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Dayton Main Street ready for this weekend's All Wheels events

The Dayton Eagles Lodge, 222 Main Street in Dayton, sustained heavy fire damage to support structures in the upper floor. Demolition occurred on Sunday, with crews removing the unstable portion of...

 

All Wheels Weekend rolling into Dayton June 18 - 20

DAYTON-Rev your engines and head to Dayton this weekend, as All Wheels Weekend kicks off Friday, June 18, with the "Cruise for Gene" night cruise and Friday Night Music on the Court House lawn....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 17, 2021

CWWFD2 hears from hiring committee on Chief job description, expectations

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 (D2) fire commissioners met Wednesday, June 9, for a regular meeting. During the meeting, Ashley Strickland presented the revised Fire Chief job descri...

 

More than $3.67 million in funds are available to help Washington libraries and museums

OLYMPIA—Washington State Library, a division of the Secretary of State’s Office, announced that more than $3.67 million would be made available to help public, academic, and tribal libraries and museums statewide. The funding is part of the $200...

 

"Tails and Tales" theme for CCRLD reading program

DAYTON—The theme for this year’s Columbia County Rural Library District Summer Reading Program is “Tails and Tales” and activities will include crafts, storytelling, music, and much more for... Full story

 

CCRLD inaugural elevator ride to be live streamed June 23

DAYTON—The new elevator at the Columbia County Rural Library District building will see its first official ride next Wednesday, June 23, 2021, starting at 3:00 pm. The event will be live streamed via the library’s Facebook page, allowing guests... Full story

 

At the Liberty: Spirit Untamed

Spirit Untamed Spirit Untamed is an epic adventure, with a star-studded cast doing the voices, about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse. This film is the next...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 17, 2021

Friends of the Weller Library meeting welcomed large crowd

Waitsburg—On Wednesday, June 9, the Friends of the Weller Library met for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was held at the Weller Library in Waitsburg and attended by approximately 30 people. Karen Huwe, past president of the group,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 17, 2021

Shooting at Shangri-La RV park on June 6

DAYTON—A shooting incident on June 6 at the Shangri-La River Ranch RV Park, west of Dayton, left one man critically injured, and another has been arrested. According to the police report, Justin G....

 

Liberty Theater announces new manager, theater assistant

DAYTON-The Liberty Theater is proud to introduce Debbie Ayerst as the new Theater Manager. Ayerst has worked for three years as the Assistant Manager and has been very capable and dependable. She...

 

WWCSO

June 12 Male arrested for DWLS, 1st, and Failure to have Ignition Interlock Equipment June 14 An unidentified subject ran from a vehicle following a traffic stop. W Hwy 12/ Raindance Road, Burbank Theft of a generator. E Hwy 12, Dixie Vehicle...

 

CCSO

June 7 Animal call. Highway 12 Citizen contact at Shangri La RV Park. Rose Gulch Shots fired. Lower Hogeye Hollow June 8 Accident, non-injury at PDQ Dayton. Main Street Suspicious activity reported at Washington Federal Bank. Main Street Missing...

 

Cardinal's Nest to offer Summer Program

WAITSBURG—The Cardinal's Nest is pleased to offer four weeks of hands-on art and science activities this summer! Thanks to generous grants from the Sunny Day Foundation, Northwest Grain Growers, and matched through United Way and the facilities...

 

Edwards-Steinhoff Engagement

Dayton couple, Samantha Edwards and Cody Steinhoff are happy to announce their wedding engagement. The ceremony will take place on September 4, 2021, at 3 p.m. in McMinnville, Oreg... Full story

 

2021 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Unveiled

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days have officially kicked off their 155th Fair season. At the annual Showcase fundraiser held Saturday, June 5th, 2021, Frontier Days Foundation board members, Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days board...

 

Delta variant listed as 'variant of concern' by CDC

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tuesday announced that the Delta variant of COVID-19, also known as B.1.617.2, is being monitored as a “variant of concern.” The variant was currently designated as a “variant of... Full story

 

You win some; you lose some

Every time I think I have the garden dialed in I'm reminded that I don't. Such is life. Overall, May has been kind to our garden with stable weather though a bit cold in our area (the last frost was...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 17, 2021

Waitsburg long-time runner finishes first marathon, shares dangers of running along local roads

WAITSBURG-Long-time Waitsburg resident Ann Adams has been running for more than a decade, but it wasn't until earlier this month that she hit one of the ultimate running milestones: She finished her...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 17, 2021

An interview with Prescott's Athletic Director, Jeff Foertsch

The following is a brief interview with the Prescott School District’s Dean of Students/Athletic Director, Jeff Foertsch. We discussed summer activities, school sports schedules, Esports, and the Prescott School District App, which can be found by...

 

Restaurant Confidential

In 2000, a new celebrity chef was born when Anthony Bourdain’s book Kitchen Confidential; Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly became a best seller. At the time, I was working as a “kitchen...

 
 By John Avery    Specials    June 17, 2021

Audio Farm: All About Bob

Memorial Day weekend passed last month, and for me, it will always be associated with concerts at the Gorge Amphitheater. Home to the now-defunct Sasquatch Music Festival, which I attended many times...

 

Creative woodworking by Ron Jackson on display at Wenaha Gallery

Wenaha Gallery's newest Art Event features Walla Walla woodworker Ron Jackson, who has been creating with wood for 67 years and counting. Jackson's Art Event runs through Monday, July 12. Jackson firs...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago June 23, 2011 One Main Street merchant noted that on Saturday morning, All Wheels looked more like Christmas Kickoff than the hot-tarmac Father’s Day weekend car show Daytonites and visitors have come to expect. But even though the...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 17, 2021

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie 

As we move into the summer months, my culinary inspirations become increasingly influenced by what is ready to be picked in the garden. Compared to years past, the strawberry plant that runs along...

 

Waitsburg FFA Mini Banquet recognizes member accomplishments

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg FFA gathered on June 7 for their annual year-end banquet, but this year, it was "mini." President Koby Harris welcomed the FFA members in attendance. Brayden Mohney thanked...

 

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