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 News    May 1, 2014

American Legion Update

WAITSBURG -- The American Legion invites all Legion and Auxiliary members to join them in the Waitsburg Celebration Days Parade on Saturday, May 17. Any community members with flags they wish to dispose of may bring them to the Waitsburg Post Office...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    May 1, 2014

Celebration Days Boasts New Events

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg Celebration Days will include several new events this year including an ATV Poker Run, an ATV Rodeo, a Lawnmower Rodeo, and a Touchet Valley Brew Hop. The Dead Man's Hand Poker...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 6, 2004 Over two dozen Waitsburg residents who lived through World War II, or served in the military during the worldwide conflict, gathered in the former American Legion Banquet Rooms last Thursday to relate to students in Ms.... Full story

 

Water Rate Increase is Essential

Dear Editor, Waitsburg Utility Rate Payers: On April 16th, the City Council voted to raise water utility rates by $6 per month to begin to set aside funds to help replace the waterline on the east side of Main Street down 1st Street back to 2nd Stree...

 

Youth and Government and Blackberry Bushes

I woke up this morning with stiff arms. I don't recall having done anything terribly exerting yesterday. I spent most of it either in a car, at a table, or asleep, except for the two hours or so in th...

 

Ken Graham: From the Publisher

On Monday, I met with several students in Rob Moore's sixth period class at Dayton High School to talk about their recent trip to Seattle to compete at the state FBLA conference. They were quite...

 

BIRTHDAYS

May 25: Bill Hinchliffe, Holly Foster, Jason Payne, Wes Leid, George J. Robinson, Greg Leid, Abby Grende and Iris Reed. May 26: Hannah Perry, Pam Hermanns, Rob John and Pamela Gluck. May 27: Betty Maxwell, Sherrie Erikson, Michelle Anderson, Floyd... Full story

 

POLICE NOTES

Waitsburg April 23 Traffic stop on Preston Avenue; driver cited for burned out headlight and driving while license suspended, 3rd degree. Preston Avenue traffic stop; driver arrested on Columbia County warrants and cited for expired tabs and driving...

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

1 Waitsburg City Cleanup Day 8 a.m. Yard debris should be out to your curb by 8 a.m. for pickup by Waitsburg City Staff and community volunteers. Volunteers should meet at City Shop (across from Preston Park) to gather and spruce up the town....

 

Developmental Disabilities Group Makes Progress

DAYTON - In most cases, the best leaders are those who have spent time in the trenches themselves. That personal, practical experience helps make Dayton Developmental Disabilities Leadership Project...

 

Sweet Adelines Take Second in Region

TOUCHET VALLEY - The Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines won Second Place, Small Chorus at the Annual Regional 13 Contest in Spokane on April 11-13. The Walla Walla a capella chorus is directed by Darlene Filla. Waitsburg and Dayton members...

 

Hoilman Fundraiser

STARBUCK - Starbuck Community Church is hosting a benefit dinner and silent auction fundraiser on Sunday, May 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Starbuck School for Keegan Hoilman. Six-year-old Keegan is battling a rare form of leukemia, T-Cell ALL....

 

FFA Hosts Game of Thrones Fundraiser

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg FFA Chapter is hosting a Game of Thrones fundraiser to help cover costs for 19 students to attend the State FFA Convention. "Attractively" decorated thrones (toilets) may be...

 
 By Dena Wood    Front Page    May 1, 2014

Corps May Help with Main St. Bridge

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's City Council approved a Main Street Bridge Feasibility Study by the Army Corp of Engineers at their April 16 Council meeting. It is hoped that the study will eventually result...

 
 By Ken Graham    Front Page    May 1, 2014

FBLA Students Look Toward Nationals

DAYTON - Ian Smay said he was more than surprised when he learned he took first place at the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) state conference a couple of weeks ago in the Computer... Full story

 
 By Ken Graham    Front Page    May 1, 2014

Dayton Schools Ponder Levy Options

DAYTON - Members of the Dayton schools' Facilities Committee will meet later this month to decide how to move forward after the school improvement bond levy that was put before voters last week went d...

 

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