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High Water Warnings

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the Waitsburg area and Columbia County on Friday afternoon as warm weather and accompanying rains caused Coppei Creek and the Touchet River to...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 4, 2018

Waitsburg Approves 2018 Budget

WAITSBURG – Mayor Marty Dunn called 2017 "one of the busiest years on record" and says the City of Waitsburg can look forward to continued infrastructure improvements in 2018, with planning into 201...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 4, 2018

CEDS Meeting Sets Priorities

DAYTON – Fifty-one stakeholders attended the annual Port-sponsored Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy meeting held at Fire District No. 3, on December 20. Columbia Pulp Kristi Kobetich,...

 

Ember Elise Adams

Ember Elise Adams, born Dec. 13, 2017 at 12:13 p.m. to Angela and Jake Adams. Grandparents are Glen and Adelle Smith, Waitsburg, Bill and Ann Adams, Garden City, Kansas, and Gayla and Randy Bural,...

 

LeeNore "Lee" Esther Finch

LeeNore "Lee" Esther Finch (nee Blize) died peacefully in hospice care at home in Walla Walla on December 23, 2017 at the age of 82. Lee was born on October 3, 1935 to Clarence "Zeke" and Moree...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 4, 2018

Ten Years Ago January 10, 2008 The Waitsburg Fifth Grade Ski Program begins this week at Ski Bluewood and according to teacher Pam Conover, the students are “quite excited” about going skiing. Before they went, however, Deb Callahan brought two...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfasts & Lunches

5: No School 8: Breakfast Sandwich; Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Tots 9: Biscuit & Gravy; Cheese OR Pepperoni Pizza, Carrots, Pineapple 10: Cinnamon Roll; Beef Stew, French Bread 11: Muffin & Yogurt; Taco Salad...

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Jan. 1 Report of a suspicious vehicle facing the wrong way on Academy St....

 

Cereal Grains Workshop, Jan. 16

WALLA WALLA – The WSU extension office will host a Cereal Grains Workshop on Jan. 16 at the Walla Walla Regional Airport from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A variety of topics will be covered including: Soilborne Wheat Mosaic Virus in the PNW; Removing...

 

Providence Restricts Visitors Due to Flu

WALLA WALLA – Providence St. Mary Medical has placed restrictions on visitors due to the widespread flu in the Walla Walla area. Visitors must be either members of the immediate family or individuals age 18 or older. An exception is in the Birth...

 

Veteran's Relief Board Applicants Needed

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla County has five openings on the Veterans’ Relief Advisory Board (VRAB). The board is responsible to advise the county commissioners, in coordination with the Dept. of Human Services, on the needs of local indigent...

 

Birthdays - Jan. 5 - Jan. 11

January 5: Fred Rankin, Barb Colby, Willard Cameron, Terry John, Aaron Jones and Ted Seaton. January 6: Kurtis Reser, Maddie Callahan. January 7: Cecil Webber, Erma Gilbertson, Patrick Donnelly, Jim Hofer, Alice Webber and Kristyn Scott. January 8:...

 

Online Sales Good for Washington Papermakers

By Don C. Brunell Curbside recycling bins are packed with cardboard shipping boxes from Christmas online shopping. The uptick in consumer shipments is not only good news for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS, but our nation’s papermakers....

 

Moments in Time

* On Jan. 9, 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet "Common Sense," setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas in the 16th through 19th centuries. * On Jan. 12,...

 

WDFW Conducts Aerial Mule Deer Study

The Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is currently flying randomly selected sub-units in Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield counties to obtain a mule-deer population estimate for District 3 mule...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 4, 2018

TVAC Gears up for Variety Show and May Melodrama

DAYTON – Aspiring perfomers are invited to participate in Touchet Valley Arts Council's Spring Variety Show in March and/or a May Melodrama. Tracy Barron and Jae Nichols will once again direct the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 4, 2018

Waitsburg Agrees to Flood Study

WAITSBURG – All eyes were on the Touchet River and Coppei Creek last week as warm weather and heavy rains resulted in flood advisories throughout the Touchet Valley. While there was no significant...

 

Legals - January 4, 2018

ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1045A An Ordinance of the City of Waitsburg, Washington, amending Ordinance 2017-1045 related to the City to entering into and receiving a line of credit from Community Bank in the amount of $750,000 to provide funding to pay for... Full story

 

Strange But True

* The unknown soul who made the following sage observation must have been a keen observer of events: “A politician can appear to have his nose to the grindstone while straddling a fence and keeping both ears to the ground.” * In the 17th century,...

 

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

This caught my eye and, of course, makes me think of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, always a favorite for those cold days and a quick dinner. I didn't get a chance to make it yet but it...

 

KOVELS: ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING

Remember hearing "Kilroy was here"? Kilroy is a famous "doodle" seen during World War II. No one is sure exactly where it began, but in about 1939, the comic man looking over a fence while poking his...

 

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