November 21, 2014 issue


A Community Day of Thanks

Dianne Burkhart and Lisa Lamping are two of the organizers of a community Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Warrenton Community Center from noon to 3 p.m. The dinner, called A Community Day of Thanks, is free to anyone who wishes to attend. The two women, along with their husbands, Carl Burkhart and Vern Lamping, and friend Kellie Clark, say that by offering the dinner to the community, it’s their way to giving back.

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November 14, 2014 issue


 WGS students win Patriot Pen Award from VFW

Pictured above (left to right): VFW member Bert Little, Jacob Morrow, Devon Jackson, VFW members Leroy and Muriel Dunn. (Photo by Debbie Morrow)

Warrenton Grade School students Jacob Morrow and Devon Jackson were the first place winners in the VFW Patriot Pen Award essay contest. The title of the essay was “Why I Appreciate Veterans”.



 Teacher Jim Hackwith has seen many changes in his 28 years at Warrenton High School

Dennis Warren interviews WHS teacher Jim Hackwith in this week’s Columbia Press.

Please read this week’s issue of The Columbia Press for the full story.


Downtown Warrenton Commercial Facade Improvement Grant Program Available

The Warrenton Urban Renewal District, in cooperation with the Warrenton Business Association is accepting applications from businesses in the Urban Renewal District for grants for building facade improvements. Matching grants up to $5,000 per building are available from a $50,000 grant fund. Applications may be submitted immediately and until February 28, 2015, with awards to be made in April 2015. Applications and eligibility requirements may be found on the City of Warrenton website: under “Urban Renewal” or at City Hall, 225 S. Main Avenue. For more information, call the City Recorder’s Office at 503-861-0823.