Articles from the December 14, 2023 edition

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Waitsburg's Christmas Light Contest has its 2023 winners.

WAITSBURG — The winners of the 2023 Christmas Light Contest won awards in three categories; No Place Like Home, Christmas Carol, and Reason for the Season. Tony and Diana Messenger's home on 10th... Full story


Stakeholders vote on top three priority projects at Port's planning meeting

DAYTON—Each year in December, the Port of Columbia holds its Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) meeting for stakeholders in the community to review and update an ongoing five and...


Physicians Neace are retiring

DAYTON - Columbia County Health System announced the retirement of esteemed doctors Dr. Gwynneth Neace, a board-certified pediatrician, and Dr. Lewis Neace, a board-certified emergency medicine... Full story


At the Liberty: "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes"

"The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes" DAYTON­ ­— Return to The Hunger Games, the landmark film franchise that has earned over $3 billion globally, with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ #1 New York Times Bestseller... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 14, 2023

Dayton School Board approved placing levies on ballot

DAYTON — The Dayton School Board met in the high school library at 6:36 p.m. on December 6, 2023. School Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Aneesha Dieu, and Grant Griffin. Superintendent Rich Stewart was also present....

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 14, 2023

City Council covered year-end business

DAYTON- Mayor Zac Weatherford called the Dayton City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on December 5, 2023. Council members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Michael Smith, Kyle Anderson, Dain Nysoe, Laura Aukerman, and Shannon McMillen joined Weatherford...



Ten Years Ago December 12, 2013 [Photo Caption] Eastern Star members Marilyn Wilson (l) and Lenore Krom (r) enjoy showing their Christmas swags to an interested customer at Sunday's Hometown...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 14, 2023

Basketball Season Has Begun

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg High School basketball teams had a busy first week, playing three away games. They traveled to Pomeroy on December 5, went to WWVA on December 7, and played at Touchet on Dec...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 14, 2023

Cardinals Beat LC

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg Middle School boys basketball lost both games at Desales on December 6. The "B" team lost 28-11, with Damien Karl scoring seven points and Arrow Groom and Carsyn Pennington...


Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

In a season of sparkling extravagance, I have always felt that it is often the simplest gifts that can have the sweetest impact. A box of homemade cookies or candy from a neighbor or friend is always...


Eleanora Montgomery's Waitsburg Pre Schoolers send Santa their lists

This Christmas I want Santa to bring me. A big racecar, a monster truck and a four-wheeler that is all I want for Christmas. Axel Stenson A big rocking horse and a monster truck that I can drive aroun... Full story


Dear Santa from Jordan Greer's Kindergarteners

My name is Aiden, I am 6 years old, I live in Waitsburg far from town. I would like to know, where do the elves live when it is not the Christmas season? I have been very good, I always clean up and... Full story


First Grade Winter Cinquain Poems 2023

Family Loving, Caring Dercorating, Cooking, Laughing My family decorating together. Tribe By: Ricard Chavez The Grinch Funny, Furry Stealing, Keeping, Loving The Grinch steals Christmas. The Grump... Full story


Wenda Parr's Second Grade Winter Haikus

Winter Snow is falling down. I play with my family. We drink hot cocoa. by Carmine Pastorino Winter Snow is cold and white. Snowflakes, icy and frosty. Family, friends, play. by Quill McLaughlin Winte...


Christmas Riddles by Tabitha Jadin's Third Graders

I am mean. I stole Christmas. I have a mean smile. Who am I? -By Victoria It is my birthday I am in the sky. I'm right by you sometimes. Who am I? -By Amelia Nesje I live in the arctic. I'm furry. I...


Deanna Coulston's Fourth Grade class share what they love about Christmas

What Christmas Means to Me Waitsburg Elementary Fourth Grade Christmas is special to me for many reasons. One reason Christmas is special is because I get to go to my Grandma's house. Another reason...


Tracy Barron's Fifth Grade share their perfect Christmas

My Perfect Christmas By Emerson Kiefel My perfect Christmas would be waking up on my own at exactly 8:00 in the morning. My family is already awake and ready to open presents. Snowflakes fall from...


Friends and family create the Melissa Harting Nursing Scholarship

My name is Deanne Wilbur, and I was a friend and co-worker of Melissa Harting. Over the last month, I have been working closely with her family, friends, and Walla Walla Community College to initiate... Full story


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