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 News    March 23, 2017 

WHS Knowledge Bowl Third at state

Waitsburg’s Knowledge BowlTeam One placed highest in WHS history at the State Meet in Arlington last Saturday and brought home a third place trophy. See story on Page 5....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg City Elections Extended to Fill Vacant Seat

WAITSBURG – Anyone who considered running for Waitsburg City Council, but missed the original filing deadline, will have another chance to file. At their March 15 regular meeting, the council voted to reopen the filing period for three days, from...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017 

'Levy Cliff' Measure Signed Into Law

DAYTON—Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5023, the “levy cliff” measure, into law. The bill extends the safety net for local levy collections an additional year. According to local school officials, this was needed be...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Sheriff Turner Gives 2016 Crime Statistics Update

WAITSBURG – Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office calls for service in 2016 were up over the previous four years in Waitsburg. But Sheriff John Turner told Waitsburg's city council that is a good thin...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Raymond Joe Cate, 55, Walla Walla; charged with one count of delivery, manufacture, or possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and one count of use of drug paraphernalia not used for marijuana. Cate was taken to the Col....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg Brings Home State KB Trophy

ARLINGTON, Wash. – The Waitsburg Knowledge Bowl team brought home a third-place trophy at the state 1B level and Dayton placed seventh out of 18 2B schools at the State Knowledge Bowl competition...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Brix & Brew in Dayton

The Dayton Chamber of Commerce's annual Brix & Brew Festival was held Friday evening at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavillion. The event, which included dinner, and live and silent auctions,...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

All-Area YoungLife

About 60 Dayton and Waitsburg high school students turned out for the March 15 All-Area Younglife meeting in Waitsburg. YoungLife and Wyldlife members held an Italian Delights fundraiser on Sun.,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017 

Fairgrounds Improvement Plan Moves Ahead

DAYTON-Since September, a group of stakeholders has been meeting to develop a plan for improving the facilities at the Columbia County fairgrounds. Last week, a draft of the plan was presented to the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017 

Dayton Seniors Are Preparing for Graduation

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board met last week and received updates on a wide range of topics. Kristine Warren, who is the graduation counselor for Dayton High School, talked to the board about the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017 

General Mgr. of Columbia County Transportation Placed On Leave

DAYTON—The General Manager of Columbia County Public Transportation, Stephanie Guettinger, is on paid leave, pending an investigation of issues relating to performance of her duties and...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Orozco Trial Date Set

DAYTON—Accused murderer Benjamin Orozco waived his right to a speedy trial when he appeared before Judge Scott Gallina in Columbia County Superior Court last week. Two weeks have been set aside for Orozco’s trial, which is scheduled to begin on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Chromebooks in the Classroom

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school board members enjoyed playing with Chromebooks and checking out online accelerated readers at the district's March board meeting. First-grade teacher Dinah Lindsey hande...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

FFA SUB-DISTRICT WINNERS

Emily Adams placed second in Extemporaneous Public Speaking and Loren Negron placed second in Prepared Public Speaking at FFA sub-districts on March 14. They will advance to the District contest on...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Council Fills Tree Committee Positions

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council approved members for the newly-formed Tree Committee at their regular March 15 meeting. Three citizens applied for the two citizen representative positions,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 23, 2017 

Bill Rodgers Appointed to Planning Commission

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Planning Commission is now just one seat shy of being complete. At their regular March meeting, the Waitsburg City Council unanimously approved an application from Bill...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg City Council Update

New Business: -Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner gave a 2016 year-end update on sheriff’s office activity in Waitsburg. -The council unanimously approved resolution 2017-670, which approved the use of city streets for the annual Tour of Walla...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Transportation/Maint./Facilities: -Board approved the expenditure of approximately $2,500 to $3,000, after a Pacific Power incentive, to upgrade light fixtures in Preston Hall and the high school. The upgrade is expected to save the school approximat...

 
 News    March 16, 2017

Workin' On The Railroad

Bob Litts, Rail Services Director for Frontier Rail, LLC said that Koppers Railroad Structures, Inc. is repairing some of the eight rail bridges between Dayton and Waitsburg. Workers were busy making...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Council Candidates Fall One Short

WAITSBURG – Having a slate of candidates running unopposed is not unusual for Waitsburg’s annual elections. But having a shortage of candidates filing to fill the council seats is something new ...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

District Prepares for Superintendent Interviews

Search consultant Dr. Bill Jordan stresses the importance of community feedback WAITSBURG – Following an executive session with members of the Waitsburg School Board, Dr. Bill Jordan, of Northwest...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 16, 2017

ALTC Offers Programs for Seniors

WALLA WALLA—When she spoke at the Dayton Senior Center in, on March 7, Mary Cleveland who is the Local Program Coordinator for the Southeast Washington Aging and Disability Resource Center, talked...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 16, 2017

Dayton Wins Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet

WAITSBURG – Six teams tested their wits at the annual Regional Knowledge Bowl meet held in Waitsburg on Feb. 2. Dayton, Riverside Christian of Sunnyside, and Waitsburg advanced to the State Meet in...

 
 News    March 16, 2017

Climbing for the Cure

SEATTLE – Waitsburg High School graduate and Spokane Valley Paramedic Brad Huffman topped his personal best time by two minutes to place 100th out of nearly1800 firefighters participating in the Sco...

 
 News    March 16, 2017

Prescott Purchases Community Reader Board

PRESCOTT – If you want to know what is going on in Prescott, just visit the new community reader board on the south wall of The Plaza park, located between the Tuxedo Bar & Grill and the library. The Lion’s Club, the Community Club of Prescott,...

 

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