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Articles from the February 18, 2021 edition

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Snowy day in the 'burg.

The Waitsburg Trilogy was up to their eyes in snow this week, quite literally! More than one foot of snow fell in the area in less than a week. Rain and winter mix is in the...

 

All regions in State are now in Phase 2 of reopening plan

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced that a hospital in the South-Central Region of the Healthy Washington Plan misreported data, which led to a determination that the region remain in Phase 1 of Governor Jay... Full story

 

Dayton City Council report for Feb.

DAYTON—City of Dayton Mayor Zac Weatherford provided an update about the Interlocal Agreement with the county for Law and Justice, Dispatch, and Municipal Court services at last week’s city...

 

State hits one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced that on February 12, 2021, the state had administered more than one million COVID-19 vaccinations since receiving their first dose...

 

Community Council seeking topic suggestions for 2021-2022 study

WALLA WALLA—Community Council seeks suggestions from any and all community members to help determine the topic for the upcoming 2021-2022 study. Past study topics included: affordable housing, education, economic growth, outdoor recreation, and...

 

Columbia Pulp bringing Lyons Ferry plant on line

DAYTON­­—Columbia Pulp LLC announced on February 15, 2021, that they will be re-starting their Lyons Ferry Pulp Plant in Columbia County after shutting down due to COVID 19 concerns in April 2020. During the prolonged shutdown, the company has...

 

Applicants sought to fill vacancies on Board of Equalization

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Walla Walla County Board of Equalization (BOE). The BOE is made up of three members who meet in a public hearing setting to hear petitions...

 

Snow Goose

Cutline: Goose the German Shorthair Pointer was "all ears" about the snow on Monday....

 

Letter from the Port Columbia to Dayton Chronicle

February 10, 2021 Dear Editor, Over the past 18 months, there have been several inaccurate headlines and stories printed in the Dayton Chronicle related to our work at the Port of Columbia. This misinformation has caused unnecessary concern among... Full story

 

Cheers

Doug Biolo, co-owner of Nancy's Dream Garden Center, hopped on his tractor and spent Monday afternoon moving snow so cars could park along Main Street.... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    February 18, 2021

Winter conditions create flooding concerns

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg officials met Tuesday in an emergency meeting to discuss flood preparedness measures, as winter weather conditions indicate that a high-water event could be likely. City Councilmem... Full story

 

WWCSO

February 8 Unknown subject cut the chain link fence on the east side of the property. The suspect(s) then cut out three catalytic converters on three separate trucks, one of which was a diesel- very costly to replace. Walla Walla County Unknown...

 

CCSO

February 10 Unwanted person at Dayton Mercantile, Subway Found property 400 block Main Street 9-1-1 call, Cottonwood Street February 11 Assist at St. Vincent DePaul Society, Main 9-1-1 call from Bluewood Warrant Confirmation, Main Street February 12...

 

The Times meets a King

King Henry enjoying a nice nap after devouring the news in The Times. Pretty good for a 6 month old!...

 

Judy Harper

Judy Harper of Waitburg passed away at Providence St. Mary's Medical Center. Friends and family may sign her online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com... Full story

 

Helen Jeanine Perry

Helen Jeanine Perry was born June 27, 1937, in LaGrande, Oregon. She was one of 5 children. Helen was an adventurous young woman traveling to Seattle, working for the phone company, flying in... Full story

 

County still working to repair damages from the February 2020 flood

DAYTON-The Feb. 2020 flood that caused $7.2 million in damages at more than 120 locations has added extra work, time, and stress for County Engineer Charles Eaton and staff in the public works...

 

Columbia County in Phase 2 of the of the Governor's Road to Recovery for COVID-19

DAYTON—Local restaurants can now open their doors to indoor dining at 25% capacity, Columbia County Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman told the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. Over...

 

Growing Your Own Fruit

It’s February, and you know what that means: Spring is just around the corner, yet cabin fever is still at the door. Although the winter weather can be questionable, now is the time to prioritize your fruit trees and get them ready for the year...

 

Chat with Mike: Dr. Carol Clarke

Over the last four years, former Waitsburg Schools Superintendent Carol Clarke has spent significant time in Panama City, Panama. She began working with Crossroads Christian Academy (CCA) after close...

 

Russell Wilson's sack problem is his own

Russell Wilson made news this week for comments he made on The Dan Patrick Show. He suggested he was getting sacked too often and implying the problem is with his offensive line. Wilson said, "I think...

 

Tech Talk: Head in the clouds

INTERWEBS—From between seemingly ceaseless snowflakes and bouts of sledding, we can agree that now is an excellent time to be inside. And while we’ve got all this indoor time on our hands, let’s...

 

Plans, pandemics, and pork

My father always reminded us that “man proposes, life disposes,” or, as John Lennon so articulately reminded us: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” When Daniel decided to...

 

Book Briefs

Spilled Milk by K.L Randis Young Brooke Nolan navigates the dangerous waters of a broken social service agency who is working to keep her abusive father in the house, rather than keep her safe. A...

 

Kid-friendly apps: Noggin

The Noggin app is loaded with games that teach everything from counting and matching to language, plus, it features all of the characters that kids adore, like the Paw Patrol pups, Dora the Explorer,...

 

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