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Articles from the January 20, 2022 edition

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Foggy Day in Waitsburg

"Foggy Day in Waitsburg", January 14, 2022. The fog crept in on little cats' feet...or something like that. I always head out when it is foggy, and am never disappointed with what I capture in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 20, 2022

Misinformation was focus at January Board of Health meeting

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) received more than 7,500 public requests to speak at the January 12 meeting. Many comments were in reaction to misinformation that spread like wil...

 

Social Media rumors take up most of the public comment at virtual meeting.

DAYTON- The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their monthly meeting Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The meeting was held virtually on Zoom. Two commissioners, Seth Bryan and Johnny Watts logged onto Zoom from the Port conference room. The third...

 

At the Liberty: Westside Story

DAYTON—This new rendition of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg, tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries, gang warfare, and young love in 1950s New York City. For anyone unfamiliar with West Side Story, it is a famous musical adaptati...

 

Omicron COVID surge compels Providence St. Mary to tighten visitor restrictions to one visitor per patient

WALLA WALLA—Due to skyrocketing cases of COVID-19, Providence St. Mary Medical Center is tightening visitor restrictions to one visitor per patient beginning Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. The visitor must remain the same individual throughout the...

 

DCH announces four additional COVID-19 deaths in WW County

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed four COVID-19-related deaths this week. County health officials were notified that a man in his 40s, two men in their 60s and a man in his 80s that tested positive for...

 

Omicron variant confirmed in WW

WALLA WALLA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently notified Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) that the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron) has been identified in COVID-19 specimens collected from the...

 

Red Cross warns blood crisis risks healthcare

RICHLAND—The American Red Cross faces its worst blood shortage in over a decade. The national blood crisis poses risks to patient care. It forces doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait...

 

Replacement school levy going on Feb. 8 ballot

WAITSBURG— Waitsburg School District is one of many districts with a replacement levy up for renewal on the upcoming February 8, 2022, Special Election. Waitsburg’s proposed Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy will be used to maintain s...

 

Usps offers free COVID tests

WAITSBURG—At-home COVID-19 tests are available to be shipped directly to your home, free of charge, through USPS. COVID-19 tests are limited to one order per residential address and includes four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Orders...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    January 20, 2022

Dayton City Council swears in four new members

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council convened its monthly meeting at 6 PM on January 12, 2022. Four new city council members, Laura Aukerman, Teeny McMunn, Marchand Hovrud, and Tyler Dieu, were sworn in at the January 12 meeting. Misty Yost and Dain Nyso...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 20, 2022

Flood prep, response, on Community Health committee's minds

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Community Health and Protection Committee met Tuesday, January 18, with discussions centering around flood preparedness and response. Chairman Jillian Henze gave a brief...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 20, 2022

FEMA training gives pastor head start on flood preparedness

WAITSBURG-As area residents start to monitor the river every morning on the way to work, Pastor Cameron Hedges has been busy preparing for his first flood season in Washington. Hedges has been going...

 
 By Paul Ocker5    Sports    January 20, 2022

Despite strong defense, Wolfpack outscored by Jags

On Saturday, the Dayton Waitsburg Boys basketball team played a solid game, showing their toughness and resolve against the larger and taller Tri-City Prep Jaguars. They frustrated TCP in the first...

 
 By Paul Ocker    Sports    January 20, 2022

Tri-City Prep Defense too much for Lady Wolfpack

DAYTON - The Dayton Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack basketball team met the Tri-City Prep Jaguars in a conference game on Saturday night. TCP played a full-court press for almost the entire first half of the...

 

Waitsburg MatBirds gear up for 2022

WAITSBURG-After a couple seasons of rest, the Waitsburg MatBirds will return to the mat this spring. Wrestlers, both boys and girls, ages 5-14 are welcome. The first practice was Tuesday, January 18,...

 

"Another Op'nin, Another Show"

Cole Porter, known for his profound lyrics, was “en pointe” with this particular song relating to our recent reopening of the restaurant. I have familiarity with this song title from the Broadway...

 

Wenaha Gallery shows bead and leather work of Tamara Reily

DAYTON-Reily draws strongly upon her heritage as a Pawnee, an indigenous group of Native America that lived in the area around what is now Oklahoma. Each piece of work represents intense research...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago January 19, 2012 The WP Tigers wrestling team brought home two fourth-place medals from a big regional meet in Royal City on Saturday after reeling in two pins at a smaller meet in Ritzv...

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Squash & Halloumi

Brussels sprouts are sadly in the category of misunderstood produce. When poorly prepared, such as being boiled to oblivion, they become bitter and mushy, a taste that is sure to leave a negative...

 

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