Wheat fire threatens Smith homestead

WAITSBURG-On the afternoon of Aug. 8, Jake Adams got the phone call no one wants to receive. The Papé territory manager was working near Minnick Hill when his wife called to say there was a wheat...

Dayton Chamber director resigns

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce announced the resignation of Executive Director Melissa Bryan in an Aug. 12 in a Chamber press release. Bryan, who served as assistant director prior to stepping...

Walla Walla Co. Emergency MGMT. adds text notification

WALLA WALLA County—Walla Walla County Emergency has made keeping abreast of emergency updates even easier with a new feature on its emergency notification system. Citizen Alert enables residents to sign up for notifications using their mobile...

Harvesting Sunflower & Zinnia Seeds

Columbia County has second highest voter turnout in state

Columbia County Auditor Anne Higgins said that out of the 1627 ballots mailed, 868 had the potential to not be counted as they were either not returned or returned as undeliverable. Columbia County still had the second highest voter turnout in...

MLB American League Leaders

MLB American League Leaders ERA Batting Average J. Verlander HOU 2.68 D. LeMahieu NYY .336 G. Cole HOU 2.87 M. Brantley HOU .324 C. Morton TB 2.90 R. Devers BOS .316 M. Stroman TOR 2.96 H. Alberto BAL .315 W. Miley HOU 2.99 J. Martinez BOS .309...

Recent Paddleboard deaths underscore need for life jackets and leashes

OLYMPA-The Washington State Parks Boating Program is urging stand-up paddleboarders to be safe by always wearing a life jacket and leash. According to Washington state recreational boating accident...

Mariners Post Trade Deadline News

Tim Beckham recently tested positive for Stanozolol, which is an anabolic steroid. This is his first suspension, so the penalty is 80 games. Since there are fewer than eighty games left in the season...

Battery-operated locomotives coming

More battery-operated cars and trucks are making their way onto streets and highways, so why not trains? That may not be too far off if BNSF tests are successful. BNSF Railway and Wabtec (formerly GE Transportation) are developing a...

Perfection requires risk

Dear Editor, Last week’s column by Don Brunell tries to address the challenges we share in providing adequate energy supplies but is a disservice to the aggressive efforts of Washington state citizens, businesses and elected officials in...

Thank You from the McCaws

Dear Editor, Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped put our wheat fire out last Thursday afternoon. The...

Many Thanks

Dear Editor, Heartfelt thanks go out to fire districts and local farmers who responded to our fire this Thursday off the middle Waitsburg Road. With winds and wheat crop fueling the fire, our ranch homestead and buildings were surrounded by flames,...

3rd Annual Waitsburg Block Party is Saturday

WAITSBURG—The Third Annual Waitsburg Block Party will take place on Orchard Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets from 5-9 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 17. Bring a side dish to share, chairs and your own beverages. Music will be provided by Walla Walla...

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

August 12 Violation of Protection Orders: A woman was arrested on "D" Street in Prescott for violation of a court order and trespassing. August 11 Found Property: Property related to ongoing cases was located on Middle Waitsburg Road. August 10...

Cup of Joe is Aug. 21

DAYTON—The August Cup of Joe will take place at the Smith Hollow Schoolhouse (113 N. Front St.) on Wed., Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m. School representatives will welcome the new school year by sharing upcoming plans, providing budget and sports combine...

Waitsburg school registration

WAITSBURG—Students can register for school in Waitsburg Aug. 19-22 from 8 a.m. -4 p.m. On Thurs., Aug. 22, Waitsburg School District offices will remain open until 7 p.m. High school students will be able to pick up class schedules, get locker...

DW Fall Sports Clearance, Aug. 20

WAITSBURG—Fall athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend a fall sports clearance night in the Waitsburg High School auditorium on Tues., Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Meet the coaches and complete paperwork for volleyball, football and...

See smoke? Call 911

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks citizens who see smoke in their area, that may be a possible wildfire, to gather as much information as possible and call 911 immediately. “We would rather check out false alarms or the same incident...

One dressing and two salads

I tasted these at our church potluck and asked for the recipes. I received them last Sunday, handwritten on a bright yellow sheet of paper, without a lot of detailed directions, as you find in...

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 29, 2009 Wheat harvest should be done by early next week. Several farmers around Waitsburg reported some fields yielding 100-plus bushels per acre, McCaw added. Yield and quality...

Francis Eugene Wood

Francis (Frank) Eugene Wood was born April 4th, 1936, and has gone to be with our Lord on August 2nd, 2019. He passed peacefully at home in Blue Ridge, Texas, with his wife Cheryl McBeth Wood. A... Full story

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Birthdays

August 16: Roberta Long, Jerry Hall, Tammy Pauley, Patty Froke, Maita Hagedorn. August 17: Addisen Ford, Pauline Stanton, Kenneth Leaverton, Casey Davison, Lance Munden, Larry Williams, Ken Graham. August 18: Kay Pettichord, Wiley Miller, Angela...

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq.108 1st Ave South, Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98104 Trustee Sale No.: WA-18-807936-SH Title Order No.: 8728450 Reference Number of Deed of Trust: Instrument No.... Full story

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