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Articles from the July 21, 2022 edition

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Locally Nourished is open again in Dayon

Beka Compton Alicia Walker, owner of Locally Nourished, chats with customers during her Monday morning opening. Now located at 217 E Main, the cafe features cookies, cupcakes, quiches and scones made... Full story


Burn ban announced for CWWFD2

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announced that a burn ban will go into effect on Monday, July 25. The ban is in effect in the entire district, including the City of Waitsburg. This... Full story


WWCFD8 receives $50,000 award

DIXIE—Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded $50,000 to Walla Walla County Fire District 8 located in Dixie, Wash. Northwest Farm Credit Services donates funds to non-profits through its Rural Community Grant Program. The program supports...

 By Michele Smith    News    July 21, 2022

Dayton City Council meeting for July 12

DAYTON--Diane McKinley, representing the Advisory Committee for the Friends of the Community Pool, was a special guest at the Dayton City Council meeting last week. The Advisory Committee is seeking...


At the Liberty:Elvis

The movie Elvis explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (played by Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic...


American Pickers to Film in Washington

WASHINGTON—The American Pickers are excited to return to Washington, where they plan to film episodes of the hit television series throughout the state in October 2022. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world...


Weller Library looking for volunteers

WAITSURG-Due to staffing issues, the library will have a temporary schedule of hours of operation from the week of June 26 - August 30th. The Board of Trustees is in the process of searching for two... Full story


Superintentent Justin Bradford makes the honor roll at SCC

PRESCOTT-Prescott School District Superintendent and Principal Justin Bradford doesn't just talk the talk; he walks the walk. Bradford has earned a place on the Spokane Community College Honor Roll...


Joan S. Fiala

Joan S. Fiala was born May 7, 1923, in Centerville, Washington, to Walter Thomas Hamilton and Ida Anne (Hinshaw) Hamilton. She received her eternal promotion on June 23, 2022, in the early morning hou... Full story


WW County auditor will mail Fulmer's Candidate statement

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Gunner Fulmer contacted the Walla Walla County Auditor’s office, asking why his candidate’s statement was not included in the Local Voters’ pamphlet. “Candidate statements are submitted through the Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    July 21, 2022

Jim Su'euga is new to the Dayton City Council

DAYTON--Jim Su'euga was appointed to Position 2 on the Dayton City Council at last week's regular meeting. He applied for the city council position to serve the community. Su'euga said he would be a...


P-EBT returns to Washington for summer

OLYMPIA —Thanks to federal COVID-19 relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), many families in Washington state will have another round of food assistance available to them while children are home during the summer break. Calle... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    July 21, 2022

Dayton's newest mural

It is a wrap, but not. Unlike digital art printed on mylar or polyestor and applied to outdoor walls, this is a painting. Dayton's newest mural was created using brushes and paint by a muralist....


Line Dancing lessons at American 35 August 5 7:00 p.m.

The vivacious ladies of Steppin’ Country are gonna light up the stage at American 35 with a line dance performance followed by a free 30 minute lesson. They will stay till closing time to keep the...


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Launches

OLYMPIA— 988 is the new, nationwide, three-digit dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The 988 dialing code connects people via call, text, or chat to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), where compassionate,... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    July 21, 2022

Columbia Port regular meeting update

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5:00 p.m., July 13, 2022, at the Port of Columbia and on Zoom. Port Executive Director Jennie Dickinson attended remotely using Zoom. Members of the public attended using Zoom a...

 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 21, 2022

Drink up and chow down at Laht Neppur

WAITSBURG–This week, I sat down with Glen Bates as he shut down the outdoor grill for the night at Laht Neppur. We were interrupted by numerous variations of "Thanks, Glen!" and 'see ya' later.'...

 By Popo Ott    Specials    July 21, 2022

The Red Carpet Treatment

I call this series “Just Vignettes” because that’s what they are, just short snapshots of things that have happened to me or have been told to me. I can vouch the stories you read here are mostly true. The officers of the USS Missouri were in a...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 21, 2022

Long Shadows 2021 Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc

The first vintage of Cymbal was in 2018, and it has quickly become a tasting room favorite. The 2021 was sourced from Gamache, Boushey, and Bacchus vineyards – a terrific trio. It's an ideal summer...

 By Beka Compton    News    July 21, 2022

Regional SWAT trains at WHS

WAITSBURG-On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, a fleet of county law enforcement vehicles, including a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), took over the parking lot at Waitsburg High Sc...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 21, 2022

Foodstock 2022

The Port of Columbia County and tenants of Dayton's Blue Mountain Station held its annual Foodstock event on Saturday, July 16. Port manager Tracy Clark, with the help of administrative assistant Kell...


My Secret to Life – lowering expectations

Many years ago, I worked for an insurance brokerage firm that spent frequent time and much money on self-improvement, time management, and general management classes and books. In Pursuit of...



Ten Years Ago July 19, 2012 When music teacher Rebecca Wilson was cleaning out some space in her closet, she came across Waitsburg Marching Band Uniforms that had been in retirement for nearly 30... Full story

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    July 21, 2022

Roasted Cherry Tomato and Ricotta Pasta

Every summer, I patiently anticipate the first homegrown tomatoes of the season. While diligently watering our garden, I keep a daily check on when the sun-ripened delights are ready to pluck. This...

 By Beka Compton    News    July 21, 2022

Alumni return to Dayton after a two-year break

DAYTON-The Dayton High School Alumni Association gathered in Dayton over the weekend, celebrating their first official reunion since 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic postponed the gatherings. Betty Ann and...


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