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Articles from the March 18, 2021 edition

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Moose Days

Did you know that a moose can run as fast as 35 miles per hour? This young moose wasn’t worried about speed, however, as he soaked up the last few moments of daylight before bedding down on a...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 18, 2021

Dayton-Waitsburg students select athletic combine mascot

WAITSBURG-The students at both Dayton and Waitsburg School districts have selected a new mascot for the Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine, Waitsburg School District announced Monday. The process for...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 18, 2021

Washington State v. Blake has big impact on communities

Columbia County Prosecutor looks for options to mitigate ruling's impact on county. DAYTON—On Feb. 25, the Washington State Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a law that makes it a...

 

Walla Walla County vaccination clinic 3/20

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open the county’s mass vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be approximately 2,300 first-dose appointments...

 

WSD Kindergarten, Preschool registration March 29-April 1

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary will hold Kindergarten and Preschool registration for the Fall of 2021 on Monday, March 29th through Thursday, April 1st. Registration packets will be available for pickup in the elementary office from 9:30 a.m. to...

 

Prescott Lions Club serving Saturday breakfasts again

PRESCOTT—If breakfast is your jam, you’re in luck! The Prescott Lions Club is back in the kitchen for Saturday morning breakfast, the third weekend on the month. Starting March 20, breakfast will be available from 8 a.m until 11 a.m, at the...

 

Columbia Family Clinic announces new PCP, Lindsay McLaughlin

DAYTON—Columbia County Healthcare System announced the addition of Primary Care Provider and Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner Lindsay McLaughlin at the Columbia Family Clinic. Born in Las Cruces,...

 

Dayton Kiwanis Club discuss Public Health and art.

DAYTON—The Dayton Kiwanis Club met via Zoom on March 10. The club meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month at noon. The meeting began with an update from Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman, who spoke about Columbia County’s...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 18, 2021

CWWFD2 meeting update for March board meeting

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 met for a regular meeting on March 10, 7 p.m. Commissioners Jake Long, Deb Fortner, Bruce Abbey, Randy Charles, and Randy Farley were present....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 18, 2021

City, County, and FCZD on board with plans for emergent removal of sediment from the Touchet River

DAYTON—The Flood Control Zone District (FCZD) board of supervisors and the manager, Charles Eaton, are meeting before the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 18, 2021

City council approves ILA with reservations

DAYTON—It was a reluctant city council that agreed to sign a five-year contract with the county for Law Enforcement, Dispatch, and Municipal Court services last week during their regular monthly...

 

CCSO

March 8 Citizen contact. Dayton High School, 3rd Street Assist at Valley View Trailer Park, Highway 12 Missing person reported at Dayton City Park, 1st Street March 9 Welfare check at football field/track. Cottonwood Street Assist at Blue Mountain...

 

WWCSO

March 8 Attempted fraud. Touchet Unwanted phone calls from an inmate at the Umatilla County Jail. Waitsburg Hit and run with property damage. Burbank March 9 Female subject reporting possible harassment at work and home by unknown individuals....

 

Frances Donley

Frances Donley, 82, died March 8, 2021 in College Place, Washington. Interment will be in the Waitsburg Cemetery and at Hanalei Valley in Kauai. Frances Eileen Donley was born April 12, 1938 in...

 

Velma A. Sickles

Velma Adeline Sickles, 93, passed away peacefully following an extended illness. Velma was born on July 15, 1927, in White Bluffs, WA, to Denzil C. and Neoma R. Gluck Mock. The family moved to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 18, 2021

Fundraising efforts by the Friends of the Touchet Valley Golf Course are paying off

DAYTON—Fundraising efforts are paying off for the Friends of the Touchet Valley Golf Course, as they look forward to construction of an underground sprinkler system at the golf course. A fiscal spon...

 

Master Sculptor of Stationmaster

The bronze Stationmaster, which watches over the Historic Dayton Depot, was sculpted by Montana-based master sculptor Keith McMasters. The Stationmaster and Companion was dedicated and installed in...

 
 By John Avery    Specials    March 18, 2021

AudioFarm | Music Review

Spring is just around the corner, and though my garden might not look like much more than barren winter scraps, it’s certainly starting to sound like a new season. The birds are chirping again, a...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 18, 2021

March Madness is here again

Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, and Oregon State were all selected to the NCAA Division I tournament this year. Due to COVID-19, the entire tournament will be played in Indiana across multiple locations in the state. If a team chooses not to...

 

DW Volleyball shows improvement against TCP, WWVA

WAITSBURG—DW Volleyball claimed a well-earned victory against Columbia Burbank, scoring 19-25, 25-16, 25-8, 17-25, 15-10. Senior Sadie Seney led the charge, with 13 kills, four digs, one block, one assist, and eight aces. Katherine Houchin...

 

DW Football victorious against Mabton, 32-20

WAITSBURG—Dayton-Waitsburg Football played Mabton High School at Mabton on Saturday, March 13, with a 1 p.m kickoff. “The weather was almost too nice with the sun and 62 degrees outside,” said head coach Troy Larsen. “We had a starter go...

 

Prescott Tigers Soccer two wins, one loss as season ends

PRESCOTT—The Prescott Tigers were on fire for the COVID-19 Fall Sports season, and the soccer team was no exception. The short season saw more wins than losses, with a 3-2 record being reported. In the March 9 game against Walla Walla Valley...

 

Prescott Volleyball closes season with 7-3 record

The Prescott Tigers claimed a home-match victory on March 9, against Liberty Christian, in straight sets. Scores were 25-11, 25-20, and 25-15 Coach Bob Young shared that Prescott improved to 6-2 on the season. They continued to play solid ball. The...

 

Chat with Mike: Author Susan D. Matley

Perusing a resume of Susan Matley's entire work history would be a kick. She has been an actress, an accountant, a family historian, a life-long journalist, and a musician. Her "right" and "left"...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 18, 2021

Waitsburg Farmers Market scheduled later this spring

WAITSBURG—Fresh produce, hand-crafted soaps, and local art are just a few of the items that Noelle Olson, Doug Biolo, and Janet Lawrence hope to see at the upcoming Waitsburg Farmers Market. Olson,...

 

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