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Articles from the October 31, 2019 edition

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Dayton students simulate injuries for Friday's multi-agency practice drill

DAYTON-Dayton General Hospital partnered with the Dayton High School, the Columbia County Dispatch Center, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Columbia County Public Health, Columbia County Fire...

 

Trail design workshop generates new ideas

For Dayton Resident Joanne Poolman, participating in the Touchet Valley Trail design charrette this past weekend is part of "being a good human." As a resident of this area for 50-some years, she...

 

JoAnn Zuger Hansler

JoAnn Zuger Hansler passed away on Oct 4, 2019 at age of 86. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Armeda Zuger. She was surrounded by her loving family; Her husband of 58 years Robert... Full story

 

Carl Smith, Jr.

Lived in Pomeroy. Carl Smith, 63, died October 18 at home surrounded by loved ones. He is the son of Donna Rae Smith and the late Carl Smith, Sr....

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago November 5, 2009 The Grandmothers’ Roundtable will present a forum entitled “The Health of our Aging Population; Planning Ahead for Growing Older”, on Monday November 9. The Forum will begin at 7:00 pm and will be held at the...

 

Port Commissioner candidate promises to advance region's competitiveness

Dear Editor: Over the course of the campaign, I’ve canvassed neighborhoods across the county and met with more than 2,200 residents on their front porch. I’ve also held meetings with major employers, institutions (colleges, university, school...

 

Reaction to candidate's comment concerning Touchet Valley Trail opposition

Editor, In an October 13, 2019 Walla Walla Union Bulletin article outlining various candidates in the upcoming election, Dain Nysoe, incumbent candidate for Position 4 on Dayton City Council, had various comments on the proposed Touchet Valley...

 

Initiative 1000/Referendum 88 passage will be a huge win for Washington

Dear Editor,  I was proud to run for Congress last year to stand up for my community. I’m so thankful to all of you who supported me with your donations, your time, and your kind words.  I’m reaching out today because there is another...

 

Thanks to Everett Maroon for Narcan response information

Dear Editor, Thank you Everett Maroon for a detailed letter to the editor informing readers of the history of police deliberating on providing Narcan to victims of opioid overdoses. This will be instructive and helpful information as Waitsburg moves...

 

Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act Passes House 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act, legislation that Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joined in introducing, overwhelmingly passed the House included in the EMPOWER Health Act of 2019 (H.R....

 

WWCSO

October 16 Malicious-Criminal Mischief investigated in the 300 block W Poplar St. Walla Walla. October 18 Trespassing - a home was unlawfully entered in the 200 block of Orchard Street in Walla Walla. October 22 Animal Bite-Human Injury a woman was...

 

CORRECTION

Correction: The October 24 article about Proposition #1, the levy funding for the Waitsburg Parks and Recreation Commission, stated residents would be taxed .01 cents per $1,000 assessed property values. The correct amount of tax is .10 cents per...

 

Secretary Wyman encourages voters to return ballots early for 2019 General Election

 OLYMPIA, WA—Ballots for the 2019 General Election began to arrive in mailboxes last week. Voters have until 8 p.m. Nov. 5 to return their ballots, but Secretary of State Kim Wyman is encouraging Washingtonians to vote early.  “We’ve worked...

 

New products and winter hours at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON—The Blue Mountain Co-op Market and Nursery, located at 700 Artisan Way, Dayton, WA has announced its new winter hours which begin November 4th. They will be open Tuesday’s through...

 

Combine Art Collective Accepting Applications for 2020 Roster

WALLA WALLA—The Combine Art Collective, having opened this year on September 6, is now accepting online applications for membership in the gallery’s 2020 Cooperative Artists Roster. A link for the application form with artist requirements...

 

Violinist Anna Maberry performer for First Thursday series

WALLA WALLA—St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walla Walla is pleased to announce the artist for their upcoming First Thursday series, violinist Anna Maberry. She will perform on Thursday, November 7...

 

Blue Mountain Humane Society hosts name your price November sale

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Humane Society (BMHS) hosts Name Your Price November sale, from Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3. To participate in this sale, adopters visit BMHS and choose the price they pay for the adoption of any...

 

State Parks announces winter schedule

OLYMPIA, WA—Washington State Parks has announced its 2019-2020 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. The winter schedule is available online at...

 

Area students named to Dean's list at the University of Washington

SEATTLE, WA—Students from the Dayton area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Spring Quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point...

 

Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District urges levy passage

PRESCOTT—In November 2018, voters of the Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District (PJPRD) voted 62.63% YES on the $115,000 Maintenance & Operation levy request. Because of the levy passage, the...

 

CCHS is maintaining a positive financial bottom line

DAYTON—The Columbia County Health System is planning on a large Medicare take-back payment of around $1.15 million, which is not particularly unusual since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 31, 2019

Waitsburg FFA heads to 92nd National FFA Convention

WAITSBURG- 5:00 on a Monday morning comes way too quickly for most of us, but for six FFA members at Waitsburg High School, it couldn't come fast enough. Dressed in their corduroy blue and corn...

 

Molly Weatherill-Tate is busy in her new role as Dayton's new Chamber of Commerce Manager

DAYTON-Molly Weatherill-Tate has been a busy person since she started work as Dayton's new Chamber of Commerce Manager on October 7. "I'm trying to learn QuickBooks, and all kinds of things," she...

 

Parties the KISS Way

While drinking my morning coffee, a “news story” posted by VOX Media popped up on my phone. The article asks the question “is it possible that the dinner party has died with the millennial...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 31, 2019

Bridget House's expanding palette

DAYTON-There's a tangible spark of electricity in the room when an artist is united with their palette. Possibilities stretch out endlessly before stylist Bridget House and sparks are flying. She,...

 

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