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Articles from the July 4, 2019 edition

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 By Dena Martin    News    July 4, 2019

Waitburg hosts Firewise presentation

WAITSBURG-Emergency response and firefighting personnel from multiple area agencies were on hand to present information and answer questions at a Firewise meeting held at the Lions Club Building at...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 4, 2019

Starbuck Welcomes new store

Starbuck has given a warm welcome to Spinners Tackle, Grocery & Deli owners Mike and Jackie Lattimer, in Starbuck. The store fills a large void, serving locals, travelers and pulp and straw mill...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 4, 2019

Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District changes focus

WAITSBURG—In the process of developing its long-term plan, and in response to public input, the Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District has changed its focus from taking over maintenance of public facilities to providing more community recreation...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 4, 2019

Columbia County Newbies Eaton and Strickland assess and prioritize

DAYTON-Since Charles Eaton and Ashley Strickland have stepped into their respective roles as the county's Public Works Director and Emergency Management/E-911 Director, they have been busy assessing...

 

Walla Walla Movie Crush

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Movie Crush returns to the Gesa Power House Theatre July 12-14 for its third annual celebration of American short cinema. The festival will screen 128 films, including 12 World Premieres, over the course of three days,...

 

Barbara Clydell Estes Burres

Barbara Clydell Seaman Estes Burres mother, grandmother and collector of milk glass died June 24, 2019, seven days before her 90th birthday. She will be profoundly missed by her family, friends and Grande Ronde Retirement Residence (GRRR) neighbors...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 9, 2009 When Ben Moser, 13, son of Bret and Bethany Moser of Waitsburg, opened his latest issue of the comic book Sonic Universe, he diligently read through each of the stories...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

June 10 Trespassing: Dispatched to Neff Road (Prescott) in regards to possible trespassing....

 

Free Dental Clinics, July 26 and Oct 4

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Resource Center will host free dental clinics on July 26 and Oct. 4 at the Banner Bank parking lot. Appointments are required in advance. Call Pam Conover at (509) 337-8876 or Marge Benson at (509) 629-2988 to reserve a...

 

Waitsburg Breakfast & Lunch Activities

WAITSBURG—Special programs will be offered during the free breakfast and lunch program at the Waitsburg Multipurpose room throughout July. There will be no meals served on July 4 and 5 for Independence Day weekend. Below are the planned special...

 

Dayton Memorial Library July Events

Discovery Kids - 10:00am to 11:00am - Every Wednesday A new, revamped and improved interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn with our Flash the Sloth. Kids Summer Reading - Space Games - 2:30pm - July 12t...

 

Birthdays

July 4: Tucker Alleman, Kelly Rice, Dona Jean Smith, Suzanne Robert, James White, Ann Miller, John McCaw. July 5: Gina Wilson, Karen Gilson, Neil Carpenter, Sierra Segraves. July 6: Roger Beckel, Leo Cobb, Donna Groom, Milt Priggee. July 7: Joann...

 

Classified Ads

Dayton Title Company is looking for a full-time, career driven, Title Officer/ Escrow Assistant Qualifications: Strong organization skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Keen attention to detail, accuracy, spelling, grammar and...

 

Restoring Affordability to a College: Education Is Vital to America

When my parents graduated from high school in 1936, a college education was too expensive for the son of a copper miner and the daughter of a plumber. Eighty years ago, our country was in the middle of the Great Depression and teens took odd jobs to...

 

Funding the Club

Blue Mountain Realtors, owned by Blaine and Julie Bickelhaupt, contributed $2,500 to The Club's operating fund. This is the businesses' second annual donation to The Club. "Contributions like those...

 

Cheers!

Cheers! Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police ranked in the top 18 best government and nonprofit organizations for veterans to work by Military Times. Nearly 200 employers across the country competed for a spot in this year’s rankings,...

 

Young Adult author visits Ju's Traveling Pages

WAITSBURG-Former Walla Walla resident Jackson E. Graham will be on hand to sign books at Ju's Traveling Pages bookstore in Waitsburg from 5-7 p.m. on Fri., July 12. Graham strives to write...

 

New judge to preside over Orozco trial

DAYTON—The Columbia County Prosecutor’s office received notice on June 19 that Hon. M. Scott Wolfram of Walla Walla County will be appointed as the trial judge to hear State vs. Benjamin Orozco. Orozco had previously filed a motion for an new...

 

Fish and Wildlife hosts online Q&A

SPOKANE—Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind will host a digital open house on Mon., July 8 from 6-7 p.m. Susewind and Eastern Region Director Steve Pozzahghera will take questions from the public and provide...

 

MLB American League Leaders

ERA Batting Average M. Minor TEX 2.40 D. LeMahieu NYY .345 C. Morton TB 2.43 R. Devers BOS .322 F. Montas OAK 2.70 J. Polanco MIN .320 L. Giolito CHW 2.72 T. Anderson CHW .317 J. Odorizzi MIN 2.73 H. Alberto BAL .316 Wins Home Runs L. Giolito CHW 11...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 4, 2019

Daniel Vogelbach is Mariners All Star representative

Daniel Vogelbach will be going to the baseball All Star Game for the Mariners this year. He was picked up in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on July 20, 2016 with Paul Blackburn for Jordan Pries and...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 4, 2019

Bye takes action against Dayton library district

DAYTON—After several months of attending negotiations, board meetings and public meetings, former Dayton Memorial Library employee Shakira Bye has taken formal action. On June 13 Bye’s attorney, J...

 

Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament

The Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament, held over Father's Day weekend, was a great success according to TVGC board member Bill Ayotte. "Got everyone together to honor Gene and the golf course...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 4, 2019

TechTalk: Youtube University

Despite the adage, you absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks. In fact, no matter what amount of formal education one has had, it is possible to continue learning on into senior age. While the...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

Secondary Principal’s Report (Stephanie Wooderchak) Graduation went well with large scholarship awards. WHS ASB leadership and ACT held year-end reward parties. Mrs. Groom and the ASB led incoming freshman through orientation. Athletic...

 

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