Articles from the June 29, 2023 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 29, 2023

Lights, Camera, Action at The Depot

DAYTON-Women with Edwardian hairstyles, men in waistcoats, and trained horses were seen waiting patiently outside Dayton's Depot Museum last week. They were not waiting for an arriving train but to...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 29, 2023

Library petition fails to meet signature requirement

COLUMBIA COUNTY—On June 21, 2023, Jessica Ruffcorn submitted a petition to dissolve the Columbia County Rural Library District to the Columbia County Auditor’s Office. The auditor’s office began the process of verifying the signatures on June... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 29, 2023

Waitsburg City Council meeting update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council held its regular meeting at city hall on June 21, 2023. City council members Jillian Henze, Jim Romine, Kevin House, Court Ruppenthal, Mayor Marty Dunn, and City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe were present....

 By Justin Jaech    News    June 29, 2023

Dayton School Board update

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met at 6 p.m. on June 14, 2023, in the High School library. Members of the school board present included Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Grant Griffen, Aneesha Dieu, and Zac Fabian. Superintendent Rich Stewart was also...


At the Liberty:

DAYTYON—Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality... Full story


Steps to mend the community

To the Editor At the June 26th library board meeting, it became clear that most people in the audience want to keep our public library. Not everyone agreed on how it would be run, but they didn’t want to lose the library. They want our community... Full story


Support our library and community

To our community,  What has happened to reaching out to those with differing viewpoints in a friendly and respectful manner to discuss opposing issues? The vile name-calling which cast aspersions on the soon-to-be former director of the library is... Full story


Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Mobile clinics

WALLA WALLA-The "Heals on Wheels" mobile clinic, sponsored by Blue Mountain Heart to Heart, visits local communities, including Waitsburg, Prescott, Dayton, Pomeroy, and Starbuck. A registered nurse... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    News    June 29, 2023

The Reptile Lady visits Prescott Library

PRESCOTT-The Prescott Library had some unusual visitors last week, thanks to April Jackson, known as the Reptile Lady. She brought a variety of unique creatures to delight and educate kids and parents...

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    June 29, 2023

Landscapes and friendships

WALLA WALLA-Work celebrating the local landscape with Waitsburg artists Greg Tate and Bill Rodgers will be exhibited at Cavu Cellars in Walla Walla from July 7 to July 30, 2023. There will be an...



Ten Years Ago June 27, 2013 Wesley Hoskins grew up on a farm on Whetstone creek in the 1920s and 30s. During those years he witnessed some amazing changes. In 1930, there was no electricity on the...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 29, 2023

Klipsan Beach Seafood Stew

My mother and I moved to the great State of Washington just before my 12th birthday. First settling on Whidbey Island in north Puget Sound, I immediately fell in love with such local delicacies as...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    June 29, 2023

Hyland 2022 Old Vine Single Vineyard Riesling

Though it was a major part of the original plantings back in the 1970s when this pioneering Oregon vineyard was first established, Riesling is now a minor player in the Hyland mix. This is the...


Zaniac Show at Liberty Theater

DAYTON-The Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC), with sponsorship from The Club and Dayton Memorial Library, brought Alex Zerbe and his Zaniac Comedy Show to the Liberty Theater on June 20. Zerbe joked...


Baby bears are growing up

Juvenile bears are finding their way with out mom this tine of year. If you encounter one, leave it alone, don't feed it, or try to be their buddy. Of course, if they are posing for you, how do you...


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