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Articles from the July 29, 2021 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    July 29, 2021

Library, City Hall still at center of council meeting discussions

WAITSBURG—The Lions Club building was packed during the July Waitsburg City Council meeting, with nearly fifty residents gathered with concerns about recent property purchase, the current Weller...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 29, 2021

Van Ausdle Tire officially open for business

DAYTON-A return home was the perfect start for Dayton's newest tire and service business, Van Ausdle Tire. Owned and operated by Dru and Brooke Van Ausdle, formerly of Pomeroy and Dayton,...

 

At the Liberty: SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

DAYTON— Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny in this animated/live-action event Space Jam: A New Legacy. This transformational journey is a manic mash-up of two...

 

Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days demo derby tickets available online

WALLA WALLA—The 2021 Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days present an exciting event in their line-up: the Demolition Derby. Sponsored by Walla Walla Valley Honda, the Derby begins on September 2nd at 6:00 PM. Gates open at 4:30 PM. You can join the...

 

Mill Creek water to be supplemented with groundwater from wells to meet demand

WALLA WALLA—The City of Walla Walla Water Division will soon supplement the drinking water supply by using water from one or more of the city’s seven groundwater wells. Drought conditions have caused below normal stream flows in Mill Creek....

 

Lick Creek, Green Ridge fire update

The Lick Creek Fire is 90% contained, according to an update provided on Tuesday, July 27. California Team 12 assumed command of both Lick Creek and Green Ridge fires on July 26. Smoke will continue to be visible as unburned pockets of vegetation...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 29, 2021

Fireworks ban discussed by City of Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-A fireworks ban may be in Waitsburg's future as community members and leadership grow concerned about ongoing dry conditions, heightened fire danger, and overall weather changes. The...

 

WASHINGTON POLICE REFORM LAWS HOW WILL THEY IMPACT LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES IN WALLA WALLA COUNTY

WALLA WALLA—This past session, the Washington State legislature passed multiple bills addressing “police reform” following various tragic police events that have occurred in other cities around the nation. In May, Governor Inslee signed...

 

Welcome to new pastor

To the Editor, We invited the Christian Church to join us for our 4th of July worship at Waitsburg Presbyterian. This last Sunday, the 25th, we were invited to join them for their service. This has been a taste of the past. Years ago our...

 

Remembering an awesome sister

Remembering my awesome Sister, Pam Conover on her birthday July 30. I usually came to Waitsburg on her birthday. So enjoyed spending the day with her and her friends on her special day. Love and miss...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 29, 2021

Be alert to internet, phone scams

WAITSBURG—Recently, I received a voice message from a number I was not familiar with. The message claimed there were actions filed on my social security number for fraudulent activities. The recorded message said I needed to call the provided numbe...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 29, 2021

DW athletic combine changes focus of July WSD board meeting

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met July 22 for a regular meeting. The school board is meeting in a hybrid fashion, via zoom and in-person. Dayton-Waitsburg athletic director Sam Korslund...

 

New resource for current fire conditions, usage restrictions on National Forests in WA, OR

PORTLAND— Members of the public planning their next outdoor adventure on National Forests in the Pacific Northwest now have a tool they can use to check fire information for more than one forest quickly and easily. The new resource can be found...

 

Walla Walla County vaccine clinics August 4, 11, 18

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open vaccine clinics on the first three Wednesdays in August (August 4, 11, 18). All three clinics will be held at the Providence Southgate campus....

 

Columbia County has new scheduling tool for vaccinations

DAYTON—Anyone who wants to get a COVID-19 vaccine can now check out the county's new, easy-to-use, scheduling website: https://ccvaccines.as.me/. It is an easy-to-use, 3 step, an online...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 29, 2021

2021 wheat harvest yield forecast lowest since 2015

Impact from the drought varies from field to field, slope to slope, and farm to farm. WASHINGTON-The full impact of the 2021 drought is beginning to show as farmers harvest a smaller-than-average...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 29, 2021

Washington wheat providing sweet treats around the world

If you drive anywhere in Eastern Washington, you are almost guaranteed to pass wheat fields. There are more than 3,700 wheat farmers on the east side of the Evergreen State, who, in 2020, represented...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 29, 2021

Mariners have good week as trade deadline looms

After dropping the opening game of the Oakland series in Seattle, the Mariners rebounded with three straight wins by one run to win the series. They also beat the Astros on Monday, coming back from an early seven-run deficit to win 11-8. This...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 29, 2021

Whoopem Up Hollow Farms brightening the day one flower at a time

WAITSBURG-If you had asked former ICU nurse Brittany Brannock about owning a flower farm a year ago, she would have called you crazy. But funny things happen when you take a leap and purchase a...

 

Be safe, understanding harvest traffic

The 2017 Census of Agriculture found over 4.5 million farm vehicles participate in the United States harvest. At 91%, the bulk of that equipment is tractors, followed by combines, forage harvesters,...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago July 28, 2011 For T. J. Hersey, running her father's grocery store in Dayton is a way for him to live on. Hersey is now a third-generation grocer in the town. Her grandfather, H. W....

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    July 29, 2021

Farro Tabbouleh Salad

Living in wheat country, I feel a deep connection to the fields of grain that surround me, even though I'm not a farmer myself. The rolling hills give us a colorful reminder of the changing seasons:...

 

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