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Here We Come a Caroling

Members of the Walla Walla Choral Society spent Friday afternoon in Dayton singing Christmas Carols at several businesses. They are seen here singing in Rey's Roast Coffee Shop on Main Street. The...

 

Commissioners Evaluate Golf Course

DAYTON – The Columbia County Commissioners and the Dayton Country Club Golf Board have been meeting to discuss contracts and agreements and to establish policies to satisfy state requirements that t...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 30, 2017

Hometown Christmas Gets Bigger and Better

WAITSBURG – Every year, the second weekend after Thanksgiving, families flock to Waitburg’s Main Street to experience the one-of-a kind delights of Waitsburg’s Hometown Christmas. This year’s 32nd annual event will have all the old favorite f...

 

Busted Silo

A grain silo on Lower Waitsburg Road ruptured Wednesday, depositing its contents across Lower Waitsburg Road. The spill caused two vehicle mishaps. The cause of the rupture of the silo, owned by...

 

Thanksgiving Donations

Each year Safeway accepts donations that are pooled to purchase entire Thanksgiving dinners to be donated locally. This year, ten of those dinners were given to the Waitsburg Christian Church to be...

 

Public Hearing Set for Six-Year TIP

DAYTON – A public hearing for the proposed Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program 2018-23, the proposed 2018 County Arterial Preservation Program, and the proposed 2018 Annual Construction Prog...

 

Ladies Night Out: An Annual Tradition

DAYTON--Ladies grab your daughters, sisters, mothers, and friends and head out for some fun on Monday, between 5 and 8 p.m., for Dayton's annual Ladies Night Out event. The idea for Ladies Night Out...

 

Scenes from Dayton's Christmas Kickoff

Dayton attracted hundreds of visitors Friday and Saturday as it celebrated its annual Christmas Kickoff event under sunny skies and cool temperatures....

 

LZ Turns 90!

Small towns celebrate birthdays in a big way! It was standing room only at the Waitsburg Hardware store as community members turned out to celebrate LZ Conover's 90th birthday with him on Wed., Nov....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

Main Street Bridge Completion Delayed

WAITSBURG – The new Main Street Bridge on Waitsburg's north end was set to be complete last week, but a complication with the rails has resulted in a delay. A potentially significant delay,...

 

Dayton School Board Considers Facility Needs

DAYTON—There will be a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 29 in the Dayton High School auditorium to discuss the DW athletic combine. An update will be given by the combine committee, with a...

 

CCHS CEO Receives Rural Healthcare Award

DAYTON – Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire was recognized as a 2017 Community Star for Rural Healthcare by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Healthcare (NOSORH)....

 

Amazon Smile: You Give, But Do They Receive?

While reading through the Blue Mountain Heritage Society Fall 2017 newsletter, I noticed a request for Amazon.com users to support BMHS, at no cost to themselves, through the Amazon Smile program. Whi...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

Lisa Naylor Receives Presidential Field Foresters Award

Naylor continues to teach forestry and support local communities through volunteer service WAITSBURG – Local volunteer Lisa Naylor traveled to Albequerque, NM last week, where she was presented...

 

Talk About Art

It takes a lot of skill to be controlled yet simultaneously spontaneous. For oil painter Laura Gable, the best place to achieve this is outside, regardless of the weather, as she paints en plein air,...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Council members: Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine, Kate Hockersmith, Mayor Marty Dunn. Council member KC Kuykendall was excused. -Sherwood Trust CEO Danielle Garbe and Grants and Programs Administrator Lydia Caudill discussed the Sherwood Trust...

 

New Restaurant to Open in Starbuck

Wildmans hope new gathering spot will preserve history and create jobs STARBUCK-When Carol and Floyd Wildman open a restaurant in the century-old building at 211 Main Street in Starbuck, they hope to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

City Must Decide on Flood Feasibility Study

WAITSBURG – How much money is too much to spend when it comes to planning and preparing for a natural disaster? That's the question the Waitsburg City Council must be ready to decide at their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 23, 2017

Leena Baker Is New City Council Student Representative

WAITSBURG – Tim and Heather Baker were in attendance at last week's city council meeting to show support as their daughter, Leena Baker, was sworn in as student council representative. This will be...

 

Fred White selected to DAYTON school board

Fred White was selected by the Dayton School District Board of Directors to finish Dan Andrews’ term on the Board. White has lived in Columbia County for 34 years and is a project manager for Puget...

 

2017 Walla Walla County 4-H Achievement Awards

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla County presented 4-H Achievement Awards on Sun., Nov. 12. Local winners are listed below. Group Award Home Grown Go Wild: Community Service – 1st place, Best Window Display...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Sewer Siphon Repair is Completed

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's city council no doubt let a collective sigh of relief when relining of the leaking sewer siphon near the Touchet River Bridge went off without a hitch. The pipe burst...

 

Christmas Kicks off in Dayton on Nov. 24 and 25

DAYTON-The City of Dayton is known as "The Town that Still Believes" and to celebrate, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 11th annual Christmas Kickoff, which will take place on Fri.,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    November 16, 2017

Waitsburg and Dayton Receive Schools of Distinction Awards

WAITSBURG/DAYTON – Waitsburg and Dayton elementary schools have been recognized as 2017 Schools of Distinction for making outstanding improvements in reading and math for the past five years. The School of Distinction award recognizes these...

 

Off the Rails

A train was derailed on the newly operational short line railroad, just west of Waitsburg on Bolles Road Tuesday morning. The Port of Columbia opened the line last month after it had been closed for...

 

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