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A Sesquicentennial Success

Proposed Land Swap Has Neighbors Steamed

DAYTON – Last week the Washington State Department of Natural Resources presented to several county residents at a public hearing its plan to sell 640 acres of land it owns in Columbia County to...

A Sesquicentennial Success

WAITSBURG–Waitsburg Celebration Days kicked into gear with a well-attended parade on Saturday morning, and partied on until The FrogHollow Band introduced their new lead singer just before midnight ...

Mule Mania & Dayton Days This Weekend

DAYTON – Memorial Day weekend will feature a buzz of activity this year the likes of which haven't been seen since the end of pari-mutuel horse racing several years ago. As the historic Dayton Days ...

Whiskey Creek Plans June 1 Grand Opening

WAITSBURG – Staff at Waitsburg's Whiskey Creek Sports Bar and Grill tested equipment and honed the menu at a soft opening earlier this week. Grill owner, Dan Cole says the restaurant's grand...

Candidate Filing Closes; Some Positions Still Open

DAYTON – Numerous non-partisan offices opened for filing last week in Columbia and Walla Walla Counties. Filing closed Friday. Positions included those in the City of Dayton, Dayton and Waitsburg...

Bulldogs Advance With Win over WP

DAYTON – The Dayton High softball team advanced to the Southeast 2B district tournament with a big win here over the WP Lady Tigers on May 12. The Tigers' loss ended their season. Dayton pitcher...

WP Boys Win Districts

WALLA WALLA – The Waitsburg-Prescott boys won the Southeast District 9 track championship here on May 13. WP outscored a strong Asotin team, 191-148. "We had not won it two years in a row and it...

Andrews Wins Four Events at Districts

WALLA WALLA – Dayton senior Kaitlyn Andrews won all four of her events at the S.E. District 9 finals held here on May 13. In the 100 meters, Andrews led a strong Dayton field, with Bulldogs taking...

Dayton Beats Asotin, Falls to Irish

WALLA WALLA – The Dayton Bulldogs' softball team had an easy time with Asotin Saturday in the first round of the Southeast District 9 tournament, beating the Panthers 11-1. Sarah Phillips had her...

S.E. District 9 Track and Field Finals, Walla Walla

WP Boys’ Results Place Grade Name Time/Dist. 100 Meters - Varsity - Finals 2. 10 Travis Crockett 11.75a 5. 10 Joe Leamy 12.58a 9. 11 Resean Crockett 12.84a 10. 11 Kenny Miles 12.97a 11. 11 Alex Pietrzyk 13.14a 200 Meters - Varsity - Finals 1. 10...

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

As the end of my high-school career draws closer, people are asking me more and more frequently whether this column will continue once I leave for college. Unfortunately, the demanding coursework...

GUEST COMMENT

Dear Citizens of Waitsburg, Thank you for supporting our 2015 Waitsburg Celebration Days and celebration of our 150th anniversary of Waitsburg! It was a great turnout for everything. As Mayor of this “one of a kind” city, I was so proud of the...

Waitsburg Memorial Day Program

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual American Legion Memorial Day program will take place, Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Waitsburg City Cemetery. The program will recognize Karen (Huwe) Mohney who was instrumental in building the Veterans Memorial...

Community Yard Sale

WAITSBURG – The first Saturday in June marks Waitsburg’s 18th annual community-wide yard sale. For this year’s June 6 event, it’s free to be listed on the yard sale map, but the deadline is coming quick. To be included in the free directory...

Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair

WAITSBURG – The deadline to enter items in Waitsburg’s 61st annual Livestock Show and Fair is just around the corner. Last year’s show boasted approximately 70 exhibitors, and the Applied Arts Building earned the coveted Washington State Fair...

Pioneer Portraits - May 251, 2015

Ten Years Ago May 26, 2015 The Class of 2005 of Waitsburg High School will hold commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2005. The ceremony will be held on Kison Court. Twenty-three members of the class will receive diplomas. Giving the...

Waitsburg school Breakfast/Lunch

22: French Toast; Ham & Cheese Pockets, Cookie 25: No School – Memorial Day 26: Biscuit & Gravy; Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza 27: Longjohn; Nachos 28: Egg, Sausage, Hash Browns; Hot Ham &...

Police Notes - May 21, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing to report. Dayton May 10 Resident on Patit Road awoken by someone knocking on the door; requested deputies check the area, but they were unable to locate anyone. May 11 Suspicious black SUV reportedly parked near the school on E....

Birthdays - Week of May 21

May 22: Nancy Startin, Victor Langdon, Kathryn Kirk and Reed Olsen. May 23: Allen Ford, Greg Bichsel, Kathy Maioli, Elizabeth Hermanns and Bill Box. May 24: Bob Patton, Guy McCaw, Amanda Short, Amanda Higgins and Alexander LeClerc. May 25: Bill...

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