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Articles from the January 17, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019

Waitsburg school district superintendent to exit June 30

WAITSBURG - At the December 20 regular school board meeting, Waitsburg School District Superintendent Jon Mishra surprised school board members by tendering his resignation. Mishra cited family needs...

 

There's a new sheriff in town

On Monday, Columbia County Auditor Anne Higgins (l) conducted a swearing in ceremony for the newly-elected county sheriff Joe Helm, and for Helm's newly-appointed undersheriff, Robbie Patterson (r)....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 17, 2019

Orozco murder trial delayed (again)

DAYTON—Outside Superior Court last week, Benjamin Orozco’s attorney, Jane Richards, said Orozco’s poor health and the difficulty in locating material witnesses are responsible for the lengthy amount of time it is taking to bring him to trial....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019

Waitsburg grads make good in Seattle

WAITSBURG – Friends since first grade, Waitsburg High School grads Colton Townsend and Connor Talbot have built a successful website design business in the Seattle are. Townsend, son of Mike and...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 22, 2019 Photo caption: The long familiar building at the southwest corner of the intersection of Coppei Avenue and Preston Avenue has been demolished and fill dirt was being placed this week. The Don Thomas Storage Building, a...

 

Reader photo of the week

LaVerne Filan has been enjoying the company of a friendly moose at his property, just outside of Waitsburg off Highway 12. Filan said the young bull moose has visited several times now and waits for...

 

Prescott Lions Breakfast

PRESCOTT – Prescott Lions breakfast will be held on Sun., Jan. 20 from 8 – 11 a.m.  No Saturday breakfast this month due to other events.  All you can eat eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, breakfast casserole,...

 

Women's Bible Study

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Christian Church will begin a new women’s Bible study group on Tues. Jan. 22. The topic will be “Boundaries” and discovering when to say “yes” and when to say “no” in difficult relationship situations....

 

Cush Family Fundraiser

DAYTON – The Dayton Eagles Aerie #2618 will be open to the public on Sat., Jan. 26 from 2-8 p.m. for a chili feed fundraiser to raise money for the Cush family that lost their home and belongings in a fire earlier this month. Small bowl of chili...

 

Daddy-Daughter Dance, Feb. 9

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Home and School Association will host its popular daddy-daughter dance from 6-9 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 9 at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. The annual fundraiser raises funds to purchase school supplies for...

 

Events

Friday, January 18 Bluegrass Jam and Artists Reception 10 Ton Press, Waitsburg 6:30 p.m. Grab a coffee or snack and enjoy listening and/or join in with area bluegrass musicians. Artist Carrie Hendrix will be on site to discuss her exhibit of...

 

Birthdays, Jan. 18 - Jan. 24

January 18: Kelley Fouste, Jason Thomas, Jennifer Low, Rowena Farrens and Arlene Hopkins. January 19: Bob Deal, Lynda Hogan, Debbie Rubio, David Webber, Reina Bruce and Clint Reser. January 20: Joan Leid, Wilma Johnson, Judy Jackson, Justin Hill,...

 

East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities

By Don C. Brunell While many eyes are on trade talks between our country and China, America’s port leaders are positioning their seaports to compete for increasing volumes of container traffic....

 

Redirect resources from gun control to mental health issues

Dear Editor: According to 2017 FBI Crime in the United States (https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-11.xls) the following murders were committed by the means listed: 15,129—Total...

 

Council should consider bigger picture

Dear Editor: The theme of the December 27 City Council discussion about the Parks and Rec Committee and the preservation or demolishing  of the Fairground’s grandstands seems to be spiraling down to a silo view of Waitsburg events and continuing...

 

Correction:

Last week’s school district update in the Waitsburg Welcomes 2019 article incorrectly stated that the district would be seeking a levy in 2019. “It will be going to voters in 2020. I got ahead of myself,” said District Superintendent Jon...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 17, 2019

School District Offers Parenting Resources

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg school counselor Rosy Nechodom wants parents to know about two opportunities for families taking place in February. Rodeo clown JJ Harrison will give a bullying prevention and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 17, 2019

Dayton Auto Repair to open this week

DAYTON--Robert Bryant, an independent auto repair mechanic, is opening an auto repair shop in Dayton this week. "It's a fact," said Bryant, who has been in the auto repair business since 1984. Bryant...

 

Women's March on Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA – The Third Annual Women’s March on Walla Walla will held on Sat., Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. The march will begin and end at Crawford Park, located at 4th and Main in Walla Walla. This year’s event will be a celebration of the Year of the...

 

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla presents 'Calendar Girls'

WALLA WALLA – The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy Calendar Girls by Tim Firth with performances January 25, 26, February 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve...

 

Food Hub Workshop

WALLA WALLA - The Blue Mountain Action Council/BMAC Food Bank, as the lead agency, the Walla Walla Food System Coalition, and ten regional organizations are partnering to build a more vibrant local food distribution system. In September, the Local...

 

Food Hub Workshop

WALLA WALLA - The Blue Mountain Action Council/BMAC Food Bank, as the lead agency, the Walla Walla Food System Coalition, and ten regional organizations are partnering to build a more vibrant local food distribution system. In September, the Local...

 

Fred Chapman

Fred Chapman born October 26, 1954, passed away in Seattle on January 3, 2019 at the age of 64. Graveside services will be Jan 20, 3pm at the Waitsburg City Cemetery...

 

Jacquelin "Jackie" Greta Long Lyons

Jacquelin "Jackie" Greta Long Lyons, a longtime resident of Dayton, WA, passed away on December 25, 2018. She was 92. Jackie was born on March 9, 1926, in Asotin, WA to Maude Ona (Trent) and Robert...

 

Arrested in style

Waitsburg students got a lesson in law enforcement on Wed. Jan. 10 as Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest right next to the elementary school playground. Joshua J. Hershaw, driving...

 

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