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Articles from the December 17, 2015 edition

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 By Ken Graham    News    December 17, 2015

Bluewood to Open Friday

DAYTON – The southeast Washington ski season begins Friday, as Ski Bluewood opens its mountain to skiers and snowboarders. According to a press release, the Skyline Express and Platter Pull lifts...

 

Taking One For the Team

Dayton School Superintendent Doug Johnson captured this remarkable image during Dayton's home game against Liberty-Spangle Saturday. Dayton's Tanner Bren (33) drew a charging foul against a Liberty...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 17, 2015

Nolan-Beasley Gains More Recognition

WAITSBURG – Kindergarten students in Waitsburg now have even more to brag about when they describe their classroom teacher. Presidential Award-winner Pam Nolan- Beasley is now a national...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 17, 2015

FCCLA Hosts Jeans for Teens Drive

WAITSBURG – Late last January, the Waitsburg High School student body "overwhelmingly approved" the addition of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) to the school's club and...

 

Practice Makes Perfect

DAYTON-Here's the scenario: At 8:00 a.m. a pickup truck pulling a 1,000-pound tank of anhydrous ammonia down South Cottonwood Street in front of Kyle's Towing is backed into by another vehicle,...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    December 17, 2015

WHS Boys Win Mac-Hi Tourney

MILTON-FREEWATER – The Waitsburg Cardinals won consecutive games against Riverside and Mac-Hi over the weekend to win the Mac-Hi Tournament here Saturday night. On Friday night, the Cardinal boys...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 17, 2015

Same Face, New Place

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's Izzy the Camel will welcome in the new year from his new digs off Highway 124 and Hart Road, just east of Prescott. While some Izzy fans have been vocal in expressing...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 17, 2015

School Board Approves Levy, Bond Measures

WAITSBURG – After many months spent deliberating, seeking estimates, and soliciting community input, the Waitsburg School board approved resolutions to place both a replacement M&O levy and a...

 

Commercial Club Meeting

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club will meet at the Whoopemup Café on Thurs., Dec. 17, at 12 p.m., for a general membership meeting. The agenda will include a wrap-up of Waitsburg’s recent Hometown Christmas event. The cost of the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 17, 2015

Ten Years Ago December 22, 2015 Friends and family are invited to share in celebrating the 60th wedding anniversary of Carl and Ardath (Ardie) Henze from 2 to 4 p.m. on December 31, 2005, in the Dorcas Room of the First Christian Church of...

 

Waitsburg Christmas Eve Services

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Chapel (320 W. 2nd) will host their 31st Union Candle Lighting Service at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The Waitsburg Christian Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24....

 

Christmas Concert

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church will host Waitsburg’s annual Community Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20....

 

Police Notes - December 17, 2015

Dayton Dec. 6 Unsuccessful attempt to break into building on 500 block of W. Main, door was damaged. Cabin doors were tied open with no one around on N. Touchet road. Two bicycles were found in a ditch on 4th and Creamery. Report of a juvenile...

 

Birthdays - Week of December 17

December 18: Corrie Berneking,Sharon Richter, Cindy Pettichord, Liz Quigg, Kelli Pettichord. December 19: Lexus Ann Benson, Jack Maxwell, Shirley Cummings. December 20: Kellie Rarick, Margaret Naumann, Melanie Land, Jeff Gusse, Nathaniel Abel,...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

Dec. 18: 7:45 – 8:25 Hot Cocoa with Santa Sausage Corndog; Sun Chips Dec. 21-25: NO SCHOOL...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

When someone calls me “Scrooge” or “The Grinch,” I usually take it as a compliment. What’s up with the two-month long celebration, I ask them. I mean, we don’t celebrate the Fourth of July in May. I often think that if I were president (G...

 

Republicans will avert a contested convention

By Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg View Speculation over a contested convention -- when no candidate enters with the majority needed for nomination -- has picked up steam again. The Washington Post’s Robert Costa reported last week that Republican...

 

Trump's Attacks on Muslims Brought Him More Media Coverage Than Ever

By Kalev Leetaru Special To The Washington Post Just over a month ago, I wrote about how Donald Trump seemed to have lost his media mojo. At the time, television news coverage of his campaign had plateaued for more than six weeks, falling to either...

 

Waitsburg School Board Update

New board member Russ Knopp and incumbents Marilyn Johnson and Christy House took the oath of office. Ross Hamann was re-elected as board chairman and Christy house was elected as vice-chairman. Board members reported on the WSSDA (Washington State...

 

2016 Budget Adopted by Dayton Council

DAYTON—At their meeting on Dec. 7, the Dayton City Council approved a $5,765,300 budget for 2016 that places hiring of a part-time code enforcement officer at the top of the list. The code enforceme...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    December 17, 2015

Dayton KB Team Ties for 4th out of 14 Schools

DAYTON – The Dayton High School knowledge bowl team is proving to be tough competition this year. After taking first place at the November east schools meet in Waitsburg, Dayton tied for fourth...

 
 By Dena Wood    Sports    December 17, 2015

WHS Takes Third at Spangle Tourney

SPANGLE - Predictions came true for Cardinal wrestling coach Lanny Adams who expected several of his athletes to medal at their first tournament on Dec. 12 in Spangle. Waitsburg placed third as a...

 

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