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Articles from the April 16, 2015 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    April 16, 2015

Thieves Loot Museums in Three Break-ins

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Historical Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the burglar(s) who made three separate break-ins to Waitsburg museum...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 16, 2015

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Bush discusses last Wednesday's Bruce House Memorial Museum break-in with Historical Society president Richard Hinds after the first burglary was discovered. Additional break-ins were discovered on Thursday and Friday.

DAYTON – Columbia County Commissioners are considering the formation of two new special taxing districts, including a Flood Control Zone District and a Parks and Recreation Service Area. Both...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 16, 2015

Hockersmith Wins Community Service Award

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Program (TVAMP) Director Kate Hockersmith joined the ranks of more than 50 deserving individuals – the first being Ernest Kison in 1962 – to...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 16, 2015

Waitsburg Grocery Named First 'Business of the Year'

WAITSBURG – Shoppers at Waitsburg Grocery are practically guaranteed a first-name welcome if owner Dan Cole, who has operated the community hub for nearly 30 years, is anywhere nearby. It's that...

 

Arvilla May "Arlie May" Katsel

Arvilla, known in her family as Arlie May, was born March 15, 1933, and passed away on April 13, 2015. She came to this life on the South Fork of the Coppei near Waitsburg, Washington. She was born...

 

Caleb Posey and Heather Hays

Bert and Deb Hays of Dayton announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Carole Hays to Caleb Richard Posey. Caleb is the son of Richard and Cindy Posey of Marysville, Wash. Heather graduated...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 16, 2015

Ten Years Ago April 21, 2005 Academy Street is now open to only one-way traffic as part of a 90-day trial period adopted by the City of Waitsburg at the request of the Waitsburg School District. Traffic flows from west to east, Main Street to Coppei...

 

Police Notes - April 16, 2015

Waitsburg Apr. 5 Theft of fuel from West 5th Street. Apr. 8 Residential burglary, theft, criminal trespass and malicious mischief at Bruce House Memorial Museum on Main Street. Apr. 9 Residential burglary, theft, criminal trespass and malicious...

 

Waitsburg school Breakfast/Lunch

April 17: Tom Baker and grandson Daniel Baker, Melissa Huwe, Martin Huffman, Joseph Wood, and Drew Herion. April 18: Doris Saunders, Wayne Boyles, Margaret Baird, Tylor Abel, Dick Peterson, Jeff Presler, Emily Jansen, Russ Knopp and Josh Hunter....

 

Birthdays - Week of April 16

April 17: Tom Baker and grandson Daniel Baker, Melissa Huwe, Martin Huffman, Joseph Wood, and Drew Herion. April 18: Doris Saunders, Wayne Boyles, Margaret Baird, Tylor Abel, Dick Peterson, Jeff Presler, Emily Jansen, Russ Knopp and Josh Hunter....

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

As I write this early on Tuesday morning, it’s snowing at my house. But I’m not discouraged. Yesterday was in the 60s and more warm weather is on the way. Baseball is up and running, and the...

 

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

It’s eight o’clock in the morning. The commons area is all but empty, but no wonder – it’s the first day of school after spring break, and nobody is exactly rushing back. The floors are...

 

Pesticide Use and Depression in Farmers

Organic farming may be as important to the farmers who practice it as to those who purchase and eat the food they grow. This year, researchers with the National Institute of Health completed a landmark, 20-year study of the connection between...

 

Clean-up Help Appreciated

Dear Editor, Thank you for the great coverage of the historic displays being prepared for the Waitsburg sesquicentennial. I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Clyde Burdine to this effort. His company did the initial clean-up of the...

 

DHS Wins 2014 Washington Achievement Award for Progress

DAYTON – Dayton High School has been honored this month with a 2014 Washington Achievement Award for High Progress, according to a notification from the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. “We have much to celebrate...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 16, 2015

Lions Fund First WHS Scholarship

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Lions Club is taking a step of faith in offering a $1,000 Waitsburg Lions Club Scholarship, to be awarded to a WHS graduate, for the first time in 2015. The club hopes to...

 

Wait-Hi and Preston Hall Receive State Top Awards

WAITSBURG –Waitsburg High School and Preston Hall Middle School have once again been ranked among the best schools in Washington State according the 2014 Washington Achievement Awards that were released Monday, April 13. Washington Achievement...

 

FFA Nutrients for Life Event

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg community members are invited to attend this year’s Nutrients for Life event to take place Monday, April 20 at the Agriculture Science classroom at Waitsburg High School. This year’s topic is responsible stewardship and...

 

WDFW Seeks Help Identifying 'Spree Killing' Poacher

WALLA WALLA – Eight deer were shot and left lying in a field in what the Washington Department of Wildlife (WDFW) is calling a “spree killing.” The killings were believed to have occurred late Friday, April 10, near the top of Spring Creek...

 

Prescott Lions Fundraiser Breakfast

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Lions Club will host their monthly fundraising breakfast this Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and19 from 8-11 a.m. each day. The breakfast will take place at the Prescott Lions Hall located at Highway 124 and D Street in...

 

Pacific Power Supports Celebration Days

Pacific Power Regional Community Manager Bill Clemens (l) presented a $1,500 check to Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel . . ....

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 16, 2015

New Ag Equipment Business Coming to Dayton

DAYTON – For several years, Greg Bingaman, a La Grande, Ore. farmer and owner of Pioneer West Agricultural Solutions, has hunted for a place to set up shop in Dayton. His company already sells a...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 16, 2015

County May Require Volunteer Screening

DAYTON – Columbia County Commissioners along with County Risk Manager Andrew Woods and Prosecutor Rea Culwell have been working for months on a policy for screening volunteers who assist with...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 16, 2015

Lyons Ferry State Park Day Area Opens in June

STARBUCK – Lyons Ferry State Park, on the Franklin County side of the Snake River off Highway 261, will open this season with a grand re-opening celebration on June 5, according to a Washington...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 16, 2015

WP Track Stars Shine at Benton City

BENTON CITY – After sitting out the first four meets of the season due to eligibility issues, WP's Kobie Brown showed up at the SCAC meet here on a mission. Competing against athletes from three 1A...

 

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