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Turkey trot to Huntsville

WAITSBURG-It was a cold and foggy day for the Waitsburg Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. The event was organized by Sarah Wilson and her women's mountain bike club and race team, Wild at Heart. A...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 1, 2022 

Students 26 – Staff 23

WAITSBURG-The students and high school staff enjoyed a competitive but friendly game of half-court, three-on-three basketball on the Tuesday afternoon before Thanksgiving break. This event was the...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 1, 2022 

Wolfpack Lose to Patriots

DW COMBINE-The middle school boys' basketball teams played against Liberty Christian Monday night in Waitsburg. The team came up short in both the A-squad and B-squad games. The B-squad tipped off...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 24, 2022

Catch the Lifting Bug

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg High School has updated its weight room to improve safety and to increase interest and participation in athletic programs, according to Gabe Kiefel. The school board approved the...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 24, 2022

WHS Alumni Shawn Evans

FOREST GROVE, ORE-"My experience playing football is something that some do not have the chance to do, so I make the most of it every chance I get," said Shawn Evans. Evans, WHS class of 2021, is in...


Winter Ride

It was a cold and windy November afternoon when we joined my sister and brother-in-law for a birthday ride up Eckler mountain. In the past, we have ridden our ATV quads for a friend's birthday ride,...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 10, 2022

MS Football End, and MS Basketball Begins

DW COMBINE-The middle school football team's last game of the season was a 26-0 win at Pomeroy on October 25th.  Coach Collier stated that JJ Gleason scored two TDs, Jordan McCowen caught a pass for...

 By Karen Huwe    News    November 10, 2022

Makayla Mikesell and her Siberian Husky Win Best in Show

WAITSBURG-The eighth-grade Intro to Ag class held an AKC-style dog show. Instructor Nicole Abel had her students research dog breeds by classifications and characteristics and create a dog that...


Museum at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

PENDLETON­-The Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, is near the Wildhorse Resort. It is dedicated to the culture of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes...


Halloween, spirit week at Waitsburg schools

WAITSBURG-Preschool through fifth grades had fun dressing up for spirit week. From October 24 through 28, students and teachers participated in Animal Print, Tie-dye, Crazy Sock, and Disney Day, endi... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 3, 2022

DW Football Senior Night

DW COMBINE-Five Wolfpack seniors played in their last game Friday, October 28; four seniors watched from the sidelines due to season-ending injuries.  Before kickoff, nine seniors and their families...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    November 3, 2022

Middle School Volleyball ends season playing Wolf against Pack

DW COMBINE-The middle school volleyball team played their last match of the season in Waitsburg on Wednesday, October 26. This season, the girls were split into two teams, the Wolf and the Pack. Each... Full story


Fort Walla Walla Museum 

WALLA WALLA-The first fort was established in 1856 and was home to dragoon, infantry, artillery, and cavalry units until 1910. The museum occupies 15 acres and opened in 1968.  The entrance building...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 27, 2022

DW Football Wins at Warden

DW COMBINE­—The play of the game; Senior Monte Pettichord chased down a Warden player 80 yards to prevent a touchdown right before halftime! That momentum shift carried the Wolfpack to a hard-fought victory on a very cold and windy night, stated...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 27, 2022

HS Volleyball Team loses to CB and Warden

DW COMBINE­—The high school volleyball team lost two EWAC matches last week and will play their final match of the season at Liberty Christian on Thursday, October 27. The Wolfpack is currently 0-10 in conference play and 3-13 overall. At...


Boardman, Oregon

Despite the heavy rain Friday night, we enjoyed a nice weekend at Boardman RV Park and Marina in Boardman, Oregon.  Saturday was cloudy with just a little rain late afternoon, but at least we did...


Sarabeth McGowen named Outstanding Student for October

WALLA WALLA-Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walla Walla and Spectrum Reach has named Sarabeth McGowen Outstanding Student of the Month for October. McGowen is a senior at Waitsburg High School and is... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 20, 2022

HS Volleyball Drop Match to TCP

DW COMBINE-The high school Wolfpack volleyball team struggled with Tri-City Prep's serves and missed numerous digs in their loss on Oct. 13 in Dayton. TCP won in three sets: 25-14, 25-15, and 25-14....


Goldendale, Washington

Three of my sisters and I recently traveled to Goldendale, near the Columbia Gorge, to learn about the sun and solar system, see the Stonehenge Memorial and walk the grounds at the Maryhill Museum of...


Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Taking a cemetery tour might not be on everyone's bucket list, yet it is a place with tons of historical information. Joanna Lanning led about 50 people on a tour of the Mountain View Cemetery in...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 13, 2022

HS and MS Volleyball

The Wolfpack high school volleyball team lost in three straight sets to Riverview on Wednesday, October 5; 12-25, 3-25, 15-25. Elsie Mann led the team with seven kills in the loss. The middle school...


Trooper Dean Atkinson welcomed home

WALLA WALLA-Washington State Patrol Trooper Dean Atkinson's motto "always come home," as stated by his dad on a Facebook post, did that this week. He came home to a parade led by WSP vehicles... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 6, 2022

HS volleyball Loses to Warden, MS wins against Liberty

DW COMBINE—DW Wolfpack high school volleyball lost to Warden on September 27 in three-sets; 20-25, 12-25, 15-25. Elsie Mann led the team at the serving line with two aces. The middle school volleyball program has been divided into two teams, each...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 6, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

If you enjoy watching soccer, go out and support our local youth as they learn to love the game. Soccer is an excellent game for our area youth, and the players enjoy the great fall weather that has s...


Wolfpack Football Team Dominates Cougars

DW COMBINE-With total team effort and positive energy by every Wolfpack player led to a 53-8 homecoming win Friday night against the White Swan Cougars. The offensive player of the game was Hudson...


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