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Articles from the December 12, 2019 edition

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Waitsburg's Hometown Christmas

"When everybody steps forward like they do in this community it makes such a big impact," said Joy Smith, President of the Waitsburg Commercial Club, and coordinator of this past weekend's events....

 

Representative Rude visits Waitsburg schools

WAITSBURG-Representative Skyler Rude (R) visited all three Waitsburg schools on Monday, December 9th. In his commitment to meet the needs of his constituents, he is on a mission to visit every school...

 

Project Timothy is Dayton's local organization for people in need

DAYTON-For somebody traveling through Dayton whose car has broken down and who is without funds to spend the night, there is help. For someone who needs help with rent, utilities, prescriptions,...

 

Reader photo

House About the Clouds Patricia Keeney, who lives just down the road from the house in this photo informed Bill that the old home belonged to Art and Ernie Alford. She notes: "This is Art and Ernie's...

 

Pioneer Portraits Week 41

Ten Years Ago December 17, 2009 Winter freezes Touchet Valley. The snow that covered the Touchet Valley this weekend turned to freezing rain on Tuesday, coating roads and sidewalks with a slick and...

 

Waitsburg brings Christmas cheer

Dear Editor: Full disclosure, while never descending to the level of a Grinch, I never could really fully celebrate the spirit of Christmas. I raised children and hopefully provided for them a Christmas-ish foundation, but personally never quite...

 

Reader praises recent Liberty Theater production

Dear Editor, Theater at its Best!! From the front rows I witnessed a full house at Dayton Liberty Theater, presenting Disney’s Mary Poppins musical. One could not have enjoyed more if seeing it on Broadway. The cast of 59 was magnetic, makeup...

 

Our Faltering Social Vitality

By Rich Lowry The economy is in robust good health, but our social fabric isn’t. By two basic measures of social vitality, births and deaths, American society is faltering. Both the fertility rate and life expectancy are declining, in a sign that...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriffs Office

November 27 Vehicle parked on County right-of-way at McDonald Road and W. HWY 12, towed, Walla Walla, WA. November 29 A man reported his birds were shot in the 1000 block of Sun Harbor Drive, Burbank, WA. November 30 License plates confiscated off...

 

Letters from Santa

DAYTON—Might your child want to receive a letter FROM Santa Claus? Stop by the Dayton Memorial Library by December 14th to write a letter to Santa, or, simply drop one off by the deadline and Santa...

 

Prescott Lions Breakfast Saturday & Sunday December 21 & 22

PRESCOTT-The annual Prescott Lions Breakfast will be held on Saturday December 21st & Sunday, December 22nd from 8-11 a.m. Stop by for all-you-can-eat eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns,...

 

Birthdays!

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 Perry, Richard Done, Donald Thiery, Helen Duckworth. December 14: Shirley...

 

Project Timothy awarded $5000 through Bayer Cereal Grains for Good Sweepstakes

DAYTON—Project Timothy is one of ten organizations to receive a $5,000 award through the Bayer Cereal Experts Grain for Good Sweepstakes, according to Erica Balmer, Public Relations Manager for Bayer Crop Science Division. To enter in the...

 

Students of the month

Congratulations to Amy Farley and Kailyn Lewis who represented Waitsburg High School and were named Walla Walla Exchange Club Youth of the Month....

 

New food benefit debit cards work to reduce stigma and improve efficiency

OLYMPIA—Families and individuals who receive Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program food benefits can now use WIC cards and the WICShopper app when they head to the grocery store....

 

Fire District #2 commissioner's meeting

In attendance: Randy Farley, Jake Long, Deb Fortner Colter Mohney, Bruce Abbey, Anne Higgins, Randy Charles Old Business An updated Fire Chief job description was approved and will be sent to the...

 

Coffee with the Superintendent

WAITSBURG-Immediately after Cocoa with Santa in the multipurpose room, Superintendent Mark Pickel met with parents and grandparents of Waitsburg Elementary students for coffee and donuts in the music...

 

Dayton considers the benefits of treating wastewater discharge through natural methods

DAYTON- Plans for the City's proposed wastewater treatment plant have evolved over the past year from a dry land application method of treating wastewater discharge, to consideration of a wastewater...

 

Church Services and holiday happenings planned

Waitsburg St. Mark’s Catholic Church at 405 W. 5th in Waitsburg, will have a Christmas Mass on Christmas Eve, Tues. Dec. 24, at 5 PM. Waitsburg Chapel at 320 W. 2nd in Waitsburg (509) 337-6235 Tues. Dec. 24 Christmas Candlelight Service at 6:00...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 12, 2019

Dayton women participate in the 2020 Pendleton Round-Up Royal Court

DAYTON-Let'er Buck! The Pendleton Round-Up is a world-famous rodeo with a deep western history, and each year, a group of young ladies go through an application process to be the faces of the event....

 

It's déjà vu all over again

As it stands now, my ex-husband, Daniel, the chef, will be moving to Waitsburg this spring. After spending Thanksgiving with him; well, to quote Yogi Berra, “it’s déjà vu all over again....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 12, 2019

'Tis the season to watch baking shows!

Every holiday season I imagine showing up to a party bringing an incredible dessert. Historically I am asked to bring wine or extra chairs to potlucks as my baking skills are notoriously weak. This ye...

 

Dayton-Waitsburg girls fall to St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse, College Place and Mac-Hi

Winter sports officially started this past week as the Dayton-Waitsburg girls opened up their basketball season with three games. They fell to St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse 59-28, to College Place 64-35, and 50-30 to Mac-Hi in their first home games of...

 

Prescott Boys basketball defeat Bickleton, 53-31

PRESCOTT—Prescott boys basketball played Bickleton High School on Saturday December 7th for their second game in two nights. Like their first game of the season Prescott came out with high intensity and took control of the game early. Highlights:...

 

Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers

Last week's loss to the Los Angeles Rams was costly on two fronts. First it caused the Seattle Seahawks to drop back down to the 5th seed in the playoffs, and second, they lost running back Rashaad...

 

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