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Articles from the April 25, 2019 edition

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Ready, Set, Hunt!

The weather held for Waitsburg's annual Easter Egg hunt in Preston Park on Saturday....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 25, 2019

County-wide flood control zone district is topic of public outreach meetings

DAYTON-At the Fairgrounds Pavilion last week, Columbia County Engineer Charles Eaton and Kirk Holmes, an engineer with consulting firm PERFEET, spoke about the intention of the Board of Columbia...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 25, 2019

Waitsburg City Elections Are Certified

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg 2019 City election results were certified at the April 18 council meeting with no council seat changes from the preliminary results. The only minor “upset” is that longtime council frontrunner Kevin House, who was one vote...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 25, 2019

Superintendent Interviews Begin this week

WAITSBURG—Interviews of five Waitsburg School District superintendent applicants are scheduled for Mon., April 22 and Wed., April 24. Search advisor Dr. Bill Jordan vetted applications and performed background checks before bringing applications...

 

Prom Royalty 2019

Waitsburg and Dayton held a joint prom on Sat., April 23. Waitsburg prom royalty: Prom King Kaleb Bryant and Prom Queen Kelsey Alleman Court: Brooke Wollens and Jakub Mellish Marley Ahler and Braden...

 

Mayor George Honored

Retiring Dayton Mayor Craig George was honored at a community reception on Tues., April 16. County and city staff, friends, and colleagues gathered to show appreciation for George's 15 years of...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago April 30, 2009 Des Witt, a long-time volunteer at the Days of Real Sport horse races, will be the 2009 DRS Parade Marshal. For about 20 years, Witt has served as timer, backing up the automatic system with a stop watch to precisely...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

April 20 Warrant service in the 100 block of N. A Street in Prescott Burglary; theft and malicious report taken at 7641 E. Hwy 124 in Prescott April 19 A man was arrested on a felony warrant in the 300 block of W. 4th Street in Pr...

 

Drug Take Back & Shred Truck Fundraiser, April 27

WAITSBURG—A drug take-back event and a shred truck will be at the Waitsburg Fire Department at 234 Main Street, in Waitsburg, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sat., April 27. Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal. No needles, sharps or...

 

Bluegrass at the Plaza

WAITSBURG—Stop in at the Plaza Theater, on Waitsburg’s Main Street, for a Bluegrass at the Plaza event on Sun., April 28 at 4 p.m. The concert will feature: The Whippersnappers, KC River, Jasper Mountain and Switchgrass Delta Admission is free...

 

Birthdays

April 25: Sharon Pauley, Nancy Meyers, Bernice Mock, Richele Heilburn and Randy Schuster, Michael Bessey April 26: Charlie Baker, Ernest Hermanns, Delores Nettles, Dain Henderson, Rich Lee, Gregory Kalahele-Stearns, Bryan Thomas, Patsy Donavon, Dawn...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfasts & Lunches

Friday, 26 B: Pancakes L: Fish Sticks, Potato Twist, Coleslaw, Applesauce Monday, 29 B: Omelet & Bagel L: Chicken Nuggets, Fries, Sugar Snap Peas, Cookie, Applesauce Tuesday, 30 B: Biscuit & Gravy L: Orange Chicken, Stir Fry Vetggies, Baby Corn,...

 

Walsh issues statement regarding House Bill 1155

By Senator Maureen Walsh (R) I want to offer my heartfelt apologies to those I offended with my comments on the Senate floor last Tuesday. I was tired, and in the heat of argument on the Senate floor, I said some things about nurses that were taken...

 

Why Now is the Time for Millennials, Gen Xers to Buy a Small Business?

By Jeremy Field, Regional Administrator, Pacific Northwest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) When it comes to growing the economy, we often focus on job growth through starting a new business. However, there is also a lot to be said about job...

 

Would new gun laws stop criminals?

Dear Editor, The April 17, 2019 now deceased shooter in Lewiston, Idaho was in Idaho from Washington under the terms of an interstate compact, because he had numerous previous felony convictions.   Dispatchers noted Cook had recently been...

 

Voters should note Sen. Walsh comment

Dear Editor, I hope the voters that elected Senator Maureen Walsh are paying attention to her behavior in the Washington Legislative chamber. Lawmakers are expected to be well informed about current issues. Senator Walsh presents a confused...

 

Reader photo of the week

We nabbed this shot of the WGI parking lot off of the Waitsburg Grocery Facebook page, with the caption: "When you really need to grab lunch before heading to the field! Love our small town!" We...

 

Friends of Fairgrounds receives $10,000 Impact Grant

DAYTON— The Friends of the Columbia County Fairgrounds was selected to receive a $10,000 Impact Grant through the Sherwood Trust. The Friends was one of 11 recipients selected from a field of 23 applicants. The Impact Grant program was initiated...

 

Flood memorabilia needed

WAITSBURG—Mary Phillips, of the Waitsburg Historical Society, and Kate Hockersmith, with the Emergency Preparedness Committee, are joining forces to create a historical display in the Wilson-Phillips House, on the history of flooding in Waitsburg....

 

Walla Walla Co. Comm.Development permit stats

WALLA WALLA—According to the Walla Walla Community Development Dept. quarterly newsletter, the department stats for the month of March are as follows: Building permits issued – 37, compared to 46 in March, 2018 Burn/fire permits issued – 119,...

 

Providence seeking stories and photos for history book

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center is seeking stories and photos for a book being written on its history by a local author. The hospital has contracted with Linda Andrews to write a book on the history of the hospital, St. Vincent...

 

Kirkman House tea helps fund restoration efforts

WALLA WALLA— The  Kirkman House Museum, located at 214 N. Colvillve St. in Walla Walla, will host a Mothers’ Day Victorian Tea on Sat., May 11, at 1:00 p.m.  The event will feature all the finery and elements of a high tea accompanied by a...

 

Hospice in search of properties for annual pond & garden experience

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) is preparing for the 2019 Pond & Garden Experience on Saturday, Sept. 14. They have changed the name from “Tour” to “Experience” because in addition to the self-guided tour of lovely gardens,...

 

Newcomer's Encampment, May 3-5

WAITSBURG—The Society for Creative Anachronism will host its annual Newcomer’s Encampment in Preston Park on the weekend of May 3-5. The event is intended to introduce beginners and interested individuals to the organization and its activities....

 

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