Articles from the July 20, 2023 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 20, 2023

Rural Library District still at risk

DAYTON-The Board of Directors for the Columbia County Rural Library held their regular meeting on Monday, July 17, in the Delaney Room. The meeting was attended by the public, in person and on Zoom.... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    July 20, 2023

Port hears city's plan to run treatment plant pipe along railroad right of way

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on July 11, 2023, in the port office. Commissioners present were Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson. Dayton Mayor Zack W...

 

At the Liberty:"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny"

DAYTON­—Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this highly anticipated final installment of the iconic franchise-- a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure. According to the Rotten Tomatoes we...

 

Wallowa-Whitman Officials Reopen Pittsburg Landing Campground

JOSEPH, ORE. — The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will reopen the Pittsburg Landing Campground on Friday, July 14. It has been closed since June 28 due to increased conflict between visitors and an adult bear habituated to human food, explains S...

 

CWWFD#2 issues burn ban for July 17 - SEPTEMBER 5

WAITSBURG-Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announced a burn ban in effect from July 17 to September 5, 2023, for the entire district, including the City of Waitsburg. The ban is an annual...

 

John Erick Stockton

John Erick Stockton passed away peacefully at Dayton General Hospital on July 9, 2023. He was born on October 25, 1930, in Moline, Illinois to Homer and Alice Stockton. His family later moved to...

 

CCHS welcomes Patient Advocate

DAYTON-Columbia County Health System (CCHS) welcomes Benjamin Garthoff to the new position of Patient Advocate. The position of Patient Advocate was created by CCHS as a resource to improve the... Full story

 

Beth (Flathers) McDonald

Remembrance of Life for Beth (Flathers) McDonald Sunday, July 30, 2023 Graveside service at 11:30 a.m. at Prescott Cemetery Luncheon to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Prescott Lions Club Hall All are... Full story

 

Road construction at Sudbury Road Landfill begins July 17

WALLA WALLA — Customers at the Sudbury Road Landfill should expect delays starting Monday, July 17, as construction begins on the Landfill Roadway & Compost Pad Improvement project. Construction began at the compost pad on July 17. The compost pad w...

 

So Much Happening, So Little Time

Insanity always rules at the California DMV, and this time was no different. I wisely scheduled an appointment, only to find it didn't show on the DMV system. After a tortuous three-and-a-half hours,...

 

The Waitsburg Class of '73 celebrated their 50th Class Reunion at American 35 in Waitsburg

WALLA WALLA – Left to right standing: Andy Samson, Jeff Harper, Rebecca Brown, Susan Sharpe Ledbetter, Guy McCaw, Sheryl Berg Byerley, Rebecca Estes Vaughn, Margie LaRue Wilson, Robert Wood, Barb B...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 20, 2023

Wine of the Week

Pike Road 2022 Pinot Gris There's Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris. The same grape from two quite different places. If Pinot Grigio conjures up notions of overpriced, underfruited, ubiquitous Italian...

 

Tie Dye at the Library was a success, join in the next three activities

WAITSBURG-Join the Weller Public Library for summer activities July 28, August 11, and August 25. Follow the library on Facebook or drop in for more information....

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago July 18, 2013 A childhood’s worth of memories floods back for Kay Baker as she peruses the photos and memorabilia that she and friend Mary Phillips set up two weeks ago as part of the H...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    July 20, 2023

Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Despite the summer heat, we have been busy working on some over-due home and garden projects. Sometimes after working all afternoon, the idea of standing over a hot stove to make dinner feels like a...

 

Harvest about Waitsburg

Harvest has come to Waitsburg as signaled by the combines circling the water tower above Main Street....

 

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