Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition

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Waitsburg HS and MS spring concert

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg high school and middle school bands and choir, with director Elizabeth Jagelski, presented a spring concert on Monday, May 8, in the Waitsburg High School Auditorium. The...

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 11, 2023

Dayton school board held work session

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met for a work session at 6 p.m., on May 3, 2023, in the High School library. School board members present were Grant Griffen, Zac Fabian, and Aneesha Dieu; Korinda Wallace did not attend. Superintendent Rich S...


At the Liberty: "AIR"

DAYTON—“AIR” reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving...


WW Symphony concert cancelled

Due to ongoing medical reasons, Walla Walla Symphony Music Director & Conductor Yaacov Bergman will not be available to conduct the final concert of the Symphony season on June 6, 2023. Because this concert was to be Yaki’s Farewell event honoring h...


Governor signs bill to increase affordable housing supply

OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill on Monday, initially sponsored by Representatives Klicker, Leavitt, Barkis, Jacobsen, Waters, Chapman, Reed, and Graham, increasing affordable housing options in the state. House Bill 1293 streamlines the p...


Waitsburg Middle School Students of the Month for April

(l to r) James Smith, Kaden Cole, and Shaunna Hilton were recognized as the school's "Most Improved" Cardinals. Congratulations to the three middle school students who add to Waitsburg's... Full story


Sherwood Trust Awards $1 Million in Local Grants

WALLA WALLA-CEO Brian Hunt announced that Sherwood Trust would disburse $1,057,000 in Core grants to 11 local organizations. The awards include Sherwood Trust's annual competitive Core grants and... Full story


Dayton artist Steve Henderson featured on PBS

DAYTON—Steve Henderson and his wife, Carolyn, were visited by PBS affiliate KSPS for a segment of the “Everyday Northwest.” The episode aired May 8, 2023, and is available on the PBS website at tinyu...


Fresh paint brightenS bleachers

DAYTON-The Dayton Lions Club completed painting the Little League bleachers located near the Dayton Dog Park. The Lions used locally purchased supplies for the project. The finished, painted... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    May 11, 2023

School Sports Update

DW Softball Team Lose to Colton DW COMBINE-The DW high school softball team lost to Colton on Tuesday, May 2 in Colton. The Wildcats limited the Wolfpack to four hits in the game, which ended after...


Royal Block Celebrates World Collage Day with "CollegeCollage"

WAITSBURG - The Royal Block Reading Series celebrates World Collage Day with its inaugural CollegeCollage event at the Royal Block in Waitsburg on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. The...

 By Karen Huwe    News    May 11, 2023

Pie in the face – pool fundraiser

WAITSBURG-The eighth-grade Intro to Ag class organized a fundraiser to benefit the building of a community swimming pool. For ten dollars, a student could "pie a staff member." The event was held on...

 By Karen Huwe    News    May 11, 2023

2023 Prom crowns Waitsburg and Dayton Kings and Queens

WAITSBURG-"Through the Looking Glass," inspired by Alice in Wonderland, was the theme for the 2023 Prom held in the Waitsburg High School Cage on Saturday, April 29. This will be the last Prom the...


Save the Date for Waitsburg Cardinals Football Meeting

WAITSBURG—Football players and parents, mark your calendar for an information meeting on Tuesday, May 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Waitsburg High School Auditorium. The Cardinal’s Head Coach, Gabe Kiefel, will inform families about imp... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 11, 2023

Waitsburg students Honor Society Induction

WAITSBURG-Five Waitsburg High School members were inducted into the National Honor Society on Thursday, April 27. To be eligible for membership, a student must meet four basic requirements:...


Kimi Bruzas to exhibit at WAG

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg artist Kimi Bruzas will exhibit her work at Waitsburg Art Garden (WAG) on Saturday, May 13, from noon to 5 p.m. The show of her intricate collages is a perfect way to celebrate... Full story

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    May 11, 2023

Long Shadows 2021 Poet's Leap Riesling

There are bargain wines and value wines, sometimes but not always the same. A bargain is a cheap bottle, generally under $10, often less. Value wines, on the other hand, can cost more, but it's what...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 11, 2023

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe Road Trip | Part 1

I recently went on a road trip with three of my sisters. The plan was to see the five National Parks in Utah. Our trip was well organized on a google spreadsheet. The spreadsheet listed everything...



Ten Years Ago May 9, 2013 Volunteers from the Waitsburg Historical Society have spent recent weeks at the Wilson-Phillips house, busily readying it for the upcoming Waitsburg Celebration Days. The... Full story

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 11, 2023

Baklava Cheesecake

While planning a recent special celebration, I found myself searching for a simple but memorable dessert. This beautiful and unique cheesecake with a baklava inspired crust was the perfect discovery...


Waitsburg Class of 2023

WAITSBURG-It is almost the end of the school year and Waitsburg is gearing up to celebrate its graduating seniors. Each week we will highlight students from the Class of 2023.... Full story


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