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 By Michele Smith    News    July 12, 2018 

Columbia Pulp Pilot Plant at Pomeroy is a Beehive of Activity

POMEROY--The Columbia Pulp Pilot Plant, located at the Port of Garfield in Pomeroy, is a hub of activity. "It's busy here, which is good. It's what we want," said Kyler Lovgren, maintenance manager...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 12, 2018 

Kristina Brown is New Dayton MS/HS Principal

DAYTON-The Dayton School Board has approved Superintendent Doug Johnson's recommendation of Kristina Brown for Dayton Middle and High School Principal. "Kristina has a strong desire to support...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 12, 2018 

Waitsburg Planning Commission is Back in Business

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Planning Commission Chair Karen Gregutt reminded City Council members at their June 20 regular council meeting that a full review of the city's comprehensive plan and...

 
 News    July 12, 2018 

Evening at the Depot Auction Aug. 4

DAYTON – The Dayton Historical Depot Society’s annual Evening at the Depot Auction will be held on August 4, with a social hour and music by Bobby K and Mike McQuary on the Depot’s courtyard at 6 p. m. The live auction will begin at 7 p. m....

 
 News    July 12, 2018 

Tree and Vegetation Trimming

By Clint Atteberry, Columbia County Planning and Building Dept. DAYTON -- Sight distance standards help provide safety for vehicles entering roadways from side roads, driveways, parking lots and alleys. Vegetation should be pruned and trimmed for...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 12, 2018 

Randy Pearson Retires from Waitsburg School Board

WAITSBURG – After 20 years as a member of the Waitsburg School Board, Dr. Randy Pearson has stepped down, leaving a vacant seat which the district is trying to fill. The reason for his resignation?...

 
 News    July 12, 2018 

Ceasar Rivera is New Columbia County Deputy

DAYTON-The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has a new deputy in the making. Since he was hired on July 1, 32-year-old Caesar Rivera said he has been getting to know the ropes. "It feels good," he...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    July 12, 2018 

Dayton Alumni Weekend is July 20, 21

DAYTON – The annual Dayton High School Alumni Weekend is coming up on July 20 and 21. Several classes will be holding reunions that weekend, along with the traditional parade on Saturday morning, and many other activities. Longtime DHS Alumni...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    July 5, 2018

Candidates Meet Voters at Waitsburg Forum

WAITSBURG-Last week, on a balmy Wednesday evening, area voters pressed through the propped-open doors of Waitsburg's Town Hall to meet the candidates running for four positions in local, state, and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Dayton Principal Candidates Meet the Community

DAYTON--Stephanie Kubej and Kristina Brown are the two finalists for the Dayton secondary principal position, and they spent the day last Thursday getting acquainted with students, staff and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 5, 2018

Waitsburg Council Gives Parks & Rec District Green Light

WAITSBURG – A vital and active parks & recreation department may or may not become a reality for Waitsburg, but the Waitsburg City Council agreed to give it a go. At their June 20 meeting, the council voted unanimously to request that Walla Walla... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Ferrians to be New Liberty Theater Manager

DAYTON-Former Waitsburg Christian Church Pastor Mike Ferrians will become the new manager of Dayton's Liberty Theater at the end of this month. He will replace Kirsten Schober. Schober says she is...

 

Jerry Poindexter's Wood Bird Sculptures

Birds. They come in all sizes and shapes, with plumage ranging from beiges and greys to outrageous color combinations that visually shout out their presence. For woodcarver Jerry Poindexter, of... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Community Health Conversations

DAYTON – The last of four Community Health Conversations took place in Dayton last week and drew a crowd of about 17 interested citizens from around the community. Catherine Veninga, from the Community Council in Walla Walla, led the discussion,... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 28, 2018

Jay Penner Wants 100% "Yes" Votes for August EMS levy

WAITSBURG-When the ballots are counted in August for the proposed emergency medical services levy, Jay Penner wants to see one-hundred percent of voters in favor of it. Penner and his wife, Jackie,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 28, 2018

Knopp Receives Community Leadership Award

WAITSBURG – For Russ Knopp, "retirement" may have meant stepping away from his official duties, but it hasn't slowed down his passion for helping kids. On June 14, the former Waitsburg Elementary...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 28, 2018

Marijuana Grow will be Indoors Only

DAYTON – A request by Cobalt Cannabis Co. for a condition use permit to develop a marijuana grow facility in northern Columbia County was the subject of a public hearing on Monday. If the CUP is approved, the facility will be located at 402...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 28, 2018

Waitsburg Adopts Six-Year Transportation Plan

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council moved forward with the annual state-mandated adoption of the city's six-year transportation plan at their July 20 regular meeting. No public comment was...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 28, 2018

Dayton School Board Summary

DAYTON – During last week’s regular meeting, Dayton School Superintendent Doug Johnson told the school board that no athletic director has yet been hired for the Dayton/Waitsburg athletic combine, and there is still work to be done to hire some...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 28, 2018

Report from Dayton City Council for June

DAYTON—Speaking at the June Dayton City Council meeting last week, Planning Director Meagan Bailey said dividing the city into eight zones has made code enforcement easier. Vehicles and RVs parked in the right of way is the biggest current...

 

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