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Articles from the June 4, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    June 4, 2020

Graduation rolls through town

WAITSBURG-"It never fails, the hottest day of the year is always graduation day," spectators echoed jokingly last Friday at the Waitsburg Football Field. Instead of gathering in the Waitsburg High...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 4, 2020

Marty Hall will run against incumbent Mike Talbott for Position 2 on the Board of Columbia County Commissioners

DAYTON-Rancher Marty Hall will face incumbent Commissioner Mike Talbott, for Position 2 on the Board of County Commissioners in the November general election. "I want to do what I can to keep...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    June 4, 2020

Peaceful protest in Walla Walla on Sunday calls for justice for George Floyd

WALLA WALLA-The announcement for the protest was seen on a Facebook post, listing the 1 p.m. time, the Land Title Plaza as the place, with the words 'Peaceful Protest' as the title. The post also feat...

 

Waitsburg Grocery vandalized in early hours

WAITSBURG-Early morning on Monday, June 1, glass from one of the front doors as well as glass from a side door were broken in a possible attempt to gain entry at the Waitsburg Grocery on Main Street....

 

Walla Walla's Sudbury Landfill returns to normal hours

WALLA WALLA-Normal operating hours at the Sudbury Landfill resumed on Monday, June 1, and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will reopen. Operational hours will be 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m....

 

Dumas Station open for tastings, donates to BMAC

DAYTON—Dumas Station winery conducted a soft opening recently and were pleased with their social distancing setup, giving them confidence in their ability to conduct tastings in a way that will keep their customers and their team safe. The winery...

 

Inslee announces religious and faith-based services guidance

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee announced on May 27 the state’s plan for restarting religious and faith-based services for Phases 1 and 2 of Washington’s “Safe Start” reopening plan.  Currently, religious and faith-based organizations in Phase...

 

Phase 3 on the horizon for Columbia County

DAYTON—On Monday, the county Board of Health accepted a recommendation from the Columbia County Medical Director, Dr. Larry Jecha, to apply for Phase 3 of Governor Jay Inslee’s four-phase coronavirus recovery plan, and the Board of County...

 

Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile and Macklemore headline a virtual concert

WA—Some of Washington’s most notable musicians are coming together for a livestream benefit event dubbed “All in WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief”. The concert takes place Wednesday, June...

 

Inslee announces Safe Start - Washington's phased reopening by county

OLYMPIA—On Friday, May 29, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the expansion of Safe Start—Washington’s Phased Reopening plan. The expansion comes as the current 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order ended...

 

Inslee announces facial covering requirement to start June 8

OLYMPIA-In addition to the new Safe Start reopening plan, Gov. Inslee also announced new safety and health requirements for businesses operating in Washington. Beginning June 8, all employees will be...

 

New definition of a close contact

OLYMPIA—On Friday, May , the Washington State Department of Health updated the definition of a COVID-19 close contact to align with new CDC guidance. The new guidance states that a close contact is defined as someone who was within six feet of...

 

Sherwood Trust grants $400,000 to support Walla Walla Valley nonprofits

WALLA WALLA—Twenty-seven local nonprofits will receive a total of $400,000 in grants from Sherwood Trust. The grant recipients, announced this week, are from the Trust’s 2020 General Support Grant program. This one-time grant program is...

 

in appreciation...

Dear Waitsburg Families, As the final month of the 2019-20 school year approaches, we want to take a moment to thank you all for the tremendous efforts you are making to help your children stay...

 

Happy Birthday!

June 4: Kyle Dozier, Anthony Morgan, Dick Hodge, Angela Campbell, Charlee Long. June 5: Robert Zuger. June 6: Angie Lincoln, Bill Wert, and Melissa Lehr. June 7: Judy Adkins and Dana Maki. June 8: Jamie Gritman, Patty Hendrickson, Sarah Price, Gary...

 

Correction

Two mistakes were brought to our attention regarding the article ‘The candidates have filed, and the races are on!’ in the May 28 edition. Tom Cooper, candidate for Walla Walla County Commissioner District 1, is a former, not a current employee...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

May 8 Victim had to leave his vehicle between the hours of 1 a.m and 7 a.m. on Stateline and Locher Rd. During the night, unknown suspect(s) caused $12,000 worth of damage. Touchet, WA. May 13  Adult male reported lost firearm on Hanson Loop in...

 

Gov. Jay Inslee activates National Guard, responds to Trump's speech

Gov. Jay Inslee ordered a statewide activation of the Washington National Guard on Sunday, May 31 in response to the spread of destructive protests and looting in Washington state. The activation will allow unarmed troops to be deployed in response...

 

Legal Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA Case No. 20-4-00090-36 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) In Re the Estate of DAVID ALAN COPELAND Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been... Full story

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    June 4, 2020

Ranger Cookies

How have I lived this long and never heard of Ranger cookies? The Cookie Monster has nothing on me when it comes to cookies. While on one of my recent walks, I chatted with Claudia (socially distant)...

 

Congratulations DHS Class of 2020

Valedictorian Kylee Laughlin Salutatorian Kira Boggs 2020 Graduates: Marissa Barzo McKenzie Dobbs Jurnee Griffen Emma Houdak Alex Jenkins David Lewis Kiya McCaw Carlos Norris Lillian Patterson...

 

Congratulations Dayton High School graduating class of 2020!

I believe that what starts here at Dayton High School can change the world. Although this year's path has been rocky, twisty, windy and rough, you have overcome and will be the change you want to see...

 

Dear 2020 Dayton/Waitsburg Graduates

Congratulations on graduating from high school.That seems normal to say this time of year, but as we all know too well, nothing is normal now. Watching all the social media posts, the downtown...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 4, 2020

DiJulio Designs reflects on banner making process

Shortly before graduation the idea to line Main Street with custom banners honoring the graduating seniors quickly gained traction. Senior Advisor Matt Wyatt contacted DiJulio Displays in Brier,...

 

To all DW Senior athletes,

I would first like to congratulate all of you on all your accomplishments and graduating this year! I know this was not the way you seniors had in mind on how you would have liked to end your high...

 

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