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 By Michele Smith    News    October 17, 2019 

AAUW candidates' forum held in Dayton

DAYTON—Three candidates running for a four year term as Dayton’s mayor spoke at the AAUW Candidates Forum, which was held at the Liberty Theater in Dayton last week, followed by a question and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 17, 2019 

Two hotly contested races for Dayton City Council

DAYTON—Seth Bryan is running for Dayton City Council Position 6 against incumbent Byron Kaczmarski in the Nov. 5 General Election. “This is my first time running for public office,” Bryan said....

 

Sheriff's office offers trick or treat event at the Columbia County courthouse

DAYTON⎯Parents of Columbia County children are invited to bring their little ghouls and goblins to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Halloween afternoon for trick or treat goodies again this year. Now in its ninth year of operations, Sheriff...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 17, 2019 

Columbia County Sheriff's Office Deputies, Walla Walla Police Department Officers, and Crisis Response Team members respond to Waitsburg home

WAITSBURG⎯On Thursday, October 10, officers from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Walla Walla Police Department and Crisis Response Team members responded to a Main Street home in...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 17, 2019 

Mr. C's Smokin Co.

WAITSBURG-Sharp-eyed Waitsburg visitors notice Mr. C's Smokin Co. at the corner of Preston Avenue and Highway 12. Area residents know the location as the place for smoked cheeses and meats, with good...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 17, 2019 

Schulke family finds purpose and focus with pumpkin sales

In 2002, the Schulke family lost their beloved son and brother Cooper who died at age 7-1/2 from a brain tumor. The Walla Walla area family have addressed the heartache of that loss by growing and...

 

Blue Mountain Land Trust to screen "The 1919 Walla Walla Tractor Show"

Free showings of the documentary "The 1919 Walla Walla Tractor Show" will be held in the area as part of Blue Mountain Land Trust's centennial anniversary celebration of this amazing but...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 17, 2019 

Passage of the $30 car tab initiative will be felt in Columbia County

DAYTON—If you think state Initiative 976, better known as the $30 Car Tab Initiative, will only affect Sound Transit, on the west side of the state, think again. If I-976 is approved by voters,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 17, 2019 

Flood Control Zone District proposal goes before the voters on Nov. 5

DAYTON-If the Flood Control Zone District is approved by the voters on Nov. 5, County Engineer Charles Eaton will be its administrator. Eaton has released the following statement: "Since 1964, Columbi...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 17, 2019 

Two candidates up for Waitsburg School Board position

Randy Hinchliffe Randy Hinchliffe is relatively new to the Waitsburg School Board having joined in fall 2018 when Board member Russ Knopp moved to Walla Walla. The father of two boys, he is married to...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 17, 2019 

Before & After: Andrew Nilsson House

DAYTON-Inside the home, history is a verb. Artifacts that we keep are imbued with both sentimental, but also historical value. Part of the human experience is the stuff we collect. Equally important...

 

Sno-Park permits go on sale November 1

OLYMPIA, Wash.—The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program reminds winter recreation enthusiasts that Sno-Park permits will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 1. The program simultaneously announces new regulations regarding permit...

 

Washington State Board of Health Votes to Adopt Emergency Rule That Will Ban Flavored Vaping Products

OLYMPIA, Wash.-Washington State Board of Health members voted on Wednesday, October 9 to adopt an emergency rule to impose a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, including flavored THC vapor...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 17, 2019 

Tailgate party a fun tradition

WAITSBURG-Susan Wildey, Director of Child Nutrition for the Waitsburg School District, is a big San Francisco 49ers fan. Her love for the San Francisco team has garnered a good bit of harassment...

 

Homestreet Bank Donates $2,000 to The Club's Summer Programs

Dayton-Homestreet Bank, managed locally by Judi Pilcher, contributed $2,000 to The Club's Summer Program Scholarship Fund. This money will provide financial assistance to area families who are unable...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 10, 2019

100 years of 4-H in Columbia County

DAYTON-Since becoming the WSU Dayton Extension Agent fifteen years ago, Paul Carter said youth enrollment in 4-H has increased from 75 to 102, this year, and remains steady. "It is very important to...

 

Walla Walla County Commissioners held an open house at the Waitsburg Lions Club to give residents a forum to address county issues.

Attending the meeting were Walla Walla County Commissioners Todd Kimball and Greg Tompkins, Walla Walla County Director of Public Works Tony Garcia and Director of the Walla Walla County Emergency Management System Liz Jeffries WAITSBURG—A small...

 

Life-saving devices not always available

Pointed questions were raised about the availability of automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs) and naloxone at the County Commissioner's Open House on Monday, September 30th, revealing two si...

 

Enhance Fitness classes offer fall prevention skills for those 60+

Instructor Melissa Lambert teaches three one-hour fitness classes on non-consecutive days to folks in Waitsburg who are 60 years old and older. A low-cost, evidence-based group exercise and falls...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 10, 2019

Starbuck kids to have lunch five days a week until the end of the school year

STARBUCK-With generous donations from Columbia Pulp and the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, the Starbuck School District is now able to provide 37 K-8 graders with lunches, five days a week,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 10, 2019

Let's save a life

Waitsburg emergency medical services volunteers needed The need for emergency medical services (EMS) volunteers is reaching a high-point, and rural communities are feeling the effects. If you're...

 

Umatilla National Forest cautions visitors about fall forest conditions

PENDLETON, OR-Umatilla National Forest officials ask hunters and forest visitors to use caution, plan ahead and know the weather and forest conditions before heading out into the woods. Fall weather...

 

Bill Rodgers large format landscape

WALLA WALLA-Waitsburg photographer Bill Rodgers is taking his work to new heights and widths. His photo, The Blues, has been reproduced in large format and is on display at the Blue Mountain Land...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 3, 2019

Burgeoning Hemp Industry Gains a Foothold in Walla Walla County

Sharp-eyed travelers on Middle Waitsburg road might have noticed a distinctive looking crop on a field there this summer. The large, leafy plant seen growing is hemp, and a nearby sign identifies the...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    October 3, 2019

The Club in Dayton Looking to Add Services for Waitsburg Students

DAYTON—The Club is interested in expanding its program to give Waitsburg students the opportunity to attend its after school program. Several Waitsburg students attended the Club’s Summer Program and expressed interest in the ability to attend...

 

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