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Waitsburg homes and farms underwater

WAITSBURG-February 7 is starting to earn quite the reputation in the Walla Walla Valley, as two major floods have ripped through the area in less than 25 years. The 2020 flood, which people are just...

Gardener's Grove: Grow Challenge

WALLA WALLA-Sheltered from the recent downpour of rain, I'm staring out the window taking approximate measurements to draw up plans for the garden. This may very well be the best part of gardening:...

Cafe opening soon in Dayton

DAYTON—Alicia Walker wants to continue her family’s philosophy of providing organic, locally sourced, nourishing food to the community. Her goal is to open, ‘Locally Nourished’, a new...

Nancy's Dream is growing

WAITSBURG-Doug Biolo didn't have plans to stay in Waitsburg after his mother, Nancy Aronson, passed. It took a little bit of convincing from his sister, Janet Lawrence and a split-second decision to...

The Club seeks reading buddy volunteers

DAYTON—Children who are proficient and passionate readers by third grade are five times more likely to be college or career ready. The Innovia Foundation in Spokane, WA began a program in 2013 in...

Prescott boys win 4th straight game and qualify for district playoffs

COLTON-Prescott boys basketball traveled to Colton on Saturday Feb. 8th for their final regular season game of the year. In the first quarter, #23 Miguel Ayala opened the scoring under the basket...

D-W Boys basketball knocks off another opponent at the buzzer

WALLA WALLA—In clearly their best game of the season, Dayton-Waitsburg’s boys basketball team avenged an early home loss to the DeSales Irish on a last second three-point shot by sophomore guard Dylan Bledsoe to win, 49-46. As the clock wound...

Wa-Hi Girls and Wa-Hi Boys teams advance to district playoffs

WALLA WALLA—The Wa-Hi girls basketball team (13-7) qualified for the district playoffs. However, the last two games they played in the regular season were losses against Kennewick and Hermiston. This dropped them from a third-place finish in...

D-W Offense fizzles in final game before districts

WALLA WALLA—Dayton-Waitsburg’s girls basketball team got off to a great start against league foe DeSales Irish last Tuesday in its final league game of the 2019-20 season but a quiet third quarter led to an Irish victory of 40-24 heading into...

The Matbirds are back at it

The matbirds are back in...

Pastor Matt Wyatt responds to questions about his efforts over the weekend

To the Editor, It was a busy weekend but very fulfilling. I saw a community come together in a way that was inspiring and made me so grateful to be a part of this town. As for the questions, we have had one family stay the night at the church. We...

Homes or businesses damaged by the flood may be eligible for property tax reduction

WALLA WALLA—If your home or business was damaged during the flood, you may be eligible for a reduction of value for the 2020 tax year. Any real property or business personal property that has been placed upon the assessment roll as of January 1,...

Special award to be given to five year old life saver

DAYTON—On Friday, February 28th at 4 p.m. at the Columbia County Courthouse, a Life Saving Award will be presented to five year old Carl Burnstad in the Court Room. Mr. Burnstad dialed 911 when his mother became unresponsive. Due to limitations...

Public meeting about the flood at the Fairgrounds Pavilion on Thursday

DAYTON—Keep track of every dollar and every hour you spend on flood mitigation. That was the take-away message from government officials at the offices of the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, when they discussed next steps after the...

Dayton Superintendent selected

DAYTON-Following last night's final interviews with community and school staff, the Dayton School Board of Directors voted unanimously to offer Guy Strot the position of superintendent, pending...

Museum After Hours talk explores the musical Bauer sisters of Walla Walla

Susan Pickett, a violinist, musicologist, and Whitman College Professor Emerita, will speak about Emilie and Marion Bauer, Walla Walla natives who had influential music careers in New York City at a...

Dayton Memorial Library main floor remodel pushed to April

DAYTON—Columbia County Rural Library District Director Dusty Waltner said because of some purchasing and delivery delays it was decided to push the planned library remodel to Spring break in April. The CCRLD board and library administrators had...

Walla Walla Choral Society shares Good Vibrations in concert

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Choral Society’s 2019-2020 concert season continues with Good Vibrations at Gesa Power House Theatre on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. and Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m....

Daughters of Pioneers offer scholarship

WALLA WALLA—Are you a descendant of a pioneer who established residence in Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana during or prior to the year 1885? If you are also graduating from high school this...

Teddy Bear Tea fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 29

WALLA WALLA—It’s that time of year, again! The 14th annual Teddy Bear Tea takes place on Saturday, February 29 at the St Francis Church Social Hall, at 722 W. Alder St. in Walla Walla. This...

Don't miss the Annual Sam Erwin Memorial Breakfast!

Proceeds will benefit the Prescott High School Scholarship Fund. The Prescott Lions Breakfast will be held on Saturday February 15, and Sunday, February 16, from 8 - 11 a.m.  The breakfast...

Shrimp Fried Rice

I seem to be on a dinner idea kick, but I do have a yummy cake I'm going to try and share. This recipe was shared by a friend, Sofia, who brought it for a potluck. If you do not like shrimp, or don't...

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 18, 2010 A ski hill on Valentine’s Day is an unnatural setting for sorrow, particularly when it comes from a gathering of college students far too young to be mourning the loss of a close friend. But the intimate memorial...

Happy Birthday!

February 13: Denise Shaffer, Lori Ann Witt, Tamra Fry, James Olson, Jonathon Baker, Justin and Travis Turner and Patty Mayberry. February 14: Susan Talbott, Edith Wold, Gina Lytle, Susan Zuger and David Smith. February 15: Ephraimia Reese, Andrew...

Legal Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA NO: 20-4-00027-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In re the Estate of: WALTER G. MONTGOMERY, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been...

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