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Articles from the April 11, 2019 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    April 11, 2019

Fish and wildlife habitat improvement plan is underway for Touchet River

DAYTON-The Walla Walla and Columbia Conservation Districts are the lead agencies for a restoration and improvement plan for fish and wildlife habitat on the Touchet River, from the SR 125 bridge at Waitsburg, upstream, into the upper reaches of the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 11, 2019

Columbia County 'Opportunity Zone' designation opens door to development

COLUMBIA COUNTY—In April of 2018, Governor Jay Inslee approved 139 census tracts in 36 counties for Opportunity Zone status. One of those designations included the majority of Columbia County and allows the county to offer special federal tax...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 11, 2019

Grim budget outlook forces staff cut considerations

WAITSBURG—Three Waitsburg teachers will be retiring with the end of the 2018-19 school year but the District is currently only advertising for two teaching position openings. The unpopular option of not filling the spot vacated by Family and...

 

Coppei in Flood

Waitsburg photographer Bill Rodgers took this photo at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning as Coppei Creek explored a small side channel across a field south of the Fairgrounds. The National Weather Service...

 

Eagle's auxiliary donates $9600

The Dayton Eagles Auxiliary wishes to thank donors who made it possible to raise $9,600 at this year's annual Jimmy Durante Funday. The proceeds were split between The Club and the local 4-H...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago April 16, 2009 Waitsburg and the surrounding country roads will again play a big role in the 2009 Tour of Walla Walla bicycle stage race and some changes in play this year promise to...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriffs Office Daily Press Board

April 7 An unknown suspect stole gasoline from the victim’s fuel tank on Main Street in Waitsburg. April 5 Illegal dumping reported on neighbor’s property on Taggart Road. April 3 A safe of unknown origin was found on the shoulder of Preston...

 

Elementary School Talent Show

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg elementary students will showcase their talents and the annual Waitsburg Elementary School talent show at 6:30 p.m. on April 17 at the Waitsburg High School auditorium. Admission is free and the community is encouraged to...

 

Free Dental Clinic

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Resource Center will sponsor a free mobile dental clinic on Fri. May 24, 2019. The clinic will visit at the resource center (behind Banner Bank) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Appointments are required in advance. Please contact...

 

Waitsburg Community Service Awards

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg’s annual Community Service Awards dinner will take place at Waitsburg Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Tues., April 16. Both the Business of the Year and Employee of the year will be recognized. Dinner will be catered by the Q...

 

Mayor George retirement party, April 16

DAYTON—The community is invited to join in celebrating Mayor Craig George’s commitment to Dayton at a retirement party on Tues., April 16 at the Delany Building form 4-6:30 p.m....

 

Eastern Star

The Waitsburg Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star is very excited to sponsor two applicants for the Eastern Star Training Award for Religious Leadership (ESTARL) scholarship. Applicants are Lucas Kulhanek-Arenes and Catherine Lyle who are...

 

BIRTHDAYS April 12 - April 18

April 12: Carla Nordheim, Nathan Bartlow, George Pulliam, Doug Long, Kelly Lambert, Clarece Newbury, Lynn Fenton, Andrew Chase Baker, Andrea Jacoy, Molly Baker, Betty Katsel and Jennifer Cooper. April 13: Kris Halley, Teresa Abel, Charie Flanigan,...

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Help Wanted LEGAL ASSISTANT and VICTIM/WITNESS ADVOCATE The Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for a unique full-time position as Legal Assistant and Victim/Witness Advocate. 40% of the workload consists of...

 

Whitman College Renaissance Faire, April 20

WALLA WALLA—Whitman College will present its annual Renaissance Faire on Sat., April 20, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Whitman College campus on the corner of Beyer Ave. and South Park Street. The festival includes Renaissance-themed costumes,...

 

School Lunch Menu

Friday, 12 B: French Toast L: Mozzarella Sticks & Marinara Sauce, Garden Salad, Baby Carrots, Pineapple Monday, 15 B: Omelet & Bagel L: Chicken Patty on a Bun, Jojos, Pasta Salad, Apples Tuesday, 16 B: Biscuit & Gravy L: Turkey Ranch Wrap,...

 

Lawmakers Need to Re-examine Budget Before Adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap-up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty new state spending plan. The budget may not be sustainable even with a substantial increase in taxes. It may force legislators to return to the State Capitol to cut...

 

Dayton Memorial Library History

By Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library President Pearl Dennis I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. - Alexander Smith Maintaining a thriving library within a rural community relies on committed individuals who are driven by a...

 

Big day at the barns

Waitsburg FFA and 4-H members spent a rainy Sunday cleaning and prepping the livestock barns at the Waitsburg Fairgounds. Members readied the pens in the new barn for hogs and goats; rototilling,...

 

Waitsburg School District Board Meeting Update March 21, 2019

Board members present: Ross Hamann, Christy House, Randy Hinchliffe, Jason Kaehler, Lisa Morrow Presentation (Pam Beasley) Beasley gave a presentation on the WaKIDS program and Waitsburg results. (See story at right) Secondary Principal Report...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 11, 2019

Data draws concerns for kindergartners

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Kindergarten teacher Pam Beasley presented the WaKIDS program and an update on resulting data to the Waitsburg School Board at their March meeting. Beasley said resulting data...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 11, 2019

Retired vet stops in Waitsburg on his trek across the U.S.

WAITSBURG – Ron and Cindy Standring had a special guest last week when they played host to Jimmy Novak, a retired veteran who is walking across the United States to raise awareness for PTSD and...

 

Son of Joe Patrick, of Waitsburg, made his own patriotic journey in 2013

Joe "Tiger" Patrick II, son of Waitsburg's Joe Patrick, made a similar cross-country journey in 2013 when he walked across America to honor the fallen heroes of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Patrick...

 

Legionnaires have a long history in Col. County

DAYTON—The Frank E. Bauers American Legion Post No. 42 was organized in 1919, which was the same year the national organization was chartered and incorporated by Congress, according to Carla Rowe...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 11, 2019

Blue Mountain Heritage Society honors Columbia County veterans

DAYTON-The patriotic display honoring Columbia County veterans has been moved from the Smith Hollow Country Schoolhouse to the Palus Museum, at 426 E. Main Street. "The display was popular and...

 

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