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Articles from the October 25, 2018 edition

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Waitsburg School District

Students and their parents were honored for their hard work so far this DW football season on Senior Night. Newly renovated commercial kitchens at the Waitsburg School District Open House held Oct....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 25, 2018

Columbia Co. Planning Commission Denies Bitcoin Mining Application

DAYTON—The Delany Room was packed on Monday night as the Columbia County Planning Commission heard from the public and from stakeholders interested in a Site Plan Development Agreement Application for a proposed bitcoin mining center to be located...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 25, 2018

Commissioners Adopt Final Comp Plan Update Docket

DAYTON— Columbia County Planning Director Meagan Bailey presented a list of 10 final docket items for inclusion in the 2020 Comprehensive Plan update to the board of county commissioners last week. However, Docket Items 8 and 9, which drew the most...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 25, 2018

Transportation Manager Robanske Placed on Administrative Leave

DAYTON—The Columbia County Public Transportation Board of Commissioners has placed General Manager Dwight Robanske on paid administrative leave without giving any explanation as to what is being investigated, or why. County Commissioner Mike...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago-October 30, 2008 Waitsburg Commercial Club opted to purchase lighted garland from a local business after hearing a proposal from a Tri-Cities company regarding Christmas decorations for...

 

BooGrass on Sunday

WAITSBURG-BooGrass, a Halloween-themed concert and silent auction, will be held Sunday at The Plaza Theater at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. BooGrass will raise funds for the...

 

Trick or Treat at the Sheriff's Office

DAYTON—Parents of Columbia County are invited to bring their little ghouls and goblins to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Halloween afternoon for trick or treat goodies again this year. For the eighth year, Sheriff Rocky Miller, his staff...

 

Fall Harvest Party

DAYTON—Sunday, October 28, 2018 Waitsburg Christian Church 6th and Main Street Games 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. inside 4:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat outside the church All are welcome...

 

Columbia County Planning Commission Opening

COLUMBIA COUNTY—The Columbia County Planning Commission is seeking to fill a vacancy in the District 3 seat. The planning commission addresses issues related to zoning, land use and development regulations, and is currently working on the county...

 

Dayton City Planning Commission Openings

DAYTON—The City of Dayton Planning Commission has two vacancies, providing an opportunity for engaged and motivated city residents to provide input and give back to their community. Regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at...

 

Storytelling Presentation Thursday

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District and Humanities Washington are inviting the public to a conversation with story teller and artist Rituja Indapure about the power of storytelling. The talk will begin at 6 pm. on Thursday in the...

 

Birthdays

October 25: Judy Skillings, Jacqueline Glover, Jody Peck, Christine Penner, Debbie Moore, Alfred Ritter, Al Peters, Lizzette Crawford. October 26: Paul Wolfe, Ed Bird, Payton Ng, Dick Buerstatte, Dennis Averill, Jackie Brock, Daniel Pettichord,...

 

Support Urged for Shochet

Dear Editor, I am writing to urge you to support Cathy Loftus Shochet for Columbia County Treasurer. Cathy has all the necessary experience to be the next Treasurer. She has been the Chief Deputy Treasurer for 3 years which makes her extremely well...

 

Support Urged for Crider

Dear Editor, As the race for Walla Walla County Sheriff continues, I keep seeing and hearing how the Sheriff’s Office needs to go back to the way it was. Why would some of the citizens of Walla Walla County want the operations of the Sheriff’s...

 

I Endorse Dain Nysoe with No Reservations

Dear Editor, Awesome! I’m writing today to encourage you to support my nephew Dain Nysoe for Columbia County commissioner. Yesterday I was driving around and ended up at the ranch, the home where I grew up. It’s so beautiful here! Everywhere you...

 

For Love of Community, Vote for Brown

Dear Editor, I personally know three people, owners of businesses on Dayton’s Main Street, who left them—closed them or otherwise got out—to take jobs with public agencies that offered benefits that included health insurance. I also know three...

 

Support Urged for Nysoe

Dear Editor, At the AAUW Candidates Forum in Dayton, both of the Columbia County Commissioner candidates appeared to be intelligent, conscientious and likeable citizens. The obvious and most important difference, however, was their level of administr...

 

Crider is Clear Choice

Dear Editor, In these last few days before Election Day I’ve been thinking about respect. In a recent letter to the Union-Bulletin editor a man wrote that he didn’t think being a fighter pilot would make Mark Crider a better sheriff. Crider serve...

 

Why I Support Mark Crider

Dear Editor, I support Mark Crider for Walla Walla County Sheriff. I was born in Mexico and came to the United States in 1990 at the age of 10. I have lived in Walla Walla since 1992 and attended Walla Walla public schools; graduating in 1999 from...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 25, 2018

Public Health Department Receives Grant for AEDs, Car Seats and Boosters

DAYTON-Chelsey Eaton has been busy since beginning work three months ago as the program coordinator for the county public health department. Eaton said the health department just received a grant for...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 25, 2018

DW Overrun by Columbia, 56-6

WAITSBURG—The Dayton-Waitsburg football team dug themselves an early hole against Columbia Burbank Friday night, and couldn’t climb out of it, losing the game, 56-6. After an early safety, CB...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 25, 2018

DW Girls Fall to WWVA, Beat White Swan to End Regular Season

WALLA WALLA—The Dayton-Waitsburg volleyball team took on the number one team in the state, Walla Walla Valley Academy, on the road on Oct. 16 and fell in straight sets, 25-19, 25-13, 25-17. “This...

 

Getting Ready for the Season

Main Street wouldn't look the same were it not for the outstanding efforts of Pacific Power Lineman Doug Hinds. Hinds has been busy wrapping the lamp posts on Dayton's Main Street with LED light...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 25, 2018

Dayton School Board Report

DAYTON—The state of Washington has recognized the Dayton Elementary and Dayton Middle School for sustained improvement in student assessments over a five year period. “So that’s something to be...

 

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