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Articles from the February 18, 2016 edition

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Valentine's Surprise

Waitsburg resident Karl Newell brought this photo by The Times and said that Makenna Barron stopped by Waitsburg Hardware Store & Mercantile last Saturday to surprise Jack McCaw with a...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 18, 2016

Local Levies Have Strong Support

Dayton passes improvements bond, Waitsburg bond is failing WAITSBURG – Dayton, Waitsburg, Dixie, and Prescott school districts all received strong voter approval on their replacement maintenance...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 18, 2016

Dayton Man Faces Arson, Burglary Charges

DAYTON – What started out as a response to a call for a possible burglary in progress on Feb. 9, led Columbia County Sheriff's deputies to much more. Dayton resident Joseph (Joey) Richter, 31, was...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 18, 2016

Skyline Adventures Serves At-Risk Youth

DAYTON – Last year, a group of individuals led by Ski Bluewood owners Kelly and Michael Stephenson, formalized the ski resort’s outreach program into a nonprofit called Skyline Adventures. The gro...

 

Student Spotlight

Preston Hall Student Spotlight students for the month of January were (l to r) Mya Wood, 6th grade; Hannah Sullivan, 7th grade; Avery VanBlaircom, 8th grade. Preston Hall second quarter honor roll:...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 18, 2016

Ten Years Ago February 23, 2006 Spacious high ceilings, Transom windows with original hardware, etched with beautiful designs. Authentic period skylights. Original woodwork. Red fir floors. Sound elegant? It is. Visitors to Waitsburg and environs...

 

School Board Meeting Change

DAYTON – Due to a conflict of schedules the Dayton School Board meeting has been moved from Feb. 17 to Feb. 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the district boardroom....

 

Police Notes - February 18, 2015

Waitsburg/Prescott Nothing reported. Dayton Jan. 31 Shaun Meske, 35, Dayton was booked into Columbia County Jail on a Thurston County warrant. He posted $500 and was bailed out the same day. An abandoned vehicle in the public works parking lot, from...

 

Waitsburg school Breakfast/Lunch

19: Pancake on a Stick; PB&J Uncrustable, Sunchips, Carrots 22: Breakfast Sandwich; Hamburger (Cheese Opt.), Tomato/Onion/Pickle, Fried 23: Continental Breakfast; Cheese Zombies, Cucumbers 24: Cinnamon Roll; Biscuit & Gravy, Fruit Salad 25:...

 

Birthdays - Week of February 18, 2016

February 19: Carrie Abel, Margaret Osterero, Rick Harper, and Mark Johnson. February 20: Harvey Danielson, Jace Grende and Colter Mohney. February 21: Dick Brunton, Ted Hopwood, Rich Pierson, Travis Wood, Joshua Wood, Chris Huwe and Molly and Mandy...

 

If Bernie Sanders Becomes President, I'm Going Back to College

I’m definitely not a socialist, but I’m still secretly hoping that Bernie Sanders wins the election this year, because if he does, I’m going to dump this newspaper gig and get myself back into...

 

How to Win an Argument Online, According to Science

Disagreements are a fact of life, whether you’re online or off it. But it’s a fact universally acknowledged that arguments are frequently more entrenched on the Internet. Luckily, for the commenters and Facebook-feuders of the web, a new study fr...

 

Thank You for Levy Support

Dear Editor, On behalf of the students, staff and Board of Directors, I would like to extend a big thank you to the patrons of the Waitsburg School District. The overwhelming support and passing of the recent Replacement Maintenance and Operations...

 

William McCoy Boggs

William ("Bill" or "Billy") McCoy Boggs, 91, of Dayton, WA, left us on Monday, February 8, 2016. His strong will and lasting wit proved no match for a body weakened by heart and lung disease. He was...

 

Fred Edward "Fritz" Zuger

Fred Edward “Fritz” Zuger, 83, longtime Whitman County and Waitsburg area resident, passed away on February 9, 2016 from age related complications while fishing on the Snake River. Graveside services with Masonic Rites will be held at 10:00 a.m....

 

Open House for Surselys

DAYTON – The community is invited to an open house for Rayleen and Chuck Sursely, hosted by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, from 3-5 p.m. on Sat. Feb. 20 at LC at the Green, at the Touchet Valley Golf Course. The Sursely’s moved to Dayton in...

 

Dedman is Featured Artist at Wenaha Gallery

DAYTON – For local watercolorist and co-founder of the Blue Mountain Artists' Guild Meredith Dedman, art is joy – something to be taught and shared. Through Sat., March 12, Dedman will share her...

 

Karissa Jackson Fundraiser

DAYTON – A fundraiser to help Karissa Jackson meet expenses for a double-lung transplant will be held March 5 from 3-5 p.m. at the Dayton Eagles (222 E. Main). A silent auction starts at 3 p.m., a spaghetti dinner and bake sale start at 4 p.m. and...

 

Dayton Depot Presents Local Quilts

DAYTON--The Dayton Historic Depot is showing a new quilt exhibit for 2016. Tamara Fritze, museum director at the Depot, said there are 25 quilts in the exhibit and they range in age from almost 100...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 18, 2016

Fifth Graders Hit the Slopes

WAITSBURG – Last Friday was a school day, but the slopes at Ski Bluewood were filled with students, and they weren't play hooky. Waitsburg fifth graders joined students from Dayton, Starbuck, and Ju...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 18, 2016

School Board Approves Football Combine

WAITSBURG – A discussion of the Feb. 9 special election results and a vote on the Dayton-Waitsburg 2016 football combine were top agenda items at the Feb. 10 Waitsburg School Board meeting. Special...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 18, 2016

Dayton Girls Fall to St. George's, 38-30

DAYTON – In a low-scoring defensive battle, the Dayton girls' basketball team fell to the St. George's Dragons Monday afternoon, 38-30. Despite the loss, the Lady Bulldogs are guaranteed to play...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    February 18, 2016

Lady 'Dogs Win League Playoffs

DAYTON 46, WWVA 34 DAYTON – The Dayton girls’ basketball team hosted Walla Walla Valley Academy on Feb. 9, in the first round of the District 9 sub-regional playoffs, and coasted to a 46-34 win....

 

Teddy Bear Tea Serves Students and Teachers

WAITSBURG – Four Waitsburg teachers each recently received $200 mini-grants from the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association. The mini-grants, as well as scholarships for local students,...

 

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