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 By Michele Smith    News    February 4, 2016

Hospital Redesign Takes Shape

DAYTON-At their board meeting on Jan. 25, Columbia County Health System commissioners heard from CEO Shane McGuire about latest schematic showing the new layout of Dayton General Hospital after the up...

 
 By Dena Wood    Sports    February 4, 2016

Football Combine Receives Support

WAITSBURG – Members of the Combine Exploratory Committee from both Dayton and Waitsburg expressed strong support for a Waitsburg-Dayton football combine at a well-attended joint work session of...

 

Jock V. Nysoe

Jock Nysoe, 65, passed away January 23, 2016, at Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla. Jock was born April 14, 1950 in Dayton to Glen and Janis (Donohue) Nysoe, and was the third of four children. Jock grew up in Dayton; attend...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 4, 2016

Robotics Mentor Program Takes Off

DAYTON – Thanks to a grant from the Washington State Library and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Dayton Memorial Library is now home to a middle school robotics program. Each Thursday...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 4, 2016

Dayton School Board Records are Now Online

DAYTON-Paula Moisio, business manager for the Dayton School District and President of the Blue Mountain Heritage Society, has been working with the Washington State Archives branch of the Office of...

 

#FFA Proud

WAITSBURG - Last week, the animal rights group, PETA, came out with a harsh attack against the values of the National FFA Organization in a blog post titled "FFA is Lame . . ." that went viral and...

 

Waitsburg Residents Have Option to Pay Utility Bills Online

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg utility customers now have the option to view and pay their utility bills online. The City has partnered with InvoiceCloud, a web-based electronic invoice presentment and payment company, to provide faster, more...

 

Cardinals Knock Off Jaguars, Fall to Asotin, DeSales

Waitsburg 54, TCP 46 PASCO – Waitsburg boys went on the road Saturday night and took a victory from Tri-Cities Prep, 54-46. At press time, the Cardinals were 10-8 overall and 5-5 in SE 2B League...

 

Cardinal Grapplers Head to Sub Districts

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Cardinal wrestling team traveled to Ritzville on Sat., Jan. 26 for a non-league match, then to Pomeroy on Sat., Jan. 30, for the final league meet of the season. Ritzville Mix & Match At the Ritzville non-league Mix &...

 

Lady Cards Fall to DeSales, 63-21

WAITSBURG – The Lady Cards fell hard to the DeSales Irish in a home court league match on Tues., Jan. 26. The Irish took the win 63-21. Waitsburg made 11 points to DeSales 18 in the first quarter bu...

 

Dayton Girls Drop Into First-Place Tie with DeSales

Dayton 47, WWVA 35 COLLEGE PLACE – The Dayton Girls played a solid game and easily coasted past Walla Walla Valley Academy on Jan. 26, taking a victory on the road, 47-35. The Lady Bulldogs took a 22-18 lead into halftime and then extended it to 30...

 

New at the Libraries

Weller Public Library 212 Main Street, Waitsburg Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Storytime: Mon., 10:30 a. m. “A Little Life,” by Hanya Yanagihara (Adult Fiction) – “A Little Life” follows four college classmates as they move to...

 

Wenaha Shares Useful and Usable Art

DAYTON – In a never-ending quest to introduce people to art in all forms, Dayton’s Wenaha Gallery is featuring the artisan soaps of Jesse and Scooter Johnston of Walla Walla Soap Works through Feb. 20. The Johnstons have taken a typically...

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 4, 2016

Ten Years Ago February 9, 2006 Fifty-Five Plus Club will meet for a noon potluck this Friday, February 10 at Ye Towne Hall. Hostesses are Kay Pettichord and Janice Wills. [Photo caption] Waitsburg Hardware and Mercantile co-owner John Stellwagen...

 

Heart Health Information Night

WAITSBURG – Columbia County Health System will hold a Heart Health Information Night at the Waitsburg High School gym during the Dayton/Waitsburg basketball game on Fri., Feb. 5, from 6-8 p.m. Blood pressures will be taken on re...

 

WWGH Receives Emergency Care Award

WALLA WALLA – Adventist Health/Walla Walla General Hospital has been named a Women’s Choice Award recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care for the second consecutive year. The credential places WWGH in the top five...

 

Police Notes - February 4, 2015

Dayton Jan. 17 Reportable non-injury accident on US-12. Brendon Donovan, 21, Waitsburg, lost control on icy roads. Johan Fila, 49, Dayton, was booked and released on charges of 4th degree assault reported in the 300 block of E. Richmond. Report of...

 

Birthdays - Week of February 4, 2016

February 5: Tim Abel, Andrea Tuttle, Mary Phillips, Loretta Hunt, Janet Hart, Jack and Jim Hubbard, Helen Richardson, Chad and Nicholas Pearson. February 6: Aidan Larsen, Jena Worth, Lorene Wood, Sueann Neace, Crystal Werner, Teresa Luders, George...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

5: Breakfast Bake; Mozzarella Cheese Stix, Marinara Sauce 8: Breakfast Sandwich; Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes 9: Continental Breakfast; Grilled Chicken Nuggets, Tater Tots 10: Cinnamon Roll; Ham & Potato Casserole, Roll, Broccoli 11: Continental...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

There have been many times over the years that I have put on my reporter hat (OK, I don’t actually have one, that’s just an expression), walked into a government office and asked for a copy of something. It might have been meeting minutes from...

 

Three Delusions Driving Cruz, Sanders Campaigns

By Stephen Stromberg, The Washington Post ·  IOWA CITY - Ted Cruz is the Bernie Sanders of the Republican race, and Bernie Sanders the Ted Cruz of the Democratic race. No matter how you look at it, three delusions drive both candidates’ campaign...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We would like to bring to your attention the seriousness of our school’s situation. We urge you to pass both of the upcoming levies; most urgently the Maintenance and Operations Levy, and the equally important Capital Projects Levy. Th...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Several Clarkston area residents came to Waitsburg attempting to discredit Representative McMorris Rodgers. In the process they took up a good portion of the town hall meeting held so local area residents could visit with their...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Please show support for the Dayton School District and our kids and vote yes on the upcoming levy. Many of the items in the Capital Projects portion are things we must take care of for the sake of the facilities and our children’s...

 

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