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Nestlé Ends Waitsburg Water Investigation

Nestlé Ends Waitsburg Water Investigation

WAITSBURG – Following weeks of contention, protests, and the resulting resignation of the town's mayor, Waitsburg's City Council decided to cut short any involvement with Nestlé Waters North... Full story

Longtime County Health Educator to Retire

DAYTON-Vickie Hodgson will be in the office at the Columbia County Health Department only four days in September: the 12th through the 15th. She will then move out of the health department, where she ...

Dayton School Board Prepares For Year Ahead

DAYTON—Keeping junior high school students engaged was a hot topic for participants at the Aug. 17 Dayton School District board meeting. Dayton High School/Middle School teachers Jeff McCann and... Full story

Calling all Newcomers!

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism camped overnight in Preston Park last weekend during their annual Newcomers event. The local SCA chapter, Barony of Wastekeep, hosts the campout to...

Clinton and Trump Should Be Debating Taxation

Imagine what could happen if Donald Trump hadn’t turned the presidential campaign into an argument over who founded Islamic State or whether there should be ideological entrance tests for foreign visitors and immigrants. Then he and Hillary...

How Cute Baby Animal Photos Toy with Your Brain

It has a chubby little body, a big head and floppy little limbs. It has high, babylike voice, a button nose and a little mouth. It has big bright eyes and rosy cheeks. It giggles and squeals. But unlike a human baby, it is also bright yellow and... Full story

Waitsburg School Reg.

WAITSBURG – All Waitsburg School District students (new and returning) need to register the week of Aug. 22. All fees (ASB, meals, etc.) may be paid at Preston Hall Middle School. To accommodate parents who work during the day, all three schools...

Ruth E. Hansen

Ruth was born at home in the Blue Mountains of Walla Walla County, Washington. She was the fourth of six children, born to Albert and Margaret Leid Hansen. Ruth graduated from Waitsburg High School’s Class of 1941 and faithfully attended every...

Pioneer Portraits - August 25, 2016

Ten Years Ago August 31, 2006 It seems that the citizens of Waitsburg and Columbia County are a pretty generous and caring bunch. Several fire officials have remarked that people have been uncommonly helpful to firefighters and other support...

Police Notes - Aug. 2-10

Dayton Aug. 2 Caller reported that a rock had been thrown at his pickup, parked on S. 3rd St., at about 5 a.m. and left a dent and a hole in the tailgate. Investigation continues. A caller on W. Richmond reported that a rock was thrown at his... Full story

Birthdays - Week of August 25

August 26: Ann Barr, Betty Mason, Beverly Harper, Jackie Savage, Darin Mayer, Jeff Katsel, Steven Lybecker. August 27: Brian Richards, Bonnie Brookshire, Amy Farley, Tom Mock, Kippy Counts, Steve Gusse, Shannon Bloor, Justin Gagnon, Ashley Witt,...

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

This is a recipe my daughter in law shared. The muffins are not as sweet as some of the store bought ones that are more cake like. This recipe only makes 6 muffins, so most of us will double or...

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