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Bluegrass to Beethoven

WALLA WALLA—On April 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall, the Walla Walla Symphony will welcome award-winning mandolin player Sierra Hull as the guest artist for two new works by living composer Ofer Ben-Amots: Concertino and The Bluegrass Suite....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 28, 2019

Artful Duo Mix Media

WAITSBURG-Martha Mason and Anne Haley have come together to share an assortment of artworks ranging from letterpress prints and monotypes to paintings and drawings. These works are on display now...

 

Talk about Art

A column by Carolyn Henderson There's a lot more you can do with an old horseshoe than nail it over your doorway for luck. At least, if you're Annie Behlau of Milton-Freewater, who creates sculptures...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

Citizens voice concerns at Dayton library board meeting

DAYTON—It was a full house at the March 18 meeting of the Columbia County Rural Library Board as area residents showed up to voice concerns about library policies and practices. Board chair Tanya...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 28, 2019

Potential litigation propels BOCC to interface with library board

DAYTON—If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then why doesn’t the county have a dedicated human resources manager? Now, issues surrounding Shakira Bye’s termination from the...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

Waitsburg City Council Update

K.C. Kuykendall, Kevin House, Terry Jacoy, Jim Romine and Mayor Marty Dunn were present. Kate Hockersmith was absent. Public Comment -Walla Walla Conservation District Manager Renee Hadley said that a...

 

Olive Entertainment

Waitsburg wine writer Paul Gregutt entertained patrons at the Olive Market Place & Cafe last week. The Waitsburg artist played a solo set of original compositions accompanied by amplified...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

'Love America Tour' kicks off in Waitsburg, April 13

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg can be accurately characterized as an All-American town, but the display of patriotism planned for April 13 will be hard to match. Waitsburg American Legion Post 35 will sponsor th...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 28, 2019

Samantha Davis finishes third for DW Girls at Milton-Freewater match

MILTON-FREEWATER- Coach McGhan's concern for his team was evident in the first golf match of the DW season in Milton-Freewater on March 21. With early-season matches allowing coaches more access to...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 28, 2019

NCAA Tourney Games

#12 Oregon (25-12) vs. #1 Virginia (31-3) in Louisville, KY Thursday March 28 at 7 p.m. on TBS. After upsetting #5 Wisconsin in the first round, the Ducks faced another upset winner in #13 UC Irvine who they defeated easily in the 2nd round 73-54....

 

Free Heart to Start 5K training program begins April 2

WALLA WALLA—The snow is finally gone and it is the perfect time to get in shape. Providence St. Mary Medical Center has the perfect solution with Heart to Start, a free 5K training program, which begins April 2. The program is ideal for people of w...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    March 28, 2019

DW Track & Field kicks off season in Clarkston

CLARKSTON, Wash.— DW track & field coach said the team had a good tournout for the first District meet of the season at Clarkston on Tues., March 29, even though a few athletes had not yet met...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    March 28, 2019

Knowledge Bowl Makes State

YAKIMA, Wash.-Waitsburg High School's Team 1 Knowledge Bowl team attended the State meet in Yakima on Saturday, where they placed eight among 12 Division 1 teams. Former knowledge bowl coach Brad...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    March 28, 2019

DW softball starts season with a 21-2 win against Riverside

BOARDMAN, Ore.—The DW softball team knocked their first game out of the park with a win 21-2 win against the Riverside Pirates on a road game on Tues., March 19. “Our girls played well...

 
 By Dena Martin    Sports    March 28, 2019

LCSC Warrior Owen Lanning Qualifies for Nationals

SPOKANE, Wash-Lewis-Clark State College senior and Waitsburg High School grad Owen Lanning and fellow Warriors Madi Carson and Jenny Sapp qualified for the national meet at the Sam Adams Classic...

 

Wanda Jean Lightfoot Thomas

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to many, passed away March 2, 2019, after a short battle with the flu. Mother was born in Miami, OK in 1927, with her...

 

Jeffrey Laurance Broom

Jeffrey Laurence Broom passed away the evening of March 4, 2019 at Dayton General Hospital in Dayton, Washington. He was born March 28th, 1946 in Spokane, Washington, and grew up in Waitsburg with his...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 28, 2019

Tech Talk: Swype for your life

A column by Brianna Wray Have you experienced a loss of linguistic dexterity lately? They say we’re losing our language due to the dumbing down of conversation. Some of the blame can be pointed at...

 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

I had mentioned this recipe awhile back and said I couldn’t find it. I found it and made it this weekend. It makes two loaves and I wanted one for the freezer for company coming in a few weeks....

 

A bid day for Mat Birds

The Waitsburg Mat Birds welcomed 400 wrestlers into Waitsburg last Saturday when they hosted a Little Guy Wrestling tournament....

 

Gatlin Family Fundraiser

Community members pulled together to support the family of Danica and Michael Gatlin as their young son goes through cancer treatment. Nearly $3,000 was raised at the March 22 fund...

 

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