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Articles from the April 7, 2022 edition

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April windstorm hits area Monday and Tuesday

A powerful wind storm this the Touchet Valley this last Monday and Tuesday with winds reaching up to 60 mph. This tree was pulled from the roots and fell across Highway 124 in Waitsburg on Monday,...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 7, 2022

American 35 opening new chapter

Waitsburg Commercial Club is holding its Annual Awards Dinner at the new restaurant on April 12. WAITSBURG-A pizza maker and a Bloody Mary mix master walk into a bar. No joke, the bar was the empty An...

 By Beka Compton    News    April 7, 2022

Chicken Bills is back at TVGC

Bill and Teresa Ayotte have brought the beloved cafe back to Dayton DAYTON-After more than a year, Dayton-area golfers and foodies alike can finally enjoy their favorite Chicken Bill burger,...


At the Liberty: The Lost City

DAYTON—Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to... Full story


Location change for April 13 port commissioners meeting

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia has changed the location for the April 13 regular meeting of the port commissioners. Anticipating an increase in the number of community members who will attend, the port m... Full story


Support of Touchet Valley Trail's economic benefits

To the Editor, I am writing to express my support for the building of the trail.  I have reviewed the plans and am encouraged by what the engineers and designers have envisioned – and the accommodations that have been made to address the... Full story


Local homeowner supports Touchet Valley Trail

To the Editor, I have volunteered and worked in many capacities in Columbia County. In those positions, I have attended many workshops and conferences in other small communities in the Pacific Northwest and have met many community leaders who touted... Full story


What is freedom?

To the Editor, What is freedom? It is defined as ‘the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action’ - For most of us it means the right and privilege to live our lives OUR WAY without others telling us what we can or cannot... Full story


Val Norman Woodworth

Val Norman Woodworth passed away at age 66 at his new mountain cabin in the Blue Mountains, peacefully, in his most favorite place on Earth on March 26, 2022. Val was born weighing five pounds on... Full story


Janice B. Cronkhite

Janice B. Cronkhite 87 of Waitsburg passed away on March 26, 2022, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Jan was born June 13, 1934, in Tacoma, WA, the only child of Edward and Katherine Sproule.... Full story


Effective anti-COVID drug available for eligible patients

  OLYMPIA–Thousands of doses of a potentially life-saving COVID-19 drug are available in the state of Washington, potentially benefitting those at highest risk for hospitalization and death from COVID-19.  Evusheld (tixagevimab co-packaged with... Full story


WWCDCH announces four COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed four COVID-19-related deaths last week. County health officials were notified that a woman in her 70s, two men in their 80s, and a woman in her 100s that tested positive for...


TICKETS ON SALE for WallA Walla Fair Headliner, Brothers Osborne

WALLA WALLA—Tickets for the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days’ headlining concert, Brothers Osborne, are now available. Tickets start at $54 and go to $114. Purchase your tickets online at, by phone at (509) 5...


Slow down on South Touchet Road

DAYTON—Drivers, prepare for a speed limit change on South Touchet Road in Dayton. Columbia County Commissioners voted to lower the speed limit from 50 to 35 miles per hour for certain sections of... Full story


Seattle Rock Orchestra returning to Gesa Power House Theater April 30, May 1

WALLA WALLA—Seattle Rock Orchestra returns to Walla Walla in 2022 for two new concerts at Gesa Power House Theatre. On Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m., Seattle Rock Orchestra will perform a concert of music by The Beatles. On Sunday, May 1 at 2:00...

 By Justin Jaech    Specials    April 7, 2022

Palouse Outdoors: Escape to Gaviota State Park

When winter settles into the Walla Walla Valley like it did this year, short days and frigid temperatures compound into cabin fever in a hurry. Luckily, southeast Washington is the center of the...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    April 7, 2022

Wine of the Week

Quady North 2021 GSM Rosé This is one of a trio of superb dry rosés from Quady North, a winery in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley. The blend is principally Grenache and Syrah with a splash of...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Wolfpack Track Team Competes in Two Meets 

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-DW track team traveled to Finley for the River View Invite on Thursday, March 31, and on Saturday, April 2, the Wolfpack track team traveled to Richland for the Clay Lewis Invite....

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Matbirds Season Comes to a Close 

WAITSBURG-The Matbirds have been busy with a couple of recent tournaments. The Pomeroy Little Guy tournament was on Saturday, March 26 and Benton City hosted wrestlers on Saturday, April 2. It is the...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Wolfpack Softball Gets the Win vs. White Swan-Lose to Kittitas

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Tuesday, March 29, the high school softball team won both games of the doubleheader against White Swan in Dayton. Megan Forney started as pitcher; she struck out three, and the team won the first game 15-14. Forney hit a double...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Wolfpack Baseball lose doubleheaders to White Swan and Kittitas

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-DW and White Swan were tied 7-7 after three innings in their first game on Tuesday, March 29, in Waitsburg until the Cougars took the lead for good in the fifth inning. The Wolfpack...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 7, 2022

The Lions Club Rib Feed and the Commercial Club Awards Dinner make up for lost time

WAITSBURG­—Next week is the Waitsburg Commercial Club Awards Dinner on April 12, at American 35. Since the club could not hold its annual event during the pandemic, it will be three times the fun t... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    April 7, 2022

Streaming Review: Things are not always as they seem

Is it Cake Netflix, 2022 I love a good baking show. Baking is either magic or science, maybe both? And for me, it is usually disastrous. This show challenges bakers to first identify baked goods from...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    April 7, 2022

Golf Team Improves Around the Greens

DAYTON/WAITSBURG­-Dayton/Waitsburg high school golf team played at Veterans Memorial in Walla Walla on Tuesday, March 29. It was a 9-hole par 36 course. Coach McGhan was pleased with how his team...



Ten Years Ago April 5, 2012 Ross Hamann was led to the Commercial Club meeting recently under false pretenses. Hamann was told his mother, Jan Cronkhite, was again to receive the club’s annual... Full story


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