Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition

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Waitsburg School Board given student recognition for School Board Appreciation Month

The Waitsburg School Board met on January 18 for its regular meeting at the elementary school library. Vice Chairman Stephanie Cole, board members Abby Grende, Christy House, Sarah Boudrieau, and... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    January 25, 2024

Dayton School Board meet on zoom

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board met on Zoom at 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. School Board members participating were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Ryan Paulson, and Aneesha Dieu. Grant Griffin and Superintendent Rich Stewart were no...

 By Mike Ferrians    News    January 25, 2024

Waitsburg Council review fairgrounds

WAITSBURG-Present for Waitsburg City Council's regular meeting on January 17 were Mayor Marty Dunn and council members Kevin House, Jim Romine, Jillian Henze, and Randy Charles. Due to an injury, new...


The Bluegrass Jam is back

WAITSBURG—After cancelations due to winter weather, the Mythical/Movable Blue Mountain Bluegrass Jam is back. It will be at TVAMP’s studio at 141 Main Street, Waitsburg Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Kate Hockersmith, the jam organizer said “Looks...


Support for DSD Levies, not deceptive posts

To the Editor I am writing to clarify my questioning of the statements made in a social media post regarding the levy’s funding of FFA. While FFA does receive some support from the levy, it is minimal compared to the funding received from grants... Full story


Make a diffence to Waitsburg schools, vote yes on the EP&O Levy

To the Editor We will soon have the opportunity to once again show our support for the children and schools of our community.  On Friday, January 26, ballots for the upcoming Special Election (February 13) will be mailed. On the ballot is the... Full story


Please Support Dayton Schools

To the Editor Four generations of my family have attended Dayton Schools and received a solid education here. I want to ensure that the children in our community continue to have the same opportunity for a quality, well-rounded education. That is... Full story


Waitsburg FFA grows community leaders

WAITSBURG-Future Farmers of America (FFA) is one of the largest student-led organizations in the U.S. According to the National FFA website, there are almost 950,000 middle and high school students...


Barbara Kirk Hubbard

Barbara Kirk Hubbard (Barbara Jean Kirk), 91, passed away on December 12, 2023, in Pasco, Washington. Barbara was born on February 6, 1932, in Baker City, Oregon, to Sherman T Kirk and Alta (Roe)... Full story


At the Liberty:

DAYTON­—Live production of “Seniors of the Sahara,” directed by Bev Startin. Sylvia Goldberg, a respectable retired New Jersey school teacher, brings home more than just souvenirs upon returning from her grandson’s wedding in Israel....

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    January 25, 2024

Kindergarten through 4th grade students practice basketbal skills

WAITSBURG-Chelsie Abel, with Katelyn Stall's and other volunteers' assistance, has been instructing Kindergarten through fourth-grade students in basketball skills. Since November, over 40 kids have...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    January 25, 2024

Cardinal Boys Rout Prescott Tigers

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg led 26-2 in the first quarter against Prescott in the varsity game on Monday, January 22. Ryland Kilts scored 15 points in the first quarter and Reuben Yutzy scored eight points in the quarter. Prescott scored two points in the...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    January 25, 2024

Middle School Girls Basketball play their first game

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Middle School girls were able to play in their first game of the season on Monday, January 22.  Their first scheduled game was canceled last week due to weather and is...


Simply Sawdust will celebrate its grand opening on January 27

WAITSBURG – Gloria Wilson, the owner of Waitsburg's new makerspace, is new to the Touchet Valley, but not to the power of making things. In fact, she's an expert. The grand opening of her business,...


Josh Cellars 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

Josh Cellars wines have been around for the past two decades, but suddenly they have memed themselves into the sales stratosphere. Are they dramatically different than before? Better? Cheaper?...



Ten years Ago January 23, 2014 Local dancer Morgan Breland and her mother, Cara Watts, celebrated New Years Day in London this year. Breland – a 15-year-old-sophomore at Walla Wall High School ... Full story


Ginger Citrus Tahini Cookies

Over the years I have curated an eclectic collection of cookbooks. Dispersed between my tried-and-true classics (Julia Childs, The Silver Palate, and Alice Waters) and contemporary tomes full of artfu...


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