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Articles from the December 29, 2016 edition

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Fresh Snowfall

Dayton photographer, Nick Page, took this Christmas-card-perfect photograph of a barn and old farm truck, lightly dusted with a layer of fresh snow, just outside Colfax, Wash. Page has captured...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 29, 2016

2016 in Waitsburg - The Year of Contention

WAITSBURG – 2016 in Waitsburg could be called The Year of Contention. The year kicked off with the city council responding to public outcry by abandoning plans to approve a one-year trial lease...

 

Columbia Pulp Cancels Bond Sale

DAYTON—An update on the status of the planned Columbia Pulp facility near Starbuck was given by Port of Columbia Manager Jennie Dickinson at the Community Economic Development Strategy meeting last Wednesday. Dickinson told participants that half...

 

Hospital, Fairgrounds Renovations Among Top Dayton Stories in 2016

DAYTON-2016 was an eventful year in Dayton and for Columbia County. *** Among the top stories were passage of the Dayton School District capital projects levy and maintenance and operations levy, afte...

 

Community Health Dept. Returns to Full Time

WALLA WALLA – With the approval of the 2017 Walla Walla County budget the Dept. of Community Health staff will return to full-time work, with no mandatory furlough days. As a result the Dept. of Community Health will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

 

Wildfire Plan Updates

WALLA WALLA – The City of Walla Walla and the Oregon Dept. of Forestry will work with Walla Walla County to update the county-level Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The plan includes risk analyses with predictive models that indicate where and...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 28, 2016

Ten Years Ago January 4, 2007 Three Waitsburg youngsters will compete in the Elks Lodge Free Throw Contest in Moses Lake on Saturday, January 6. Owen Lanning, 10, finished third in the Walla Walla contest, but advanced when the first- and second-...

 

Yoga Class

DAYTON - Lydia Caudill is offering a yoga class on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the Firesdie Room of the First Congregational Church in Dayton. The class is donation-based. Suggestions include: $10, a bar of soap, a jar of peaches, a piece of...

 

Winter Quarter After School Program

DAYTON - Winter quarter for the Dayton School District’s After School Program starts Jan. 10, and ends March 9. Classes for third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at various locations. Tuesday...

 

Public Hearing on Public Works Fees

DAYTON – The Columbia County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Jan. 4 to consider setting of fees for items at the Public Works Department. The meeting, to hear public comment, will be held at the Commissioners’...

 

Birthdays - Week of December 29

December 30: Bob Collins, Megan McKinney, Henry Hubbard, Krista Houle. December 31: Janice Ford, Beth Tietjen, Gail Leid, Eva Leroue, Nancy Engels, Gannon Grende, Barry Hulce. January 1: Jerry Baker, James Estes, January Pietila, Kyle Perry, Caitlin...

 

Republicans May Not Be Prepared for the Obamacare War

Republican Senate and House leaders who have summarily decided on a “repeal and dawdle” plan for Obamacare don’t seem to understand what they are up against. They see House and Senate majorities, an incoming president who vowed to repeal all...

 

Your Future Commute: Flying Through Tubes at 760 mph

Picture the commute of the future: You live in Palo Alto, California, but work 350 miles away in Los Angeles. After your morning latte, you click on a smartphone app to summon your digital chauffeur. An autonomous car shows up at your front door...

 

New at the Library - Waitsburg

Weller Public Library 212 Main Street, Waitsburg Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Storytime: Mon., 10:30 a. m. “Night School,” by Lee Child (Adult Fiction) – Jack Reacher goes back in time to 1996 when Reacher is still in the army and...

 

New at the Library - Dayton

Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Storytime: Wed., 10 a.m “The Littlest Bigfoot,” by Jennifer Weiner – Lonely twelve-year-old...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 29, 2016

DW Football Run Leads 2016 Sports Stories

DAYTON – The year in Touchet Valley sports was highlighted by a brand-new Dayton-Waitsburg combine football team that went undefeated in the new Eastern Washington Athletic Conference, and advanced...

 

Dayton Girls Remain Undefeated After Rout of DeSales, 48-24

WALLA WALLA – The Dayton girls’ basketball team overwhelmed DeSales in the first half on Dec 20, on their way to an easy 4-24 win. The win keeps the Lady ‘Dogs undefeated on the season. Dayton jumped out to a 14-5 lead after a quarter, and the...

 

After Hot Start, Bulldogs Fall to Irish, 59-49

WALLA WALLA – The Dayton boys’ basketball team built an early lead in their game Dec. 20 at DeSales, but were unable to keep pace with the Irish in the second and third quarters, and fell, 58-49. The Bulldogs built a 15-9 after the first...

 

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

Scalloped potatoes sound boring, but it’s great comfort food. I haven’t met anyone that doesn’t like the dish—but I’m sure they are out there somewhere. This is the recipe I have used many times, and always with compliments. It is thew...

 

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