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 News    April 27, 2017 

Dancing' The Night Away

Tayler Jones and Cade Branson were crowned Queen and King at Waitsburg's junior prom on Sat., April 22. The theme was "Black and White."...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017 

Columbia Co. Considers Flood Control District

DAYTON— City of Dayton Mayor Craig George and County Commissioner Merle Jackson are leading efforts to find out how to go about establishing a flood control district in Columbia County. Guest speaker Kirk Holmes, an engineer with consulting firm...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

City Approves Rezone of Aronson Property

WAITSBURG – It has taken nearly a year's worth of effort, but a rezone of a property owned by Marvin Aronson just off Highway 124, which was recommended by the Waitsburg Planning Commission, was...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017 

Rainbow Lake Construction to Begin in June

WALLA WALLA-Last week officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife provided the public with progress updates regarding implementation actions for the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

Preston Hall Talent Show

Several Preston Hall students shared their talents with friends and family at a talent show in the WHS auditorium Monday evening. Zack Wood (comedy) and Kiley Curran (ballet) tied for first place,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

Prescott Installs New Playground Equipment

PRESCOTT – Last year, Prescott Park saw the replacement of much-needed toddler playground equipment. Just last week, equipment for 6-12 year-olds was installed at a cost of roughly $65,000. As with...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

Birds on the Dike

The Blue Mountain Audubon Society and the Dayton Memorial Library hosted a two-hour bird watching hike along the Touchet River on Saturday. Osprey, and Cliff Swallows were frequently...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017 

Dayton School Board Discusses Ski Program, Certificated Staff, and Capital Projects

DAYTON--During the Show and Tell portion of last week’s school board meeting, Colonel Bill Bialozor with the JRROTC program at Walla Walla High School spoke about the role JRROTC plays in the lives...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

City Plans to Cut Corners

WAITSBURG – It will probably be years in the making, but Waitsburg's city council took the first step toward straightening Taggart Road, making it a straight shot from Millrace Road to Highway 12....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

Christine Richards Opens Essential Theraputic Massage

WAITSBURG – After 14 years in the business, massage therapist Christine Richards still loves what she does. And with her recent move here, she's brought her business, Essential Theraputic Massage,...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

Waitsburg City Council Update

-Approved a city budget amendment to reallocate funds across the City Streets Fund and the Water and Sewer Fund to cover costs associated with city projects and to allocate additional water and sewer revenue. -Awarded the Main Street Bridge Project...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017 

May Melodrama Will Hit the Liberty Theater Stage, May 12-14

DAYTON – On a dark and stormy night, Purity Dean, a working girl with a secret, seeks shelter form the storm in a Vermont Inn. So begins the very first melodrama to grace the Liberty Theater stage....

 
 News    April 20, 2017

READY, SET, GO!

Preston Park was a beehive of activity on a sunny Saturday morning as families turned out for the annual Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the Waitsburg Grange and Commercial Club. Above: Children swarm...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Dunn Easily Wins Re-election

WAITSBURG – Preliminary election results for Waitsburg's mayor and city council members were tallied Monday night, with a few upsets resulting. Incumbent Mayor Marty Dunn received 239 votes, easily...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Public Hearing Coming on Pot Store

DAYTON – Columbia County planning commissioners have received plenty of feedback – mostly negative – in response to the conditional use permit recently filed by Kathy Sali, to open a marijuana store just outside Dayton. A public hearing is...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Waitsburg Addresses Meter Tampering

WAITSBURG – How to deal with a reported increase in water meter tampering became a topic of discussion at the March 15 city council meeting. The council is hopeful that the problem can be mitigated when the meters are replaced in the future. In...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

April 10: Sex Offense - At approximately 1120 hours, deputies responded to the Jubilee Youth Academy for a report of an assault. The investigation is continuing. April 12: Obstructing/ False Statements – At approximately 1140 hours, a local high...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Dealing with Disabilities

There was a good turn-out at the Developmental Disabilities Services Fair held in the Delaney Room at the Dayton Memorial Library last week. The fair was sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 20, 2017

Monica Mitchelle is Dayton's new After School Program/Drug Free Grant Coordinator

DAYTON--Monica Mitchelle is the new Dayton School District After School Program/Drug-Free Grant Coordinator. She is replacing Shakira Bye, who has taken a job with the Dayton Memorial Library....

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Eggs, eggs, everywhere!

Children filled the Dayton City Park to hunt for thousands of colored Easter eggs on Saturday morning. The annual hunt is sponsored by the Dayton Kiwanis Club and Washington Federal...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Upcoming at the Library

DAYTON - On Friday, April 21 the Friends of the Library will host a used book sale, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and, again, on Sat., April 22, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Also on April 21 learn how clouds affect weather and the importance of their role in our...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Dayton Street Project On Track for This Summer

DAYTON—Action was taken at last week’s city council meeting to award the South First Street Reconstruction Contract. The contract was awarded to the lowest responsive bidder, which was POW Contracting, of Pasco, for an amount not to exceed...

 
 News    April 20, 2017  
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Lighting Upgrade Will Save Waitsburg Schools Thousands

WAITSBURG – At their March meeting the Waitsburg School Board approved a lighting upgrade purchase in Preston Hall that will save the district thousands of dollars each year. An energy incentive...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Switchgrass to Sasayama

WAITSBURG – Local youth bluegrass band Switchgrass Delta will join with other local talent in a fundraising concert at the Plaza Theater in Waitsburg on Sun., April 23 at 4 p.m. Funds from the conce...

 

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