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Articles from the April 30, 2020 edition

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 By Tracy Thompson    News    April 30, 2020

Dayton Mercantile and Waitsburg Grocery work hard to maintain products and services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Grocery stores and their employees have become front-line services in these stay-at-home times. The Waitsburg Grocery Store on Main Street has been busy during the quarantine. Supply-chain challenges,...

 

Day use at state parks and public lands to re-open on May 5

OLYMPIA-Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Monday, April 27, a partial re-opening of some outdoor recreation activities. Scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, with approriate safety precautions in place, the...

 

COVID-19 Watch

As of Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. Walla Walla County had 61 positive cases for COVID-19, with five individuals currently hospitalized. Columbia County has one positive case, Benton and Franklin Counties have 853 confirmed cases with 43 deaths....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 30, 2020

The Port of Columbia and the Dayton Chamber are teaming up to help business owners and workers during the COVID-19 challenge

DAYTON-Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Port of Columbia and Dayton Chamber officials have been working to gather, distill, and impart information that will help the business community...

 

Ecology sees increase in illegal dumping amid COVID-19

OLYMPIA—The Department of Ecology’s spill responders are seeing an increase in the number of illegal dumpings of chemicals and other waste. While many collection sites are closed due to COVID-19, Ecology is reminding everyone not to dump...

 

Reader photo

Third grader Carter Barron has a message he would like to share with Waitsburg School District teachers and employees....

 

New symptoms for COVID-19 according to the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated the governmental organization’s website with additional symptoms for the coronavirus. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or...

 

Blue Mountain Action Council COVID-19 response

During the last month (March 21 to April 18) BMAC has directly provided 9,653 people with 93,678 meals worth of food. On average that is 3.5 day’s worth of food per person served once per week. In Walla Walla County, BMAC is now directly providing...

 

Dayton Days parade, Mule Mania cancelled. Brix and Brew moved to November

DAYTON—The Dayton Chamber’s annual fundraising event, Brix and Brew has been moved from May 8, to Nov. 6, according to the Dayton Chamber Manager Molly Weatherill-Tate. This is the second time the fundraiser has been moved because of concerns...

 

Blue Mountain Humane Society elects new board members, postpones annual meeting

WALLA WALLA-Joel Christiansen and Julian Saturno have been elected to the Board of Directors for Blue Mountain Humane Society, despite the indefinite postponement of the annual membership meeting...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 30, 2020

Adams Warnock retiring after 13 years of volunteer service

PRESCOTT-The Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District has maintained a park and pool that is well known around our valley for being clean, family friendly, and just plain fun. After more than a...

 

Inslee announces plan to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee, in consultation with the state’s construction industry, announced a plan on April 24 that would allow current construction projects to be completed. The recommendations were informed by workers, contractors, health and s...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    April 30, 2020

Tyson Fresh Meats in Wallula halts production

Tyson Fresh Meats closed its Wallula plant on Friday, April 24 to begin working with the Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) to test all 1,400 employees for the COVID-19 virus. Over 110 workers have tested positive for the virus as of Ap...

 

Birthdays

April 30: Janice Wills, and Patti Eng. May 1: Josh Smith, Jennifer Jameson, Adam Erikson, Troy Larsen, Corinne Atkinson and Barbara Saxon Abbey. May 2: Kevin Davis, Patsy Fredericks, Bill Hopwood, Roger Hillis and TerriLynn Stensgar. May 3:...

 

Inslee announces Colorado & Nevada will join Washington, Oregon & California in Western States Pact

OLYMPA-Gov. Jay Inslee announced on April 27 that Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak are joining Washington, Oregon and California in the Western States Pact -- a working...

 

Mark James

On Friday, April 17, 2020, Mark James, beloved husband, brother, son, and father of two, passed away at his home in Walla Walla. He was 66. Mark was born on October 8, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii to...

 

Erma Lou Galt

Erma Lou Galt (84), Richmond, Va., went to be with the angels on April 17, 2020. Erma Lou was born in Okanogan, Wash., and grew up in southeast Washington. She attended Yakima High School where she...

 

2020 Census - Waitsburg your data is needed!

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg residents’ participation in the 2020 census is one of the lowest in Washington state. So far only 36 percent of town residents have completed the survey. It can’t be because we don’t have time, we are stuck at home! If...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff reacts to proposed budget cuts by calling for businesses to reopen

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Sheriff Mark Crider released a letter on April 23 stating that “the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is primarily funded from sales tax, so is imperative that we get Walla Walla County businesses back up and...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 30, 2020

Springtime in Waitsburg

Springtime in Waitsburg is official when there is a sighting of the miniature horse and cart making its way to the grocery for treats....

 

Legal Notices

Superior Court of Washington, County of Columbia In re: Petitioner: Terysa Lynn Marietta, aka Terysa Lynn Johnson aka Terysa Lynn Harvey aka Terysa Marietta Harvey No. 20-3-00002-2 Summons Served by Publication And Respondent/s:Ronald Charles...

 

A tree grows in Waitsburg (maybe)

We planted trees today, three apple and one Chinese persimmon. More flora and fauna to impatiently watch and wait, along with my vegetables and herbs. As I mentioned last week, I am my father’s...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    News    April 30, 2020

The Cookie Chronicles

(On The Road Part One) Mrs. G and I would be the first to admit that we are not RV people. But we do like long road trips. Just during the six year long process of moving out of a 2,400 square foot...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    April 30, 2020

More unsolicited advice from Emma

Your new hobby-writing! Finals are very nearly upon me, and I find it increasingly hard to talk or think about anything else. But given that you folks have enough stress in your lives at the moment,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 30, 2020

Dayton photographer donates photos and design for Class of 2020 banners

DAYTON-Communities around the nation are coming up with creative ideas to honor their high school's Class of 2020 in the midst of a pandemic. In Dayton, Scott Kirk and Bette Lou Crothers teamed up to...

 

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