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Articles from the March 28, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

Waitsburg city election ballots are due Monday

Two new candidates vie for seats against a slate of returning incumbents WAITSBURG-It was a good turnout for Waitsburg's City Council Candidates Forum at Town Hall on Mon., March 25. All candidates...

 

Signs of Spring

“Winter’s Last Gasp”, 2019. "Photographically speaking, this is my favorite time of year - green winter wheat contrasting with earth tones and the exquisite sensuous shapes of melting drifts...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 28, 2019

Waitsburg-to-Dayton Multi-use Path discussed at Cup of Joe

DAYTON—About forty people gathered in the Delany Room last week to help kick off the first in a series of discussions regarding the planned 9.7-mile Waitsburg-to-Dayton Multi-use Path. Alexandra Stone, a landscape architect with the National Park...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

Walla Walla detective speaks on internet safety and cyberbullying

WAITSBURG—On March 14, Detective Tim Hollingsworth, the digital forensic examiner for the area, spent the afternoon speaking with Preston Hall and Waitsburg High School students about Cyberbullying and Social Media Concerns. That evening, he...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 28, 2019

Railroad History

DAYTON-Railroad enthusiast and author Thomas Hillebrant spoke about the history of the Walla Walla and Dayton Rails at the Dayton Historic Depot on Mar. 21. Hillebrant said there was a "great clamor"...

 

Blues Crews Starts Season with Bennington Lake Clean-Up

WALLA WALLA-The Blues Crews tackled its first project of the season by repairing and upgrading a section of trail at Bennington Lake on Sat., March 23. Twenty-one volunteers showed up to remove brush...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago April 2, 2009 Photo caption: Freshman Ronnie Hulce won the 100 High Hurdles to a second place finish and later won the 300 intermediate Hurdles in addition to winning the high jump and carrying the baton in the 4X200 Relay. “We...

 

family fun

Makenna Barron prepares to plant a pie in the face of dad Charlie Barron at the Waitsburg Lions Club Family Night last week. See Club Notes on Page 5....

 

Reader photo of the week

Dayton photographer Ray Brown captured this photo of this full moon finishing off the first day of spring. This was the third time this year that a full moon has occured near the moon's closest... Full story

 

Dayton-Columbia County Fund applications are being accepted

COLUMBIA COUNTY—The Dayton-Columbia County Washington Fund Committee announces it is now accepting applications for 2019 grant money. The deadline for accepting applications is May 1, 2019. The fund is comprised of donations by community-minded...

 

Weller Library Coloring Contest

WAITSBURG—In honor of National Library Week the Weller Public Library will host a coloring contest running April 8-12. Coloring pages can be picked up at the library on March 28 and April 1. Entries must be turned in by April 6 to the library to...

 

Walla Walla Co. EMS Meeting

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County EMS and Trauma Care Council will meet Thurs., April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Fulton Room in the Walla Walla Police Department. The agenda will include: EMS director report, EMS training, emergency management report,...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

WAITSBURG —The April Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will take place at Waitsurg Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. on Wed., April 10. Evelyn Burt from Silverdale, Ore. will share a message titled, “Four Ps in a Pod – Yours for the Taking!” The...

 

Dam crossing closure March 25-31

KAHLOTUS, WA—Vehicle crossings at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam, located at Snake River Mile 41.6 near Kahlotus, Washington, will be closed March 25-31, 2019. The closure is required to accommodate operations and maintenance activities using the...

 

Birthdays

March 29: Robin Hogan, Austin Beasley, Carroll Smith, Edna Pearson, Jan DeCoria, Bob Stokes, Vanessa Lafer and Karen Peters. March 30: Hubert Kinder Jr., Rosemary Brinkman and Elizabeth Mercer. March 31: Bob Baim, Eileen Huffman, Steve Ruley,...

 

Waitsburg Lunches & Breakfasts

Friday, 29 B - Pancakes; L - Chicken Crispitos, Spanish Rice April 1-5 No School - Spring Break...

 

Darker Side of Renewables

By Don C. Brunell Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. By just focusing on eliminating natural gas, liquid fuels (gasoline and diesel) and coal to combat climate change, we ignore...

 

Cheers!

*A shout-out to the Waitsburg Lions Club for feeding the crowd during the Little Guys Wrestling match in Waitsburg on Saturday. *Thanks to Waitsburg School District Facilities Director for being...

 

Billboard Winner

This "Don't Smoke - Pet a Cat" poster by Skylar M. won the most votes in the Columbia County Public Health Department's Great American Smoke-Out Poster Contest. Her poster will soon be seen gracing a...

 

McMorris Rodgers is Democracy Awards finalist

SPOKANE, Wash.—Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) was named as a finalist for the Democracy Awards by the Congressional Management Foundation. She is recognized for excellence in the “Life in Congress” – Workplace Environment...

 

Club Notes

Waitsburg Lions Club Update By Jesse Smit Waitsburg Lions Club had their annual Kids Night on March 12th. It is a special meeting that allows members to bring kids, grandkids and/or related family members to the meeting to learn more about Lions...

 

Dayton School Board Meeting Summary

Show and Tell Board members received a summary of the training and implementation steps to recreate a highly capable K-12 program in the District. Emphasis is on adopting identification criteria expected by the state and determining project-based...

 
 By Randy Charles    News    March 28, 2019

Home Emergency Care Topic of the Month

When a medical emergency occurs the City of Waitsburg and its surrounding homes and farms face challenges, as do all rural areas, in EMS response times and transport times to an emergency room. This monthly column, written by former firefighter and...

 

Hazmat scenario training

Columbia County Health System staff participated in live training on Wed., March 20. Staff experienced hazmat scenario training and worked with doctors on intubation, sutures and stapling. Staff...

 

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