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Articles from the December 15, 2016 edition

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Oh Holy Night!

Angels and wise men surrounded Mary and Joseph at a living nativity scene, sponsored by the Waitsburg Christian Church, on the the Bruce Museum lawn Sunday evening....

 

County, City Settle Prosecution Services Lawsuit

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners have signed off on the City of Dayton’s proposed lawsuit settlement agreement regarding prosecution services. Commission Chairman Merle Jackson signed the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 15, 2016

Town Hall Board Remains Unchanged

WAITSBURG – With no one, aside from one board director's wife, willing to brave the cold and attend the Dec. 7 Town Hall Association Annual Meeting, the board remains unchanged for 2017, according...

 

Waitsburg Kindergarteners Write to Santa

Dear Santa Claus, I hope you have a nice day with your elves. I hope you have a nice Christmas with your elves. I hope your elves like making toys. Goodbye, Gage Dentinger Dear Santa Claus, How are you, Santa? I want a dirt bike and a trumpet. I...

 

Winter in the valley

Winter hit the Touchet Valley hard last week with more snowfall than has been seen in recent years. Area schools were even closed on Monday. Many people took to Facebook to share photos of beautiful,...

 

January Garden Planning Class

DAYTON – Dayton’s Blue Mountain Station will host a Planning Your Garden class on Sun., Jan. 8, from 2-4 p.m.. Retired OSU Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology, Fred Crowe, and Lydia Caudill of Pedal & Plow will cover topics such as how to...

 

Best Western Receives Chain Award

DAYTON - The Best Western Plus Hotel in Dayton received the hotel chain’s highest award for quality. Eleanor Specht, General Manager of the hotel called the Chairman’s Award from Best Western a “tremendous honor.” The Chairman’s award...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 15, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 21, 2006 The edge of the storm system that blasted Portland and Seattle last week also did some pruning around Waitsburg. At numerous locations around town, branches were down in streets and yards. The Presbyterian Church...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments - Marshall Hernandez, 56, Dayton; charged with first degree burglary and assault in the second degree – strangulation. Charges stem from an incident on Oct. 29 in which Hernandez is accused of kicking open the door of a home and...

 

Birthdays - Week of December 15

December 15: Agnes VonCadow, Jason Henderson, David Hevel Jr., Carl Smith Jr., Stacie Huwe, Betty Young. December 16: Katie Ford, Perry Dozier, Samantha Henze, Christopher Holmes, Lesli Crawford, Kenna Larson. December 17: Matthew Ted Baker, Rex...

 

Christmas is for Kids!

Christmas decorations appear in stores in September. Holiday tunes creep into TV and radio broadcasts soon after. December editions of magazines arrive in the mail in early October, laden with red and green Christmas décor. Ugh! I’m one of those...

 

President Trump Should Tweet Less to be Heard More

Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election on Twitter. There, he created what the head of a major market-research company called “a continuous Trump rally that happens on Twitter at all hours.” He attracted millions more followers than...

 

Grandma's Favorite Stocking Stuffer is This Year's Most Surprising Gift

The most-gifted piece of apparel during the holidays? Sweaters? Nope. Scarves? No. Ties or hats? Not those either. Socks. The dowdy necessity long regarded as one of the most boring gifts ever, is suddenly cool. Sales of socks -- particularly funky,...

 

Opening Day at Bluewood

Ski Bluewood opened for the season on Friday afternoon. Bluewood will be open daily from Dec. 15 through Jan. 2, with the exception of Christmas Day, when they will be closed. They will also close at...

 

Blue Christmas at Dayton UCC

DAYTON - A Blue Christmas service will be held in the fireside room at Dayton First Congregational Church on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a soup and bread supper and then move to a time of candlelight, music, readings,...

 

Veterans Relief Board Opening

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla County is looking to fill five spots on the Veteran’s Relief Advisory Board (VRAB). The board coordinates with the County Dept. of Human Services and advises county commissioners on the needs of local indigent veterans...

 

Heart Healthy Cooking

WALLA WALLA – A free holiday cooking demonstration, featuring holiday recipes that are both delicious and healthy, will take place Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 550 W. Rose St. The event is sponsored by Providence St. Mary Heart...

 

Exchange Hosts Needed

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries including: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, and Japan. Students want to experience American...

 

Robanske Steps Down as county Commissioner

DAYTON-Columbia County Commissioner Dwight Robanske is calling it quits after 16 years of service to the county. Robanske said there have been many ups and downs during that time, but he has mainly...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    December 15, 2016

Dayton Chamber Presents Tourism Survey Results

DAYTON – The Dayton Chamber of Commerce presented results of their recently completed "Tourism in Dayton" survey on Tuesday evening. The event was held at the Liberty Theater. The Chamber's tourism...

 

December News From the Library

DAYTON—There are some new as well as some ongoing activities at the Dayton Memorial Library during the month of December, according to library assistant Vicki Zoller. Binge Boxes, each stuffed with Christmas themed movies and other movie enjoyment...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 15, 2016

Dayton Boys Fall to River View, 62-48

FINLEY – The Dayton Boys' basketball team led at halftime on the road against River View on Dec. 6, but got blown out in the third quarter and took the loss, 62-48. Tanner Bren had an outstanding...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 15, 2016

Lady Bulldogs Remain Undefeated with Win at River View

FINLEY – The Dayton girls’ basketball team traveled to Finley on Dec. 6, and came away with a 47-36 win. It was the Lady Bulldogs’ third straight win without a loss this season. Senior forward...

 

Lady Cardinals Fall to Mac-Hi, 40-31

MILTON-FREEWATER – The Waitsburg girls’ basketball team hit the road on Dec. 7, crossing the state line to take on the Pioneers of Mac-Hi. But they came away with a loss, 40-31. The loss dropped the Lady Cardinals to 0-2 on the season....

 

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