Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition

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Harvest fires

A fire approximately five miles northeast of Eureka, Wash., started midday in a field of freshly harvested wheat. Several trucks from WW County Fire District 3 were on the scene. Crews were...


Wheat fire claims 1,100 acres

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—A fire broke out in a standing wheat field just north of Walla Walla on Friday, July 29. The fire was contained around 8 p.m. that night. The flames consumed more than 1,000 acres in a matter of hours, drawing responses from near...

 By Beka Compton    News    August 4, 2022

The Jungle Book takes the stage on August 5, 6

DAYTON-Shere Kan, Mowgli, and Baloo will take center stage at the Liberty Theater this weekend, in Dayton. Missoula Children's Theatre is back with their summer production of "The Jungle Book." The...


At the Liberty: The Jungle Book

DAYTON—The Jungle Book live - on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6, at 7 pm - performed by local children, who will have rehearsed since August 1. The storyline is: Ever been abandoned in the jungle, adopted by wolves, taught by a bear,... Full story


Children's reading program at Weller Public Library

WAITSBURG—The Weller Public Library in Waitsburg offers a children’s reading program throughout August. To participate in the program, kids can read or have their parents read them a book and come in on Saturday and pick up a small prize from... Full story


Thank you to Waitsburg emergency services

To the editor, I would like to thank the Waitsburg Ambulance Service and Walla Walla Ambulance Service for saving my life on July 25, 2022. If it was not for them, I would no longer be here…they resuscitated me twice. And I want to thank Patty... Full story


Support for Jenkins

Dear Editor, I give my full support to Jeff Jenkins as Columbia County Sheriff. As a population health nurse in this community there is an identified need for collaborating individuals in positions of decision making and policy that will help... Full story


History brought to life at Fort Walla Walla Museum

WALLA WALLA—Lewis & Clark Living History Weekend kicks off Saturday at Fort Walla Walla Museum. Learn about the historical expedition on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to -5 p.m., and Sunday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Northwest Liv...


Sherwood Trust opens FAll impact Grant opportunities

WALLA WALLA—Regional nonprofits and qualified agencies are invited to submit inquiries for Sherwood Trust Impact Grants that will be awarded in November. Impact Grants are available to fund up to $15,000 to nonprofits and agencies serving Walla...

 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    August 4, 2022

Palouse Outdoors: Upland Pursuits – A Fly Fishing Farewell

The high cumulonimbus clouds born of afternoon heat, dust particulate, and inexplicable humidity morphed into a nebulous gray bank of doom. Nate and I were headed east into the Blues for an evening...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 4, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

The lottery was not for money but a week's stay at beautiful Lake Tapp near Bonney Lake, Washington. My sisters, sans one, and I enjoyed a two-bedroom cabin with a kitchen and a deck overlooking the...


Waterbrook 2020 Reserve Chardonnay

I’ve been drinking a lot of Chardonnay during the recent hot weather, and if you put a slight chill on the bottle (about 20 minutes in the fridge) it can be a most refreshing choice. This...



Ten Years Ago August 2, 2012 If Karen Mohney’s math is correct, the Rainbow Girls group has been active in Waitsburg for more than 75 years, and about 680 to 700 Waitsburg girls have been part of...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    August 4, 2022

Pasta alla Nerano

While ripe tomatoes and sweet corn are what I most associate with summer cooking, it is bountiful zucchini that usually manages to make an appearance at every meal of the season. Living in a town...


1971 Waitsburg High School Alumni at American 35

Top row: Jim Hubbard, Charlie Baker, Martin Huffman, John Hansen, Dwight Thomas, Glen Smith, Verlyn Smith, Terry Bloor, Gary Pierson, Jim Western Bottom row: Mitzi (Johnson)Sullivan, Cassandra... Full story


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