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 By Beka Compton    News    July 2, 2020 

Waitsburg City Council Update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, June 24 via conference call. All council members were present. The council discussed the six-year transportation plan, local coronavirus relief...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 2, 2020 

Salmon in Schools program says goodbye to educator

DAYTON—Andrew Bassler, of Dayton, chose to combine his career and his love of fishing when he took the Education Coordinator position with the Salmon in Schools program. After four years of...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 2, 2020 

Area fireworks ordinances

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Each county and city in the area has its own fireworks ordinances. Are you aware of your local regulations? The City of Walla Walla allows fireworks to...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    June 25, 2020

A glimpse at a new normal

LEWISTON, Ida.-In our family, saying 'Idaho is a world of its own' is a long-running joke. My sister moved to Lewiston almost four years ago and last weekend she got married at Hell's Gate State...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 25, 2020

Livestock exhibitors hope for a sale solution

WALLA WALLA-The cancellation of the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days was met with both a sigh of relief and a breath of frustration. Youth exhibitors, especially market animal exhibitors, are...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 18, 2020

Coffee with Cryptids

Back in April, Waitsburg saw a sudden uptick in the local bigfoot population. Lisa Russell, the owner of Cryptid Comforts, was at the heart of the population boom and is ready to bring more legends...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 18, 2020

Waitsburg businesses reopening, Part 2

Mr. C's Smoking Co Mr. C's is open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m- 6 p.m, and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. They will continue to offer smoked cheeses and other goods, as well as butchering services. Mr. C's is...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 11, 2020

154th Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days cancels

WALLA WALLA—At a meeting on Monday, June 8, Walla Walla County Commissioners voted to cancel the 154th Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days due to safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 11, 2020

Dayton Class of 2020 graduates amid pandemic

DAYTON-Dayton High School's Class of 2020 graduated last Saturday. Like graduation ceremonies across the nation, Dayton's ceremony looked a lot different than in years past. Due to pandemic-related...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 11, 2020

Waitsburg's treasure hunter

WAITSBURG-Treasure comes in all shapes and forms, to one Waitsburg resident treasure looks like model cars, lots of model cars. Bert Baxter's extensive car collection includes over 1,000 models, racin...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 4, 2020

Graduation rolls through town

WAITSBURG-"It never fails, the hottest day of the year is always graduation day," spectators echoed jokingly last Friday at the Waitsburg Football Field. Instead of gathering in the Waitsburg High...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 4, 2020

DiJulio Designs reflects on banner making process

Shortly before graduation the idea to line Main Street with custom banners honoring the graduating seniors quickly gained traction. Senior Advisor Matt Wyatt contacted DiJulio Displays in Brier,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 28, 2020

Waitsburg City Council update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. via conference call. All board members were present except councilman Karl Newell. The council discussed the Complete Sidewalk...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 28, 2020

Waitsburg School District Update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. All school board members were present. During the meeting, the board discussed graduation plans, a continuous learning plan, and...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 28, 2020

Dayton School Board Update

DAYTON— The Dayton School Board met Wednesday, May 20 at 6:00 pm via Zoom virtual meeting. All board members were present. During the meeting, the board discussed budget information, the high...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 21, 2020

Celebration Days weekend honored with classic cars, rodeo queen, and local horsemen

WAITSBURG- The third weekend in May is historically an exciting one in Waitsburg. Waitsburg Celebration Days was one of many area events cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, but a small group of...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 14, 2020

One Waitsburg family has sewn 1,200 cloth masks and counting

WAITSBURG-Twelve hundred is a big number, especially when it is the 'projects completed and donated' tally. That is the number of cloth face masks that Skip and Lois Winchester, of Waitsburg, have sew...

 

Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is still scheduled for Labor Day weekend

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County commissioners met with fairgrounds General Manager Bill Ogg last Friday to discuss the viability of the 2020 Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days amid the pandemic....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 7, 2020

Waitsburg honors Class of 2020 with parades, banners and more

As high school graduation approaches, Waitsburg's Main Street is getting prepped for a dash of color and a few smiling faces. While the details for a socially-distanced graduation are still being...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 7, 2020

Online dealerships offer new buying solutions

Buying a new car is always exciting. Spending hours at the dealership, negotiating your heart out and signing a tree's worth of papers... not so exciting. There is a way around the showrooms and...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 30, 2020

Adams Warnock retiring after 13 years of volunteer service

PRESCOTT-The Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District has maintained a park and pool that is well known around our valley for being clean, family friendly, and just plain fun. After more than a...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 30, 2020

Dayton photographer donates photos and design for Class of 2020 banners

DAYTON-Communities around the nation are coming up with creative ideas to honor their high school's Class of 2020 in the midst of a pandemic. In Dayton, Scott Kirk and Bette Lou Crothers teamed up to...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 23, 2020

Millstone Cafe and Bakery opens their doors on April 23, 2020

WAITSBURG- Homemade red velvet doughnuts, build-your-own sandwiches and themed dinners will soon be served at 206 Main Street, as the Callahan family wraps up the last few preparations for a soft open...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 23, 2020

Waitsburg School Board Update

WAITSBURG— The Waitsburg School Board met April 16, via Zoom video conference. Superintendent Mark Pickel, board members Ross Hamann, Pam Chapman, Sarah Bodrieau, Lisa Morrow and Christy House were...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 16, 2020

Waitsburg and Dayton safely honor Class of 2020 amid pandemic

There is not much one can control during a pandemic. Many people have lost something 'normal' during these times, but the Class of 2020 has lost the last few months of their senior year. Community...

 

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