Series of Fires plague Dayton, none are deemed suspicious

DAYTON – Columbia County Fire District #3 quickly extinguished a house fire in the 700 block of East Main Street on Tuesday night. The fire is one of several blazes over recent weeks. At...

Switchgrass Delta bluegrass band to visit Ireland

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's resident bluegrass band, Switchgrass Delta, will head to Ireland this June to study traditional Irish music and to perform at an Irish bluegrass festival. The group is busy...

Whoopemup Hollow Cafe closes doors for good

WAITSBURG – A Feb. 15 post on the Whoopemup Waitsburg and Whoopemup Walla Walla Facebook pages confirmed recent rumors that the popular Cajun-inspired Whoopemup Hollow Café, with stores on...

Dayton negotiates land deal for wastewater treatment plant site

DAYTON-Items on the agenda at last week's city council meeting included an update on the city's Wastewater Treatment Plan Project. "We're getting closer in negotiations with some land owners," said...

Sheets of Paper art show at Studio Two Zero Two

WALLA WALLA-Through their show, Sheets of Paper, resident artists at Studio Two Zero Two and Morell Family Wines are inviting the community to overcome the winter doldrums and experience new works....

Carlos Norris represents Dayton to go 2-2 at state wrestling tourney

TACOMA, Wash. – Dayton Bulldog wrestler Carlos Norris found himself bypassing regionals and heading directly to state competition when snowstorms across the state made roads unsafe and resulted in...

Modern Baseball Statistics (Part Two: Base Running)

This is part two of a series of articles I’m writing to introduce some of the newer statistics announcers are using in broadcasts. Last time I covered Park Factor and how it affects hitters. This...

Tiger boys beat Pomeroy but fall to Gar-Pal in district playoffs

COLFAX, Wash. – After being forced into the Southeast 1B playoffs loser bracket with a 57-45 loss against Oakesdale on Feb. 9, the Prescott Tigers boys basketball team extended district play with a...

An old gardener learns some new tricks

Because most of my gardening experience has been in the desert, the prospect of getting to grow an English-style cottage garden when we moved to Dayton, in 2012, was beyond my wildest dreams. Little...

Growing Resistance to Corporate Incentives

The circumstances leading to Amazon’s decision to scrap its New York City project are trends corporate leaders need to examine closely. There are cultural and political shifts in America which are changing the way business is done. Amazon walked...

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Pizza, Paint, Pizazz Party

WAITSBURG – Join the Waitsburg Commercial Club for pizza and painting on Wed., Feb. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall. Tickets include a paint-by-number kit, pizza and fun. Just bring your own pizazz! Adult beverages will be available for...

Seattle Rock Orchestra to play Gesa Power House

WALLA WALLA – The Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) returns to the Gesa Power Houes Theatre to play the music of Led Zeppelin on Sat., March 23 at 7 p.m. In this concert, Seattle Rock Orchestra dives...

Laht Neppur Takes Third at Palouse Cabin Fever Brew Fest

PALOUSE, Wash. – Laht Neppur nabbed another win at the Palouse Cabin Fever Brew Fest on Feb. 9 where it took third place with its Spiced Peaches and Cream ale. Conditions this year were brisker-than-usual at the popular indoor/outdoor event but...

Garden Club Coffee Swap

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Garden Club will kick off the season with catalog and seed swap at 10 Ton Coffee on Sun., Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring 2019 seed catalogues to share an inspire as well as any seeds you would like to...

AAUW presents public broadcasting program

WALLA WALLA – The local branch of the American Association of University Women and the Walla Walla Public Library will present a free public program, "The Past, Present and Future of Public...

Emma Philbrook achieves academic distinction at Whitman

WALLA WALLA – Waitsburg High School graduate Emma Philbrook earned academic distinction for the most recent semester at Whitman College. This recognition is given to students who have completed a minimum of 12 credits, passed all credits...

Pints for a Purpose

WALLA WALLA – The Exchange Club of Walla Walla and M.T. Head Brewing Co.will hold a Pints for a Purpose fundraiser on Thurs., Feb. 21 from 4-7 p.m. to help the Sheriff’s Office acquire a new K9. The event will be held at M.T. Head Brewing...

Waitsburg Snow Make-up Day

WAITSBURG - The make-up day for the Feb. 15 snow day cancellation will be Fri., March 8. That day was originally marked in the calendar as a No School day, but was reserved as a make-up day in the case of a snow day. There will be school on March...

Walla Walla Symphony presents 'The Eight Seasons' on March 5

Walla Walla, WA – On March 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall, experience the four seasons in both hemispheres at “The Eight Seasons”! Soloist Tomás Cotik, violin, will join the Walla Walla Symphony to perform Vivaldi’s classic The...

River Restoration Northwest film festival

WALLA WALLA - The 5th Annual “Stories of our Watersheds: River Restoration Northwest Film Festival” will take place at Gesa Power House Theatre on Thurs., March 7 at 7 p.m.  The Walla Walla, Touchet and Tucannon basins are currently undergoing...

Birthdays, Feb. 21-27

February 21: Dick Brunton, Ted Hopwood, Rich PiersAon, Travis Wood, Joshua Wood, Chris Huwe and Molly and Mandy Hays. February 22: Cheri Maxwell, Gerald Morgan, Charles Morgan, Tristien Cook, Alexandra Bloor, Betty Crabtree, Nicole Eastwood....

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 26, 2009 Two of Waitsburg-Prescott’s quick guards were honored as selections to the Blue Mountain Conference All conference First Team. Stacy Potter of the WP Lady Cardinals, and Jeff Hofer of the WP Cardinals were among...

Reader Photo of the Week

“Snow in Waitsburg”. Waitsburg's grain elevator, looking north from Highway 124. "We live in a beautiful place - I live in photographer’s heaven," said Waitsburg...

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

How many different versions are there of banana bread? I found this some time ago and knew I had all the ingredients, then put it off thinking I needed coconut. I wasn't crazy about the thought of...

New at the Libraries

Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Storytime: Wed., 10 a.m. Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt (Young Adult) — In this companion novel...

Waitsburg School Menu

Friday, 22 B - French toast; L - Pizza, baby carrots, garden salad, pineapple Monday, 25 B - Muffin & yogurt; L - Ham & cheese rippers, cucumbers, garden salad, cantaloupe Tuesday, 26 B - Biscuit & gravy; L - Beef rib sandwich, pasta salad, chips,...

Blast from the Past

Bob Patton models the "Frisbee" hotcakes mentioned in the Pioneer Portraits photo caption from Feb. 20,...

Legals Feb. 21, 2019

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA NO: 17-4-00177-3 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In re the Estate of: DONALD EDWARD SPERBER, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been... Full story

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