Articles from the March 30, 2023 edition

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 By Karen Huwe    News    March 30, 2023

The Waitsburg Beekeeping Club is the school's newest and sweetest program

WAITSBURG-Last fall, Waitsburg School's Superintendent Mark Pickel read an article about getting kids active in programs after the pandemic. The article encouraged schools to utilize faculty and...

 

Raise the Blues Campaign has begun in Columbia County

DAYTON – Local residents active in their community have been meeting with Blue Mountain Community Foundation (BMCF) and Innovia Foundation to plan the Raise the Blues Endowment Campaign, which will contribute to a brighter future for Columbia...

 

At the Liberty: "Shazam! Fury of the Gods"

DAYTON­—“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” continues the story of teenage Billy Batson (Zachary Levi) who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!,” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam. This movie is an action/adventure,... Full story

 

Stand up and be an ally

Dear Editors: I read the letter in last week’s paper written by Regina Weldert, a valued, productive business owner in our county and a beloved friend to many. That there should be one ounce of fear in her for her own safety as well as her other tr... Full story

 

fight for the library

As many Columbia County residents know by now, there is a petition circulating that proposes to put the dissolution of the Columbia County Rural Library District on the ballot. Dissolution of the district would result in the permanent shuttering of... Full story

 

Dissolving library weakens community

To the Editor The Dayton Memorial Library has been a hot topic of conversation for months now. These conversations are important. Expressing our concerns is a part of civic discourse as long as we do so respectfully. My concern is access to... Full story

 

Betty Ann Fletcher

Betty Ann Fletcher, longtime Dayton resident, passed away March 25, 2023 in Walla Walla. She was 90 years of age. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Thursday, April 6th, at 1:00 PM... Full story

 

Jack Otterson

Jack Otterson, 86, Waitsburg WA, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2023. Jack was born to Otto and Ruth Otterson in Jackson MN and moved to Waitsburg in 1945. Jack graduated from Waitsburg High... Full story

 

Spring contest sponsored by the Waitsburg Commercial Club

WAITSBURG-The snow is disappearing, and daffodils and other early spring visitors are popping up. Work in the garden has begun in earnest. The Waitsburg Commercial Club is sponsoring a Spring...

 

Thomas Roy Shafer

Parents Ben and Samantha Shafer (WHS graduates) of Twin Falls, Idaho, announce the birth of their son Thomas Roy Shafer. Thomas was born at St. Lukes Hospital on Tuesday, January 17, weighing 5...

 

WWSO offers free boating classes

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office (WWCSO) and the Washington State Parks Safe Boating Programs are offering the Adventures in Boating class for free in Burbank Chief Deputy Richard Schram is a state-certified instructor for the...

 

Inland Northwest Chorale performed in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-The Inland Northwest Chorale presented a concert at Waitsburg High School on Saturday, March 25. The free concert included Waitsburg high school and middle school students who participated...

 

LCS celebrates National Wheat Yield Contest winners

WINDSOR, COLO.- The prize for winning the National Wheat Yield Contest is a trip to the Commodity Classic. Award-winning Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS) farmers had a fan club waiting for them when they...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 30, 2023

Matbirds Compete at Pomeroy

POMEROY-The wrestling tournament held in Pomeroy on Saturday, March 25, was successful on many levels. There was fantastic club support from the families, excellent sportsmanship from the wrestlers,...

 

June 23 deadline for student transfers maintaining sports eligibility

DW COMBINE—With the Dayton-Waitsburg combine ending this school year, an agreement hs been made between the school districts and WIAA regarding high school student transfers and sports eligibility. High school students who wish to transfer between...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 30, 2023

3rd Wolfpack Track meet

DW COMBINE—DW track athletes competed in their third meet of the season at Asotin on Tuesday, March 21. The Wolfpack recorded several Personal Records (PRs) while competing against athletes from Asotin, Clarkson, Colfax, Davenport, Liberty...

 

Oral Historian, Randy Lewis, to share legends at Royal Block

WAITSBURG-The Royal Block welcomes oral historian, Randy Lewis, to share legends associated with the Columbia Plateau Cultural Area at the Royal Block in Waitsburg on April 1, 2023, at 6:00 p.m....

 

New books at the Weller Public Library

Adult Fiction: "A Summer to Remember" by Erika Montgomery. Experience the salty breeze of a Cape Cod summer as it sweeps through this romantic and timeless debut novel tinged with a love of old...

 

Wine of the Week

Portlandia Vintners has just released a pair of non-vintage bubblies. I particularly like this Syrah-based rosé. It’s not expensive for a traditional (Champagne) method sparkler – that is not a...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 30, 2023

Karissa Potts Coaches with Passion

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg High School Freshman, Karissa Potts, started skiing at age three with her dad Casey. Later Casey signed up Karissa to be a coach for the Special Olympics team. He thought she...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Sports    March 30, 2023

Wolfpack Golf is team building

DW COMBINE—The DW golf team had three members participate in two golf matches last week. On Wednesday, March 22, freshman Carson Potter led the team with a score of 61 on the 9-hole Wine Valley Golf Course in Walla Walla. William Daves and Sarah...

 

Waitsburg School Board will meet to approve new superintendent's contract

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on an employment contract for David Woods as Superintendent and Elementary School Principal. The...

 

Flexing my Tech Muscles (maybe)

My garden awaits Spring, and I am back from my trip to Los Angeles. Daniel worked diligently to assemble the new patio furniture and did a great job. So, what should I write about now? Daniel...

 

Blood Drive a Success

WAITSBURG-Twenty-five volunteers went to the Waitsburg High School gym on March 22 to donate blood. The Waitsburg High School National Honor Society (NHS) hosted the event, and the American Red Cross...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago March 28, 2013 [Photo Caption] The Waitsburg High School Knowledge Bowl Team pretends to pose in front of the real Space Needle in Seattle. L to R: Thibault Martinelle, Alex Leathers,...

 

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