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Dayton Levy Trails by Two Percent

DAYTON - Tuesday’s preliminary election results showed that the Dayton School District’s $800,000 capital improvement levy proposal was trailing by 21 votes out of 1,099 cast. The Columbia County Auditor’s Office said 29 ballots remained to be...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 30, 2015

Hospital Board Continues to Mull Plan for $5.5 Million Levy

DAYTON – The Columbia County Health System Board of Directors agreed last week at their monthly meeting that they need to move forward with a decision on how to spend the $5.5 million hospital levy...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 30, 2015

FFA Hopes for Second Win

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's FFA chapter nabbed a $5,000 first-place check and a trip to the World Fertilizer Conference in San Francisco, Calif. last year, their first time competing in the Nutrients...

 

Plants and More At 3rd Street Sale This Weekend in Dayton

Dayton High School FFA students prepared last week for the annual FFA plant sale. The sale continues this weekend during the 12th annual 3rd Street Sale in Dayton on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 30, 2015

Churchill Pleads Guilty to Assault

DAYTON – Dayton man Andrew J. Churchill, 43, pleaded guilty to multiple domestic violence assault charges last Friday in Columbia County Superior Court and was sentenced to seven months in county...

 

Dayton Clinic, Hospital Welcomes New Doc

DAYTON – The Columbia County Health System has hired Dr. Kurt Frauenpreis as the newest member of its team. Dr. Frauenpreis has just signed the contract and will begin seeing patients at Columbia Family Clinic, in Dayton, and at Dayton General...

 

Preston Hall Third Quarter Honor Roll

8th grade: 3.25 & above Kelsey Alleman Carson Allessio Leena Baker Lexus Benson Mackenzie Forney Harmony Furrow Devon Harshman Austin James Daltin Lambert Scott Leamy Brayden Miller Riley Witt 7th grade: 3.25 & above Wyatt Bohlman Grace Coulston...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 30, 2015

Ten Years Ago May 5, 2005 Senior Cardinal tracksters Matt Baker, Gabe Kiefel and Wade Bennett garnered multiple firsts to lead the Waitsburg boys to another meet win April 26 at Dayton. First place finished by Natasha Montgomery, Anna Hoffmann and...

 

Earth Day at Best Western Hotel

Local children celebrated Earth Day last week at Best Western Plus of Dayton . . ....

 

Police Notes - April 30, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing to report. Dayton Apr. 19 Suspicious yelling and possible gunshots or vehicle backfiring on Stockton Road; deputies responded and located several males working on demolition derby vehicle, yelling over the sound of a generator and...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 30

April 30: Janice Wills, and Patti Eng. May 1: Josh Smith, Jennifer Jameson, Adam Erikson, Troy Larsen, Corinne Atkinson and Barbara Saxon Abbey. May 2: Kevin Davis, Patsy Fredericks, Bill Hopwood, Roger Hillis and TerriLynn Stensgar. May 3:...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

1: Pancake Bar; Turkey Sub, Potato Salad 4: Breakfast Sandwich; Finger Steaks, Jojos 5: Biscuit & Gravy; Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese 6: Cinnamon Roll; Chili, Cornbread 7: Egg, Sausage, Hash Brown; Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza...

 

Nealey, Walsh Honor Waitsburg's 150th Anniversary

OLYMPIA - Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, and Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, co-sponsored a House resolution honoring the city of Waitsburg’s 150th anniversary. The resolution was adopted by the full House April 6. “Waitsburg is one of the...

 

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

Roughly a week from now, your mailbox will start to fill up with graduation announcements from the high-school seniors in your life, which means that as you read this, some senior somewhere is busy...

 

Gary Hofer: MARKET BULLETS

U.S. grain markets, including wheat, corn and soybeans are reflecting some volatility, as they bounce in a 30-40 cent range, but essentially they have no direction. Wheat in Chicago has accomplished nothing since late January this year. Tuesday’s...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 30, 2015

Waitsburg Crime Numbers Down

WAITSBURG – A recent rash of burglaries may adversely affect numbers for 2015, but crime statistics for Waitsburg dropped in nearly every category between 2013 and 2014. Walla Walla County Sheriff...

 

Spring Clean-Up

Spring Clean-Up WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual Spring Clean-Up Day will take place, Wednesday, May 6. Volunteers should meet at the City Shop (across from Preston Park) at 8 a.m. and are requested to bring shovels, gloves and rakes, if...

 

Family Discipleship Workshop

WAITSBURG – K. C. and Kris Ann Kuykendall are hosting a Family Discipleship Program that will begin May 7 and meet weekly through July. The course is open to singles, couples, foster parents or anyone wanting to grow in their ability to influence...

 

Commercial Club Meeting

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Commercial Club will meet at Waitsburg Town Hall on Tuesday May 5 at 6:30 p.m. President Joy Smith will recap the last three years’ program of work and share plans for summer leadership transition. Incoming president, Deb...

 

Spring Bands Concerts

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School bands are preparing for the annual Spring Concert which will take place Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Waitsburg High School auditorium. Four bands will be performing this year. The 5th and 6th grade bands will...

 

Commercial Club Board

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Commercial Club passed a unanimous ballot of officers for the 2015-16 term. Officers are: President, Deb Callahan; Past President, Joy Smith; 1st Vice President, Ron Groom; 2nd Vice President, Valerie Mudry; Secretary, Mark...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 30, 2015

Artisan Soaps on Main Street

DAYTON – Azure Mountain made a subtle entrance to downtown Dayton retail this spring, opening a handcrafted, artisan soap shop next door to Manila Bay Café on East Main Street. No grand opening or...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 30, 2015

Elementary Welcomes Secretary

DAYTON – Jeannie Lyonnais has joined the team in the Dayton Elementary School office this month as full-time secretary. Her smiling face is new to the front desk but not to the district. She has...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 30, 2015

Local Artist Finds Joy in Jewelry Making

DAYTON – Anna Steinhoff is determined to find beauty even in everyday life. She makes rings and necklaces out of bullet casings and Swarovski crystals and crafts bracelets out of leather and metal....

 

Prepping the Pool

A Washington State Penitentiary crew was hard at work, Friday, April 24, removing the old vinyl liner and fiberglass from the Waitsburg City Pool, in preparation for the installation of a new...

 

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