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Articles from the January 29, 2015 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    January 29, 2015

Planning Commission 'Disapproves' Plat Application

WAITSBURG - Up against a deadline to make a recommendation regarding the preliminary plat proposal for the Whoopemup Meadows subdivision here, the Waitsburg Planning Commission chose to recommend...

 

Columbia Pulp to Break Ground in Spring

DAYTON – Columbia Pulp plans to break ground at its building site on Highway 261 near Lyons Ferry this March or April, according to Company President John Begley. “And it will be about a year...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 29, 2015

'Working on Working'

WAITSBURG -- Early this school year, Waitsburg High School special education teacher Patty Hazelwood happened upon a small dresser desperately in need of refinishing. It occurred to her that such a...

 

Valley Experiences 911, Phone Outage

DAYTON - Residents of the Touchet Valley and across southeast Washington lost phone and Internet service for several hours on Friday when a CenturyLink fiber line was reportedly cut. Columbia County r...

 

Death Leaves Vacancy on Prescott City council

PRESCOTT – Two-term city council member Marion “Gene” Alandi passed away at his home in Prescott on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at age 65. Alandi, a Vietnam veteran, was serving his second term on the city council at the time of his passing. He is su...

 

Black Dog Rescue Fundraiser

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg High School National Honor Society will be raising funds and sponsoring a pet food drive for Black Dog Animal Rescue at the Jan. 31 home basketball game against Dayton. NHS members will serve a taco salad and dessert dinner...

 

Chamber Seeks Board Member

DAYTON – The Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board has one open position and is seeking input from chamber members for possible candidates. To be a board director, the individual must be a chamber member or an employee of a business or organization...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 3, 2005 A garage with a bit of history for Bolles Junction-area folks was lost to fire last Friday. The structure was formerly the Bolles Junction School District’s one-room schoolhouse. Firefighters from Joint Fire District...

 

Police Notes - January 29

Waitsburg Nothing reported. Dayton Jan. 19 Report of missing person taken at Valley View Court; subject hadn’t been seen for 24 hours and had been enroute to Walla Walla. Deputies contacted Walla Walla and learned that the subject had been...

 

Top Ten Facts About the Seahawks

10. According to a fan poll by the web site Reddit.com, the Seattle Seahawks are the most hated NFL team in the state of California. We’ll take that as a compliment. (The most hated team in the...

 

Vacations Happen; Even to Me

“So, Mom,” I said. “Yeah?” “So here we are. We’re strolling down the street in Leavenworth, in America, looking at German buildings. We’re eating gelato, the Italian equivalent of ice...

 

Public Land Surplus Water Rights Could Aid Farmers, Communities

OLYMPIA—Farmers, private businesses and neighboring communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in requiring state agencies to lease surplus water rights on public land. In prior sessions, some lawmakers have tried to push...

 

Vote Yes for City Streets

Dear Editor, When you get off the two or three most traveled streets of Dayton, there is no question we have some of the worst streets to be found in a city of our size. The side streets are covered with pot holes, deteriorating pavement, and in...

 

Pressure From a Strong Dollar

In the 23 trading sessions following Dec. 18, 2014, the Chicago March wheat futures contract dropped $1.22 per bushel. The average bid for Pacific Northwest white wheat in Portland also declined by about 90 cents (approximately 73% of the Chicago...

 

Dayton Schools Plan April Levy Vote

DAYTON – Although the board didn’t take official action last week, the Dayton School District has announced that it intends to place an $800,000 capital-improvement levy on the April 10 ballot....

 

Tech Request: Dayton Teacher Raising Cash for Classroom iPads

Dayton Elementary School Teacher Ginger Bryan is hoping to raise enough money through www.donorschoose.org to buy six iPad mini tablets for her combined second/third grade classroom this year. As of t...

 

Hospital Will Hire National Firm for project Study

DAYTON – The Columbia County Health System board of directors decided last week to hire an outside firm to help them determine how best to spend the $5.5 million bond approved by voters in...

 

Dayton Man Charged with Arson, Possession of Stolen Property

DAYTON – Dayton resident Marshall Hernandez, 53, of 605 Country Village Court, has been arrested on suspicion of arson, reckless burning, and possession of stolen property. Hernandez was arrested...

 

Columbia County Announces 2015 Fair Hostesses

DAYTON – Dayton teens Katie White and Mary McHaffie have been announced as this year's Columbia County Fair Hostesses. White, 16, is the daughter of Luke and Dawn White. She is a high school...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 29, 2015

Utilizing a Community Asset

WAITSBURG – Debra Callahan, a member of the Waitsburg city council and the fairgrounds advisory committee, has been working hard to organize events she hopes will create a stronger sense of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 29, 2015

Withers Named Squadron Sailor of the Year

BREMERTON, Wash. – Waitsburg native Wyatt Withers, son of Laurie Withers and the late Ian Withers, and grandson of Jack McCaw and the late Laurette McCaw, has done his family proud by receiving...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 29, 2015

Cardinals Roll Over Asotin, TCP

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg-Prescott boys' basketball team is heating up as the season draws to a close. With their fourth and fifth straight wins over the weekend, the Cardinals are now 4-4 and tied...

 

WP Wrestlers Show Strength at Davenport Duals Meet

DAVENPORT – The WP wrestling team traveled to Davenport on Saturday, Jan. 24, where two of the three competing grapplers walked away with wins. "The WP wrestlers showed a lot of improvement. They...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    January 29, 2015

DeSales Girls Outlast Dayton, 39-35

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team went on the road Friday to DeSales, and fell to the league-leading Irish, 39-35. The following night, however, the Lady 'Dogs easily defeated the Asotin...

 

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