on display signifies the start of the Christmas season. That's one task that Ginny and Joe Just...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 8, 2016

SteelFeather Auto Expands

WAITSBURG – For Bill Fether of SteelFeather Auto, located at 615 Preston Ave., Christmas dreams came true a bit early this year. Fether is excited to announce that he has expanded his former one-bay...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 8, 2016

Lady 'Dogs Start Season with Two Wins

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team traveled to Oakesdale on Friday and pulled out a win, 46-38. On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs hosted Pomeroy and barely held off the Pirates, winning 43-41....

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 8, 2016

Dayton Boys Beat Oakesdale, Fall to Pomeroy

DAYTON – The Dayton Boys’ basketball team began their season with a satisfying win on the road against Oakesdale on Friday night, 62-54. Senior forward Tanner Bren led his team with 30 points....

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 8, 2016

Lady Cardinal Team Prepares for Transition to 1B

WAITSBURG – New Waitsburg girls' basketball coach Roy Ramirez says he looks forward to working with his new team and in its new 1B division league. He says that even though one of his team's league...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 8, 2016

Cardinals Knock Off Cle Elum, 57-33

GRANGER – The Waitsburg boys’ basketball team notched a big win in the first outing of the season, beating Cle Elum/Roslyn, 57-33. The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead they never...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 8, 2016

Waitsburg Girls Fall to Cle Elum, 60-21

GRANGER – The Waitsburg girls’ basketball team couldn’t keep up with Cle Elum/Roslyn, as they dropped their first game of the season Saturday, 60-21. The Lady Cardinals had a solid first...

 

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