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Articles from the December 3, 2015 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    December 3, 2015

CCHS Board Selects McGuire CEO

DAYTON-At a special meeting on Nov. 24, the board of commissioners for the Columbia County Hospital District offered Chief Operations Officer Shane McGuire the position of District Superintendent and...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 3, 2015

Waitsburg Celebrates Hometown Christmas' 30th Anniversary

WAITSBURG – Fire department volunteers and FFA members have already been busy preparing Main Street for this weekend's Hometown Christmas 30th anniversary. Groups and individuals work together to...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 3, 2015

A Whirlwind Waitsburg Wedding

WAITSBURG – Sometimes, there's simply no time like the present, even when it comes to getting married. Fortunately, Historical Society member Anita Baker was up for a bit of spontaneity when Brain...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 3, 2015

P.E.O. Hosts Career Day

A column by Dena Wood Waitsburg P.E.O. members agree that they've been holding a Career Day at Waitsburg High School every other year "for at least 30 years." On Tues., Nov. 26, I was privileged to...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 3, 2015

Cardinals Hope to Put Height Advantage to Good Use

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg boys' basketball head coach Tavis Crittenden says his team's biggest challenge this season will be keeping up with shorter, quicker teams. But he hopes the Cardinals' height...

 
 By Dena Wood    Sports    December 3, 2015

Lady Cardinals Hope for More Wins

WAITSBURG – Second-year Waitsburg girls' varsity basketball coach JT Elsey hopes a strongly unified team will result in a winning season for the Lady Cardinals. The '97 WHS grad played football, bas...

 

Grandpa Santa

Santa Claus, a.k.a. Columbia County Commissioner Merle Jackson, had a visit from his twin grandsons, Austin and Alex Jackson, during Dayton's Christmas Kickoff Saturday. The twins are sons of Merle...

 

Christmas Bazaar and Lunch

DAYTON – Dayton’s First Congregational Church (214 S. 3rd St., Dayton) invites the community to join them for their annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon on Sun., Dec. 6 at 12:15. Lunch will be available for $5 and includes half a deli sandwich,...

 

Sheriff's Office Gets Social

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is making an effort to meet the people where they are. And nowadays, that’s online. In late November, the Sheriff’s Office launched social media platforms on Facebook (...

 

Holidays at the Kirkman House

WALLA WALL – The Kirkman House Museum will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar on Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 3 and 4 from noon to 8 p.m. each day. On Sat., Dec. 5 the community is invited to enjoy the museum atmosphere during a Victorian Open House from 11...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 3, 2015

Zuger Retires from Waitsburg SB

WAITSBURG – After 24 years of dedicated service, Greg Zuger is retiring from his position on the Waitsburg School Board this year – somewhat reluctantly, he says. The community is invited to a...

 

Living Nativity in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Christian Church invites the community to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas during a living nativity on the Bruce House Museum lawn (4th and Main) in Waitsburg, on Sun., Dec. 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. An hour-long...

 

Pearl Harbor Day Potluck

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg American Legion will hold a potluck in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day on Mon., Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in Waitsburg. All American Legion members, their friends and families, and all veterans are...

 

Kids Night to Shop

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg American Legion will host a kids shopping night on Wed., Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Waitsburg Elementary multipurpose room. Vendors will be on hand with plenty of gifts priced at $10 or less and volunteers will be...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 3, 2015

Ten Years Ago December 8, 2005 The first time Waitsburg Councilwoman Bettie Chase crossed the Coppei Bridge was by a Model T driven by her father, “who drove cars by saying ‘giddy up and whoa.’” Now that the new 2005 bridge is complete,...

 

Police Notes - December 3, 2015

Nov. 22 Golden lab hunting dog found on Jackson Rd. Report of possible squatter in barn on Kellog Hollow. Deputies were unable to locate after numerous checks. Nov. 23 Four county road signs were damaged on Skyline Rd.; under investigation. Disabled...

 

Birthdays - Week of December 3

December 4: Teagen Larsen, Barbara Weaver, George Young, Robert Johnson, Sean Mathews, Corrine Miller, Jaimie Winnett. December 5: Anthony Henry, Des Witt, Laura Jean Hevel, Wendy Richards. December 6: Janet Unholz, Judy Reser, Christine Ezell....

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

On December 7, 1985, which was a Saturday, nearly 200 people gathered on Waitsburg’s Main Street to celebrate a new community event and take part in a drawing for cash prizes and gift certificates from local merchants. As The Times reported the nex...

 

A lesson from Abraham Lincoln

By Charles Lane, The Washington Post When you think about it, Thanksgiving Day is a paradoxical holiday for a country such as the United States. Gratitude is nearly the opposite of grievance. Yet, despite the many reasons we may have to feel the...

 

Screening Your Screen Time

By Elizabeth Chang, The Washington Post Between daughters who prefer texting to any other form of communication, my workplace’s mandate to be follow-worthy on a variety of social-media platforms and a journalist’s general FOMO on the news, I’m...

 

New at the Libraries

Weller Public Library, Waitsburg “The Martian,” by Andy Weir (Science Fiction): Astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars but after he’s nearly killed in a dust storm and his crew evacuates and leaves him for dead,...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 3, 2015

Waitsburg Man Charged with Child Rape

WALLA WALLA – Tyler Paul Judd, 32, was arrested on multiple child rape and drug charges in Walla Walla on Nov. 17. Judd lists his address as 512 W. Second St. in Waitsburg. According to police...

 

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