Articles from the March 7, 2024 edition

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 By Frank McKinney    News    March 7, 2024

Art Talk at Royal Block is about more than art

WAITSBURG-"What is it about this piece of art that offends you?" That question inspired Joseph Roberts' decision to start a monthly discussion called Art Talk. Roberts and Tiina Jaatinen are the team... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    March 7, 2024

A new director for the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON-Ellen Brigham is happy to step into her new role as the director of the Dayton Memorial Library. "I'm just really excited to step into this new year with a fresh slate of ideas and positive...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 7, 2024

Civility Café comes to Dayton to talk about books in libraries

DAYTON—The Friends of Dayton Memorial Library is hosting an innovative evening of conversation on Thursday, March 7, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Set up in a café setting, the event for Columbia County residents will be held at the Columbia County Fa... Full story


At the Liberty:"Dune: Part Two"

DAYTON—The saga continues with an expanded all-star international ensemble cast. This movie, is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2021’s six-time Academy Award-winning “Dune.” This big-screen epic continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert...


Alice Coachman, first black woman gold medalist

To the editor, Throughout Washington State high schools during Black History Month, there has only been a small lump sum of instances where they’ve mentioned Alice Coachman. More high schoolers should know more than just Jesse Owens, Bessie C... Full story


Port Accomplishments

To Port Of Columbia Commissioners Seth Bryan, Mike Spring, and Johnny Watts, Because all three of the Port of Columbia commissioners are new to the business of the port, we think they should look into the past accomplishments made before their... Full story


Library Memories

To the Editor, When I was a child, the Dayton Memorial Library was a place my friends and I were always welcome. My father, an avid reader and well-respected schoolteacher, often requested books from that library to read, for pleasure or as... Full story

 By Barbara Jaksa    News    March 7, 2024

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival coming March 22

OTHELLO-A weekend getaway to the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and the nearby town of Othello offered solitude under big skies, vibrant sunsets, and subtle sunrises. Fields of honking geese are a...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 7, 2024

WSD Spring sports season is underway

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg High School track season began on Monday, February 26. This is the first season that track will be run as a co-op program with Dayton School District. The two teams will comp...


4-H Super Saturday event on March 23

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County 4-H invites community youth, ages 6–18, to its Super Saturday event on March 23, 2024, at the Blue Mountain Community Church. Sarah Farley, the 4-H Coordinator for Walla Walla County, said, “The hands-on works...


Louis Robert

Louis Robert, husband of Marilyn Collingwood, passed away on March 1, 2024 in Yakima, Washington. Services are under the direction of Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home.... Full story


Successfully shaking up some fun and funds

WAITSBURG - There were oodles of noodles, desserts to die for, and captivating talent on full display at Waitsburg Elementary School's Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser on Monday evening. The event kicked... Full story


It is a small world

WAITSBURG-On a recent Saturday, Dayton resident Roger Tumbocon and Filgie Jarina shared stories and coffee at Ten Ton Coffee in Waitsburg. Jarina is a traveling physical therapist from Iowa who is und...



1 Years Ago March 13, 2014 Frank Reser taught in Prescott for "many years" before retiring in Waitsburg where he spends his days driving bus, playing local handyman and, most recently, creating... Full story

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    March 7, 2024

Gnocchi with Braised Chard and Peas

As spring green colors are finally popping up in our yard, I found myself craving tender green flavors. Rainbow chard braised with aromatics in stock and wine, is a favorite side dish that I love to...


Ten Ton duo

WAITSBURG - On their home field, the Waitsburg Cardinals swept a double-header baseball game against Walla Walla Valley Academy on Friday, March 8. The Cardinals took the first game 20-1 and ended... Full story


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