Articles from the April 14, 2022 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 14, 2022

Mustang Rescue: Wild to mild in Prescott

PRESCOTT-Kimberly Smith grew up working with horses and cattle in Prescott, Wash. She spent ten years participating in 4-H showing animals, arts and crafts, and photography. Many will remember her day...

 By Beka Compton    News    April 14, 2022

ComNet seeking board members to continue fiscal aid to local non-profits

DAYTON—Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Since 1995, the Columbia County Community Network, ComNet, has provided “umbrella...


At the Liberty:Downtown Abby

DAYTON— This week the Liberty will show Downton Abby (the original from 2019), then Downton Abbey: A New Era will be shown in June 2022. The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for...


Duck Race and Family Festival to Support Local Youth and the Prevention of Child Abuse

 WALLA WALLA– The 25th annual Community Bank Ducky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Mill Creek in Walla Walla. The duck race will begin at 2 p.m. during the Family Fun Festival which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This annual...


Pacific Power addressing purple lights in Eastern Washington

WAITSBURG—In an email dated April 8, 2022, Pacific Power Regional Business Manager Lori Wyman communicated with the City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe the path forward to replace failed purple streetlights. “The lighting manufacturer, Acuity,... Full story


Rocketeers present donation to Marksman Club

DAYTON-Columbia County Civil Deputy Tim Quigg presented 4-H Marksman Club leader Jeff Jenkins with a $3,200 donation on behalf of the Blue Mountain Rocketeers. After interest declined in the... Full story


Janice Elaine (Robbins) Douglas

Janice was born February 5, 1937, in Bottineau, N.D. and passed into glory on March 3, 2022. She was the 6th of 8 children, born to George Leonard and Deloris Mae (Wilson) Robbins. At nine months of... Full story


Dona Jean Smith

Dona Jean Smith of Waitsburg, Washington. Was born July 4, 1933, and died on March 26, 2022, at age 88. She was born in Jamestown, North Dakota to Jay C. and Fern F. (Ford) Weeks. She was the oldest... Full story


Paul Kevin Winger

Paul Kevin Winger was born on July 4, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. He was a well-known and longtime resident of Waitsburg, Washington, and passed away in his home on Friday, March 18. Paul Kevin... Full story


Waitsburg Commercial Club Awards Night

The Waitsburg Commercial Club held its annual Awards Night Dinner and annual meeting on April 12 at the new American 35. Close to one hundred guests attended, supporting the club and recognizing... Full story


My "Nine over Ninety"

Is it the water? Relaxed and friendly Lifestyle? Homegrown veggies? The fact that our area has 9 (plus) people over 90 years old is impressive and has given me a push to rethink my procrastination...


Local writer at Dayton Depot

DAYTON-Local author, Carla Giger, presented her book Starbuck: The Little Town That Could and was available to sign copies. Twenty-four people packed the waiting room of the Dayon Historic Depot,... Full story



Ten Years Ago April 12, 2012 For the first time last weekend, Dayton High School teacher Steve McLean took four of his students to a regional robotics competition and came home with a trophy....

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    April 14, 2022

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

PENDLETON, OR-A fun and educational occurrence can be found in nearby Pendleton, Oregon.  The Pendleton Underground Tours located downtown is also within walking distance to great restaurants and...


L'Ecole No. 41 2021 Old Vines Chenin Blanc

L’Ecole No. 41 2021 Old Vines Chenin Blanc Celebrate Walla Walla Wine Month with a bottle of this splendid old vine Chenin Blanc. I know of no one making new plantings of the grape other than a... Full story


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