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Hitting the mats at home

The meet is believed to be the first high school wrestling meet to take place in the Waitsburg High School gym. Adams went on to take first place in the 145 lb. class at the Northwest Christian...

 

Clinton's email excuses are falling apart

By Marc A. Thiessen, Special To The Washington Post WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton went into damage-control mode when news broke that the inspector general of the intelligence agencies had identified additional classified emails on her private server,...

 

Whoop Café to Open WW Location

WALLA WALLA – The owners of the popular Whoopemup Hollow Café on Waitsburg's Main Street have formally announced that they will be opening a second location at 113 East Main Street in Walla Walla,...

 

Shootin' Hoops

The Waitsburg High School gymnasium has been hopping on Saturday mornings as nearly 40 elementary students have turned out for basic skills basketball practices. Helpers include Jeff Bartlow, Gabe...

 

Arrests Made in Multiple Burglaries, Thefts

DAYTON – On January 15 at approximately 12 p.m., the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol assisted the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office in executing a search warrant...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 21, 2016

District Courtroom to Get Makeover

DAYTON-The Columbia County District Courtroom, located at 535 Cameron Street in Dayton, is getting a make-over, according to Kriston Daugherty, District Court Administrator. After discussing the need...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 21, 2016

School Board is Honored by Students

WAITSBURG – Members of the Waitsburg School Board were recognized in honor of School Board Appreciation Month, during the board's Jan. 13 meeting. Superintendent Carol Clarke presented certificates...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 21, 2016

Cardinals Take Down Bulldogs

DAYTON – Kyle Gradwohl scored 26 points Friday night, 15 of which came on five three-point shots, as the Waitsburg Cardinals knocked off Dayton, 45-36. The Bulldogs led for most of the first half,...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 21, 2016

Dayton Girls Win Big Over Lady Cards

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team started out red hot here Friday night against a struggling Waitsburg team, and cruised to a 59-27 win. The Lady Bulldogs broke out to a 23-8 lead after...

 

Wrestling Senior Night

Heavyweight wrestler Tristan Newman was honored at senior night during Waitsburg's home wrestling meet on Jan. 14....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 21, 2016

School Levies go to Voters

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School District is asking voters to support the renewal of the maintenance and operations levy as well as a capital improvements bond in the upcoming Feb. 9 special...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 21, 2016

Dayton Schools' M&O levies provide approximately 25% of district's budget

DAYTON – In December, the Dayton School Board adopted a resolution to request voter approval for an M&O levy to replace the one that is set to expire this year. The new levy amount will be slightly...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 21, 2016

Ten Years Ago January 26, 2006 Plaster busts of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were presented to the Waitsburg School District by the Waitsburg Alumni Association last week. The likenesses of these two prominent U.S. presidents will be placed...

 

Community Praise Service

DAYTON – The Touchet Valley Ministerial Association invites all to join with them on Sun., Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. for a community praise service at the First Christian Church, located on the corner of 3rd and Park Street. The ministerial association...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

WAITSUBRG – The Christian Women’s Connection will meet next at Waitsburg Town Hall on Wed., Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch is $10 and will be catered by Ruth Shearer. Stephanie Carmichael, of Bend, Ore, will share about the powerful...

 

Exchange Hosts Needed

ASSE International Exchange Programs, in cooperation with local high schools is looking for families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18, from a variety of countries including: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, and more. The...

 

Celebration Days Court Info. Night

WAITSUBURG – Due to a low turnout for the Jan. 13 Waitsburg Celebration Days court informational meeting, a second meeting has been scheduled for Wed. Jan. 27. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Seven Porches (329 Main St.). All interested high school...

 

Football Combine Workshop

WAITSBURG – A joint work session of the Dayton and Waitsburg school boards will be held Wed., Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Waitsburg Elementary School library. The boards will hear reports from the exploratory committees regarding the potential...

 

Town Hall Dinner

WAITSBURG – TheTown Hall Association will host its annual Prime Rib Valentine’s Dinner on Sat., Feb. 13. The fundraiser. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased now through Feb. 4 from any Town Hall board...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

22: Pancake on a Stick; Tuna Melt, 3-Bean Salad 25: Breakfast Sandwich; Chicken Cordon Blue 26: Continental Breakfast; StrawHat 27: Cinnamon Roll; Cancun Chicken Wrap, Cauliflower 28: Continental Breakfast; Chicken Drumstick, Baby...

 

Police Notes - January 21, 2015

Waitsburg Jan. 15 Domestic violence reported on Harmon St. Juvenile suspect was not arrested and adult victim left residence. Jan. 17 Theft of gravel from county gravel pile on Garden St. Suspect contacted and agreed to pay county for gravel. Jan....

 

Birthdays - Week of January 22

January 22: Betty Bruce, Laverne Mayberry, Tammie Huwe. January 23: Eden White, Evelyn Munden, Kurt Baker, Brittany Zuger, Daniel Moser. January 24: John Liebermann, Faith Mayberry, Barbara Huff, Darryl McCauley, Bill Davis, Treavor Zuger, Barbara...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Is it right that such a big chunk of the cost of operating schools rests on the shoulders of local property tax payers through voter-approved levies? During my conversation with Representative Terry Nealey a couple of weeks ago (which I wrote about...

 

The Politician Who 'Hears' Us? It's Just Hype.

Barton Swaim, The Washington Post Many political candidates, if we’re to believe what they say about themselves, spend most of their time traveling around listening to people. “I’ve traveled all around the country, Anderson,” former Maryland...

 

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