Articles from the May 18, 2023 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    May 18, 2023

Hansen House Couture Collection at Royal Block

WAITSBURG­-Royal Block will host the 'Hansen House Couture Collection' fashion show featuring Waitsburg farming matriarch Geraine Hansen's collection of 45 global and local fashions from the 60s and... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 18, 2023

Port Commissioners hear concerns about railroad right-of-way, Columbia Pulp asset auction

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on May 10, 2023, in the Port of Columbia conference room and on Zoom. Commissioners Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, and the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson, were present....

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 18, 2023

Dayton City Council approved road work, inclusion on Parks and Rec proposal

DAYTON- The Dayton City Council held its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on May 10, 2023. Mayor Zac Weatherford and Council Members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Laura Aukerman, Kyle Anderson, Dain Nysoe, Shannon McMillen, and Tiger Dieu were present at...


At the Liberty:"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves"

DAYTON­—A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. This movie brings the rich world and playful spirit of the...


Summer event at Yellowhawk Resort supports local youth agriculture programs

WALLA WALLA—The Shindig has chosen the recipients of grants funded by donations made by attendees at last year’s event and aimed at increasing youth participation in local FFA Chapters and 4-H Clubs. Blue Mountain Community Foundation is the...


Celebrate: A "House" Party Benefit for Blue Mountain Land Trust

WALLA WALLA—It is spring and Blue Mountain Land Trust (BMLT) invites the public to attend a “house” party benefit on May 24, 2023. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at BMLT downtown offices, 6 ½ N. Second Ave, Suite 304, Walla... Full story



DAYTON—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department reported that on May 10, 2023, dispatch centers in Easter Washington, including Columbia County, received similar calls from an individual threatening violence towards area schools. The Dayton...


New tax credit for Washington workers

OLYMPIA—Individuals and families may receive refunds of up to $1,200 through Working Families Tax Credit if they meet eligibility requirements. The program is modeled after the Earned Income Tax Credit program; applications may be submitted... Full story


Brian D. Zenk

Brian D. Zenk, of Dayton, passed away suddenly on May 4, 2023 at the Dayton General Hospital. He was 56. He was born September 20, 1966 in Novato, California and attended Santa Rosa High School. He... Full story


Ruth Elizabeth (Beth) Flathers McDonald

Ruth Elizabeth (Beth) Flathers McDonald passed away due to a stroke on April 22, 2023, at her home in Ocean Park, WA. Beth was born on September 6, 1948, in Walla Walla to Howard and Ruth (Langdon)...


Dayton Days Rodeo is coming May 26 and 27

DAYTON—It’ll be ropes and rawhide again when the Dayton Days-Columbia County Fair Association Rodeo kicks off the summer season and comes to town for two days of rip-roarin’ cowboy and cowgirl action Memorial Day weekend, May 26 and 27 at the...


Warren Family awards $54,475 in grants to local nonprofits

WALLA WALLA—The Warren Community Action Fund at the Blue Mountain Community Foundation has approved 19 grants to support local nonprofits providing services in eastern Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. This is the seventh year of grant awards...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 18, 2023

A Guitar with history

WAITSBURG–This weekend, Burgers, Bands, and Brews features alternative country band Frog Hollow Band and some family lore. Band member Ty Lane plans on playing his grandfather Norval's Gibson...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    May 18, 2023

School Sports Update

HS Track Sub-District meet DW COMBINE—The DW high school track team participated in sub-districts on May 9 at River View High School. Track athletes from Walla Walla Valley, Mabton, Columbia-Burbank, and River View competed to finish in the top...


Waitsburg Class of 2023

Andrew Rosenberger Andrew Rosenberger participated in FFA and ASB leadership activities during high school. After high school, Rosenberger plans to attend Walla Walla Community College to begin... Full story


Waitsburg, Prescott Students Receive Ketcherside Scholarships

WALLA WALLA, WA – The Walla Walla Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the Rasty E. and Nona F. Ketcherside Scholarship recipients for 2023-2024. The generosity of lifetime Waitsburg farmers Rasty and Nona Ketcherside provides 14... Full story


Preparing for Celebration Days

WAITSBURG-Town will be in full celebration mode over the weekend. Celebration Days begins Friday with the Sunset ATV and Classic Car Cruise, and a street dance on Main Street. Saturday's parade, soap... Full story


Stoneciphers are this year's Parade Marshals

WAITSBURG-The Celebration Days Committee will honor Bill and Linda Stonecipher as the 2023 Parade Marshals this year. The couple are fourth-generation farmers related to Waitsburg's early pioneer... Full story



Ten Years Ago May 16, 2013 "My granddad settled in the area in 1898 and we still farm some of that original land," said lifelong resident, Jack McCaw. Area roots run deep for Jack and his wife... Full story

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 18, 2023

Sausage and Spinach Lasagna

When I was a freshman in high school, I had my first paid catering gig. Some family friends who were having a big, Italian American themed dinner party decided to take a chance on a 15-year-old who...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    May 18, 2023

Itä 2022 '1 of 2' Sémillon

Walla Walla winemaker Kelsey Itämeri makes an interesting pair of Sémillons, this one fermented and aged in stainless, the other in neutral wood. Both wines are 100% varietal from the same block at...


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