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Dayton Search Leads to Drug Arrest

Dayton Search Leads to Drug Arrest

DAYTON – Fifty-year-old Dayton resident Monty N. Dunn was booked into Columbia County Jail on Wednesday, Feb. 25, after local deputies and a special team from Walla Walla executed an early morning...

County Objects to Monteillet Liquor License Renewal

DAYTON – The Columbia County Commissioners have formally objected to the granting of a liquor license renewal to Monteillet Fromagerie, according to a letter written to the Washington State Liquor...

Dayton Considers Revising Signs, Sidewalk Codes

DAYTON – The Dayton Planning Department is offering a final workshop this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Delaney Building at the Dayton Memorial Library regarding current city regulations for retail ...

Road Trip: Visit to Retail Pot Shop in Prosser is eye-Opening for County Leaders

DAYTON – In less than three weeks the Columbia County Commissioners will decide whether to extend the county moratorium on marijuana, allow marijuana operations in the county, or ban them...

The Future of Technology

DAYTON – Members of Dayton School District’s technology committee are meeting this week to discuss the future of technology for the district. Dayton may consider a technology levy in February...

Whoopemup Plat OK'd, with Conditions

WAITSBURG – Warren Land Company cleared hurdle number one after receiving a conditional preliminary plat approval for the proposed Whoopemup Meadows subdivision at a Feb. 19 Waitsburg City Council...

Colfax Upends Dayton, 47-29

WALLA WALLA – Cold shooting and turnovers plagued the Dayton girls' basketball team Saturday night, as they lost to Colfax here, 47-29, in the final round of the 2B District 7/9 sub-regional...

Newman Wins 1, loses 2 at Dome

WAITSBURG – WP Heavyweight wrestler Tristan Newman got off to a great start at the 2015 State Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome on Friday, Feb. 20, but failed to maintain enough momentum to take a...

Five Cardinal Gridders Receive All-State Honors

WAITSBURG – The Associated Press named its Washington All-State first and second teams in December, and four members of the Waitsburg-Prescott team made the 2B rosters. Senior wide receiver Devin...

Supporting the Team

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Hoops and Jump for Heart Brings In Big Bucks

WAITSBURG – The WHS gymnasium was a happening place on Wednesday, Feb. 18 as Waitsburg elementary and middle school students jumped rope, hula hooped and shot baskets as part of a campaign to raise ...

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

It’s hard to feel bad about the world during a week like this. That’s because spring training has begun. As you read this, position players (that’s what they call non-pitchers or catchers) are...

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

And now, presenting some valuable insight into the human psyche: The Nine Steps of the Grieving Process! Step One: Denial. “Wait. So let me hear that again. An elite prep school who edged us out by ...

Senate Proposal Includes Gas Tax Hike

OLYMPIA—The Senate’s new transportation package is being hailed for its bipartisan support, while some critics find aspects of it troubling. The proposals were revealed on Feb. 12 after 22 months of negotiations and would mostly fund various...

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Commercial Club City Council Candidate Forum

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club will host a Waitsburg City Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday, March 3 at Waitsburg Town Hall. Incumbent and new candidates are invited to speak to community members for three to five minutes and take...

Boys and Girls State Honor Night

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Boys and Girls State Honor Night Dessert at Town Hall on March 2 at 7 p.m. It is a family affair for anyone interested in learning more about Evergreen Girls and Boys State, a...

Dayton Snow Day Moved to June

DAYTON – The snow day originally scheduled for make up on March 6 has been moved to Thursday, June 11. This will be the last day of school, according to Superintendent Doug Johnson. “The decision provides parents with two weeks’ notice of the...

Public Meets Principal Candidates

DAYTON – The public is invited to meet candidates for the permanent Dayton School District secondary principal on the evenings of March 2 and 3 in the high school auditorium. Times will be announced. A schedule will be posted on the school...

Citizen Award Nominations

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Community Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations may be submitted, in letter form, for the Commercial Club Executive Board to consider at their March 3 meeting....

Board Approves April School Levy

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board approved a resolution last week to place a capital projects levy on the April 28 ballot. The levy will request $800,000, collected over a two-year period during 2016 and 2017, to fund purchases and repairs that...