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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 5, 2023

131 Main

WAITSBURG-Local entrepreneurs Erin Elsey and Kimberly Smith are opening a new shop in Waitsburg. The shop, 131 Main, is full of products from the two owners' businesses, A-Ron's Rustic Designs and...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 5, 2023

Waitsburg School District special meeting explored admin options

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board held a special meeting on Monday, January 2, 2022, to discuss the school’s administration and superintendent search. Six members of the staff and two community members attended in person. Currently, the... Full story


At the Liberty: "Avatar: The Way of Water"

DAYTON—Avatar: The Way of Water is set more than a decade after the events of the first film. This latest movie begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to...


Walla Walla County has first Influenza death

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (WWCDCH) has confirmed the first reported Influenza linked death in Walla Walla County. County health officials were notified that an individual over the age of 65 that tested...


Update on Port's Broadband project

The Port of Columbia's broadband project took great strides forward in 2022. Franchise agreements between the Port and Columbia County and the City of Dayton were approved, and fiber cable is on-site...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    January 5, 2023

Clover Island

KENNEWICK-Clover Island in Kennewick is known for more than its restaurants and marina. The 16-acre island owned by the Port of Kennewick includes a quarter-mile walking path to enjoy river views,...


Superintendent Profile Online Survey

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District Board of Directors is asking the community to participate in a superintendent profile survey. The online survey is available at and is also available through the District website...


Public hearing for proposed property sale

DAYTON­—The Port of Columbia has set the public hearing for the sale of two lots, 2.6 acres, to owners of Table Rock Meat Co. The meeting will be held on January 11, 2023, at 5:15 p.m. in the Port Conference Room at 1 Port Way. This is the... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    January 5, 2023

Wolfpack Basketball Teams Win at Highland

 DW COMBINE—The Wolfpack boys’ basketball team got their first win of the season at Highland High School on December 19.  The boys hit forty-five percent of their three-point shot attempts, had six team steals, and no turnovers winning 62-30. S...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    January 5, 2023

DW Basketball Gets Win at Pomeroy

DW COMBINE—The Wolfpack boys basketball team used a 20-point fourth quarter to win at Pomeroy on Thursday, December 29.  DW led 25-24 at halftime; both teams scored 10 points in the third quarter, and then the Wolfpack outscored the Pirates 20-10...

 By Paul Ocker    Sports    January 5, 2023

The Western Hockey League – Teams Resuming Play

As discussed in my last Western Hockey League article, the young men playing in the WHL are 16-20 years old. Therefore, unlike other major league sports, the players are given a ten-day break to go...


Palouse Outdoors: Contemplation on Snow Days and Bird Hunting

As the December snow fell softly on the homestead, I peered out the kitchen window at the quail, songbirds, and pheasant that sought the bird feeders around the house. My double guns were locked in...



Ten Years Ago January 3, 2013 Bill and Linda Stonecipher will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on January 6, 2013. William D. Stonecipher and Linda A. Harris were married on January 6th, 1963...


Greek Shrimp with Feta

Generally, I am not one for strict New Year's resolutions, however, after a long holiday season full of rich and decadent food I often find myself craving lighter fare in January. This usually also...


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