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Articles from the June 10, 2021 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    June 10, 2021

Downtown Dayton fire burns Eagles building and damages others

DAYTON-The Dayton Eagles building caught fire around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, and was quickly, fully involved. The fire appeared to be contained just before 5:30 p.m, as firefighters from...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 10, 2021

Drought conditions persist, insurance provides

WASHINGTON-Crop insurance is a complex topic, but it may come in handy for area farmers as they ride out the fifth driest year since data recording began in 1894. Rainfall is down 2.94 inches from an...

 

At the Liberty: Here Today

Here Today is a comedy-drama that was directed, co-written, and stars Billy Crystal as Charlie. The movie follows veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz, who is going through a tough time as he tries to...

 

Minor promoted to CCHS Chief Financial Officer

DAYTON-Columbia County Health System Thursday announced the promotion of Matt Minor to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). "Matt's role has expanded to include oversight of our revenue cycle,...

 

Support for Waitsburg candidate Henze

Dear Editor, My husband and I are writing in support of Jillian Henze’s campaign for city council. We worked with Jillian during the flood efforts last year, and we were very impressed with the team work, dedication, and leadership qualities that...

 

Cheers

A kind neighbor, Randy Charles, came to the aid of new residents on Main St., to clear a giant tree limb that fell while they were out of town....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 10, 2021

Man shot at Shangri La RV Park

DAYTON—A shooting victim is in critical condition after an incident at Shangri La RV Park, in Dayton. Justin G. Karl, 40, of Dayton, sustained gunshot wounds to the stomach and chest and remains in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 10, 2021

Assault at Prescott convenience store over the weekend

PRESCOTT—A tenacious store clerk in Prescott endured an early-morning attack on June 5, the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office reported. Ahmed A. Mohamed, 41, was arrested at his apartment later...

 

DOH launches mobile vaccination service to increase vaccine access

OLYMPIA—On June 1st, the Washington State Department of Health launched a new mobile vaccine service called “Care-A-Van” that will deliver vaccines to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. DOH is working closely to support...

 

WWCSO

May 31 Vehicle collision with a deer. Walla Walla County June 1 Informational report taken. Humourist Road, Burbank Hit and run report. Main Street, Walla Walla Trespass report. Rose Street, Walla Walla Female in Walla Walla County arrested for...

 

CCSO

May 31 Abandoned vehicle reported on Eckler Mountain. Animal call. Lower Hogeye Hollow Citizen contact, Knoblock Apartments. 5th Street June 1 Welfare check at Dayton Motel. Pine Street Citizen contact at Dayton Elementary Violation of court order....

 

Dayton High School Class of 2021

The 2021 Dayton High School Graduates, not in photographed order: Valedictorian Anna Claire Fortier, Salutatorian Roselin Burris-Rameriz, Morgan Laine Boggs, Drake Logan Campbell, Wyatt Marshall...

 

Celebration of Life for Betty Hofer

Celebration of Life for Betty Hofer Shaded outdoor service, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11:00 AM The service will be held at 21 S. Fork Coppei Rd, Waitsburg, WA Dress comfortably and be prepared for...

 

WHS Class of 2021 Graduation Speeches

Valedictorian Speech by Koby Harris High School is really a short time in our lives, a time when later we look down the road, we realize how impactful this time was in many ways. High school is a... Full story

 

Senior Parade down Main Street in Waitsburg

This was the second year Waitsburg High School graduates paraded through town in decorated cars, trucks, a boat, and a sofa. Family, friends and residents cheered the Seniors as they drove past on...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 10, 2021

DW Girls Basketball Team has rough week

A combination of injuries and graduations have challenged the depth on the team and provided an early look into what the team may look like next year. As a result, the DW Girls basketball team dropped their last three games to Mabton, WWVA and...

 
 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    June 10, 2021

The June Hogs of the Columbia Basin

Our jet sled bobbed near the infamous "Buoy 10" in the mouth of the Columbia River. It was a stormy September afternoon with angry Pacific surf bullying its wave action far upriver. Coho were the targ...

 

Safe to return to the theater, or is it?

Recently, we stepped into a movie house for the first time in over a year to watch A Quiet Place II. I had seen the first film, A Quiet Place, at the cinema in 2019. The sequel had been scheduled for...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago June 9, 2011 It may seem ironic that Waitsburg Valedictorian Austin Beasley chose a quote from a famous high school dropout to inspire his fellow high school graduates. But the saying from McDonald's fast food chain founder Ray Kroc...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 10, 2021

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

It's the season of backyard barbeques and neighborhood potlucks, a time when small gatherings can quickly turn into large parties. Amongst the various salads and grilled meats of your summer spreads,...

 

A Life Well Balanced?

We’re all exhausted, my hands are raw, my nails are shredded, and my feet are so sore I can hardly walk. Somehow, we made it through the first two weeks as new Dayton restauranteurs. All without...

 

Tour Walla Walla rides again

The Tour Walla Walla bike race was back in town this last weekend. Racers met up at the fairgrounds, relaxed after racing, enjoyed coffees and snacks at Ten Ton Coffee. The event was postponed last...

 

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