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Articles from the July 28, 2022 edition

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 By Karen Huwe    News    July 28, 2022

Rosie retires from the Weller Public Library

Rosie Warehime has retired as the Weller Public Library manager. She was a grandma figure for many children in Waitsburg and will miss helping people find books, reading with kids, and engaging them i...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    July 28, 2022

Dayton School Board hears concern over Combine

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board met for its regular meeting at 6:03 p.m., July 20, 2022. School board members Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen, Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Korinda Wallace, and Superintendent Rich Stewart were present at the auditorium. Aneesha...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 28, 2022

Waitsburg School Board update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met on July 21 for a quick business meeting followed by a budget hearing. All board members were present. Board members went over the revised DW Wolfpack...

 

Liberty Theater receives Wildhorse Foundation Grant

DAYTON-Wildhorse Foundation presented the Liberty Theater with a $20,000 check for the balcony remodel project....

 

At the Liberty: Elvis

DAYTON­—Elvis will run a second week. Please see our nearby advertisement, or our website, for movie dates and times. We have eliminated the seat buffering between groups, but online seat selection is still available. However, the incidence and...

 

Corps invites public comments on proposed Lower Snake River Channel Dredging project

WALLA WALLA—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites the public’s comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the Lower Snake River Channel Maintenance Immediate Need Dredging for Commercial Navigatio...

 

Death Investigation Update

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The body of the individual located on July 6 has been identified, and the next of kin has been notified. The deceased has been positively identified as 24-year-old Miguel Perez Barragan of Tri-Cities. He was born in Kennewick...

 

Faked Facebook profile stirs discord

A fake Facebook profile has been created and is interacting on the Facebook public group, Dayton Speak Freely. They are using the name, Tracey Kelley. This person created their page on May 6 of this year. Their profile states they live in Starbuck, W...

 

Please vote!

The primary election voting period ends next Tuesday, August 2nd. It is important to vote in the primary as it will narrow the field for two important positions - County Commissioner in the 3rd District and the16th LD Position 1. The voters in...

 

A friend saved

This is a note of appreciation to the Waitsburg Ambulance crew for saving the life of my friend. On Monday, July 25, I called for an ambulance for a friend who was suffering a cardiac arrest. The crew arrived in minutes and immediately started CPR....

 

Endorsement for Goble

To the editor: Darren is an effective advocate for the valley as he strives to keep our valley culture. He devotes a significant amount of time and effort working in the community through and is there to support our future, the youth of this valley....

 

Steven Duane Sickles

October 13, 1963 – July 7, 2022 Steven Duane Sickles passed away peacefully in his sleep at 12:34 a.m. on July 7, 2022. He was surrounded by family after battling a rare disease called Multiple...

 

Piper Jo Beeks

Parents Tanner and Micah Beeks of Goldendale Wash. welcomed daughter Piper Jo Beeks who joins three-year-old big brother Wesson. Piper was born at OHSU on Monday, July 18, weighting in at 6 pounds...

 

City Crews to Begin Work Early During Heat Wave

WALLA WALLA/WAITSBURG—Temperatures are forecast to be well above normal for at least the next week in Walla Walla. Considering the heat wave, some city crews and the contractors working on the Alder and Poplar projects will start work at 6 a.m. to...

 

Walla Walla opens Community Cooling center

WALLA WALLA—The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Walla Walla County and the surrounding areas through Friday, July 29, 2022. Dangerously hot conditions, with temperatures around 105° to 115°, are expected. To assi...

 

DAYTON COOLING CENTER

DAYTON—Beat the heat at the library. The National Weather Service has announced a heat advisory this week in Columbia County, so the Dayton Memorial Library has opened its doors as a cooling center during regular business hours. All are welcome to...

 

Fire Restrictions Issued for Public Lands in Eastern Washington

WALLA WALLA—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District has issued a fire restrictions order. The fire restrictions order includes prohibiting the building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, including charcoal briquette fires,...

 

Applicants sought for WW Water Conservancy Board

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants to fill an alternate position on the Walla Walla Water Conservancy Board. This member will serve as an alternate in a reserve capacity as a replacement for absent or...

 

SLC Public Workshop Series: Summer Sustainability Series

WALLA WALLA—The Sustainable Living Center (SLC) is excited to announce the Summer Sustainability Public Workshop Series. Join SLC staff and guest presenters this summer as they explore pollinators, up-cycled art, landscape design, sustainable...

 

14th Annual NNO coming to Dayton August 2

DAYTON—Sheriff Joe Helm and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will be busy at Dayton City Park for the 14th Annual National Night Out. Join the deputies on Tuesday, August 2, from 5:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m for a night geared towards building...

 

2022 Weller Public Library Bookmark Contest

The Friends of the Weller Public Library organized their 2022 Bookmark Contest. Kids in four age groups were invited to submit their bookmark designs. The groups were K-2nd grade, 3rd -5th grade,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 28, 2022

Two grants make colorful difference at Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum has been spruced up for the summer thanks to two generous grants received by the Waitsburg Historical Society (WHS) this year. The funds allowed repairs to the Juliet balconies,...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    July 28, 2022

A Familiar Place and a New Place

One of our favorite camping spots is Winchester Lake State Park in Idaho.  It is about 36 miles south of Lewiston and has a great lake to kayak or paddleboard, as motorized boats are not allowed....

 

You know it's hot when…

Cole Porter’s song is on point this week, “It’s too darn hot.” It’s too hot when even the dandelions popping up in the garden are dying from the heat. I thought those weeds were invincible;...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 28, 2022

Pacific Rim 2021 Dry Riesling

Pacific Rim makes a wide range of affordable Rieslings in a variety of sweetness levels. The Dry Riesling featured here is richly fruity with a luscious blend of peach, apricot, and papaya fruit....

 

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