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Columbia County Public Health reports rise in COVID-19 cases

DAYTON—On Sunday, November 22, the Columbia County Public Health Department reported sixteen new positive cases of COVID-19; two cases are associated with Dayton schools. Dayton schools were closed...

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Dayton School board report for November

DAYTON—Mason Finney, a senior at Dayton High School and the ASB public relations manager, spoke at the Dayton School District board meeting last week. Finney said the middle school and high school...

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Waitsburg City Council November report

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, November 18, via conference call. The council heard from City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe as he led a public hearing regarding property taxes....

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Civil Deputy Tim Quigg celebrates 40 years in law enforcement

DAYTON-Civil Deputy Tim Quigg has hit a major milestone at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. On November 21, Quigg celebrated four decades of service, with no plans to retire anytime soon. Quigg...

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Shop local this season!

From vibrant poinsettias to reclaimed furniture, Waitsburg businesses have everything you need to be the favorite Santa in your family. This holiday season, shop your local businesses, whether...

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Waitsburg School Board November update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Wednesday, November 18, for a regular board meeting. The board met via Zoom conference call. During the meeting, secondary principal Stephanie Wooderchak...

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Eagles

The Seahawks win last week over the Cardinals and the Rams win over Tampa Bay gives both teams an identical 7-3 record with six games left to play. Seahawks fans may have been hoping for the Buccaneers to beat the Rams in the Monday Night Football...

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Let's support our local post offices

Mail delivery is deemed an essential service by the government. Americans rely on the timely delivery of everything from prescription medications to Social Security checks. Many residents in our...

City of Waitsburg offers leaf disposal bin for residents

WAITSBURG—Basin Disposal, Inc., will only offer leaf pickup in Dayton. The garbage disposal company previously shared with our paper that there would be free leaf pickup for customers in Waitsburg and Prescott as well as Dayton. However, that...

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Zoom Meeting Extension

WORLD WIDE WEB—Zoom announced it will lift its timed meeting limit on Thanksgiving so “your family gatherings don’t get cut short.” The video communications company announced in a tweet that...

Walla Walla Fire Department to display wreaths to remind Residents about fire safety during the holidays

WALLA WALLA—It’s that time of year when the temperature drops, the days get shorter, and there is a buzz in the air about the upcoming holiday season. For those preparing to celebrate the holidays, the Walla Walla Fire Department would like to...

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Dayton Chamber makes Letters to Santa drop box available

DAYTON-Santa's elves have been busy in Dayton! Though Santa will be more elusive than ever this year, he still needs letters to know what kiddos would like for Christmas. A drop box for letters to...

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Prescott School District November update

PRESCOTT—The Prescott School District met Thursday, November 19, for a regular meeting. The meeting was held remotely, via Zoom call. Business Manager Thomas Palumbo gave the Superintendent’s...

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Area schools temporarily return to distance learning

Waitsburg, Dayton, and Prescott school districts are battling rising COVID-19 cases and have announced temporary closures or a switch back to virtual learning. COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising in...

Department of Health temporarily pauses reporting of negative COVID-19 test results

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) asks the state’s laboratories that conduct the largest volume of tests to temporarily stop sending individual negative COVID-19 test results and instead send the department the aggregate...

Volunteers wanted

WALLA WALLA—The City of Walla Walla is accepting volunteer applications for the Arts Commission, Infrastructure Improvement Committee, and the Waste & Wastewater Advisory Committee. The arts commissioner position is designated for an artist who...

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Stream these

For longtime fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the Amazon original Truth Seekers (2020) is a welcome reunion with a whole new story. There’s more than meets the eye with cable installer Gus...

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Drawing on my iPad

I was one of those early nerds who couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first Apple iPad. I had been using my iPhone to draw using an app called Brushes. One of my art heroes, David Hockney, had...

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Judilyn Marie Jones

Judilyn Marie Jones, age 76, of 818 S. 5th St, Dayton, WA died November 18, 2020. Judilyn joins her love, Eugene, who passed away in 2006. There will be no public service. Arrangements are being...

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It's Thanksgiving­

This year our family Thanksgiving will be a virtual party, sadly, but then it does save me driving two hours each way to my sister’s house, just to sit in a corner and read or knit with a big glass...

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Leonard Eugene Reser

Leonard Eugene Reser, a longtime Newport, WA resident passed away October 25, 2020.  Leonard was born September 30, 1941, to Gene and Fern Reser. He was raised in eastern Washington and graduated...

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The Cookie Chronicles I Chapter 23-Tricks and treats

Not long after Cookie had settled in, and I’d become infatuated with the idea of dog ownership, Mrs. G presented me with a slim volume entitled “101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage,...

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

If this sounds familiar, it is. I used this recipe last year (and the year before) about this time. It’s worth repeating. I used to make this after Thanksgiving when I had a family and trying to stretch all the leftovers I could. It’s very good...

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago November 25, 2010 This week’s early snow indicates the beginning of a cold season that could be a great year for Ski Bluewood, but disastrous for a Touchet Valley vulnerable to flooding from the Touchet and Coppei rivers. Daniel...

WWCSO

November 13 Violation of a no-contact order. Burbank November 14 Residential burglary and theft. Waitsburg November 15 Theft of identity papers. Prescott November 18 Malicious mischief at the county jail. Walla...

LEGAL NOTICES

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA No.: 20-4-00078-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ROBERT A. BAUMANN, Deceased. The Personal Representative named...

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