Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition

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Plaid and tulle at the Father Daughter Snow Ball 2024

The endearing Father and Daughter annual dance is hosted by HASA, Home and School Association. Volunteers created a magical space where attendees could dance on a cloud. All proceeds and donations go...

 By Mike Ferrians    News    February 1, 2024

Dayton Auto Repair successfully marks five years

DAYTON – In January, Robert Bryant marked 40 years of car repair experience as he celebrated Dayton Auto Repair's fifth anniversary. He and his wife Shelli opened the shop at 218 W. Main in January...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    February 1, 2024

Dayton City Council cancels special meeting

DAYTON — A special Dayton City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, was canceled on January 30. The purpose of the meeting was to convene an executive session to discuss pending litigation against the city and Council Member Laura...


Waitsburg Booster news

WAITSBURG-Ross Hamann took the carving of the Cardinal on a previous Booster Club Members board and recreated a newer style Booster board that hangs on the wall in the link of the High School. Hamann...


At the Liberty:

DAYTON — “Migration” is a modern-day comedy following a family of ducks who convince their over-protective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime as they attempt to migrate from New England, through New York City, and ultimately down to... Full story


A yes vote for the replacement levy is a win

To the Editor,  I won’t hesitate to vote yes on the Waitsburg School District’s Educational Programs and Operations Levy on Feb. 13. This replacement levy funds our preschool, extracurricular activities (including athletics), transportation and... Full story


Support for the Waitsburg School Levy - Investing in Our Future Leaders

To the Editor, On behalf of Waitsburg Commercial Club, I express our wholehearted support for the upcoming Waitsburg School levy. It should be noted that this is not a new tax or levy; it is a replacement levy for the previously passed measure that i... Full story


Time to help Friends of the Fairgrounds to reboot

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council has asked volunteers in the community to partner with Waitsburg Parks and Rec to put together a plan to increase usage at the fairgrounds. The city council would like organizers to submit the plan for review at... Full story


Lowell W. Richter

Long-time Dayton resident, Lowell W. Richter, 97, passed away gently on January 16, 2024 at Parkview Memory Care in Walla Walla. Lowell was born July 27, 1926 and was raised by his grandparents,... Full story


Simply Sawdust is open and ready to build

Mike Ferrians Becky Wilson helped her aunt, Gloria Wilson, celebrate the grand opening of Simply Sawdust. The familiar metal building at the end of Main Street has undergone a big transformation,...


Waitsburg troop hosts Girl Scouts Cookie Rally

WALLA WALLA-Waitsburg Girl Scout Troop 5381 hosted a Girl Scout Cookie Rally for Girl Scouts Service Area 492 at the Lions Building in Waitsburg on Sunday, January 28. Waitsburg Troop Leader Brandi...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    February 1, 2024

Cardinal Sports

Cardinal Basketball WAITSBURG—Waitsburg High School had a busy week of basketball, finishing the season with the last two games at home on Kison Court. The school will recognize seniors on Friday, February 2. On Tuesday, January 23, the Cardinal...


Palouse Outdoors: Hunting Late-Season Snowshoe Hares

The end of the upland bird and waterfowl seasons in the early part of the calendar year comes with bittersweet closure, but as time ticks further beyond that last hunt, the urge to venture afield...


Winter Whack, a mole

Last month's sub-zero weather was brutal, with little relief as temperatures reached a balmy 20 degrees. I was briefly ecstatic about our "not frozen" pipes. We enjoyed running water until we...



Ten Years Ago January 30, 2014 A newcomer stepping into Waitsburg Hardware and Mercantile for the first time is apt to be a bit taken aback. They'll find themselves in an old-fashioned general store,...


Sausage and Broccoli Pasta

While some pasta dishes can be quite complicated, such as a slow simmering Bolognese or an intricately layered lasagna, some of my favorite recipes are those composed of just a few ingredients that...


Efesté 2022 Feral  Sauvignon Blanc

Some 16 years ago, I sat down to taste Efesté's first-ever release of Feral Sauvignon Blanc. I noted that it was made by fermenting with wild/native yeast, which gave it pleasing details of dried...


Public City Council Workshop Meetings

Dayton City Council Workshop Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 3:00 p.m Open to the public Agenda 1. Golf Cart Policy – Discussion 2. Dayton School District Stadium Lease Renewal – Discussion 3.... Full story


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