Articles from the June 3, 2021 edition

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Dayton Days Royalty!

Dayton Days Royalty (L to R): Mikayla Close-John, Hannah Peralez, Jemma Anderson, and Tayla King led the 2021 Dayton Days parade. The two-day event was a huge success, by all accou... Full story


Drought advisory issued for Washington

The Department of Ecology (DOE) issued a drought advisory for most of Washington State, including Walla Walla and Columbia Counties, on May 27 following several extremely dry months. This year, March... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    June 3, 2021

Dayton Chamber welcomes new Director

DAYTON-A visit that turns into a new home doesn't happen to everyone, but that's exactly how Belinda Larsen ended up calling Dayton home. As the new Dayton Chamber of Commerce Director, Larsen is...


Sherwood Trust presents Everyday Equity and Empathy Community Workshop

Sherwood Trust is presenting free community workshops on equity and empathy. The second in the four-part series is June 16 and will highlight rural leadership. “We welcome community members to share in a live community learning experience that we h... Full story


Spend your summer on the farm with the Blue Mountain Land Trust

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Land Trust and Welcome Table Farm have teamed up each summer to offer week-long day camp sessions to learn about life on a small organic farm. Farm Kids engages children in grades 1-4 to explore and discover local food...

 By Beka Compton    News    June 3, 2021

Business updates shared at EDSC meeting

DAYTON—The Economic Development and Steering Committee met for a regular meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 1. Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson reported the Port was being awarded...


Dayton's Department of Planning and Community Development asks for public input

DAYTON—The City of Dayton Department of Planning and Community Development encourages the public to review the Main Street Safety Action Plan (MSSAP) draft and submit comments. The goal of the... Full story


in Support of City assets

Dear Editor I am Twila Johnson-Tate, a new resident to Waitsburg. Imagine my surprise when I received the Walla Walla valley Visitor Guide, which listed Waitsburg as a place to visit. The magazine featured lively and inviting images of outdoor... Full story


Cavu Cellars presents work from five Eastern Washington artists

WALLA WALLA—Cavu Cellars presents the work of five Eastern Oregon artists. Janni Kerns, Sarah Fry, Alicia Andrews, Sarah Greenman, and Mary Davies Kerns. Janni Kerns creates graphite drawings and watercolor paintings She portrays animals and...


Walla Walla County properties to see substantial increase in assessed value

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—Walla Walla County homeowners should expect a change of value notice soon, according to the county’s assessor, Debra Antes. “Most properties will see a substantial increase in the assessed value due to the increasing... Full story



May 19 Theft of truck and trailer, Burbank Burglary-Garage door kicked in by unknown subject, Burbank May 25 Drug/Narcotic-Unknown subject tried to ship marijuana illegally, WW County May 26 Assault-Simple-Multiple intoxicated subjects drinking at...



May 24 Suspicious activity reported. Robinette Mountain 9-1-1 call. 3rd Street May 25 Violation of court order. 2nd street Suspicious activity reported. Main Street Traffic stop. Main Street May 26 Illegal dumping reported. Cemetery Hill Found...


Donald Gregory Davis

On Sunday, May 23, 2021 (Donald) Gregory Davis, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away at the age of 72 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA due to complications from... Full story


An expression of gratitude from the Conover Family

We wish we had Pam’s way with words to express our immense gratitude to the community for their love and support of our family. Pam has left quite the legacy of sharing God’s love with others. We would like to especially send a sincere thank you... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    June 3, 2021

Waitsburg Farmers Market off to a great start

WAITSBURG-It's been a later-than-usual growing season for many area gardeners, but it didn't hinder the vendors at the local farmers market last weekend. The first Waitsburg Farmer's Market weekend...


Congratulations to the Waitsburg High School Class of 2021.

GRADUATES Zachary Michael Bly Emilie Rose Bundy Stanley Cagle Shawn William Evans, Jr. Jillian Elizabeth Foxe Koby Keith Harris Antonio Herrera Katherine Marie Houchin Alvin Jason Knowles Garrett... Full story

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 3, 2021

DW Boys pull off dramatic come from behind win 51-41 over WWVA

DAYTON-The game started out with the boys taking advantage of four Walla Walla Valley Academy turnovers in the first quarter to take the early lead in the game. From that point until halftime, it was...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 3, 2021

An interview with Walla Walla Sweets GM Cody Miller

On May 26, 2021, I had a chance to interview Cody Miller, the general manager of the Walla Walla Sweets Baseball team. In three years, this WSU graduate from Twinsburg Ohio, rose through the ranks to...



Ten Years Ago June 2, 2011 An equine virus cut the number of entries in the Dayton Days parade by more than half, but the community showed up for the annual pageant nonetheless and spirits were high, organizers said about Saturday’s sunny event....

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 3, 2021

Lemon Herb Skillet Chicken

Julia Child is famous for noting that the quality of a cook can always be judged by how well they roast a chicken. In my quest for poultry perfection, I have tried countless variations and recipes...


Friends of the Weller Library meeting 7 p.m., June 9

WAITSBURG—The Friends of the Weller Library are hosting a meeting on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, at the Weller Public Library, 212 Main, Waitsburg. Those interested in learning about the group and interested in supporting the library are encouraged...


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