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 By Brianna Wray    News    July 11, 2019 

July is Ice Cream Month

As temperatures soar to the mid-nineties this month, consider cooling down with ice cream in all its many forms. National ice cream month originated in 1984 when joint resolution 298 of the US...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 4, 2019

TechTalk: Youtube University

Despite the adage, you absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks. In fact, no matter what amount of formal education one has had, it is possible to continue learning on into senior age. While the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 27, 2019

Ending on a High Note

WAITSBURG-Switchgrass Delta has returned from their trip to Ireland where they performed in the Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival. In a town half the size of Waitsburg they have music festivals...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 27, 2019

Doughty Home for Veteran Women Grand Opening

WALLA WALLA-Visitors were welcome to tour the new Doughty Home for Veteran Women (DHVW) and browse literature at their grand opening Sun., June 23. The Doughty Home for Veteran Women is a nonprofit,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 20, 2019

Suze's Travels

WAITSBURG-Licensed equine massage therapist, Suze Wood, recently returned from an educational expedition to western France. She traveled to attend practicum for certification as a master saddle...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 13, 2019

Tech Talk: Mobile Banking

You have the power to decide which technologies are relevant to you. For example, you can just pass on Snapchat and Twitter. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life. And that consumer...

 

Girl Scouts Donate Flagpole to State Park

WAITSBURG-When the Girls Scouts of Waitsburg learned that the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park was the only park in the state without a flagpole, they set out to do something about it. The local...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 13, 2019

Waitsburg Fair Goes Off Without a Hitch

WAITSBURG-Sunny weather and bright skies prevailed for the Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair this past Saturday. The fairgrounds were packed to the brim with pigs, ducks, chickens, goats, sheep,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 6, 2019

WAITSBURG FROM A VISUAL ARTISTS' PERSPECTIVE

WAITSBURG-The Touchet River is a 55-mile tributary of the Walla Walla River and in its valley sprawls endless hills and fields of wheat end-capped by barns and mills. Our local landscape boasts...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 6, 2019

SALMON IN SCHOOLS

WAITSBURG-Students from Mrs. Stephanie Hinchliffe's first grade class released salmon into the Touchet River on May 22, concluding this season of the Salmon in Schools project. Waitsburg, Dixie and...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 30, 2019

Bill Rodgers' Secret Garden

WAITSBURG-All over town irises are in bloom, but none quite so plentiful as Bill Rodger's Secret Garden. Waitsburg's own photographer is changing the landscape by hand. Rodgers is in the process of... Full story

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 23, 2019

Lewis & Clark Walk

DAYTON-The annual Lewis & Clark walk departed from the Dayton Historic Depot on May 17, making strides toward community health for the thirteenth consecutive year. Public health nurse Estasia...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 23, 2019

Waitsburg Celebration Days 2019

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Celebration Days brought out all the smiles. Seventy or more antique and vintage cars lined Preston Park Friday evening. The sunset historic ATV cruise departed from the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 23, 2019

Growing a Family

DAYTON-May is National Foster Care Month, a time to celebrate and appreciate foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    May 16, 2019

Tech Talk: Troubleshooting

There it is. You’ve got a gadget, all new tech, fresh out of its box, it’s shiny, it’s sleek. Isn’t it amazing they can make these so small? That’s technology for you. As devices of all...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 16, 2019

Spring Fling offers Family Fun

WALLA WALLA-Pioneer Park teemed with more life than usual as the Spring Fling got underway this weekend. Festivities began Friday evening with Fiddlesticks Stings and carried on through Mother's Day....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 16, 2019

Play it Safe at Palouse Falls

WASHTUCNA-The Palouse River runs through a narrow cataract and drops 200 feet to a churning bowl. From there, the current moves swiftly, through a winding gorge of columnar basalt, to its southern...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 16, 2019

Nancy's Dream Garden Center Grand Opening

WAITSBURG-Nancy's Dream Garden Center celebrated its Grand Opening this weekend with a raffle, tea, cookies and free samples of lotions. Susan Donegan, president of the Waitsburg Garden Club, has...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 9, 2019

Ikune Sawada donates bonsai collection

WALLA WALLA-If life is an art, Ikune Sawada is a master. Sawada is a painter and collector of fine ceramics. For many years he has also practiced bonsai tree gardening. Through the gate and down a...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 9, 2019

Newcomer's Encampment

WAITSBURG (AN TIR)-The Society for Creative Anachronism met once more at Preston Park for their annual Newcomer's Encampment. The setup of pavilions, tents and flags began Friday afternoon....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 2, 2019

Mitchell Morrison Puts the Country in Cross Country Cycling

PORTLAND, OR to SPARTA, NJ-Mitchell Morrison sends greetings from White Sulphur Springs, MT. He is riding a bicycle across the U.S. for the sixth time. The expedition launched from Portland on April 9...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    April 25, 2019

Renaissance in Review

WALLA WALLA-This past weekend in the shadow of the Whitman clock tower, time rewound for the 50th Annual Renaissance Faire. The word renaissance in French and English (rinascita in Italian) refers to...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    April 25, 2019

Arbor Day Traditions

EARTH—Arbor Day falls on Fri., April 26, 2019. Celebrate by planting a tree or caring for one that could use some attention. There are several reasons for a tree to not look its best. Drought tends...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    April 18, 2019

At the finish line

WAITSBURG-The tail end of the Tour of Walla Walla came whirring through Waitsburg Sunday. Athletes tackled high winds and adverse road conditions while spectators enjoyed the bright day bundled up...

 

Tech Talk: Fax Apps

One might assume that the facsimile, or fax as it came to be known, is a thing of the past. Faxes are obsolete technology from the days of screeching modems and are better relegated to the past along...

 

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