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Articles from the December 22, 2016 edition

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 News    December 22, 2016

Reindeer Games

Students at Waitsburg Elementary School, Preston Hall, and Waitsburg High School enjoyed a special day of fun activities on Monday, Dec. 19....

 
 News    December 22, 2016

Warren Orchards Settles with Ecology Dept.

DAYTON – A recent settlement with Warren Orchards will help make major environmental improvements to the Touchet River near Dayton, according to a press release from the Washington Department of Ecology. The department says the river provides...

 
 News    December 22, 2016

Waitsburg Schools Define Priorities

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School Board defined district priorities for the 2016-2018 school year in a work session prior to the board’s Dec. 14 regular meeting. Replacement of retiring district superintendent Carol Clarke and guidance with...

 
 News    December 22, 2016

No December groundbreaking for Columbia Pulp

DAYTON – At last week’s Port of Columbia County board meeting, Port Manager Jennie Dickinson said there will be no groundbreaking for Columbia Pulp in December. “Since the election, the bond market is in turmoil,” Dickinson said. “They are...

 
 News Briefs    December 22, 2016

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

WAITSBURG – The next Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be held at Waitsburg Town Hall on Jan. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will be catered by the CWC committee and the cost is $10. Please make reservations to Judy at (509)...

 
 Specials    December 22, 2016

Betty Lee Mosley

Betty Lee Mosley, a resident of College Place, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in the Washington Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla. She was 81 years old. No services are planned at this time. Mrs....

 
 Specials    December 22, 2016

Pioneer Portraits - December 22, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 28, 2006 Danielle Coila and Jeremy Nichols were recently named “Youths of the Month” for the month of December by the Exchange Club of Walla Walla. Coila and Nichols were honored at a luncheon at the Elks Club in Walla...

 
 News Briefs    December 22, 2016

Liberty Theater East Coast New Year's Eve Party

DAYTON – The Liberty Theater will host a New Year party beginning at 6:30 with a showing of Oceans Eleven, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The party will continue in the annex with great food, champagne, and sparkling cider. A 9 p.m....

 
 News Briefs    December 22, 2016

Waitsburg Resource Center Needs

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Resource Center is in need of the following items: Dish soap, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, sugar, and flour. Donations may be dropped off at the center during regular hours or left at the Christian, Presbyterian, or...

 
 Specials    December 22, 2016

Birthdays - Week of December 22

December 23: Tyler Hofer, Joyce Beckley, Claire Raven, Alta Daniel, Larry Bickelhaupt, Lorene Brown, Kim Douglas, Richard Bessey, Karen Lambert, Chelsea Gore. December 24: Shirley Kitterman, Carolyn O’Brien, Shane Hilton, Mary Conner, Barbara...

 
 Commentary    December 22, 2016

A Visit From St. Nicholas

[Editor’s note: The following originally appeared anonymously in a newspaper called the Troy Sentinal, in Troy, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 1823. Its author was later revealed to be Clement Clarke Moore, a writer and professor of literature in New York...

 
 By Margaret Sullivan    Commentary    December 22, 2016

Fake News is Sickening, But Don't Make the Cure Worse Than the Disease

When a guy with an assault rifle walks into a pizza joint to “self-investigate” the made-up conspiracy theory he found on the internet about a nonexistent child-prostitution ring, there’s no doubt we’ve got a problem. And regular folks are re...

 
 By Chris Stokel-Walker    Commentary    December 22, 2016

Send everyone home for Christmas - nobody's working anyway

If you’re running a business, you might as well shut up shop for Christmas now. More than half your employees might be there, but they’re not putting their heart into it. “Christmas seems to be starting earlier every year,” said Dan Rogers,...

 
 Commentary    December 22, 2016

Celebrate the New Year with 'First Day Hikes'

OLYMPIA – The public is invited to ring in the new year with First Day Hikes, offered on Jan. 1 in any of 32 state parks across Washington. State Park rangers and volunteers will be on hand to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 22, 2016

New Thought Nutrition Opens in Dayton

DAYTON-Suzi Tasker has opened a new business in Dayton. Beginning last February, Tasker undertook a nine-month course through the Nutritional Therapy Association in Olympia, to become a nutrition...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 22, 2016

Small Business Rep Explains Services at Port Meeting

DAYTON— At last week’s meeting of the Port of Columbia Commissioners, the director of the regional Small Business Development Center in Walla Walla spoke about work he does with potential and...

 
 News    December 22, 2016

Dayton's 'First Night' Celebration

DAYTON – The “First Night” New Year’s Eve celebration will be held in the Dayton Elementary School Multipurpose room on Dec. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. The theme for this year is Family Game Night. Offerings include life-size games, family table...

 
 News    December 22, 2016

Holiday Hoopla

Waitsburg students celebrated their final day of school before winter break with fun and community service. Grade school children celebrated Polar Express Day by participating in activities based on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 22, 2016

Cell Phones in Class: Help or Hindrance?

WAITSBURG – Should students be allowed to access their cell phones during class? As it currently stands, Waitsburg students must store their phones in a holding box prior to entering their classes....

 
 News    December 22, 2016

Waitsburg School Board Update

Annual Organization Meeting -Unanimously elected Ross Ha:mann as Board Chair. -Unanimously elected Christy House as Vice Chair. Budget Status Report: -Dr. Clarke reported a “relatively strong” General Fund balance of $607,974. Clarke said that...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    December 22, 2016

Cardinals Take Two Wins, One Loss Into Christmas Break

Waitsburg 41, Oakesdale37 WAITSBURG – Waitsburg senior Kyle Gradwohl put up 19 points and played tough defense as the Waitsburg boys' basketball team beat the Oakesdale Nighthawks, 41-37 at home on...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    December 22, 2016

Lady Cards Drop Three to Close Out Year

Oakesdale 47, Waitsburg, 38 WAITSBURG – On Saturday, the Lady Cardinal hosted the Oakesdale Nighthawks. Although Harshman and Araya kept it tough for the Nighthawks under the basket, the Cardinals...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    December 22, 2016

Grapplers Earn Three Medals at Mac-Hi Tourney

MILTON-FREEWATER – Waitsburg wrestlers traveled to Milton-Freewater on Saturday to compete in their first match of the season, against regional schools of all sizes. Waitsburg Coach Lanny Adams took...

 
 By Andie Holmberg    Sports    December 22, 2016

Hartwell Puts Bulldogs Back on the Mat

DAYTON - For the first time in nearly ten years, Dayton High School has a wrestling team. Sophomore Josh Hartwell will wear Bulldog colors while training in Waitsburg. Josh’s family moved to Dayton about 10 years ago. Josh has always been active...

 

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