Articles from the April 29, 2021 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    April 29, 2021

Weinhard Cafe & Bakery changes owners

DAYTON-Chef Daniel Rossi thought that moving to a small, rural town like Waitsburg meant he could live out retirement peacefully, picking away at his banjo and sharing his musical knowledge. In 2020,...

 By Beka Compton    News    April 29, 2021

City Council sets public hearing date for Main Street building future, discusses flood agreements

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, April 21, at the Lions Club Building. During the meeting, the council answered questions from concerned community members and set a date for a...

 By Michele Smith    News    April 29, 2021

Dayton School District board meeting in April

DAYTON—June 5, at 1 p.m., has been tentatively selected for this year’s senior class graduation ceremony, according to DSD Supt. Guy Strot, at last week’s school board meeting. Strot was short o...


At the Liberty: THE COURIER

April 30- May 4 The Courier (released in March 2021) is the true story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international... Full story


City of Waitsburg debris disposal unavailable until further notice

WAITSBURG—Due to the lack of capacity at the City of Waitsburg’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, the City is currently unable to provide debris disposal on Monday and Saturdays. City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe said that the site will remain... Full story


The Club Announces Summer Recreation Program

DAYTON—The Club has finalized plans to offer a summer recreation program for the youth of the Touchet Valley. The program will run June 21 through July 30, 2021, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays. It is open to students entering grades K - 6 in... Full story


Blue Mountain Health Cooperative helps bridge the mental health care gap

WALLA WALLA-When Walla Walla's Alayna Brinton, LICSW, started Anchor Point Counseling in 2016, she quickly realized that the need for behavioral health services was greater than her single-provider...

 By Michele Smith    News    April 29, 2021

Touchet Valley Trail information meeting well attended

DAYTON-On Monday, as many as 101 people attended the Port of Columbia Touchet Valley Trail (TVT) information meeting and to ask questions of the presenters. Brian Hansen, Principal Engineer for...

 By Beka Compton    News    April 29, 2021

Columbia County residents speak against proposed trail before Monday night presentation

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia hosted a more than two-hour-long presentation on April 26, hearing from trail designers, various trail advocates, and agriculture representatives. Before the meeting, a...


Sara J. Wilson

On April 19, 2021, Sara Joan Wilson lost her valiant battle with cancer passing away at her home in Walla Walla. Sara was born on February 10, 1939, at the family home at Yuma, Colorado to Alexander... Full story


Henry Vern "Bill" Zuger

Henry Vern "Bill" Zuger, 90, passed away on April 14, 2021, in Walla Walla, WA. Bill was born to Charles "Shanty" and Florence (Buroker) Zuger on March 1, 1931 in Walla Walla, WA. Bill grew up on the... Full story


March 1, 1931 – April 14, 2021

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will not open any first-dose vaccine clinics this week. Next week, there will be two first-dose clinics held at the Southgate Community Vaccination Clinic a...


Remodel, Restore, Reinterpret

Remodels, updates, and personal touches are some of the most exciting parts of owning your home, but can also be some of the most intimidating and overwhelming. As part of a special home and garden...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 29, 2021

Native American mascots in public Washington State schools banned

Monday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law House Bill 1356, a ban on public schools in Washington State from “..the inappropriate use of Native American names, symbols, or images as public school mascots, logos, or team names.” The new law will...


Wolfpack Baseball embraces weekend losses as learning opportunities

The Wolfpack played against Columbia Burbank on April 24, for a doubleheader game. Game one saw a score of 9-1, with Burbank winning. The team took their first lead of the year into the bottom of the 3rd inning. “For a team solely made up with...


DW softball game at Riverview on Saturday, April 24.

The Wolfpack split the softball double-header losing the first game 14- 16 and winning the 2nd game 12-7. In the first game, DW allowed Riverview to score 12 runs in the 1st inning to take a 12-4...


Bring bees to your flower garden

Last week, the sounds of spring were loud and clear in my backyard. Birds were singing, kids could be heard playing all up and down the block, and my apple tree was vibrating with honeybees. It was th...



Ten Years Ago April 28, 2011 The largest circus to come to Dayton in more than a decade, the Carson & Barnes Circus has the second-largest herd of elephants in the country. Local residents will have free access to the circus grounds to witness the...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    April 29, 2021

Linguine alle Vongole

As a transplant from the west side of the state, I am often overwhelmed by a strong craving for ocean air and fresh seafood. This past weekend, I made an escape to the coast to satisfy such a...


Low and zero down loans may be key for first-time buyers

The home buying process can be terrifying, especially as a first-time buyer. While we haven’t closed quite yet, my family is in the process of purchasing the house we have been renting since 2018,...


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