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 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Daddy-daughter Mad Hatter's Ball is a success

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room was hopping on Saturday night as dads and daughters entered the magical world of Alice in Wonderland for the Waitsburg Home and School...

 

Hoops and Jump for Heart

Sarah Daves (l) and David Barnhart (r) show off their skills in the Waitsburg High School auditorium on Fri., Feb. 1 as they hula hooped to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Kindergarten...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Waitsburg will contract solid waste billing

WAITSBURG – City Hall staff will have one less duty on their plates when Basin Disposal Inc. (BDI) takes over billing soon. Council members voted 3-2 to outsource billing to BDI at their Jan. 16 council meeting. The change in billing is expected...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 7, 2019

Col. County Health System receives funds for home health

DAYTON—The state Health Care Authority is providing Columbia County Health System with an initial award in the amount of $150,000 to help focus on the elements needed to achieve accreditation in Patient Centered Medical Home care, said CEO Shane...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Health Department expects measles outbreak to continue

WASHINGTON STATE – The pros and cons of vaccinations are always a controversial topic but the issue has been brought to the forefront with the recent measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest,...

 

Valentine's Events

Valentine's Fashion Show and Gifts 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - February 9th Dayton Elementary School Admission is free. Fashion shows are at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Local small boutiques will have plenty of gift inventory on hand. Granny's Tamales will...

 

Students of the Month - Dayton Middle School

January Dayton Middle School students of the month (l to r) Eve Talbott (8th), Madison Richardson (7th) and Brody Carrigan (6th)...

 

WHS Honor Roll

Waitsburg High School Honor Roll* Seniors Kelsey Allman 4.0 McKenzie Forney 4.0 Leena Baker 4.0 Brayden Miller 4.0 Loren Negron 4.0 3.25 and Above Colin Ocker Riley Witt Brooke Wollens Devon Harshman Carson Allessio Jakub Mellish Juniors 3.25 and...

 

55th Annual AAUW Book Sale is Feb. 22-24

WALLA WALLA – The 44th Annual AAUW (American of University Women) Book Sale will be held February 22-24, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, located at 6 W. Rose St, in Walla Walla. Sale hours will be...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Knowledge Bowl is on a winning streak

WAITSBURG – With three meets under its belt, and two left in the season, the Waitsburg High School knowledge bowl team has its sights set on representing Waitsburg at the State competition in...

 

Rebecca Smith Wins PLU Scholarship

PARKLAND, Wash. – Dayton High School student Rebecca Smith has been awarded a prestigious Pacific Lutheran University President’s Scholarship worth $26,000 a year, along with the opportunity to earn more. Just 127 President’s Scholars were...

 

Employment Security offers unemployment options

Washington State – In response to the recent government shutdown, the Washington State Employment Security Department sent an email to business owners letting them know of two options that can be helpful in times of economic hardship. The first...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 7, 2019

A Day at The Club in pictures

DAYTON-This school year has been a learning curve year for the staff at The Club, Dayton's new after school program. Director Jim Pearson said some of the loftier goals originally set by the staff...

 

BEO Bancorp to acquire four area Umpqua branches

Heppner, Ore – With 2018 numbers looking good, Bank of Eastern Oregon continues its expansion into eastern Washington. Banks in Colfax, Dayton, LaCrosse and Pomeroy are slated to open in February. “We are pleased with the 2018 results. Solid...

 

County Library Board of Trustees Opening

WALLA WALLA County – Walla Walla County Commissioners are announcing an opening on the Walla Walla County Rural Library Board of Trustees to fill an unexpired term ending Jan. 1, 2023. The board determines the mission and basic policies for the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 7, 2019

Pastor Bret Moser will retire from pulpit after 15 years in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – After nearly 19 years in ordained ministry, Waitsburg Presbyterian Church Pastor Bret Moser is retiring from the pulpit. Bret, along with wife Bethany, will move their family to Idaho...

 

Moments in Time

The History Channel * On Feb. 14, 1886, the first trainload of oranges grown by southern California farmers leaves Los Angeles via the transcontinental railroad. Development of California surged when state railroad lines linked Los Angeles into the t...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 31, 2019

Passmore resigns commission seat

DAYTON-County Commissioner Norm Passmore has submitted his resignation from the Board of County Commissioners, effective Wednesday. Passmore said he, and his wife, Ann, have sold their house in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

Fire District No. 2 will contract ambulance transport

WAITSBURG – Effective Feb. 1, Waitsburg will no longer provide ambulance service. The Waitsburg Ambulance Service (WAS) was established in 1970 but financial difficulties forced the service to...

 

A gentle touch

Waitsburg guitar doctor Joe Patrick may not be 'pickin' and grinnin' but he is certainly strumming and smiling as as he plays the 22-string harp on display at 10 Ton Coffee. Luthier Carrie Hendrix...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

CutStock Building Fire

The building historically known as the Columbia Cutstock Building, located at 606 Wagon Road, in Dayton, was destroyed by fire on the morning of Tues., Jan. 29. Fire departments from Columbia County,...

 

Dayton Memorial Library February Event Calendar

Toddler Story Time 10:00am to 11:00am - Every Wednesday An interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn. Prime Time Story Time 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Every Wednesday for six weeks - First Event Feb-20 Story...

 

Talk about art

By Carolyn Henderson If you walk around town or country, you may have found a piece of artwork in the form of a painted rock. Sometimes they have an encouraging statement on them, other times a colorf...

 

FFA Issues Team is On to State

The Dayton FFA Agriculture Issues team placed third at Districts in Colton to qualify for State competition in May. (l to r): Samantha Davis, Tatumn Laughery, Josiah White, Ben White, Tayven Seney,...

 

friends of fairgrounds receive $1500 grant

Northwest Farm Credit Services awarded a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant to Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds to help with the installation of a professionally engineered indoor...

 

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