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Articles from the November 26, 2015 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    November 26, 2015

City Council Considers 'Waitsburg Raceway'

WAITSBURG – If Brandon Kelly gets his wish, Waitsburg will become the home base for regional dirt-track car racing events. Waitsburg's city council was intrigued enough to invite Kelly back to give...

 

Trimming the Community Tree

Pacific Power lineman Doug Hinds (left) is confronted with a lineup of Dayton Elementary School students wishing to have their ornaments hung on the highest possible branch. Hinds helped set up the...

 

Leona May Clarno

Leona May Clarno, age 90 years, passed away November 10, 2015. A memorial service is planned for December 5, 2015, 10:00AM at the Waitsburg Presbyterian Church, followed by graveside services at...

 

Honoring Dayton's Founding Mother

DAYTON-There is a wealth of material in possession of the Elizabeth Forest Day Club about that women's civic and educational organization, and much more in the Dayton Public Library about the town's...

 

Waitsburg Kids (and Parents) Give Big

Local families came together at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room on Saturday morning to prepare and deliver Thanksgiving dinner boxes as part of the third annual Kids’ Big Give....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    November 26, 2015

Banner Bank Manager Speaks at Commercial Club

WAITSBURG – Bev Rising addressed the Waitsburg Commercial Club last week to discuss Banner Bank and the conversion of Waitsburg's AmericanWest Bank to Banner Bank. Bev is the Dayton Banner Bank...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    November 26, 2015

Hutchens Looks to Turn Bulldog Boys Around

DAYTON – A Dayton boys' basketball team that has won one game in the past two years is looking to turn its fortunes around with the help of one of the biggest stars in the school's history. New head...

 

Cardinal of the Year

During Monday night's Fall Sports Awards in Waitsburg, WHS Football Coach Troy Larsen explained the significance of the Cardinal of the Year plaque that hangs in the school's weight room. Each...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    November 26, 2015

Dayton Girls Aim for State

DAYTON – Dayton girls' basketball coach Clayton Strong says he knows his team is hungry this year. Last spring, the Lady Bulldogs qualified for the final round of 16 in the state 2B tournament, but...

 

Gingerbread House Competition

Students at the Dayton schools spent much of last week building gingerbread houses for the Dayton Christmas kickoff competition. Entries will be on display this weekend in the former Grainhouse Grill...

 

Vandals Strike Park Restrooms

WAITSBURG – The heavily utilized restrooms at Preston Park are out of commission after being vandalized earlier this month. The restrooms, located just off of Highway 12, are a popular stop for tourists and the city hopes to have them re-opened in...

 

Dayton Schools Move Ahead with Levies

DAYTON—At their regular meeting on November 18, the Dayton School District board of directors continued their discussion about the M&O levy, capital projects, and the technology levy. They also...

 

Roger Garcia to Perform in 'First Thursday' Concert

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla public schools music supervisor and Waitsburg resident, Roger Garcia, will play the clarinet on the Dec. 3 First Thursday Concert. Concerts are held St Paul’s Episcopal Church (323 Catherine St.) from 12:15 – 12:50...

 

Pioneer Portraits - November 26, 2015

Ten Years Ago December 1, 2005 A once-in-a-lifetime hunting opportunity turned out well for Larry Olson of Walla Walla when he bagged a trophy elk on November 5. Olson is the son of Bonnie Olson of Waitsburg and the late Jim Olson. Olson was the luck...

 

Friends of the Library Raffle

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Friends of the Library is selling raffle tickets to win one of three gift baskets. The baskets will be on display at Banner Bank. Tickets are $3 each or 2/$5 and may be purchased at the bank or from a Friends of the Library...

 

Police Notes - November 26, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing to report. Dayton Nov. 15 Report of loud voices and pounding sound of metal; deputies unable to locate. Report of a vehicle found parked in the complainant’s yard in 600 block of E. Mustard; owner advised the car broke down and...

 

Birthdays - Week of November 26

November 27: Peggy Lightfoot, Nita Snider, Rose Worth, Rod Baker, Jaidyn Brown. November 28: Norma Jean Green, Karen Hermanns, Shawn White, Michael Lafer, Cara Rea. November 29: Myra Bloor, Lewis Neace, Sherrie Morris, Pat Huwe, Scott Lambert....

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

27: NO SCHOOL 30: Biscuit and Gravy; Chicken Cordon Bleu, Asparagus 1: Continental Breakfast; Chicken Pot Pie, Roll 2: Longjohn; Chicken Drumsticks, Baby Bakers 3: Continental Breakfast; Cook’s Choice...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Before I begin, a couple of caveats: First, I’m a proud graduate of the University of Washington, and I prefer my apples purple and gold. And second, you can probably tell that this column is about football, so if that’s not your thing, you...

 

Prescott Library Hosts Disaster Prep Class

PRESCOTT – With fresh memories of the prior night's windstorm that left thousands of Spokane residents without power during the first cold snap of winter, attendees were all ears during a Red Cross...

 

Obama Must Defeat the Islamic State, Not Harass It

Friday morning, hours before news broke that terrorists killed more than 100 people and wounded hundreds of other innocent victims in coordinated, bloody attacks all around Paris, President Barack Obama told Americans that “we have contained...

 

You will not fly with a soupy pie (and other tips for Thanksgiving travel)

It is very important for people traveling by airplane this Thanksgiving to consider the consistency of their pies. They must be firm. If your pie’s interior is found to be too soupy, that culinary labor of love might be banned from boarding. And...

 

First Quarter Preston Hall Honor Roll

8th grade   High honors:  3.6 & above Logan Baker Grace Coulston Kirsten Miller Cason Nichols Kailyn VanPlake   Honor roll:  3:25 & above Wyatt Bohlman Seamus House Braden Kitselman Kevin Murphy Bradley Sandau   7th grade   High honors:...

 

Free Christmas Kickoff Movie Showings

DAYTON – The Dayton Historical Depot is sponsoring three free screenings of Hugo during Dayton’s Christmas Kickoff on Fri. Nov. 27. Showing will be held at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Hugo, the story of a young boy who lives alone in a Paris...

 

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