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Articles from the July 23, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    July 23, 2020

Waitsburg School Board Update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, July 16, via Zoom call. The board discussed enrollment, the 2020-21 reopening plan, and online learning options. Colter Mohney reported to the...

 

August 4, 2020 Primary Election updates from Walla Walla County Auditor's office

WALLA WALLA—Due to the current circumstances, Walla Walla County Elections will be moving ballot processing and tabulation to a Ballot Processing Center in the County Courthouse at 315 W. Main St., Room 203, Walla Walla. Canvassing Board meetings...

 

COVID-19 is on a path to runaway growth in Washington state

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on Friday, July 17, which shows that Washington State as a whole is in an explosive situation. Transmission continues to increase or accelerate a...

 

Army Corps of Engineers Change of Command Ceremony Friday morning

WALLA WALLA—The public is invited to attend the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, change-of-command ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24. The ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/yPcI4jURgIY. Lt....

 

State health care changes continue

OLYMPIA—Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order requiring health insurers to cover telehealth and copays for testing. On Friday, July 17, Kreidler directed all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage...

 

Julia Leavitt named Program Director for Sherwood Trust

Julia Leavitt has been promoted to Sherwood Trust’s Program Director, announced Sherwood Trust CEO Brian Hunt. Leavitt joined Sherwood Trust in November 2019 as Program Manager. As Program Director, Leavitt has responsibility for Sherwood...

 
 By Bill Rodgers    Specials    July 23, 2020

Waiting for the harvest

“Waiting for harvest”, This month you can see more of Bill Rodgers’ stunning photography of the area he calls “The Wallouse”. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, July 28 at the Wenaha Gallery...

 

Gatherings restricted to ten in Phase 3 counties

DAYTON—Columbia County Public Health Director Martha Lanman has reported one new positive case of COVID-19, over the past weekend, in a woman under the age of 50. To date, 339 people have been...

 

Mike Mitchell will be an effective and proficient Superior Court Judge

Dear Editor: Mike Mitchell is a man of integrity, honesty and a person who will be an excellent Superior Court Judge. I have known and worked with Mike during my 43-year career at Walla Walla County. When I worked as Director of the Department of...

 

Writer appreciates City Council's Flood Mitigation plan

Dear Editor: One of the frustrations I have as a result of reaching out to flood survivors of the February 2020 flood is the need for a plan for flood mitigation. What I heard at last night’s Waitsburg City Council Meeting was a well thought out...

 

Fenleys for Klicker

To the Editor, We would like to encourage everyone to join us in voting for Mark Klicker for WA State House Rep. District 16, Position 1.  Mark is a man of integrity, hard work, and dedication. He is exactly the person we need to represent...

 

Dozier only candidate with budget balancing experience

During this time in our community, an election has never been more important and that is why Perry Dozier has my vote for State Senate, District 16. I have known Perry for years. He is a life-long resident of our area and is a small business owner....

 

Mayo Clinic and Centers for Disease Control talk myths and masks

According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, wearing face masks, combined with other preventive measures such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, can help slow the spread of coronavirus...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 23, 2020

Waitsburg City Council update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met July 15, via conference call. The council discussed two resolutions and held a public hearing regarding flood control funding. City Administrator Randy...

 

Reality comes home to Emma, Bigfoot's on the porch

Fair warning: I’m not going to be very funny this week. I’ll try, as appropriate, to give you a giggle or two, but there’re certain things you can’t and shouldn’t make a joke out of. I’m...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 23, 2020

NBA playoffs are worth your time this year

Professional sports in America used to be referred to as the four seasons (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey), with the basketball season suffering the worst parity. Including the 1979 season when the Seattle Supersonics won the NBA title,...

 

Walla Walla County receives funding from Washington Community Economic Revitalization

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $2,005,000 in low-interest loans and $1,170,000 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago August 11, 2011 Mead is wine made from honey instead of grapes. A new winery, Mace Meadworks, featuring the buzzing bee’s nectar in its wine is opening on Main Street in Dayton soon. [Photo caption] Waitsburg resident Gary Hofer and...

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    July 23, 2020

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

I have posted this one before and made it this weekend because I harvested my first zucchini. So many choices as to what to make with zucchini! I decided, going with the theme of Farm to Table, I...

 

LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq.108 1st Ave South, Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98104 Trustee Sale No.: WA-19-877199-BB Title Order No.: 200000774-WA-MSW Reference Number of Deed of Trust: Instrument No....

 

Hayshaker Farm: High quality, nutrient-dense, colorfully diverse produce

My vegetable epiphany happened after I purchased a bag of Hayshaker Farms Wild & Fancy salad mix from The Market by Andy's in Walla Walla. I have been trying to eat a mostly vegetable-based diet...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 23, 2020

From the farm to your table

The farm-to-table movement has been sweeping across the nation in recent years. From farmers’ markets to roadside produce stands, fresh ingredients are becoming readily available and affordable....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 23, 2020

Dayton schools scheduled to open August 29

DAYTON-Guy Strot presided over his first school board meeting last week. Strot is the new superintendent for the Dayton School District, replacing Doug Johnson, who retired on June 30. Strot told the...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 23, 2020

Small farms, big flavors

The Touchet Valley is home to a handful of farm to table operations, like the Breathe Easy Farm, and Crooked Fences. Nestled on the edges of Dayton, farms like these provide fresh fruit, vegetables,...

 

"All farms need a barn"

DAYTON-Step inside the cool interior of an old barn on a warm summer day, and as your eyes adjust to the dark interior, and your senses are assailed by the locked-in aroma of hay, livestock, and old...

 

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