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Articles from the January 13, 2022 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    January 13, 2022

Fundraising pays off for Touchet Valley Golf Course

DAYTON-In 2019, Touchet Valley Golf and Recreation (TVGR), formerly known as the Dayton Country Club, created an aggressive five-year strategic plan for the golf course. The plan includes partnering...


COVID-19 cases rising sharply

WALLA WALLA, COLUMBIA COUNTIES—According to COVID-19 data collected by the New York Times, at least one in six Walla Walla County residents has been infected with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The New York Times COVID tracking uses... Full story


New report tracks risk of COVID-19 reinfection in Washington state

OLYMPIA—Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has published a new weekly report that provides an insight into COVID-19 reinfections. This report includes information on hospitalizations and deaths, demographics, trends over time, and... Full story


Nominations needed for 2020, 2021, and 2022 Community Service Awards

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Commercial Club (WBCC) has historically recognized the exceptional contributions of volunteers at their annual meetings. In 2015, the club included Business of the Year and... Full story


WSSRA, WWCSRA announce scholarship opportunities

WALLA WALLA—High school seniors and college students studying education may qualify for a scholarship offered by the Washington State School Retirees Association. The Robert J. Handy and WSSRA Foundation scholarships are now accepting applications...


Sherwood Trust announce 2022 grant application process

WALLA WALLA—Learn about Sherwood Trust’s 2022 grant guidelines in one of two virtual discussions scheduled either Wednesday January 12, from 3-4 pm or Thursday, January 13th from 9-10 am. Discussions will outline 2022 grant details and include...



January 3 Violation of court order. Main Street Suspicious activity. Country Village Theft. Main Street January 4 Unwanted person. Main Street Welfare check. Spring Street Accident, non-injury. 4th Street January 5 Domestic, physical. Highway 12...



January 3 A man was found deceased of apparent natural causes. Myra Road, Walla Walla County January 7 On 1/3/22, deputies investigated a report of an assault. Marina Drive, Burbank January 9 Theft of catalytic converters. Beech Avenue, Walla Walla...


Robert (Bob) James Patton

May 24, 1932 – January 7, 2022 The final harvest dinner bell rang for Bob Patton, 89, of Walla Walla on January 7, 2022. Bob was born in Waitsburg to Lewis and Naomi Patton. Lewis Patton married... Full story


WSBOH clarifies misinformation regarding January 12 meeting

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) will host a public, virtual meeting on January 12. The meeting has garnered much attention on social media from parents and caregivers of...

 By Justin Jaech    News    January 13, 2022

Dayton School BoardDayton School Board

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board held its work session meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The work session meeting was held in person and on Zoom. All the directors were in attendance, opted to meet in person except for Grant Griffin,...


Golden Days Era Committee selection – Tony Oliva

This week, we will look at the career of Tony Oliva, who was just elected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Days Era Committee. Oliva moved to the United States in 1961 from Pindar del Rio, Cuba. He played in three spring training games for the Minne...


Dr. Roger Hevel to be recognized at January council meeting

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council will move meetings from the Lions Club building hosting an Open House before the regular meeting on January 19 at the new City Hall. Join the council at 106 Main at 6:30 p.m. to check out the new space and stay... Full story


A new approach to wine journalism

While the world of winemaking is often defined by its strict adherence to time-honored techniques and traditions, its survival has always relied on embracing new trends. Perhaps no one knows this...


Cabin Fever Hits

I am finally mobile again since the weather has warmed up, enough rain fell, and my car is now out of its “stuck in the ice and snow” mode. It is no longer an ice sculpture but a dirty, mode of...


Streaming and Book Review:

Station Eleven Book by Emily St. JohnMandel Series Produced by HBO "Because survival is insufficient," a message from Star Trek that is spray-painted on the lead wagon of a post-apocalyptic traveling...


The Wrestler's Daughter

The Wrestler's Daughter by Markeeta Little Wolf The locally anticipated and internationally renowned memoir by Markeeta Little Wolf is now available on Amazon. Years ago, decades ago, I found a... Full story



Ten Years Ago January 12, 2012 As clear as day, Craig Funabashi remembers the first time he saw his grandmother’s Story & Clark Victorian pump organ. He was six and visiting the Seattle area with...


Eggplant Parmesan

At about this time every winter, I find myself missing the sun-kissed flavor of tomatoes from our late-summer garden. The flurries of snow and cold have given me a serious case of wanderlust, and...


Shadow theater in Waitsburg

Children and adults of Waitsburg can enjoy the magic of shadow play, a type of theatrical entertainment performed with flat handmade puppets, thanks to the Carnegie Picture Lab of Walla Walla. Shadow... Full story


Martin Luther King, Jr Day is this Monday January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not just a day off, it is designated as a day of service. It is a day to think about your community and the dream you have for the future. Pick a project that helps... Full story


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