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PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago February 23, 2012 Dayton High School students don’t have to wait for the new skills center to be built at Walla Walla Community College to gain employable skills before they graduate.... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago February 16, 2012 Recalling the grace-under-pressure composure WP Cardinals Quarterback Zach Bartlow displayed in his team’s climb to the title game last football season, it seems... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago February 9, 2012 A generous gift from the family of the late Dale Hutchens means the staff members of the Booker Rest Home will have new equipment to make their work easier and more... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago February 2, 2012 To say the City of Waitsburg is stumped by the future of the collapsed bunk house east of the McGregor plant is putting it mildly. No one came forward to put in a salvag...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 26, 2012 The Waitsburg City Council last week unanimously voted to deny its support of the revitalization of a flood control district that would use taxing powers to help... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago January 19, 2012 The WP Tigers wrestling team brought home two fourth-place medals from a big regional meet in Royal City on Saturday after reeling in two pins at a smaller meet in Ritzv...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 12, 2012 As clear as day, Craig Funabashi remembers the first time he saw his grandmother’s Story & Clark Victorian pump organ. He was six and visiting the Seattle area with...

 

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Ten Years Ago January 5, 2012 Joanna Lanning is getting ready to take the plunge. Last year, Lanning, and two Waitsburgers, Patty Hazelwood and Vicki Hamann, took a dip in the Columbia River to raise... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago December 29, 2011 A group of Waitsburg residents wants to resurrect the town’s defunct flood control district, a prospect city officials say they welcome. “We want to keep Waitsburg... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago December 22, 2011 The WP Cardinals aren’t just the toast of Waitsburg, which honored the team with a special dinner sponsored by the Commercial Club at the Town Hall last Thursday ...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 15, 2011 Waitsburg’s Town Hall was turned into a child’s Christmas-shopping paradise last Thursday night. For about 15 years, community volunteer Rose Englebrite said the... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago December 8, 2011 [Photo Caption] The 2011 WP Cardinals hold aloft the coveted state 2B championship trophy after their 33-7 victory over the Morton/White Pass Timberwolves at the Tacoma...

 

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Ten Years Ago December 1, 2011 This Saturday and Sunday Christmas comes to Waitsburg with Santa, a lighted parade and plenty of shopping and prizes during the town’s annual Hometown Christmas...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 24, 2011 The Waitsburg Resource Center, which opened in the American West Bank in December 2010, is being used by our neighbors more than ever. The city's food bank had been run... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago November 17, 2011 Last Wednesday night, a room in Preston Hall packed with school district employees and community members honored the closure of Terry Jacoy’s 23 years on the...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 10, 2011 For Bette Lou Crothers, who as a child moved every year, Dayton is her real hometown. Crothers attended Dayton High School her junior and senior years, married a local...

 

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Ten Years Ago November 3, 2011 Waitsburg Fire Department Captain Brian Callahan thought getting to the fire department five minutes before 5 p.m. would be just fine on Halloween last Monday. However,...

 

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Ten Years Ago October 27, 2011 As Waitsburg becomes increasingly popular among travelers, more small-scale, down-home lodging is springing up around town to accommodate them, according to Karen...

 

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Ten Years Ago October 20, 2011 The Henze hunting party got its first deer of the season Monday morning. The five men from Waitsburg and Aberdeen flushed out the 4-point white tail buck by spreading...

 

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Ten Years Ago October 13, 2011 It has been 25 years since Markeeta Little Wolf has belted out songs with her powerful voice to an audience. Little Wolf performed on TV, in club acts and even on the...

 

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Ten Years Ago October 6, 2011 Dayton had its moment in the sun on Saturday as it displayed the best it has to offer including historic homes, flourishing businesses, and plenty of local art for its ev...

 

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Ten Years Ago September 29, 2011 The Waitsburg City Council last Wednesday night voted 4-1 in favor of enacting a new ordinance that will give the city the ability to shut off city utilities to... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago September 22, 2011 It was a day of Victorian fashion, museum tours, buffalo, corn on the cob and Butlers at Waitsburg’s Fall Festival on Sunday. The attendance was anything but...

 

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Ten Years Ago September 15, 2011 Waitsburg resident Jane Butler, age 90, has deep family roots in the Touchet Valley through her husband Bob. Butler has lived in town about 50 years,... Full story

 

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Ten Years Ago September 8, 2011 The new face behind the counter at the Weller Public Library is likely one you have seen before. Rosie Warehime, the new library manager, has lived in Waitsburg for 44...

 

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