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Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    May 27, 2021

Town Hall debuts new kitchen

WAITSBURG-The Clinton Kitchen made its grand debut on Friday, May 21, at the Waitsburg Town Hall, during one of the first public events in over a year. The open house event drew consistent crowds...

 

City Council sees large turnout for public hearing

WAITSBURG—The May 19 City Council meeting was scheduled to include a public hearing concerning the possible sale of 212 Main St, which houses the Weller Public Library. A much larger than usual crowd attended the Waitsburg City Council meeting. Ove...

 

Booker residents, staff test positive for COVID-19

DAYTON—Columbia County Health System officials announced on Thursday, May 20, that two residents at the Booker Rest Home had tested positive for COVID-19. One resident was vaccinated against the virus and was asymptomatic. The other resident was...

 

Waitsburg School District has staff, student test positive

WAITSBURG—On May 25, the Waitsburg School District announced that an elementary student and an elementary staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the positive cases and the resulting close contacts, all second-grade students must...

 

At the Liberty: Cruella

DAYTON—Cruella (played by Academy Award winner Emma Stone), set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She...

 

Candidates have filed for 2021 Elections

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Walla Walla County Elections Filing Week closed May 21. Candidates filing for positions within the City of Waitsburg filed through the County for the first time, after council members voted to move away from a city-ran...

 

Dayton, Prescott and Waitsburg Candidates List

City of Waitsburg Candidates Mayor: Incumbent Marty Dunn Kate Hockersmith City Council: Position 1: Incumbent Kevin House Position 2: Incumbent Jim Romine Position 3: Randy Charles Position 4: Incumbent Karen Stanton-Gregutt Court Ruppenthal Position...

 

In support of Jillian Henze Candidacy

Dear Editor, My oldest daughter, Alyssa, loves being at Weller Public Library. As her mom, I love that she loves it! What better way to foster a passion for reading and learning than to place her in such an environment at an early age?! Also, it has...

 

State Parks, recreation land managers designate Juneteenth a free day

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces Juneteenth will now be a Discover Pass free day. In addition to this new free day, June also has three established free days: Saturday, June 5, in recognition of National...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 27, 2021

Waitsburg School Board monthly meeting

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met on May 20 for a regularly scheduled meeting. The board now meets in person at the elementary library but will continue to offer Zoom access. Secondary...

 

Sara J. Wilson

February 10, 1939 – April 19, 2021 Celebration of Life for Sara Wilson will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. at the Waitsburg City Cemetery. A reception will...

 

Memorial Day Program returns at Waitsburg City Cemetery

Monday, May 31, 2021 11 am Come join us at the Waitsburg Cemetery to remember those who have given their all! Hope to see you there. American Legion and Auxiliary Please call 509-337-8875 if you have any questions....

 

TVTV services interrupted, customers unable to reach owner

DAYTON—Touchet Valley Television customers were surprised last week when their internet services quit working. Complaints and questions have begun to pop up more frequently on community social media platforms since the beginning of the year,...

 

Dayton School Superintendent announces community forum to discuss areas of need

DAYTON—Dayton School District invites school parents, guardians, and community members to a community forum taking place at 6:00 p.m for elementary and 7:00 p.m for middle and high school on Thursday, June 3rd in the Dayton High School Library.... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    May 27, 2021

Book Briefs: Beka's Picks

Not Your Typical Dragon, by Dan Bar-el Crispin is not your typical dragon. On his seventh birthday, Crispin tries to breathe fire for the first time. His family is surprised when, instead of fire,...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 27, 2021

DW Girls Basketball Team start season 1-2

DAYTON-The DW girls basketball team opened their season with a 50-46 overtime win against Walla Walla Valley Academy. Since then, they have dropped consecutive games against Mabton 67-38 and...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 27, 2021

DW Boys Basketball Team starts season 2-1

DAYTON-With the first week of play complete, the DW boys basketball team started with a 2-1 record on the season with wins on the road over Walla Walla Valley Academy 42-27 and Riverview 54-44. The...

 

It's Age That Matters – (not size)

We did it! We opened the café! I’m so glad we started with our “friends soft opening” last Saturday; it was a smart move. We found the kinks, what works and what doesn’t (the meat slicer)....

 

Seven once lost apple varieties re-discovered in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Seven apple varieties, previously believed lost or extinct, have been found in old orchards in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, according to a joint press release by The Temperate Orchard Conservancy...

 

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada by Daniel J. Bussey

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada, by Daniel J. Bussey, is available at Jak Kaw Press. The seven volume set is currently on sale, priced at $150.00, originally $320....

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 26, 2011 [Headline] Dayton Parade a Go, Rodeo a “No”: Fear of equine virus prompts cancellation, parade to be horseless. “Thank you to all our Veterans who keep us safe and free.” Those were the words of parade co-announcer...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 27, 2021

Magic Tomato Sauce

In our garden, the nightshades have gone into the ground, and the countdown to tomato season has officially begun. There are few things about summer that I look forward to more than the first...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    May 27, 2021

Dayton Elementary students trade snow for the green

DAYTON-Dayton Elementary fourth and fifth graders were bummed when they found out that COVID-19 had squashed plans for a winter skiing program, but their teachers weren't about to let a pandemic slow...

 

Waitsburg Elementary announces in-person instruction closure for rest of school year

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary Friday announced that the school would be closed to in-person instruction, effective June 1. All students in grade pre-k through fifth-Grade will participate in remote instruction until the end of the school year....

 

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