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Thieves Loot Museums in Three Break-ins

Columbia County Will Switch to Columbia REA

DAYTON – After months of deliberation, Columbia County Commissioners decided Wednesday to switch power providers for the county courthouse and the county public works building from Pacific Power...

Thieves Loot Museums in Three Break-ins

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Historical Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the burglar(s) who made three separate break-ins to Waitsburg museum ...

Lyons Ferry State Park Day Area Opens in June

STARBUCK – Lyons Ferry State Park, on the Franklin County side of the Snake River off Highway 261, will open this season with a grand re-opening celebration on June 5, according to a Washington...

New Ag Equipment Business Coming to Dayton

DAYTON – For several years, Greg Bingaman, a La Grande, Ore. farmer and owner of Pioneer West Agricultural Solutions, has hunted for a place to set up shop in Dayton. His company already sells a...

Waitsburg Grocery Named First 'Business of the Year'

WAITSBURG – Shoppers at Waitsburg Grocery are practically guaranteed a first-name welcome if owner Dan Cole, who has operated the community hub for nearly 30 years, is anywhere nearby. It's that...

Hockersmith Wins Community Service Award

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Program (TVAMP) Director Kate Hockersmith joined the ranks of more than 50 deserving individuals – the first being Ernest Kison in 1962 – to...

Tour of Walla Walla Rolls into Waitsburg Friday

WAITSBURG – The 19th annual Tour of Walla Walla cycling stage race will begin early Friday in Waitsburg. More than 100 professional and amateur cyclists from throughout the northwest are expected...

Local Athletes Qualify for Pasco Invite

WAITSBURG – Four Touchet Valley athletes have qualified for the Pasco Invite, which will be held Saturday at Edgar Brown Stadium. The meet will feature more than 2,000 top track and field athletes...

WP Track Stars Shine at Benton City

BENTON CITY – After sitting out the first four meets of the season due to eligibility issues, WP's Kobie Brown showed up at the SCAC meet here on a mission. Competing against athletes from three 1A ...

Lanning is WIAA Athlete of the Week

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg High School senior Owen Lanning was named one of twelve Athletes of the week earlier this month by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for his performance in track and field. At the 80th annual Carnival of...

Owen's Next Step

On Sunday, Waitsburg-Prescott three-sport athlete Owen Lanning signed a letter of intent to attend Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston next year. ....

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

As I write this early on Tuesday morning, it’s snowing at my house. But I’m not discouraged. Yesterday was in the 60s and more warm weather is on the way. Baseball is up and running, and the...

Pesticide Use and Depression in Farmers

Organic farming may be as important to the farmers who practice it as to those who purchase and eat the food they grow. This year, researchers with the National Institute of Health completed a landmark, 20-year study of the connection between...

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

It’s eight o’clock in the morning. The commons area is all but empty, but no wonder – it’s the first day of school after spring break, and nobody is exactly rushing back. The floors are...

Clean-up Help Appreciated

Dear Editor, Thank you for the great coverage of the historic displays being prepared for the Waitsburg sesquicentennial. I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Clyde Burdine to this effort. His company did the initial clean-up of the...

WDFW Seeks Help Identifying 'Spree Killing' Poacher

WALLA WALLA – Eight deer were shot and left lying in a field in what the Washington Department of Wildlife (WDFW) is calling a “spree killing.” The killings were believed to have occurred late Friday, April 10, near the top of Spring Creek...

DHS Wins 2014 Washington Achievement Award for Progress

DAYTON – Dayton High School has been honored this month with a 2014 Washington Achievement Award for High Progress, according to a notification from the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. “We have much to celebrate...

FFA Nutrients for Life Event

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg community members are invited to attend this year’s Nutrients for Life event to take place Monday, April 20 at the Agriculture Science classroom at Waitsburg High School. This year’s topic is responsible stewardship and...

Prescott Lions Fundraiser Breakfast

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Lions Club will host their monthly fundraising breakfast this Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and19 from 8-11 a.m. each day. The breakfast will take place at the Prescott Lions Hall located at Highway 124 and D Street in...

Italian Delights Fundraiser

WAITSBURG – Italian Delights is scheduled to take place Sunday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m. at the Waitsburg Elementary School multipurpose room. This traditional annual Italian dinner raises funds to send local kids to Younglife and Wyldlife camp...

Wait-Hi and Preston Hall Receive State Top Awards

WAITSBURG –Waitsburg High School and Preston Hall Middle School have once again been ranked among the best schools in Washington State according the 2014 Washington Achievement Awards that were released Monday, April 13. Washington Achievement...