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 By Justin Jaech    News    November 24, 2022 

Dayton School Board vote to dissolve Athletic Combine

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held its regular meeting on November 16, 2022. Members of the school board were present, Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Grant Griffen, Korinda Wallace, Aneesha Dieu, and Zac Fabian. Also present were Superintendent Rich...

 

Its Dayton's Christmas Kickoff weekend

DAYTON-This weekend is the 2022 Christmas Kickoff in Dayton, Wash. Every year, the community comes out and proves that it is the town that still believes. Preparations started with volunteers who...

 

Unique shopping at The Corner Village

HUNTSVILLE­­-With Thanksgiving here and Christmas coming in hot, the holiday season is in full swing. There is so much to love this time of year, whether it be the seasonal food, cool temperatures,...

 

Columbia County Election results

COLUMBIA COUNTY-Jack Miller has defeated the incumbent Charles Amerein in a tight race for a seat on the Board of Columbia County Commissioners, representing District 3. Miller garnered 51.95 percent... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 17, 2022

Dayton City Council discussed flood abatement, tourism promotion funding

DAYTON- The Dayton City Council held a regular meeting on October 11, 2022. Mayor Zac Weatherford and council members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Kyle Anderson, Laura Aukerman, Dain Nysoe, and Tiger Dieu were present at City Hall. Shannon...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 17, 2022

Port of Columbia begins comp plan process

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held its regular meeting November 10, 2022, at the Port’s conference room and on Zoom. Commissioners Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and Executive Director Jennie Dickinson were present. Members...

 

Veterans honored at Waitsburg schools

WAITSBURG-On Thursday, November 10, the Waitsburg School District honored veterans with a performance titled "We Honor Our Veterans." Music teacher Elizabeth Jagelski, high school teacher Roseann... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 10, 2022

Dayton School Board continues Superintendent search

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held a work session meeting at 6:30 p.m., November 2, 2022, at the Dayton High School library. All school board members Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Grant Griffen, Korinda Wallace, Zac Fabian, and Aneesha Dieu, were...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    November 10, 2022

Makayla Mikesell and her Siberian Husky Win Best in Show

WAITSBURG-The eighth-grade Intro to Ag class held an AKC-style dog show. Instructor Nicole Abel had her students research dog breeds by classifications and characteristics and create a dog that...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 3, 2022

Statewide hospital challenges addressed

DAYTON-When the Hospital District commissioners met last week, they heard from Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire about substantial operational losses for Washington State hospitals in... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 3, 2022

CCHS CEO Shane McGuire

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held a special meeting on October 26, 2022, to complete three agenda items postponed from the regular meeting on October 12. Commissioners Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and Executive Director...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 27, 2022

Goblins, ghosts, witches, and candy are coming

Activities this weekend include a Trunk or Treat at the Waitsburg Prespryterian Church Parking lot on Sunday; Axe Throwing at American 35, Friday; Witch Witches Dinner, 5 - 8pm Sunday; Gaudy Gals are... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    October 27, 2022

Dayton School Board hear reports on Apex classes, Freshman Poinsetta sale

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held a workshop meeting on October 19, 2022, in the High School library. All members of the school board were present, Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Grant Griffen, Korinda Wallace, Aneesha Dieu, and Zac Fabian. Also presen...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 27, 2022

Waitsburg City Council on sirens, burn ban, flood prep

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met for its regular meeting on October 19 at City Hall. The hall was crowded with residents who showed up to support recommissioning the siren located on the roof of the Weller Public Library on Main Street....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 20, 2022

Waitsburg siren will be tested Oct. 21

CORRECTION! the siren was not tested at noon, it was tested at 10am on Friday, October 21. It was tested in its capacity as a fire, flood, or disaster alarm system. It was sounded in an undulating wav... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 20, 2022

Election integrity continued goal for Columbia County

DAYTON—Columbia County’s Election Supervisor, Cathy Abel, said there are many checks and balances to ensure election integrity in the county, from the time an election ballot leaves the voter to... Full story

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 20, 2022

Concern over misleading political mailer

DAYTON—Last week, voters in Columbia County received a mailer produced by the Columbia County Conservatives. The local political group asked voters to vote against Proposition 1, which would create a Joint Metropolitan Park District (JMPD) to fund...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    October 20, 2022

Columbia Port regular meeting update

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting on October 12, 2022, at the Port of Columbia conference room and on Zoom. Present for the meeting were Commissioners Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and the Executive...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    October 20, 2022

Dayton City Council regular meeting update

DAYTON- The Dayton City Council held its regular meeting on October 11, 2022. Mayor Zac Weatherford and council members Shannon McMillen, Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Kyle Anderson, Laura Aukerman, Dain Nysoe, and Tiger Dieu were present at City...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 13, 2022

AAUW candidate forum held Oct. 5

DAYTON-The Dayton chapter of the American Association of University Women held a Candidates' Forum on October 5, to allow voters in Columbia County to hear from and ask questions of candidates for... Full story

 

Art books for Prescott School Library

PRESCOTT-Thanks to a grant to Carnegie Picture Lab from the Walla Walla Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), students at Prescott School have a new collection of art books...

 

YWCA offers read along events for Domestic Violence Action Month

WALLA WALLA-The YWCA Walla Walla invites the community to read two books this month for Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) and then meet for discussions and soup suppers at the YWCA Reception... Full story

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 29, 2022

Dayton candidate forum at The Liberty Theater

DAYTON-The Dayton Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a Candidates Forum at the Liberty Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The public is advised to arrive at 6:30 p.m. in the theater foyer, where they can f...

 

Dayton School Board update

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met for their regular meeting at 6 p.m., September 21, 2022. Present in the high school library were board members Zac Fabian, Jeffrey McCowen, Korinda Wallace, Grant Griffen, and Superintendent Rich Stewart....

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    September 29, 2022

Waitsburg Homecoming activities a success

Waitsburg High School celebrated homecoming week September 19- 24.  The students decorated the high school cage and link areas, participated in dress-up days, class competitions, field night, buff... Full story

 

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