Articles from the May 12, 2022 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    May 12, 2022

Tonne, Katsell selected as WCD Parade Marshalls

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Celebration Days officials announced that Karen Peters Tonne and Dan Katsel will lead the 2022 festivities as the Parade Marshalls. Karen Peters Tonne is a lifelong area resident,...

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 12, 2022

Special School Board meeting after tragic week

DAYTON- The Dayton School Board convened a special board meeting at 7 p.m., May 9, 2022. The meeting was held in the Dayton High School auditorium and on Zoom. All school board members were present in person, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen,... Full story


At the Liberty:"THE BAD GUYS "

DAYTON-After a lifetime of pulling legendary heists, five notorious bad guys--Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula--attempt their most challenging job yet...going good.... Full story



It is that time of year to look out for flocks of civic minded flamingos. I've been flocked and am excited to support FFA!...


An inspired school music program in Waitsburg

To the Editor, The energy and confident singing of the kids in the Waitsburg Elementary School Spring Music Program could have lit the whole town. None of your “Ah, shucks, I’m too shy.” These kids rocked. Two years of being pent up from covid... Full story


Light agenda at commissioner work session

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners met on Monday, May 9, for a short work session. The only item on the agenda was ‘general discussion.’ Commissioner Marty Hall shared that he was heading to Pomeroy to meet with a representative...


2022 Grazing Conference in Pendleton, Touchet

PENDLETON, ORE-The topics of soil health and sustainable ranch management have created significant buzz in grazing and farming circles in recent years. These important topics are the focus of this...

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 12, 2022

Remembering Flag etiquette

Well, there are laws, but they never had many teeth, and for quite some time, they have had no teeth whatsoever. Court rulings have consistently determined that a show of disrespect towards the flag or the National Anthem is protected by the First...


Let's Get Back Into the SWIM of Things

Since the closure of the Dayton City Pool at the end of the season in 2017, a dedicated group of citizens formed The Friends of the Pool Committee to facilitate the process for the construction and sustainable operation and maintenance of a new swimm... Full story


Open mic at Royal Block

Open Mic at the Royal Block every first Thursday of the Month. This month, Kate Hockersmith and Carrie Hendrix played guitars, banjos, and sang beautiful duets.... Full story


Warren Family Awards $59,250 in grants to local nonprofits

WALLA WALLA—The Warren Community Action Fund has approved 15 grants to support local nonprofits providing services in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. This is the sixth year of grant awards through the Warren Fund, with more than $353,153... Full story


Dayton/Columbia County Fund announces grant awards

WALLA WALLA—The Warren Community Action Fund has approved 15 grants to support local nonprofits providing services in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. This is the sixth year of grant awards through the Warren Fund, with more than $353,153... Full story

 By Beka Compton    Specials    May 12, 2022

Bard and Bee Meadery celebrates honey, bees, and education

Great stories often start with a man and his dog. In Dayton, it is the story of an entertainer and his winged pollinators making a run at an ancient art. "I'm a farm kid," said Mike Collins, owner...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    May 12, 2022

PG's Wine of the Week

The Ciel du Cheval vineyard was among the first planted on Red Mountain. Today it's in the hands of second generation winegrower Richard Holmes, who has begun experimenting with these two...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    May 12, 2022

D/W Sports

Forney Pitches Team To Victories Senior Megan Forney pitched both games of the doubleheader against Columbia-Burbank on Monday, May 9; winning 13-3 and 14-11. In the second game, DW was behind 6-0 at...


The Importance of Being Neat (or not)

I recently read an article in the New York Times about a woman who inherited her mother’s germaphobia. The pandemic amplified her phobia, and she became obsessed with the variety of disinfectants...

 By Beka Compton    Specials    May 12, 2022

Boil the water, kill the weeds

Ray and I are celebrating one year of homeownership with a Vicki-and-Daniel style standoff; it's even garden-related! Ray works for one of the biggest agriculture-chemical supply companies in the area...


Mountains of fun and ribs in Waitsburg

Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi The 2022 Lions Club Rib Feed was a wild success, with sold out tickets, pans full of tender ribs, scrumptious side dishes, and the Don Thomas building full of friends and... Full story



Ten Years Ago May 10, 2012 Seventeen-year-old Dakota Baker doesn't even remember the first time his grandpa took him to a course to golf because he was so young. And all of that time on the greens... Full story

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 12, 2022

Wontons Two Ways

One of the things I miss about living in a big city are the culinary discoveries that can be made while walking around town. In Seattle's International District, a dense urban neighborhood shaped by...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 12, 2022

A Coach with a Love of Football wins Championship

You don't have to wait for the NFL season to see exciting football. There is one more regular-season home game for the Tri-City Rush, a professional indoor football team to be played at Pasco's HAPO...


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