Articles from the April 6, 2023 edition

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WHS Leadership class puts on art exhibit

WAITSBURG-Roseann Groom's high school leadership class has organized special events and projects for students and staff during the school year. This year, junior Blake French suggested an art show as...

 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    April 6, 2023

Palouse Outdoors: A Photo Safari in the Columbia Wildlife Refuge

My predawn exhaustion caused me to miss the freeway exit and my goal of being at the Teal Lakes at dawn, thanks to a detour through Connell. My tardiness was irrelevant, however. The vibrant sunrise...


Regular showing "Jesus Revolution"

DAYTON—A Special Spring Break movie - “Surf’s Up” will show at the Liberty Theater at 2 pm for the second time this week on Friday April 7, with $2 admission. This story follows a teenage rock hopper penguin named Cody Maverick from his hometown of S... Full story


Annual "One of a Kind" dinner coming April 18

WAITSBURG–Join Waitsburg Commercial Club for its annual community service awards dinner and auction. This year the club will recognize community volunteers, employees, and businesses that make Waitsburg “one of a kind” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April... Full story


Support of the Dayton Rural Library

To the Editor; Wow! Someone wants to defund and close the library. This is the best evidence yet of the necessity of the library in this community. Libraries are places of knowledge - and information we cannot always find within our families.... Full story


Avoiding the elephant in the room, with humor

To the editor, I don’t discuss politics any more in situations where there will be nothing but an impasse and an argument. Call it avoiding the “elephant in the room” (or donkey, as the case may be), there are more important issues than compl... Full story


Share Peace

To the editor, I love stories about faraway places like Tri-cities, for example. Wenatchee is a faraway exotic paradise as I understand it; further north is the untamed Okanogan River Valley with its small wild west settlements. I’m sure others v... Full story


Seven Hills winemaker Casey McClellan named interim director for WWCC Institute of Enology and Viticulture

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) named Casey McClellan, co-founder of Seven Hills Winery, as interim director for the Institute of Enology and Viticulture. McClellan will oversee...


Celebration Days Spaghetti Dinner, April 15 at Town Hall

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Celebration Days Association invites the community to enjoy a spaghetti dinner, music, auctions, and the crowning of Hannah Peralez as Celebration Days Queen. The Spaghetti F...


Chicken Bills is open with signature menu

DAYTON- What's better than a Sunday breakfast out at the golf course? Breakfast every day out at the golf course. It is spring, and Chicken Bill's Café and BBQ is open again from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m....


Trans Day of Visibility in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA -A crowd of about 150 folks gathered at Pioneer Park on Friday, March 30, to commemorate Transgender Day of Visibility. The March for Queer and Trans Youth Autonomy and Walla Walla Pride...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 6, 2023

Wolfpack Baseball Lose to Touchet and McLoughlin

DW COMBINE-The Wolfpack baseball team lost a close game to Touchet on March 28 in Waitsburg. DW took an early lead before the Redhawks came back to win 6-4. Jared Hankins was first up on the...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 6, 2023

Wolfpack Golf

DW COMBINE-Carson Potter shot a 60 at the Veterans Memorial Golf Course on March 27. DW Coach Mike McGhan said that Potter's execution of his shots was the best he had seen this year, and his short...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 6, 2023

DW Athletic Combine Winter sports Awards 

DW COMBINE—The Wolfpack winter sports awards ceremony was held on March 20. Coaches Roy Ramirez and Dirk Hansen recognized basketball players, and coach Vickie Harmann honored the cheerleaders. Boys’ basketball awards: Most Valuable Player: Spe... Full story


"Chasing Ghost Trout" Author, Dennis Dauble, to read at Royal Block

WAITSBURG- The Royal Block Reading Series welcomes author Dennis Dauble for a reading and book-signing at the Royal Block in Waitsburg on April 8, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the...


Wolfpack track results

DW COMBINE-The Wolfpack boy's track team placed sixth out of ten teams at the River View Invite on March 30. The following athletes placed in the top eight, and three received medals: Vaughn Walter...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 6, 2023

Softball wins a doubleheader, loses one

DW COMBINE-The DW softball team won both doubleheader games played at Pomeroy on March 28. After giving up 11 runs in the first inning to Pomeroy, the Wolfpack came back and tied the game 11-11 in...


Secondary students with top attendance honored

Secondary Pricipal Stephanie Wooderchak asks the community to celebrate the students at Preston Hall Middle School who have attended school this year 95% of the time or better. "Research shows that...


Sixth graders win Spirit Week award

WAITSBURG-The Class of 2029 were the winners of the Preston Hall Spirit Week. They had 100% participation for our dress-up days. Their participation made for colorful days as the costumed students... Full story

 By Paul Ocker    Sports    April 6, 2023

Tri-City hockey makes the playoffs for the first time in 4 years

KENNEWICK— After a disappointing injury-riddled February with only four wins to nine losses, the Tri-City Americans (TC) finished the regular season strong. In March, the team won six of their last seven games, only losing to Seattle and Kelowna. T...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    April 6, 2023

Wine of the Week

The Velvet Devil 2019/2020 Merlot The Velvet Devil is one of several low-cost and high-quality brands that Charles Smith rolled out as he began building his wine empire. The distinctive names and...



Ten Years Ago April 4, 2013 At the launch of Paul Gregutt's Waitsburg Cellars, tasters were offered a small ribbon-bound booklet describing the elements of the new wine label's logo. The image contain...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    April 6, 2023

Cauliflower and Red Lentil Curry

While there are countless reasons why I try to include more vegetarian meals in my week, including the health and environmental benefits, it is for the love of vegetables that I truly crave them. When...


How Much is Enough?

I recently saw a New York Times headline: "The Finnish Secret to Happiness? Knowing When You Have Enough." For the past six years, Finland has had the distinction of achieving the top ranking by the...


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