Articles from the May 2, 2019 edition

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 News    May 2, 2019

Celebrating Seniors

Every May the Administration for Community Living leads our nation in the observance of Older American's Month. The 2019 theme Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 2, 2019

Historical Society memorial fund will honor Broom family

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Historical Society is hopeful that a soon-to-be established memorial fund, in recognition of the contributions of the Broom family, will provide dependable funding for the organization. The new Broom Memorial Endowment Fund...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 2, 2019

Candidate Filing Week is May 13-17

COLUMBIA and WALLA WALLA Counties—Candidates filing for 2018 local and state elections opens Mon., May 13 and runs through Fri., May 17. Candidates for joint districts must file with the lead county. In Walla Walla County, candidates may...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

2019 Waitsburg Prom Court

Waitsburg and Dayton students celebrated prom together on Sat., April 20 , with a Hollywood Night dance at the Dayton Fairgrounds pavilion....

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    May 2, 2019

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 7, 2009 “The river always wins” said USFS Teams fisheries biologist Brian Bair, who with USFWS geomorphologist Dr. Janine Castro addressed 35 attendees at a public meeting held...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

April 26: Theft; victim had wireless dog collar stolen in the 200 block of N B Street in Prescott.  Assault; victim was assaulted by being struck in the head at home using a glass liquor bottle. Suspect arrested. Incident took place in the 200...

 

Waitsburg Home and School Carnival is Friday

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Home and School Association will host its annual spring carnival from 6-8 p.m. at the Waitsburg Elementary School building on Fri., May 3. This year’s event will include games, a silent auction, food, photo booth and a...

 

Marengo Wind Repower Job Fair

DAYTON—The Pacific Power, Marengo Repower wind project is beginning soon and Wanzek, the company hired to perform the work, will hold a job fair on Fri., May 17 from 3-6 p.m. at the Best Western Plus in Dayton (507 E. Main). Positions to be filled...

 

Farmer's Market Kick-off

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation will kick off the 2019 Downtown Farmers Market on Sat., May 4 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The market is located at the Farmers Market Pavilion at 106 W. Main...

 

DAYTON COMMUNITY YARD SALE IS SATURDAY

DAYTON—The 16th Annual Dayton Third Street will take place this Saturday on 3rd Street and at various locations throughout Dayton. Suggested hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m....

 

Birthdays

May 3: Alexander Reese, Hanna Becker, Dorothy Wolfe and Andrew Peterson. May 4: Liya Senter, Tom Land, Anna Ray and Ashley Janovich. May 5: Jim Tuttle, Dian McQuade, Pamela Parsons, Todd Wood, Rhiannon Chapman, Kin Hofer, Kelly Thomas Ward, Jim...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Classified Ads

Northwest Grain Growers, Inc is accepting applications for a full-time grain warehousemen and seedsmen. Positions based in Dayton. Those with experience operating and maintaining grain elevators or...

 

Waitsburg School Lunches

Friday, 3 B: French Toast L: Corn Dog, Baked Beans, Cucumbers, Apples Monday, 6 B: Scrambled Eggs & Sausage L: Chicken Quesadilla, Seasoned Corn, Apples Tuesday, 7 B: Biscuit & Gravy L: BBQ Chicken Drumstick, Whole Wheat Roll & Jelly, Baked Beans,...

 

Spring Update from the City of Waitsburg

By Randy Hinchliffe, Administrator With spring finally arriving, the City would like to update you on a few items it is working on for the upcoming months. You may have noticed that the Walla Walla County Public Works crew has been in the City...

 

E-Waste Reduction Requires Innovative Approaches

“One of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century is dealing with the progress of the 20th Century - especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones and televisions. These appliances depend on...

 

Letters

Dear Editor: Each year older adults are making positive impact by taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection, sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and enriching their communities. They are volunteers...

 

Daniel Eugene Anderson

Danny was born in Hood River, Oregon on March 15, 1955. He passed away at home in Walla Walla, Wa. on April 19, 2019. He led an interesting life as a "Jack of all Trades," having many occupations...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 2, 2019

Sherrad J. Lahd is arrested and charges are filed in Dayton 'active shooter' case

DAYTON—Law enforcement from across the region, including the Walla Walla SWAT team, descended on Dayton on the morning of April 25, in response to a report of an active shooter in the vicinity of Columbia County Transportation offices at 507 West...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Main Street Gardeners

Waitsburg Garden Club members bundled up and braved the cold weather and stormed Main Street to beautify Main Street this weekend....

 

PEO Chapter BE - Waitsburg

Submitted by BethAnn Wood P.E.O. Chapter BE—Waitsburg is selling tickets for “Burgers, Bands and Brews” a fundraiser featuring The FrogHollow Band. Ticket prices $15.00 for 21 and over, $7.00 for those under 21. This event occurs Saturday, May...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Waitsburg City Council Update

Unfinished Business City Election Discussion: Walla Walla County Auditor Karen Martin participated in a discussion regarding possibly aligning Waitsburg’s annual city election with the county and having the county run the election. The council...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Columbia REA board incumbents are re-elected

WALLA WALLA-Incumbents Patrick Dennis, Jay DeWitt and Dennis Munden were all re-elected to the Columbia REA Board of Directors in the 2019 board elections. Jay DeWitt lives in rural Walla Walla...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

May is Older Americans Month

DAYTON-The Columbia County Senior Center, located at 403 E. Patit St. in Dayton, offers an array of activities for people sixty years old and older, said Stephanie Carpenter, R.N., who, along with...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Residents will see separate water and garbage bills; garbage will be billed bi-monthly

WAITSBURG—Effective May 1, Waitsburg residents will no longer see solid waste disposal services on their city utility bills. At its April 17 meeting, the Waitsburg City Council approved a contract with Basin Disposal Services, Inc. (BDI) to take...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Senior Service

Columbia County Health System employees gathered last Friday to honor 94-year-old Eulalie Shreck, who recently retired after many years manning the hospital information desk....

 

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