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 By Michele Smith    News    August 16, 2018 

National Night Out

Washington Army Guard pilot Chief Warrant Officer Melissa Coombs and her co-pilot, Major Ray Leonard, flew this Lacota UH-72 light utility helicopter to Dayton for the Aug. 7 National Night Out...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 16, 2018 

Waitsburg School Board Wrestles with Graduation Requirements

WAITSBURG—Most Waitsburg High School alumni over the past couple of decades were required to take a class called “Life Management Skills” their junior year. The class met in the Home Ec lab, a long room in the middle of the building with a row...

 

Columbia Co. EMS Levy Gets Strong Yes Vote

DAYTON—Preliminary results from the Aug. 7 election showed that the Columbia EMS Levy is passing with just over 71% yes votes. A 60% yes vote is required for passage. Fire District 3 Chief Jeromy Phinney said that although there are still votes...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 16, 2018 

What the Cat Dragged In

WAITSBURG – After two days missing, Kate Hockersmith, of Waitsburg, began to worry about her cat, Finn MacCool. "He's an indoor cat during the day, then he goes out at night," Hockersmith explained....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 16, 2018 

Dayton City Council Hears from Friends of the Pool

DAYTON-Vicki Zoller, President of the Friends of the Dayton Pool Committee, spoke to the Dayton City Council last week about work the committee is doing to help the community build an aquatic center...

 

Other City Council Business

Authorized Anderson and Perry and Associates, Inc. to complete engineering services associated with Inert Waste Landfill Project. Authorized Change Order No. 1 for the FEMA Street Repairs Project – FEMA portion Authorized Change Order No. 2 for...

 

Civil Service Commission Rules Foley Firing Justified

DAYTON—On Monday, the Columbia County Civil Service Commission ruled that Columbia County Sheriff Rocky Miller was justified in firing deputy Don Foley earlier this year. Foley was terminated by Miller in May for overstating his time on...

 

Inland Cellular Experiences Voice, Text Service Outage

LEWISTON—On August 10, a large fire on the top of Lewiston Hill damaged Inland Cellular’s infrastructure, causing a significant loss of service to a large area affecting several counties, including Columbia and Walla Walla. Inland reports that...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 9, 2018

Jim Pearson is Ready to Launch 'The Club'

DAYTON-Jim Pearson, Program Director at The Club, Dayton's new after school activity center, has been busy helping the team get the program up and running for a Sept. 4 opening. Pearson said building...

 

Waitsburg, Dayton Receive Public Works Board Loans

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Public Works Board last week awarded $5,430,540 in pre-construction loans to 10 cities, counties and water districts throughout the state, including Waitsburg and...

 

2018 Primary Election Preliminary Results

Columbia County EMS Levy: Yes............1,022 (71.5%) No............408 (28.5%) Walla Walla County Sheriff Tom Cooper.......1,099 (11.2%) Mark Crider.......4,857 (49.6%) Matt Stroe.........3,839 (39.2%) Columbia County Sheriff Don...

 

Snowbird Quilting is Open for Business

DAYTON-Since purchasing the old Dayton Chronicle building at 358 East Main St. in September, Vonda and Mark Anderson have put in long hours, and have used lots of elbow grease, to renovate the...

 

The Watercolors of Joyce Anderson

If you're outside, look up. If you're inside, look out the window, and up. What do you see? Sky, hopefully. And probably, somewhere, clouds. Poofy or wispy, blazing white or thundering grey, here and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 2, 2018

Marne Henderson Takes a Step Forward

WAITSBURG – For Marne Henderson, this will be the first August in 15 years that she hasn't spent time setting up her classroom at Waitsburg Elementary School. Henderson exited her position as...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 2, 2018

Dayton Alumni Association Provides Funding for Students

DAYTON-Newly elected Dayton High School Alumni Association President Cara Watts has some ideas about how to infuse the association's coffers with some much-needed cash so that giving back to DHS...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    August 2, 2018

Bicycle Rodeo Coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – For years, summer in Waitsburg has been an excuse for residents of all ages to pump up their bike tires and two-wheel their way through the streets. But this year, Waitsburg’s...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 2, 2018

Connor Ehr is New Columbia County Deputy

DAYTON--Because he is already a Certified Patrol Officer Connor Ehr will be patrolling Columbia county roads, as soon as he goes through orientation, and gets his new uniform, he said. "Luckily I...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 26, 2018

Bitcoin Mining Center Proposed Near Dayton

DAYTON--Leonard Ruff, the architect responsible for building data processing centers in Quincy, Wenatchee, and in Douglas County, was on hand at a community information meeting last week to discuss a Bitcoin mining center being planned near Dayton....

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Bats Take Up Residence at Waitsburg Elementary

WAITSBURG – At the Waitsburg School Board meeting on July 19, 2018, Chairman Ross Hamann, Vice-Chair Marilyn Johnson, and board members Russ Knopp and Christy House were all present. The Facility Supervisor’s report was enough to give anyone the...

 

Timber Bronze 53 Home Décor

Some people, when they say the word "art," breathe it with such reverence that those hearing feel like it's some kind of religious artifact – unreachable by the ordinary person, stuffed away in...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 26, 2018

Lunch Continues at Blue Mountain Station Market

DAYTON--Patricia Sacha, Blue Mountain Station Marketing Manager has announced new plans for daily lunches at the market. "Our goal is to have soup, salad and sandwiches, and there may be occasional...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Waitsburg City Council Report

WAITSBURG -- Council Members KC Kuykendall, Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith and Mayor Marty Dunn were all present. The maintenance needs of the city’s fire-hydrant system...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 26, 2018

Awana Coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG -- "A-W-A-N-A! I'm gonna build my life God's way!" chanted the autotuned voices of children over Waitsburg Christian Church's loudspeakers. On July 17, a small crowd of community members...

 

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