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How to Eat an Ice Cream Cone

In spite of a nasty weather forecast, skies were sunny and the weather mild at Waitsburg's 45th Annual Pioneer Fall Festival on Sunday afternoon. Locals and visitors filled the Bruce House lawn,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 21, 2017 

School Board OKs Second Preschool Session

WAITSBURG – The wait is over for Waitsburg children eager to participate in the Walla Walla Community College preschool program held at the Waitsburg Elementary School. With nine children on the 2017-18 program wait list, Waitsburg School Board...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 21, 2017 

Fairgrounds Committee To Ask For More Time

WAITSBURG – Do we see the fairgrounds as a historical site that we would like to maintain for the future or do we see it as an event and athletic site, but not necessarily historically important?...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    September 21, 2017 

Congregational Church Celebrates 140 Years

DAYTON – Members and friends of the Dayton First Congregational Church held a celebration following last Sunday's service to honor the 140th anniversary of the church's founding. The historic Rev....

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Sept. 17 A male subject was arrested on Powell St. in Waitsburg on a Walla Walla County warrant. Deputies arrested a subject on a warrant and had additional charges on E. Fourth St. in Prescott. Sept. 16 Dispatched advised county units of a...

 

Third Annual BMS Oktoberfest is Oct. 14

DAYTON – The Blue Mountain Station will host its third annual Oktoberfest on Sat., Oct. 14 from 11 a.m – 5 p.m. on the station grounds, located at 700 Artisan WAy in Dayton. This year's offerings...

 

Micah and Me Dance Party

DAYTON – The Dayton Memorial Library will host a Micah and Me Dance party in the Delany Room on Sat. Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. The band is made up of three at-home dads who desire to entertain, educate...

 

Sheriff Turner Gives Activity Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner provided a quarterly service update to council members at their Aug. 16 council meeting. Statistics for the first six months of the year show 356 calls for service for the first six months of...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 21, 2017 

Bertha (Poirier) Clayton Will Present 'Big Idea' Program on Sept. 28

WAITSBURG – WHS graduate and Walla Walla attorney, Bertha Clayton, will present one of three free fall "Big Idea" programs at the Walla Walla Public Library. Clayton, who is the State Monitor...

 

Apple Detective' Will Visit Sept. 30

WAITSBURG – Renowned “apple detective” David Benscoter will be in Waitsburg on Sept. 30 to visit with locals at a dinner fundraiser and to give a lecture about his lost apple discoveries. Waitsburg Tree Committee and city council member, Kate...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 21, 2017 

Kudos!

2017 WHS graduate, Jared Farley, received a pleasant surprise last week when he learned he had been awarded a $10,000 Milotte Foundation Scholarship. The award is funded by photographers and...

 

Ropin' at the Rodeo

The weather was warm and skies were blue (rather than filled with smoke) for Dayton's Columbia County Fair & Rodeo last weekend. See more fair photos on the Last Page....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 14, 2017

45th Annual Pioneer Fall Festival is Sunday

Annual community event takes a step back in time WAITSBURG – On the third Sunday of each September, Waitsburg takes a step back in time to celebrate history with its one-of-a-kind Pioneer Fall...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    September 14, 2017

Public Weighs In on Fairgrounds Improvement Plan

DAYTON – More than 50 people showed up Monday evening for a public hearing held by the Columbia County Planning Commission on the final draft of Columbia County Fairgrounds Facilities Improvement...

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: --Alonzo Grant Snicer, 44, Dayton. Charged with third degree assault and resisting arrest. Court documents state that deputy Foxe was dispatched for a welfare check on Aug. 9. When he arrived, Snider allegedly prevented Foxe from...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Sept. 10 At 1:10 a.m., deputies cited and released a male on Coppei Ave. and Preston Ave. for driving while license suspended....

 

Patriot's Day Remembered

Dixie farmer Bob Brock garnered some attention when he stationed himself holding a flag, alongside his Patriot Jeep, just outside Dixie on Monday, Sept. 11, in honor of Patriot's Day. Several people...

 

Seasonal Switch-A-Roo

New fall banners grace Waitsburg's Main Street, courtesy of the Waitsburg Historical Society. The banners welcome fall on one side and advertise the annual Pioneer Fall Festival on the other. The...

 

Three Big Events Will Hit the Liberty Theater Stage

DAYTON – As we head into fall, things are heating up at Dayton's historic Liberty Theater. With a spectacular new musical, film festival, and a visit from a premier musical act, there should be...

 

Art Inspires New Wenaha Gallery Framer

DAYTON-Savonnah Henderson has been around art her whole life. Her father, Steve Henderson, is an internationally known fine artist. She has two paternal uncles and one paternal sister who are...

 

Law and Justice Sales Tax Proposal is Nixed

COLUMBIA COUNTY – Columbia County Commissioners have decided not to place a proposition on the November ballot imposing a sales and use tax for costs associated with law and justice. While Municipal Court Judge Scott Marinella, Sheriff Rocky...

 

Tribes Seek County Cooperation with Wildlife Area

DAYTON—Representatives of the Umatilla Confederated Tribes came before the BOCC at last week’s regular meeting to present and discuss a proposed Memorandum of Agreement for the Rainwater Wildlife Area, which, if enacted, would establish a formal...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 14, 2017

Dorne and Dorothy Hall are 2017 Pioneers of the Year

WAITSBURG – This year's Fall Festival Pioneers of the Year most certainly meet the definition of pioneers. Dorne and Dorothy Hall, have ties to the area dating back to the early 1800s, earlier even...

 

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