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Articles from the January 25, 2018 edition

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Ties & Tiaras

Nearly 60 girls and their guys attended Waitsburg's second annual father/daughter dance. The dance is a fundraiser hosted by the Waitsburg Home and School Association and is quickly becoming a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 25, 2018

Regional Trails Plan is Unveiled

WALLA WALLA-The Community Building at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds was packed on Monday night with celebrants for the unveiling of the completed Blue Mountain Regional Trails – Ridges, Towns,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 25, 2018

Waitsburg Seeks Enrichment and Opportunities Levy

WAITSBURG – Voters in the Waitsburg School District will be asked to continue supporting schools by approving an Educational Programs and Operations (EPO) of $2.71 per $1,000 of assessed property...

 

Kenneth D. Lightfoot

Kenneth D Lightfoot, 80, of Bullhead City, AZ passed away January 12, 2018. Following his wishes there will be no services. Ken was born Oct 3, 1937 in Walla Walla, WA to Herman Charles & Ina M...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 25, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 31, 2007 Breaking with a decades-long tradition, the Board of Directors of the Waitsburg Commercial Club voted unanimously to forgo sponsorship of a caucus for the 2008 City of Waitsburg at a special meeting on January 24. The...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

WAITSBURG – The February Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at Waitsburg Town Hall, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ruth Shearer will cater. Speaker Diane Bassett from Chehalis, Wash. will share on how sowing...

 

GEAR UP Career Day

WALLA WALLA – WSU GEAR UP and WWCC will host a morning of career exploration on March 26 for approximately 650 eighth graders from Dayton, Prescott, Touchet, Pioneer, Garrison and Sager middle schools. Student will rotate through three...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Press Board

Jan. 21: Deputies responded to a call of a physical domestic altercation between a husband and wife on Second St. in Dixie. The husband was arrested on investigation of assault in the 4th degree – domestic violence. Jan. 18 While investigating a...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Pleas/Sentencing: -Magdiel (Mack) Hernandez De La Cruze, 36, Dayton; charged with residential burglary in one case and possession of stolen property in the second degree in a second case. He pleaded guilty to both in exchange for the state agreeing...

 

School Breakfasts and Lunches

26: French Toast; Chicken Crispitos, Roasted Veggies 29: Breakfast Sandwich; Hamburger, Tomato/Onion/Pickle, Chips 30: Biscuit & Gravy; Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Cucumbers 31: Long John; Cook’s Choice 1: Breakfast Sandwich; Hot Dog SUPER BOWL...

 

Inslee is Not Representing Voters

Dear Editor, Washington State’s governor appears not to have understood when voters expressed their opinion of a carbon tax at the polls. Governor Inslee continues to press that issue in an interesting manner. Staffer Chris Davis has been working...

 

Vote Yes on Dayton School Levy

Dear Editor, We are writing in support of the upcoming Dayton School District capital projects levy. This levy will replace the current 2017-2018 levy. The primary purpose for this levy is to upgrade the boiler systems for the School District. The...

 

Strange But True

* Those who make the finest wigs from human hair typically avoid buying hair from Americans. Evidently, hair grown in the United States is more likely to have damage caused by hairspray, hairdryers, dyes and pollutants. * You might be surprised to...

 

Talk About Art

In addition to being a proficient artist who paints with pastels, scratchboard, and acrylic, Debbie Hughbanks knows a LOT about boxes, because she's always sending her artwork somewhere. "A good box...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 25, 2018

Commissioners Approve a Salary Survey Committee

DAYTON—Columbia County is having a hard time attracting and retaining workers and one of the factors might be inadequate compensation for work performed. County Commissioner Norm Passmore has asked...

 

Tucannon River to Receive Salmon Carcasses

DAYTON - More than 700 adult salmon carcasses from hatcher spawning will be deposited in the Tucannon River on Jan. 27 to enhance nutrients for fish. Many of the carcasses from the Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery range from 20-30 pounds. They will be...

 

Walla Walla Dance Company Presents 'Spinderellas'

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Dance Company will present its winter show, ‘Spinderellas,’ at Cordiner Hall on Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 general/$20 reserved and can be purchased at the door or at Earthlight Books in Walla Walla....

 

Powerhouse Theater to Show Holocaust Survivor Documentary

WALLA WALLA – The Gesa Powerhouse Theater will show the Holocaust survivor’s documentary, Big Sonia, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Seating is reserved and is $10 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets should be...

 

Touchet Tops Lady Cards, 55-10

WAITSBURG – The Lady Cards fell to the Touchet Indians, 55-10, in a home court match on Fri., Jan. 19. Chloe Pearson pulled in seven points for the Lady Cards with Devon Harshman adding the other...

 

Indians Top Cardinals, 53-20

WAITSBURG – The Cardinal boys' basketball team fell 53-20 against the Touchet Indians at home on Fri., Jan. 19. Waitsburg scorers were Colton Vanblaricom with six points, Braden Kitselman with five...

 

Kittitas Drops Bulldogs, 82-15

DAYTON – The Bulldog boys’ basketball team lost at home game against Kittitas 82-15 on Sat. Jan 20 in league play. Junior Helm was high scorer with seven points followed by Chris Andrews with five, Jeff Dieu with two and Ben White with one....

 

Lady Dawgs Lose to Kittitas, 47-20

DAYTON – The Lady Dawgs fell to the Kittitas Coyotes, 47-20, in home court league play on Sat., Jan. 20. Sadie Seney led the score for Dayton with six points followed by Elise Steinhoff and Tatumn Laugher with three each. Cassidy Laughery, Kira...

 

WHS Grad Owen Lanning Places second in LCSC Multi-Meet

MOSCOW - WHS graduate and Lewis-Clark State College athlete, Owen Lanning, took second place at his first indoor track & field multi-meet of the season on Jan. 10 -11 at the University of Idaho. L...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 25, 2018

Solar Savings

DAYTON--Going solar was on Terry Hoon's mind for a long time before he and his wife, Denise, attended a Walla Walla promotional dinner in the spring of 2016 to hear about the benefits of...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 25, 2018

District Considers Naming of New Field House

WAITSBURG – A name for the new field house a the Waitsburg Athletic Complex will not be decided upon until policies regarding the naming of school facilities can be updated, but school board...

 

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