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Articles from the March 14, 2019 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    March 14, 2019

Ryan Rundell is new Columbia Co. Commissioner

DAYTON-It took just ten minutes of deliberation behind closed doors for Columbia County Commissioners Mike Talbott and Chuck Amerein to select Ryan Rundell to fill the vacant seat on the Board of...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 14, 2019

Waitsburg election slate falls one short

WAITSBURG – The deadline for Declarations of Candidacy for Waitsburg City Council closed on March 10 one candidate short of a full slate of five members. The filing process will reopen with applications accepted for an additional three days, from...

 

Cool Running

DW Track Coach Dan Nechodom gave a "big shout out" to Dayton High School facilities staff Jim Gallaher, for spending much of lastFriday clearing snow off the track so the team could practice. "We...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 14, 2019

Doziers drop water bottling code amendment request

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg-area farmers Perry and Darleen Dozier have withdrawn their request for a text code amendment that would make water bottling operations a permitted use in all resource and agricultural districts in Walla Walla County. The propo...

 

Winter's Last Gasp

Waitsburg photographer Bill Rodgers submitted this stunning photo of Waitsburg nestled in a valley of snow-covered hills last week. He optimistically titled the shot, taken from Middle Waitsburg...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago March 19, 2009 A surprise phone call from Waitsburg to San Francisco was how 2008 Commercial Club Community Service Award winners Wayne and Ruth Peterson of Waitsburg were informed and congratulated for receiving the honor. Master of Ce...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

Feb. 25 Welfare check on suicidal subject at a home on Preston Avenue. March 8 Waitsburg residents came in to WWSO to report identity theft....

 

Waitsburg–Dayton Trail is March Cup of Joe Topic

DAYTON – Alex Stone, a community planner with the National Park Service will meet with interested citizens in the first of a series of community meetings concerning vision for this the planned walking/biking trail between Waitsburg and Dayton....

 

Providence St. Mary receives 5-star rating

WALLA WALLA – Providence St. Mary Medical Center is one of only six hospitals in the state of Washington to receive highest rating possible, five stars, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in its recently released ratings. CMS...

 

Perez makes U of W Dean's List

PRESCOTT – University of Washington freshman, Eduardo A Perez, of Prescott, was named to the U of W Dean’s List for the autumn 2018 quarter. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must receive a GPA of 3.5 or higher....

 

Prescott Lions Fundraiser Breakfast

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Lions annual Sam Erin Memorial Scholarship  Breakfast will be held on Sat., March 16 and Sun.,  March  17  from 8- 11a.m.   All you can eat eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, homemade biscuits and gravy, pancakes,...

 

WSU Walla Walla County Extension 4-H Super Saturday

Walla Walla, WA – WSU Walla Walla County Extension will present 4-H Super Saturday, taking place at Blue Mountain Community Church on March 23rd, 2019.  Super Saturday offers a day of learning and hands-on fun for youth in Grades 1st through...

 

Birthdays March 15-21

March 15: Drew Farley, Arvilla Cyr, Debra Olson, Stacey Mohney, Tom K. Baker, Gage Baker, Sharon Puckett, Sara Payne Dimak, and Lolita Clayton. March 16: Edna Clough, Mike Estes, Edith Largent, Carol Heilbrun, Michael Kerry, Guy Keeney, Chenae...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfasts & Lunches

Friday, 15 B - Irish Pancakes; L - Shepherd's Pie Monday, 18 B - Omelet, Sausage & Biscuit; L - Chicken Cordon Bleu, Asparagus Tuesday, 19 B - Biscuit & Gravy; L - Steak Quesadilla, Seasoned Corn Wednesday, 20 B - Cinnamon Roll; L - Chicken...

 

Forget the Green New Deal. We need climate solutions from free-market moderates

By Governor John Kasich There's a lot of talk these days about the Green New Deal, a progressive Democratic response to the challenge of climate change. While it is intended to improve our environment, many Republicans and even some Democrats fear...

 

Library board should dig deeper

Dear Editor, This is  being written in support of our latest Assistant Librarian Shakira Bye, who was recently fired from the job on a serious accusation and for which there is no evidence. We have been told that her dismissal is the ninth such in...

 

Snow Rolls

Banner Bank Customer Services Representative Kim Julian alerted Waitsburg photographer Bill Rodgers to the presence of "snow rollers" just west of Prescott last week. Rodgers was quick to document...

 

New Emergency Management Director brings strong skill set

DAYTON-Ashley Strickland is the county's new E911/Emergency Management Director and he has brought an impressive skill set with him in his new job. Strickland brings the knowledge he gained while...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 14, 2019

Jeff Broom Leaves Lasting Legacy

Unlike parents with their children, I hope it's acceptable for reporters to have favorites. There are a couple of folks that I love to interview, and Jeff Broom was one. Jeff passed away on March 4 at...

 

Commercial Club Paint Party

Several locals enjoyed a good time at a paint party hosted by the Commercial Club at Town Hall last week. Above: Ladies are hard at work on their paint-by-number projects....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 14, 2019

Prime Time Family Reading fosters family engagement

Nationwide program aims to improve family engagement and student academic success DAYTON – Dayton Memorial Library's first Prime Time Family Reading event, on March 6, was a great success with 60...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 14, 2019

Orozco trial date set for July

DAYTON – Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney C. Dale Slack said the Benjamin Orozco murder case has been re-set, from March 11 to July 8. Slack said May 8 is the deadline for the exchange of all ev...

 

Dayton School Board Work Session Update

Board members Katie Leid, David Bailey, Justin Jaech and Fred White were present. *Bill Dowdy asked the Board to consider supporting the reinstatement of the High School Fall soccer program, which had been canceled for 2018-19 due to a lack of...

 

Rude's terminology bill passes senate

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Last week, the Washington State House of Representatives approved House Bill 1674, sponsored by Representative Skyler Rude (R-Walla Walla). The bill replaces the term “alternative with “personalized” in statute when...

 

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