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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    May 21, 2020

Celebration Days weekend honored with classic cars, rodeo queen, and local horsemen

WAITSBURG- The third weekend in May is historically an exciting one in Waitsburg. Waitsburg Celebration Days was one of many area events cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, but a small group of...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    May 21, 2020

A Walla Walla woman's experience with the coronavirus

East Coast born and raised, Liz Fraser of Walla Walla is known for her candor. Two weeks ago, she openly let her Facebook friends know that she had tested positive for the Coronavirus. In the post,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 21, 2020

School closures have parents and children juggling home and school

DAYTON-Quality time together, learning from each other, the need for flexibility, and the importance of staying positive are common themes for parents and children as they navigate the new normal of...

 

Prescott School District Selects Top Candidates in Superintendent/ K-12 Principal Search

PRESCOTT, WA—Three finalists are moving forward in the search for the next superintendent/principal of Prescott School District. Following a formal search process that began in April, the Prescott School Board of Directors have recommended the...

 

Frontier Days headliner Chicago rescheduled to 2021

WALLA WALLA—After thorough deliberation, the American rock band Chicago's performance, slated for this year's Walla Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days event, will perform in 2021 instead. The Walla...

 

Memorial Wall event canceled, three veterans to be honored

WAITSBURG—The annual Memorial Day event held at the Memorial Wall in the Waitsburg City Cemetery has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus. The American Legion and Auxiliary’s Veteran’s Memorial Wall Program wishes to honor the...

 

Providence now requiring all patients and visitors to wear masks

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center and Providence Medical Group clinics are now requiring all patients, support people and visitors to wear a mask or face covering. The mask should be put on at or before reaching the entrance and is to...

 

Online Summer Camps for Kids - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community College’s Continuing Education program has announced a schedule of live online summer camps for youth ages 8 to 14. These summer camps are one-week programs that run Monday through Friday with morning and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 21, 2020

Different times, other plagues, similar measures taken

DAYTON-A hundred years ago it was a common practice to quarantine soldiers returning from war zones against diseases like yellow fever Private Wesley Dodge, 1st Regiment of Washington Infantry...

 

COVID-19 numbers going up in Eastern Washington

CAMP MURRAY, WA—A new statewide report shows COVID-19 transmission is persisting in western Washington and slowly increasing in eastern Washington. The measure of how many new infections a single COVID-19 case will produce – known as the...

 

Leroy Dale Hilton

Leroy Dale Hilton of Waitsburg, WA passed away Wednesday May 13, 2020 at his home. Leroy was born January 3, 1957 in Springfield, MO. Leroy enjoyed camping, fishing, old western movies, reading and... Full story

 

Farmworker housing emergency rules increase worker safety during pandemic

TUMWATER, Wash.—New emergency rules adopted today regarding temporary farmworker housing will help increase worker safety and reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The rules detail specific steps required at farms where temporary workers...

 

Reader photo

Waitsburg building owner, Dave Gignac, was pleased to find that he could get the emergency shelter elevator in the building up and running....

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

May 7 An animal bite-human injury was reported for a dog bite at an address on Cherry Street in Burbank, WA. May 8 WWSO assisted Washington State Patrol with a road rage/ threats incident on W. HWY 12, mile post 295. May 10 The Dixie Grocery Store...

 

Happy birthday!

May 21: Paul Powers, Johnathan Quigg and Jr. Eastwood. May 22: Nancy Startin, Victor Langdon, Kathryn Kirk and Reed Olsen. May 23: Allen Ford, Greg Bichsel, Kathy Maioli, Elizabeth Hermanns and Bill Box. May 24: Bob Patton, Guy McCaw, Amanda Short,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 21, 2020

Dayton City Council report for May

DAYTON— In her report to the Dayton City Council, City Administrator Trina Cole said the Army Corps of Engineers has been in touch with the city about the levee system rehabilitation. Because it is...

 

Legal Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA NO: 20-4-00084-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In re the Estate of: JEFFREY KIRK SCHNEIDER, Deceased. The Administrator named below has been appointed... Full story

 

Waitsburg "Gifting"

Since moving to Waitsburg about 18 months ago, I've noticed the noun "gift" has morphed into use as a verb. The "gifting" started my first morning here. I clumsily made it through the obstacle course...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    May 21, 2020

Celebrate those who helped you achieve your goals

Slightly less than a year ago, a past version of me was asleep in my bedroom. A blue graduation gown was hanging in the shower in the hope that the wrinkles would disappear before I had to wear it in...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    News    May 21, 2020

The Cookie Chronicles

(On The Road Part Four) Dawn came awfully early the day after Mr. B went tumbling down the ravine adjacent to our motel room. And I was kidding about rounding up crampons, carabiners and quickdraws...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    May 21, 2020

Pet grooming guidelines released

Is your dog looking rough these days? For many breeds, a regular grooming schedule is a must. My dog Rocco is a miniature schnauzer, which is a double-coated breed that has a wiry topcoat and a soft...

 

Cardinal Pride

This week, a little extra Cardinal Pride was on display....

 

Five Dayton youth achieve the State FFA Degree

This past week, Washington Future Farmers of America recognized FFA members who received their State FFA degrees.  Five members from Dayton received the certification.   The State FFA Degree is...

 

Walla Walla VA Medical Center to hold virtual Memorial Day celebration

WALLA WALLA—The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center will be holding a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25 at 9 a.m. via a Facebook live event to remember and honor Veterans who are no longer with us. Connect with the...

 

Waitsburg Gun Club is holding a prize raffle

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Gun Club is holding a prize raffle to support range improvements. The prize package includes a Colt 1911 and gift certificates from a range of Walla Walla businesses, including: L & G Ranch Supply, 123 Pawn Shop, H & H Pawn...

 

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