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 By Loyal Baker    News    April 22, 2021 

House fire in Starbuck

STARBUCK–A residential fire, suspected to be started by an electrical malfunction, gutted 104 W. Main here Wednesday night. Columbia County Fire District No. 1 units responded and called for mutual...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 22, 2021 

Young DW golf team gaining experience

RICHLAND–Columbia Point Golf Course's 18-hole, 72-par course is challenging, and it proved so for the six Dayton-Waitsburg Golf Team members April 14. DW's Caleb Barron came in 12th out of 18...

 

Pastor Marj Johnston leaving First Congregational Church

DAYTON–Sunday, April 18, will be Pastor Marj Johnston's final Sunday in the pulpit at the Dayton First Congregational Church UCC. "I'm taking a break from parish-based ministry," Johnston, who has...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 15, 2021

GOLF

PASCO–Two Dayton-Waitsburg golfers recently gave their first high-school golf match their best shot. DW's Caleb Barron finished a respectable fourth place in the 18-hole, par 72 match at Sun...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 8, 2021

All Wheels Weekend is a go

DAYTON–All Wheels Weekend 2021 will return after a one-year, COVID-19 hiatus. Planners announced this week that the Father's Day Weekend event is on the calendar for June 18-19-20, with covid...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 8, 2021

Wolfpack beats Cougars 40-12 in crossover

WHITE SWAN–The Cougars drew first blood with a touchdown aided by two Dayton-Waitsburg pass-interference penalties, but the Wolfpack settled down and scored three touchdowns in the first quarter,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 8, 2021

DW athletes named All League

DAYTON–Four Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack volleyball players were named to the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference Second Team, and six Wolfpack football players were tapped with All-League honors,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 1, 2021

Crothers' long-awaited retirement shindig, State Farm Grand Opening Saturday

DAYTON–Long-time local insurance agent Bette Lou Crothers, who retired July 31, 2020, will be the guest of honor at a retirement celebration and grand opening this Saturday, sponsored by State...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    April 1, 2021

2021 Alumni Reunion canceled

DAYTON–COVID-10 restrictions and risks have prompted the Dayton High School Alumni Association to forgo, for a second year in a row, its annual Alumni Weekend in July, according to Alumni President...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 1, 2021

Coyotes send Wolfpack packing 54-6

BURBANK–From Columbia's first touchdown on the second play of the game, a 55-yard ramble by Abraham Garcia, the Wolfpack had the feeling it was going to be a long night. The Coyotes stomped on the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    April 1, 2021

DW rallies for five-set win

DAYTON–After pulling out a hard-fought 26-24 first-set win over the White Swan Cougars in the 2021-covid season's final match here Wednesday, March 24, Dayton-Waitsburg went flat for two sets...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    March 25, 2021

New concessionaire signed at Golf Course

DAYTON–With the spring not only in the air but on the calendar, and local golfers gravitating to the fairways and greens, the Touchet Valley Golf & Recreation organization, formerly known as the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 25, 2021

Kittitas hands DW volleyball playoff loss

DAYTON–The DW Lady Wolfpack dropped a three-set match at Kittitas in post-season play Tuesday after finishing third in the East Division, and closed out the playoffs with a consolation home contest...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 25, 2021

River View overwhelms Wolfpack 41-6

WAITSBURG–The River View Panthers' first play set the tone–a 54-yard, up-the-middle touchdown by Bio Mendoza, and though Dayton-Waitsburg was competitive and went eyeball-to-eyeball with the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 25, 2021

DW Football Crossover game at White Swan Tuesday

WAITSBURG–Dayton-Waitsburg's Wolfpack Football is playing the final game of the 2021 covid season, a crossover game with the West Division of the league, at White Swan High School, with the kickoff...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    March 18, 2021

Eagles Aerie tackling leaky roof

DAYTON–The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2618 here met last week and again this week to address a leaking roof, damaged when high winds earlier this year carried away some of the metal...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 18, 2021

Students' choice:

DAYTON–The vote is in and counted, and students in both the schools here and in Waitsburg have chosen "DW Wolfpack" as the mascot of the combined athletic program, Waitsburg Athletic Director and...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 18, 2021

Wolfpack football cookin' in 32-20 win at Mabton

By Loyal Baker MABTON–The DW Wolfpack overcame challenges and rallied from a 14-12 halftime deficit to win 32-20 over the Mabton Vikings in the third game of the six-game covid season. The game...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 18, 2021

Volleyball team downed by Knights and Jaguars

COLLEGE PLACE–The powerful Walla Walla Valley Academy Knights kept the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack in the mid to low teens in a three set loss here March 13. With the loss, DW is 2-6 with two matches...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 11, 2021

DW Volleyball notches first win

DAYTON–After a series of frustrating losses, the Dayton-Waitsburg Volleyball team gelled and handed Riverview a three-set loss here Saturday as the team moves into the second half of the covid-short...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 11, 2021

Dayton-Waitsburg students choosing mascot for combine

DAYTON–Students at Dayton and Waitsburg schools in grades six through 12 are voting this week on a mascot for the combined athletics program, school officials say. Voting will continue up until 3...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    March 4, 2021

Kiwanis Club honors Sheriff's Office

DAYTON–The Dayton Kiwanis Club showed its appreciation to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office with a brief ceremony and shared locally made cupcakes with blue frosting Thursday, February 25, at...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    March 4, 2021

Trio of businesses burgled this week

DAYTON–Police are investigating burglaries at three downtown Dayton properties over the Monday night-Tuesday morning time period this week. Burglaries were reported at City Lumber and Coal Yard, 200 N. 3rd Street, AgLink, 207 N. 3rd Street, and...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 4, 2021

Off-season dedication pays in 38-0 win

WAITSBURG–Dedication and hard work on their own initiative paid dividends for Dayton Waitsburg Valley Football as they resoundingly defeated Highland 38-0 here February 27 in the combine's first...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    March 4, 2021

DW working through early season

DAYTON–A hard-hitting TriCities Prep team handed Dayton-Waitsburg Volleyball a loss last week as the squad looks for its first win of the season. DW hosts River View at noon on Saturday, March 6...

 

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