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Articles from the December 10, 2015 edition

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Students of the Month

Waitsburg Elementary School Students of the Month for November....

 

Steel Drum Band Returns to Dayton

DAYTON – Anyone looking for an energizing, non-traditional, dose of holiday spirit is in luck! The Tri-Cities Steel Drum Band Association (TCSBA) band, Bram Bratá, will perform a free Christmas...

 

A Heartwarming Hometown Christmas

I have fond memories of my oldest son and I selling hot dogs and cookie-in-a-jar mixes at Hometown Christmas years ago, while raising funds for him to participate in the Sasayama Sister City exchange...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 10, 2015

Bulldogs Dominate St. John, 64-36

DAYTON – The Dayton boys' basketball team gave their new coach, Will Hutchens, his first victory in their first outing this year, beating St. John-Endicott at home, 64-36. Junior guard Ben Kleck, wh...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 10, 2015

Dayton Girls Edge St. John, 40-33

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' basketball team notched its first victory Saturday night, beating a tough St. John team, 40-33, at home. The Lady Bulldogs were led by juniors Shayla Currin and Sidney...

 
 By Dena Wood    Sports    December 10, 2015

Wrestling Program Has Good Turnout

WAITSBURG – Cardinal wrestling coach Lanny Adams, in his fifth year with the program, is pleased with the turnout for this year's team and excited about the possibilities for the season ahead. A...

 

Cardinals Take Tigers in First Game of Season

PRESCOTT – The Lady Cardinals basketball won their first game of the season against the Prescott Tigers on Fri., Dec. 4 on the Tiger court with a score of 65-26. The Cards dominated the first...

 

Dayton School Board Okays Capital, M&O Levy Measures

DAYTON—During their regular meeting on Dec. 2, the Dayton School Board heard from Superintendent Doug Johnson about the proposed capital projects levy and replacement M&O levy. The directors...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 10, 2015

Leos, Lions Stock Resource Center Shelves

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Resource Center shelves are filled to the brim following a food drive sponsored by the Waitsburg High School Leos and the Waitsburg Lions clubs. The Leos and Lions...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 10, 2015

Charges Against Archeologist Dismissed

DAYTON – Charges have been dismissed against the last of three archeologists charged with theft and destruction of prehistoric artifacts from the Umatilla National Forest and Wenaha-Tucannon...

 

"Christmas Alleluia" Cantata

DAYTON – The Dayton United Brethren Church choir will perform the cantata “Christmas Alleluia” on Sun., Dec. 13 at 8:30 a.m. and again at 9:45. The church is located at 1106 S. 4th St. in Dayton and all are invited. For more information call...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 10, 2015

Ten Years Ago December 15, 2005 Retiring Port of Walla Walla Commissioner Ken Jantz was honored as a Life Member of the Washington Public Ports Association during its 2005 annual meeting in Tacoma recently. Jantz, of Waitsburg, has served on the...

 

Police Notes - December 10, 2015

Waitsburg Dec. 4 Window of business shot with B.B. gun on 100 block of Main Street. Dec. 5 Driver cited for driving while suspended in the third degree, during a traffic stop on Taggart/Maple. Dec. 7 Two-vehicle collision on Main and W. 4th St....

 

Birthdays - Week of December 10

December 11: Carl Baker, Robert Ezell, Tim Mayberry, Niko Matthee, Caleb Solis. December 12: Ernest Brunson, John Archer, Allen Huwe, Chad Fry, Dawn Ronning, Patricia Thomas, Ben Antonius, BethAn Wood. December 13: Patsy Weber, Marilyn Wilson, Elena...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

Dec 11: Cook’s Choice; Cook’s Choice Dec 14: biscuit & Gravy; Orange chicken, Stir Fry Veggies Dec 15: Continental Breakfast; Grilled Chicken Nuggets, Potatoes Dec 16: Longjohn; Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza Dec 17: Continental Breakfast; Cook’s...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

“Hyperlocal” has become a popular term to describe the kind of news that newspapers like The Times present to our readers. Here’s a definition of the word from Wikipeda: Hyperlocal connotes information oriented around a well-defined community...

 

Congress Gets a Positive Year-End Review

I jab at the majority Republicans in Congress when they don’t do their job, so I should give them credit when they do. A five-year highway bill has been sent to the president. That’s something Republican Congresses since the 1990s (and the...

 

Negative stereotypes about aging linked to increased Alzheimer's risk

Old people are absent-minded. Old people are grouchy. Old people can’t learn new things. If you believe these stereotypes, you may be at higher risk for Alzheimer’s, two new studies show. The studies, published in a paper Tuesday in the journal...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 10, 2015

Employee Compensation is Still Under Review

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council will take a fourth attempt at reaching an agreement on issues surrounding employee compensation, at a workshop for that purpose on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. At Octo...

 

City Council Date Change

WAITSBURG – The next regular meeting of the Waitsburg City Council will be held Thurs., Dec. 17, rather than on Wed., Dec. 16. Meetings are held at the Lions Memorial Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. The agenda will include a public...

 

Calling all Quilts

DAYTON – The Dayton Historic Depot is planning an exhibit next year of quilts made by people living in Dayton and Columbia County. This will be the third consecutive quilt show hosted at the Depot. In 2014, quilts in the collections of the Depot...

 

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