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Articles from the March 5, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    March 5, 2020

Columbia County boy earns Life Saver Award

DAYTON—It's not every day that the Columbia County Sheriff's Office gives a Lifesaver Award. Last Friday, in a full courtroom, Columbia County Undersheriff Robbie Patterson presented 7 year old...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 5, 2020

Coronavirus preparations happening locally

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council's Flood and Emergency Preparedness Committee has been meeting weekly, or as needed, in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The committee, which...

 
 By Dave Schreindl    News    March 5, 2020

DW athletic combine meeting focuses on new mascot

While there were a number of items on the docket for the monthly Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine Committee (DWACC) meeting on Feb. 24, over an hour was spent discussing the recent procedure used in...

 

Brix and Brew auction to benefit Dayton Chamber of Commerce

The Brix and Brew Benefit Auction takes place on Friday, March 13 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion, located at 5 N. Pine Street, Dayton, WA. This event is a fundraiser that supports the operating costs of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce....

 

Sign up for your County's emergency alert system

Both Walla Walla and Columbia County have Emergency Alert Systems that will provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of emergency situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of...

 

Boldman House hires new Museum Manager

DAYTON-The Boldman House Museum is making changes! The Museum is saying goodbye to manager Sylvia Beuhler who is retiring after guiding visitors through the Boldman House and guiding the Boldman...

 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers visits Waitsburg

Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited Waitsburg on Saturday evening, Feb. 22 to tour the effects of the Feb. 7 flood event. (l-r) Columbia County Commissioner Chuck Amerein, Dayton Mayor Zach Weatherford,...

 

Shamrock bingo fundraiser

WAITSBURG-Don't miss the Shamrock Bingo Relay for Life event at the Waitsburg Elementary Multi-purpose Room on Friday, March 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and up to 20 bingo games can be played from...

 

Sheehan Gallery hosts a presentation about Northwest photographer Mary Randlett

WALLA WALLA-On March 6th at 5:30 p.m. in Whitman College's Olin Hall, room 138, Sheehan Art Gallery Director Daniel Forbes will speak about the work of photographer Mary Randlett. The gallery was...

 

4-H Hanging Basket Fundraiser

This annual sales event offers a 12” hanging flower basket for $30, and an 18” hanging flower basket for $65. Order baskets by calling: (509) 520-9952, emailing Cindy Daves at cldtig@yahoo.com or via postal mail to PO Box 825, Waitsburg, WA,...

 

Volunteer appreciation

Thank you to our volunteer groups, generous businesses and countless individuals for supporting our Waitsburg flood relief efforts – you made a difference! Sincerely, the Waitsburg Flood Relief Committee Banner Bank Big Cheese Pizza Blue Mountain...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

February 24 A victim reported falling for a phone scam. Touchet, WA. A lost property report was taken at an address on Ridge Crest Court. Walla Walla County, WA. A vehicle was reported stolen at an address on Cemetery Road. Dixie, WA. A hit and run...

 

Walla Walla County Emergency Management Department flood recovery update

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Emergency Management has completed the collection of initial Walla Walla County damage reports for three federal disaster assistance programs: Individual Assistance (IA) Program (residences and personal belongings)...

 

Happy Birthday!

March 5: Dick Baker, Jean Miller, Larry Wayne Bunton, Paul Fischer and Kristen Danielson. March 6: Marianne Newell, John P. Janovich, Shane Johnson, Trulie Griffin, Michael Jantz, Ryan and Scott Downing, Del Benson, Larry Olson and Kevin Jones....

 

Coronavirus glossary

SARS-CoV-2 – The novel coronavirus causing the current outbreak of respiratory disease. COVID-19 - The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been named COronaVIrus Disease 2019...

 

Walla Walla Women's March this weekend

WALLA WALLA—The fourth annual Women’s March on Walla Walla will begin at 10 a.m. this Saturday, March 7. The route begins at 108 W. Main St near the Market Station Transit Center and will continue down Main Street....

 

Walla Walla Business Summit focuses on fraud prevention and more

WALLA WALLA—Get the latest in business insights, trends, strategies and leadership skills at the 8th annual Walla Walla Business Summit presented by the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce...

 

Women's Christian Center Luncheon March 11

DAYTON—On March 11, from noon to 2 p.m, Speaker Jutta Thorsness will share “The Mustard Seed" as guests enjoy a pulled pork lunch catered by Gary Schroeder. As a special feature, Lois Hemphill will host a make-your-own card station. There will...

 

Ed Harri

It is with great sadness that we report the passage of Ed Harri, a most exceptional man who, with his wife Pat, has co-owned Wenaha Gallery for 26 years. Ed loved people, life, and art. A quiet man, he was an excellent listener, and when he spoke,...

 

Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson passed away on February 28, 2020 at his home in Dayton. He was born on May 23, 1928 in Dayton. A full obituary will be posted next week....

 

Food for thought talks

DAYTON—During the season of Lent members of Dayton's First Congregational Church-UCC are considering the ideas and experiences of wilderness. Sometimes growing older can feel like being led into or through the wilderness, so in response they are...

 

Columbia County Flood Damage Tax Break

COLUMBIA COUNTY—If your home or business was damaged during the flood or a significant amount of your land washed away, you may be eligible for a reduction of value for the 2020 tax year. Any real property or business personal property that has...

 

Walla Walla Home & Outdoor Show March 13-15

WALLA WALLA—The 6th Annual Walla Walla Home and Outdoor Show will feature vendors and products for home, outdoor, and lifestyle. The three-day event takes place at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 5, 2020

Focus on Kiwanis Club of Dayton

DAYTON-Judi Pilcher is a Kiwanis Club of Dayton Director and she would like people to know the organization is more than just a hamburger cooking organization. They do, however, sell hamburgers and ho...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 5, 2020

Focus on Volunteerism

Return Waitsburg resident Jillian Henze didn't think twice when she volunteered to manage communication efforts following the February 7 flooding. WAITSBURG-The immediate volunteer response to the...

 

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