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 By Dena Martin    News    February 22, 2018 

Waitsburg School Board Rescinds Athletic Combine

WAITSBURG – Following an hour of emotional discussion during their Feb. 14 meeting, the Waitsburg school board “reluctantly” agreed to rescind the full middle and high school combine and activities agreement with the Dayton School District....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 22, 2018 

Port Building Faces Hurdles

Dayton- Allen Litzenberger, of Tucannon Development, LLC, was invited to last week's meeting of the Port of Columbia Commissioners to discuss his company's progress on constructing Building No. 2 at...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

February 14, 2018 Student Presentation: 4-H robotics Venus Flytrap team members Josh Reser and Phinneas Kerr presented their prize-winning robot and project. Secondary Principal’s Report (Stephanie Wooderchak): -MAP winter testing is completed at P...

 

Fishing Limits Expanded in Area Rivers

DAYTON – The Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is enacting rule changes for the Tucannon River steelhead and other gamefish fisheries, along with steelhead fishery changes on some Snake River tributaries. For the Tucannon River,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 22, 2018 

365 Recreational Cannabis Opens

DAYTON-- "It was pretty busy," said Jordan Raftus about the Feb. 10 opening of 365 Recreational Cannabis, which is located at 36711 Hwy 12 in Dayton. Raftus who is the store manager said sales were...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 22, 2018 

Jess Winnett Places First in Double Marathon

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – When it comes to running, Jess (Jessie) Winnett thinks longer is better. Why run a marathon, when you can run a double marathon? Jess, daughter of Andy and Denise Winnett, ran...

 

Dayton Youth Facility to Open in Sept.

DAYTON--"Yes, that is our bowling alley," said Dan Butler showing the County Commissioners the architectural drawings for the new Boys and Girls Club in Dayton, at the Feb. 6 commissioners' meeting....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 15, 2018

Waitsburg Council Gives Nod to Park & Ride

WAITSBURG – At the regular Jan. 17 meeting, Waitsburg City Council members gave City Manager Randy Hinchliffe the go-ahead to explore development of a Park & Ride lot on the north end of town. The Park & Ride would be located on the site of the...

 

Dayton, Waitsburg, Prescott Levies Pass

Preliminary results, Feb., 13, 2018: Dayton School District Proposition 1 - (Two Years, $800,000) Capital Levy For Security, Health And Efficiency Improvements Yes 771 64.2% No 430 35.8% Waitsburg School District Proposition 1 - (Two Years,...

 

Fire Destroys Shop and Damages Home

WAITSBURG – Fire destroyed a shop and badly damaged an adjacent home in Waitsburg early Saturday morning. The fire is believed to have originated at the wood stove in the shop. The home and shop...

 

Busy Season Ahead for Columbia Co. Projects

DAYTON--Warmer, milder weather is going to allow county crews to start spring maintenance, earlier than usual, said Public Works Director Andrew Woods at last week’s meeting of the Columbia County Commissioners. County crews are to begin digging...

 

Columbia Co. Transportation to Hold Public Meeting

DAYTON – Columbia County Public Transportation will hold a public meeting on Feb. 23 to invite input from area residents regarding transportation needs. The meeting will be held at the Delany Room at the Dayton Memorial Library, from 4 – 6 p.m....

 

Depot and Boldman House Have New Exhibits

Exhibit at Dayton Historic Depot features historic maps of Dayton and Columbia County DAYTON- Tamara Fritze, Museum Director of the Dayton Historic Depot Museum is putting the finishing touches on an... Full story

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 15, 2018

Teddy Bear Tea Supports Teachers and Students

WALLA WALLA – Waitsburg students and teachers are often the pleased recipients of scholarships and mini-grants from the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association. The awards are funded...

 

Dayton Recycling to Return Soon

DAYTON—When the Columbia County Commissioners met last week, Public Works Director Andrew Woods gave an update on progress toward reinstating the county’s recycling program. “The grant funds are there,” he said. Woods said his department is...

 

Laht Neppur at Palouse Brew Festival

Waitsburg residents Lynne Carpenter and Ann and Lanny Adams served for Laht Neppur Brewery at the Palouse Cabin Fever BrewFest at the Palouse, Wash. Community Center on Sat., Feb....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 8, 2018

Makenna Barron is 2018 Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen

WAITSBURG – Makenna Barron, who turns 12 on Thursday, is most certainly the youngest Days of Real Sport or Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen, but she may be the most experienced as well. Makenna,...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    February 8, 2018

Dale Slack to Seek Columbia County Prosecutor Post

DAYTON – Columbia County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack announced last week that he will run for Columbia County Prosecutor this year. If elected, Slack would replace his boss, current...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 8, 2018

Manufacturing the Future

DAYTON-When Corey Suffield graduated from Dayton High School in 1998 he was looking for a career in video production. Twenty years later, Suffield operates a successful computer repair business in an...

 

2017 Boosters of The Year

Jeff and Lori Bartlow were recognized as the 2017 Boosters of the Year at Waitsburg's season-end home basketball game against St. John/Endicott on Saturday night. "This year's Booster of the Year...

 

Lions Receive Donation in Honor of Bob Danforth

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Lions Club recently accepted a $600 donation, from Wade Lacolucci, in the memory of late Waitsburg farmer and former Lion Bob Danforth. For the last 13 years, Lacolucci and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 8, 2018

"Laissez le bon temp rouler"

DAYTON-Let the good times roll at a celebration of "Fat Tuesday," better known as Mardi Gras, on Tuesday, February 13, at the Dayton Memorial Library, from 6-8 pm. Mask making, a celebration of tradit...

 

WHS Honor Roll

WHS Semester One Honor Roll *does not include students who attend SEATech or Running Start Seniors Lambert, Kitty K. 4 Pearson, Chloe R. 4 Williams, Deja A. 4 Branson, Cade S. 3.25 and above Jones, Tayler L. 3.25 and above Mathews, Karlie J. 3.25...

 

Frost in the Hollow

This picturesque winter scene, taken in December, 2016, was captured along Middle Waitsburg Road, just north of Londagin Road, by Waitsburg landscape photographer Bill Rodgers. Read about Bill and...

 

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