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 By Dena Wood    News    March 17, 2016

Waitsburg Community Weighs in On Main Street Bridge Design

WAITSBURG – Anderson Perry & Associates engineer Eric Zitterkopf was on hand at a March 10 community meeting in Waitsburg to answer questions surrounding design plans for the Main Street Bridge...

 

Waitsburg main street, 1:41 p.m.

Dog walkers crossed Waitsburg's Main Street under a stormy sky on Tuesday afternoon....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 17, 2016

Port Commissioners Ponder Railroad Lease

DAYTON – At their meeting on March 9, Port of Columbia Commissioners heard from port manager Jennie Dickinson that progress is being made to turn rail operations for the Palouse and Coulee City...

 

Student Spotlight

Preston Hall Student Spotlight Students of the Month for February were (l to r): Violet Beckman, 6th grade; Riley Hubbard, 7th grade; McKellyn Bradham, 8th grade....

 

Pioneer Portraits - March 17, 2016

Ten Years Ago March 23, 2006 Leadership in the senior citizen ranks and faithful service with recycling efforts in the Touchet Valley were recognized by the members of the Waitsburg Commercial Club at its Annual Meeting last Tuesday, as Lillian Judd...

 

Police Notes - March 17, 2016

Waitsburg/Prescott Nothing reported. Columbia County Feb. 21 Burglary reported at buildings on US12, MP361. Feb. 22 William Tewalt, 45, Dayton was arrested on two Benton County warrants. Approx. seven bags of pellets were stolenfrom the 1000 block...

 

Free Easter Breakfast at Presbyterian Church

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church will host a free Easter Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. on March 27. Everyone is invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a free homemade breakfast....

 

Birthdays - Week of March 17

March 18: Sherrie Larsen, Ben Daniel and Marisa Hoops. March 19: Verna Allen, Elaine Reese, Norma Johnson, Terry Jacoy, Josh Mayberry and E. Neil Stephens. March 20: John Hazelbaker, Arlene Winnett, Andrew Wright, Kristopher Patton, Stacey Grende...

 

Want Public Information? Too Bad

Two years ago last month, I filed a public-records request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of my reporting into the flawed response to Hurricane Sandy. Then, I waited. The Freedom of Information Act requires a response within 20 bu...

 

What Drives Facebook's Attempts to be Cool?

It would be easy to look at Facebook’s recent acquisition of the startup Masquerade and scratch your head. Why, you might wonder, would a company worth roughly $300 billion want to buy a company dedicated solely to putting goofy animations over...

 

A Wonderful Surprise

Dear Editor, Thank you to the mystery person who left the large bowl of flowers on my front porch. It was a wonderful surprise and cheers me every time I see it. Jan Cronkhite Waitsburg...

 

Waitsburg Kindergarten Registration

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the fall of 2016 on Mon.-Thurs., March 28-31. Registration will be in the elementary office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on...

 

HIV/AIDS Preview Night

WAITSBURG - Parents with children in Grades 5-8 are invited to the Waitsburg School District HIV/AIDS Parent Preview Night on Mon., March 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Preston Hall Middle School, 621 Main St. Following a preview of the...

 

Astronaut and Whitman Grad to Visit

WALLA WALLA – Whitman College invites students and families to an evening talk titled “Daring to Dream Big – A Journey from the Wheat Fields to Outer Space.” The talk will be given by astronaut and Whitman graduate Dorothy...

 

Lincoln High Presents Alice in Wonderland

WALLA WALLA – The Lincoln High School drama department will perform Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland, March 24-26. Tickets are pay what you will and donations are appreciated. Performances dates and times are Thurs. and Fri., March 24-25 at 7...

 

Waitsburg Historical Society Annual Meeting

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at the Waitsburg Fire Station, located on Main Street, on Mon., Mar 28 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the Historical Society is invited to...

 

Dinner & Dance Fundraiser

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Lions have joined with The FrogHollow Band to throw a benefit concert with dinner at the Prescott Lions Hall on Sat.. March 19 from 7-10 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to Bryan Johnson, who has been diagnosed with an...

 

Community Easter Egg Hunt

DAYTON – Kids in Dayton are invited to spend Saturday morning before Easter in the city park hunting for Easter Eggs. The annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin March 26 at 11 a.m. in the Dayton City Park. Areas will be set aside for kids in four...

 

National Honor Society Inductees

Courtesy Photos Waitsburg and Prescott school district's inducted new members into the National Honor Society at a ceremony at DeSales High School on March 9....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 17, 2016

Helping Kids Eat Better

DAYTON - "Fresh-picked," "sour," "leafy," "crunchy," "spherical" and "spikey" are just a few of the adjectives students in Ms. Wamble's Kindergarten/first grade classroom used to describe the smell, a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 17, 2016

New Activities at Dayton Library

DAYTON--A book chat for people who like to read, reading with a dog for children, and a contest to help design new library cards, are in the works at the Dayton Memorial Library. "Sit, Stay, Read" is...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 17, 2016

Jaech Joins Dayton School Board

DAYTON-At the regular school board meeting on March 2, Superintendent Doug Johnson administered the oath of office to its newest school board director, Justin Jaech, Sr. The directors also presented...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 17, 2016

Failed Capital Levy Raises Concern

WAITSBURG – School Board Chair Ross Hamann urged fellow board members to keep discussions on the recently failed capital projects bond a priority at last week's board meeting. Topping his concerns...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    March 17, 2016

Waitsburg Native Inspires WSU Students

WSU's Global Services Director, Cheryl Hansen, reflects on her journey from Waitsburg to the world The following is adapted from a speech recently given by former Waitsburg resident Cheryl Hansen,...

 

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