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Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    News Briefs    June 9, 2022

Best kind of Plot Twist

WAITSBURG­-The Waitsburg Historical Society was excited about the visit of three Sherwood Trust representatives on Tuesday morning, June 7, at the Bruce Mansion on Main Street. The plan was to... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    June 9, 2022

Dayton, Waitsburg school boards meet over DW Combine

WAITSBURG/DAYTON—The Waitsburg and Dayton School boards met on June 1, 2022, for a joint meeting to discuss details surrounding the future of the DW Athletics Combine. The loosely followed agenda...

 By Beka Compton    News    June 9, 2022

Wastewater plan addressed at Town Hall event

DAYTON—Residents, business owners, and concerned neighbors gathered at Dayton High School last Wednesday, seeking clarification on the status of the city’s wastewater project. Concerns were...



This movie is of particular interest to Downton Abbey fans. The original principal cast of Downton Abbey will all once again return for this second film. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and Dominic West... Full story


CCRLD receives $20,000 grant

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District in Dayton, WA, has been awarded a grant for $20,000 from the American Library Association (ALA) COVID Library Relief Fund, one of 77 grants awarded to libraries that continue to experience...


State legislative district has changed for Columbia County voters

DAYTON— In February, Washington State legislators adopted a new congressional and legislative map, removing Columbia County from Legislative District 16 and placing it in Legislative District 9, with Franklin, Adams, Spokane, Whitman, Asotin, and G...


Support for Wetlands Wastewater plan

Last week Neighbors United held a public information meeting about the City of Dayton’s proposed Wastewater Treatment project. The meeting was well attended and representatives from the professionals that had worked on this project over the years... Full story


Free summer food program at Waitsburg Elementary School

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District offers a Summer Food Service Program, serving meals free of charge to any child aged 18 and younger. Meals will be served at the Waitsburg Elementary School...

 By Justin Jaech    News    June 9, 2022

Dayton School Board hires interim part-time superintendent

DAYTON- The Dayton School Board held a work session meeting at 6 p.m., June 1, 2022, in the high school auditorium and Zoom. All members of the Dayton School Board were present in the auditorium, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen, Chair...


Dayton Library awarded Virtual Reality in 360 grant

DAYON—The Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRLD) in Dayton, WASH., has been awarded a “Virtual Reality in 360” grant providing the library with the tools and specialized training needed to create a virtual experience. The experience... Full story


Waitsburg student and his family face medical crisis

WAITSBURG—On May 30, Waitsburg-youngster Jace Grende was life-flighted to Harborview Medical Center with a spontaneous brain bleed. There, it was discovered that Jace had a brain tumor, and a...


Waitsurg High School Class of 2022

Scott Kirk Back row: Brayden Mohney, Theo Anderson, Evan Allen Middle row: Keon Lindley, Caleb Barron, Megan Forney, Jessie Atteberry, Brandon Thompson, Ben Ingram Front row: Chloe Gleason, Nathalie... Full story


Dayton High School Class of 2022

Front row: Ella Larson, Eloy Garcia Romeo, Tristan Cush, Arla Woodend, Trinity Anderson, Max Schmidt Middle row: Julia Brooks, Elaina Gembala, Trist Villaro, Sagelyn Kilts, Jesse Grant Back row:... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 9, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

My first year of retirement from Waitsburg Schools just zipped by! I went with three of my four sisters on my first zipline adventure to commemorate the occasion. It zipped by also! The Coeur d'Alene...


It's a Parade

It was great fun to see the Celebration Days Parade this year. It brought back so many parade memories, from attending and marching in parades. I marched in New York with my 4-H troop. Later, as a...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 9, 2022

MLB changing the baseball is nothing new

Baseball has made several changes to the ball over the game's history. Before 1876 baseballs were not uniform. Pitchers made the balls used in games, and no two were alike. In 1876 the National...


Next state land free days, June 11, 12, and 19

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites visitors to enjoy a state park on Saturday, June 11 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, Sunday, June 12 in recognition of Free Fishing Day, and Sunday, June 19 in honor...


DW Wolfpack Spring Sports Awards Ceremony

Athletic Director Sam Korslund received a special award and recognition for the work and leadership he has given the athletes and their parents this season. The Spring Sports Awards was held June 7,...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    June 9, 2022

PG Wine of the Month

For a number of reasons, the best dry rosé wines have gotten more expensive, especially those Oregon rosés made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes. Pinot Noir is costly to grow and turning it into...


New director named for WWCC's Institute for Enology and Viticulture

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) has announced the completion of a comprehensive search for a new director of the college's highly acclaimed Institute for Enology and Viticulture....


Waitsburg High School 2022 Graduate Awards

EVAN ALLEN Waitsburg Lions Club Scholarship $500 Evan will attend Western Welding Academy in Gillette, Wyoming. JESSIE ATTEBERRY Hevel Waitsburg Scholarship $1, 250 Kenneth Garner Non-Endowed Scholarship $650 T.B. Elliott Student Scholarship $100...


WHS Alum receives award for newscast "Spreading Like Wildfire "

SEATTLE-The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences held its 2021 Northwest Regional Emmy Awards in Seattle, Washington, on June 4, 2022. KOMO News, the ABC affiliate in Seattle, won the Morn...



Ten Years Ago June 7, 2012 The 131st class to graduate from Dayton High School recessed from the gym and into the rest of their lives on Saturday with thousands of dollars in scholarship money in... Full story


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