Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    January 30, 2020

Waitsburg Celebration Days crowns 2020 queen

WAITSBURG-Scrambling to set extra tables up is a fundraiser coordinator's 'best and worst case scenario' and that is exactly what happened at Lena Beren's Coronation Dinner on Saturday night. Her... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    January 30, 2020

Columbia County Health System in early stages of planning for assisted living facility

DAYTON—Columbia County Health Sytstem CEO Shane McGuire has announced plans to fill a gap in care for people who don’t need skilled nursing care, but who fail to thrive at home, with an option for... Full story


Waitsburg School District's Educational Programs & Operations Levy

WAITSBURG—In less than a month, residents of Waitsburg will vote on a replacement levy for Waitsburg School District. The district’s proposed Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy will be used to sustain school programs and services that... Full story


Emergency Medical Services continuation levy on February 11, 2020 ballot

The Walla Walla County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Levy will be on the February 2020 Special Election ballot. Voters will have the opportunity to renew the EMS Levy that has been in place since 1990. The renewal of an existing levy is known as... Full story


Pioneer Portraits, Week 48

Ten Years Ago August 27, 2009 [Photo caption] John Hockersmith (second from the left) and fellow Troublemakers, from left Zach Beasley, Mariah Barthlow and Austin Beasley during a Christmas performance at the Liberty Theater in Dayton. Members of... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    January 30, 2020

Columbia County Health System to provide pre- and post-operative orthopedic care and dermatology consultations

DAYTON-Patients who need pre-operative and post-operative orthopedic care can now receive that care from a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and certified physician assistants, at Dayton General... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    January 30, 2020

Report from the January Columbia County Health System board of commissioners meeting

DAYTON—The Columbia County Health System (CCHS) board of commissioners began their January meeting with a few changes. Wes Leid is now the President of the Commission, taking over from Bob Hutchens.... Full story


residents support Dayton School District levies

Dear Editor, We are writing in support of the upcoming Dayton School District Levies. Nothing is more important than the children of our community! The EP&O Levy supports Educational Programs and Operations that are not funded by the state. This... Full story


Birthdays, week 48

January 30: Aaren Lindsey, Hudson Reser, Maxine Attebury, Bob Collins, Donald Want, Jill Ziegler, Michael Flanigan, Rachel Mercer, Kari Green and Travis Williams. January 31: David Hevel, Vicki White, Michael Watson and Ward Schacht. February 1: Bob... Full story


Walla Walla County Sheriffs Office

January 12 Traffic complaint/investigation on N. Tausick Way/Reservoir Road, Walla Walla. January 16 Juvenile was in possession of marijuana at school 800 Abbott Road, Walla Walla. January 17 A suspicious person, Mr. Avalos, was parked in his... Full story


Danielle Garbe Reser of Walla Walla is running for State Senate

WALLA WALLA-Danielle Garbe Reser announced her campaign for State Senator in the 16th Legislative District as a Democrat on Tuesday, January 21. She will be vying for outgoing Senator Maureen Walsh's... Full story


Interested in becoming a Census taker?

Information meetings for census takers will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 20 from 2-5 p.m. The location is the Weller Public Library at 212 Main Street in Waitsburg, WA. Interested applicants can apply online at the library, or... Full story


Kathryn Witherington to lead Downtown Walla Walla Foundation

Port of Columbia Economic Development Director Kathryn Witherington is leaving her Columbia County position to become the next executive director of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation. She has been w... Full story


statewide response to 2019 novel coronavirus

OLYMPIA—As the investigation into 2019 novel coronavirus continues, the Washington State Department of Health is sharing important data points to help the public understand and track the progress an... Full story


Pots, Pans and other Cooking Tools

They say it's a "poor workman who blames his tools." I have good reason to dispute that. I've found in sports, luck beats skill any day. A few years ago, I was coerced by my boss to join my... Full story


Buckle up with new car seat laws

January 2020. Can you believe it? We're wrapping up a month that saw some big changes for those of us hauling children around in our cars. Washington State lawmakers passed some new car seat laws... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    January 30, 2020

New running club is more than just miles

WAITSBURG-Susan Wildey attended her first Girls on the Run event last year with her niece, and that was all the inspiration she needed. Wildey, who is the Food Services Supervisor at Waitsburg... Full story


D-W girls come from behind to nab second league victory

Early into the contest the Patriots rushed out to a 7-2 lead and one of the D-W's top two scorers, freshman forward Claudia Benavides, fell hard to floor two and half minutes into the game with an... Full story


Prescott Boys defeat Touchet, but lose to Oakesdale

PRESCOTT—Prescott played in back-to-back conference games over the weekend with mixed results. At home against Touchet they had a dominating performance with all five seniors (Omar Velazco, Victor Garcia, Jonathan Cardenas, Miguel Ayala and Andrew... Full story


Pettichord's buzzer beater wins it 43-40

POMEROY-Dayton-Waitsburg held a 20-point advantage at the intermission, with a score of 28-8, however a pesky Pirate team led by 6-foot-2 sophomore guard Trent Gwinn, battled all the way back to tie... Full story


Walla Walla girls down rival Richland, 61-41

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla girls varsity basketball team hosted rival Richland Bombers in a conference game Friday January 24th. The opening quarter had several lead changes. #22 Emmalyn Ogden hit... Full story


Reader photo

Reader Tracy Daniel submitted this photo of the Waitsburg 2nd/3rd grade youth basketball team, coached by Gabe Kiefel. Here they react to an early basket the team scored last Saturday at the Walla... Full story


Walla Walla boys defeat rival Richland, 66-54

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla boys varsity basketball team played their rivals the Richland Bombers in a conference game Friday January 24th. In the first quarter #12 Dillon Wasser got things started... Full story


The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet to perform at Cordiner Hall

The Walla Walla Symphony will welcome Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) to the stage of Cordiner Hall on Sunday, February 9 at 3pm.  Recognized as one of America's premier... Full story


Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days to hold Kick-Off event, Saturday, February 1st

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier days will present information about the upcoming 154th event at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days at the Showcase Kick-Off Party on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the historic Fairgrounds Pavilion.... Full story


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