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Dayton Moves to Settle Claims Against County and Prosecutor

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council met Monday night to pass a resolution authorizing Mayor Craig George to settle all claims in the matter of a legal dispute between the City of Dayton, Columbia...

Waitsburg Hometown Christmas Schedule of Events

Saturday, Dec. 3 Waitsburg Town Hall 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shop with local vendors 9 -11:30 a.m. Breakfast by Chef Jeff 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lunch by Chef Jeff, Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Cookies 11 a.m. – Noon Cookie exchange 1-2 p.m. Children’s...

Smilin' With Santa

Ren Allen poses with Santa at Santa's House during Dayton's Christmas Kick-off celebration on Saturday. Ren is the son of Tiffani Allen of Dayton. See more...

'On the Dark Side of Heaven, Eternally at War'

DAYTON--For Captain Robert "Gene" Lathrop, USMC, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, the written word was his choice of therapy, according to author Jeanette Vaughn. Vaughn was in...

Quilts & More open on Main Street

DAYTON - There is a new quilt shop at 218 West Main Street in Dayton, called Quilts & More. Owner Joanne Marble is placing the emphasis on "more," because along with quilting material and...

Prescott High School Boys and Girls Basketball Schedule - 2016/17*

Date Opponent Location Boys JV Girls V Boys V Sat., Dec. 3 Yakima Tribal Toppenish 4:00 5:30 7:00 Mon., Dec. 5 Wa-Hi Freshmen Prescott NA 5:00 6:30 Fri., Dec. 9 SJE Saint John 4:30 6:00 7:30 Sat., Dec. 10 Oakesdale Prescott 3:30 5:00 6:30 Tues.,...

Senior-Heavy Dayton Boys' Team Looks Toward Playoff Berth

DAYTON – The Dayton boys' basketball team will field four returning senior starters this year: Tanner Bren, Zech Bryan, Ben Kleck, and Cal Martin. Second-year coach Will Hutchens says that those...

Dayton High School Boys and Girls Basketball Schedule – 2016/17

Date Opponent Location Girls JV Boys JV Girls V Boys V Fri. Dec. 2nd Oaksdale Oaksdale 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30 Sat. Dec. 3rd Pomeroy Dayton 2:00 3:30 5:00 6:30 Tues. Dec. 6th Riverview Riverview 4:30 4:30 6:00 7:30 Tues. Dec. 13th WWVA Dayton 3:00 4:30...

Experienced Lady Bulldogs Begin Quest for State Playoffs

DAYTON – Dayton girls' basketball coach Clayton Strong says his team knows exactly what it needs to do this year to make it to at least the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. Led by four...

Waitsburg High School Boys and Girls Basketball Schedule – 2016/17

Date Opponent Location Girls JV Boys JV Girls V Boys V Saturday, 3-Dec CleElum/Roslyn Granger, WA 2:00 12:30 12:30 2:00 Tuesday, 6-Dec Mac-Hi MacHi 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30 Friday, 9-Dec Touchet Waitsburg NA 4:30 6:00 7:30 Saturday, 10-Dec GarPal...

Fake News? That's a Very Old Story

Last week, The Post reported that Paul Horner, “the 38-year-old impresario of a Facebook fake-news empire,” believes he turned the election in favor of Donald Trump. For many, the claim signals an alarming turn into uncharted political...

Felled by Hepatitis C, a Vietnam Vet Joins Comrades on the Wall

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, but it continues to claim soldiers' lives. Nearly every spring, new names are etched into the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial,...

Want healthy kids? Let them play in the mud

Book Review: “Let Them Eat Dirt” By B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta If you read about children’s health, you’ve heard a lot of this before: Microbes, vilified because they cause infectious diseases, can be beneficial to a child’s...

Christmas in Your Home Town

In October, malls and department stores throughout the country get the season started with a flourish. The halls (I mean aisles) are decked with boughs of holly, and the campaigns to lure holiday gift shoppers are in full swing. Retailers have big...

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Prescott Author Book Signing

WALLA WALLA - Prescott author S. D. (Susan) Matley will be signing books at Book & Game in Walla Walla, Fri., Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.. New this year is Big-G City, the continuing tale of Greek immortals in the behind-the-scenes City of...

Blue Christmas Service

DAYTON – Not all is “merry and bright” for everyone during the holidays. The Dayton First Congregational Church will hold a special service for those struggling during the holidays, offering a space of peace and grace. A soup and bread supper...

Town Hall Meeting

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Town Hall Association will hold its annual meeting for election of officers on Thurs., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall. Anyone over the age of 18 and residing in the 99361 zip code may be elected to the board and...

Tourism Survey Public Meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton Chamber of Commerce and A.L. Baker Consulting will host a formal presentation on Tourism Survey results on Tues., Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the entire public. After two months of collecting data and receiving...

Kid's Night to Shop

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual Kids Night to Shop will take place on Wed., Dec. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. Vendors will be on hand with affordable gifts for kids and helpers will be available to assist...

Breakfast with Santa

DAYTON – The First Congregational Church of Dayton invites Dayton children to come and enjoy breakfast with Santa on Sat., Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. Children will enjoy a full breakfast and a visit with Santa. There is no charge to...

Christian Women's Connection

WAITSBURG – The December Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will take place Dec. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall. Melissa Weatherford of Grass Root Gourmet Catering Company will cater and tickets are $10. The featured...

Ladies Night Out, Dec. 5

DAYTON – Local ladies will want to take advantage of Ladies Night Out and stop by participating businesses for special holiday shopping, snacks, and drinks on Mon., Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m. Participating businesses include: Dingles, Wenaha Gallery,...

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

Packed with apple flavor and topped with gooey caramel and crunchy pecans. This is an all-time favorite that I bake and share at this time of year. It makes one large loaf or two small loaves (I think), maybe three. 1 c. white sugar 2 c....

Pioneer Portraits - December 1, 2016

Ten Years Ago December 7, 2006 A Christmas potluck at Ye Towne Hall will be held Friday, December 8, 2006 by 55 Plus. Jeanetta Monfort and Iris Stearns will hostess. Baked ham, sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, and three pumpkin pies will be...

Birthdays - Week of December 1

December 2: James Liebermann. December 3: Veronica Deal, Angela Smith, Chuck Riddle, Kim Ary, Adam Rich. December 4: Teagen Larsen, Barbara Weaver, George Young, Robert Johnson, Sean Mathews, Corrine Miller, Jaimie Winnett. December 5: Anthony...

School Breakfast and Lunches

December 2: James Liebermann. December 3: Veronica Deal, Angela Smith, Chuck Riddle, Kim Ary, Adam Rich. December 4: Teagen Larsen, Barbara Weaver, George Young, Robert Johnson, Sean Mathews, Corrine Miller, Jaimie Winnett. December 5: Anthony...

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