Articles from the February 11, 2016 edition

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 By Ken Graham    News    February 11, 2016

County May Help Starbuck Lawsuit Defense

DAYTON – Starbuck City Manager Candice Harrison met with the Columbia County Commissioners Monday morning and asked if the Town of Starbuck could contract with the county for legal services to help...

 

John Mason is Booster of the Year

John Mason was named Booster of the Year at Waitsburg's Senior Night at last Friday's basketball games. "John has given enthusiastically of his time and resources helping the students of Waitsburg. .... Full story

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 11, 2016

Melissa Hansen Visits Thailand and Laos with AgForesty Program

Hansen describes the international seminar as life-altering WAITSBURG – Having been home for only a couple of weeks, Melissa Hansen is still mentally and emotionally processing her recent trip to...

 

Waitsburg, Dayton, Prescott M&O Levies Pass

Voters in the Waitsburg, Dayton and Prescott approved the M&O levies, according to preliminary results released Tuesday. The Dayton Capital Improvement Levy was also passing, while the Waitsburg bond levy, which needed 60% approval, was failing....

 

Community Bridge Design Input Requested

WAITSBURG - City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe will ask the city council to choose a rail design for the soon-to-be-replaced Main Street Bridge a the upcoming Feb. 17 city council meeting. The...

 

So Long Seniors

Graduating senior winter athletes were honored at senior night in Waitsburg on Friday. They had some fun posing here for Dayton photographer Nick Page before the game. . ....

 

Pioneer Portraits - February 11, 2016

Ten Years Ago February 16, 2005. Odako Club met Thursday , February 9, at the home of Joan Helm with sixteen members present. Preparations were made for the Annual Spring Luncheon to be held April 2, 2006. The theme will be “Spring is in the...

 

Waitsburg Celebration Days Meeting

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee will met Mon., Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Waitsburg Business Center (111 Preston Ave.). Anyone interested in offering ideas or volunteering to help with Celebration Days is invited to...

 

Heart & Sole Fun Run

DAYTON – Several community organizations are sponsoring a Heart & Sole 5K Fun Run & Walk fundraising event in support of Heart Health Month at Columbia County Health System. The walk/run will take place at Flour Mill Park on Dayton’s Main Street...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignment: Kyle Robert Jamerson, 30, Walla Walla, entered a plea of not guilty to possession of methamphetaime, from an incident that occurred in July, 2015 and was released on bond. Eric VanZandt, 31, Dayton, entered a not guilty plea to charges...

 

Police Notes - February 11, 2015

Dayton Jan. 24 Report of possible counterfeit money being passed in 400 block of W. Main, under investigation. Report of possible counterfeit money being passed in 300 block of W. Main, unfounded. Report of threats made during a child exchange in...

 

Birthdays - Week of February 11, 2016

February 12: Ken Cole, Jr., Benjamin Moser, Landis Potts and Lindsey Richardson. February 13: Denise Shaffer, Lori Ann Witt, Tamra Fry, James Olson, Jonathon Baker, Justin and Travis Turner and Patty Mayberry. February 14: Susan Talbott, Edith Wold,...

 

Waitsburg school Breakfast/Lunch

12: Pancakes; PB&J Uncrustables, Sunchips, Carrots 15: PRESIDENT’S DAY – NO SCHOOL 16: Continental Breakfast; Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Cucumbers 17: Longjohn; Potato Soup, Bread Stick, Asparagus 18: Continental Breakfast; Taco Salad, Black...

 

Clinton Attacks on Wall Street Ring Hollow

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: It’s nice work if you can get it: In 2013, after stepping down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton earned $9.7 million in speaking fees -- a lot of it from banks and investment firms, including...

 

Twelve Years Later, Life After Facebook

The Washington Post - Yanan Wang Just over a decade ago, students at a smattering of elite colleges were debating the merits of a new website called thefacebook.com. It was all the rage at Harvard, naturally, where it had been launched by a...

 

Local Experts Address Educational Challenges

WALLA WALLA – Legislation regarding education funding and reform has always been a hot topic in Olympia, and this year is no exception. Last week, a group of local education professional spoke at...

 

Book Contest by Local Author

PRESCOTT – Author S. D. Matley of Prescott is holding a contest based on her fantasy novella, Small-g City. It was the top selling e-book and the number two selling print book for publisher WolfSinger Publications the month it was released. Like... Full story

 

Commissioners Approve Project Plans

DAYTON—At their meeting on Feb. 3, the Columbia County Commissioners heard from Public Works Director Andrew Woods about holding public hearings for citizens impacted by plans to replace the Vernon...

 

Commercial Club Meeting

WAITSBURG – Commercial Club Meeting The next meeting of the Waitsburg Commercial Club will be at the Lion’s Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on Thurs., Feb.18, at 12 p.m. Randy Hinchliffe, Waitsburg City Administrator, will update the...

 

AAUW ANNUAL Book SaLE

WALLA WALLA – The 41st Annual AAUW (American Association of University Women) Book Sale will take place Feb. 19-21 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel. Times are: Friday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb 21,...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    February 11, 2016

Business Donations Move Downtown Ahead

DAYTON – A new restroom facility will soon open next to the Dayton Historic Depot. Flower Baskets will beautify Main Street again this summer. Four Main Street Buildings will have a new look out...

 

New Reading Activity for All Ages at the Library

DAYTON-There is a new activity for readers at the Dayton Memorial Library, called "Blind Date with a Book." During the month of February, readers can check out books written by authors with February...

 

Combine for Football Approved by Dayton School Board

DAYTON — At their regular meeting on Feb. 3, the Dayton School Board gave their unanimous approval to the football combine between Dayton and Waitsburg. Superintendent Doug Johnson said if the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    February 11, 2016

'Lord's Laundry' in Planning Stages

WAITSBURG – What do you do when you have an idea that just won’t go away? That’s what Pam Conover has been asking herself about the idea of starting a “Lord’s Laundry” in Waitsburg. She...

 

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