Articles from the August 10, 2023 edition

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Dayton makes The Nation

DAYTON-"The Nation," a weekly magazine, published "The Small-Town Library That Became a Culture War Battleground," an article chronicling recent history and current efforts to defund the only public... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 10, 2023

Tenth Annual Swim the Snake is coming Aug. 12

LYONS FERRY-The tenth annual Swim the Snake event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday, August 12, 2023, beginning at 11 a.m. In addition to the non-competitive,...

 By Karen Huwe    News    August 10, 2023

Columbia County Fair Royalty wraps up their year

Columbia CountY-Wynter McCauley, Kilee Henry, and Bailey Standring were selected to represent Dayton as Fair Royalty last October. The "job" is so much more than just waving in parades. The fair's...


At the Liberty:"The Secret Garden"

The Liberty Theater hosts live performances of “The Secret Garden” by local children and the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) on Friday, August 11, and Saturday August 12 at 7 pm. This is the culmination of the nearly weeklong MCT training...


Message from a WSD Board candidate

To the Waitsburg School District voters, My name is Tia Hays. I am running for Waitsburg School Board member because I love our community and want to support the kids in our district. I have 3 children in our district currently; a 1st grader, a 6th... Full story


Public Meeting for Dayton Pool Planned for Tuesday, August 15

DAYTON—Several local committees planning a community swimming pool in Columbia County are holding an open meeting for the public to consider a new swimming pool on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the Delany Building from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A PowerPoint... Full story


Porsche owners will share cars and stories at Preston Park

WAITSBURG-This year, the Porsche Club of America – Inland Northwest will host its annual People Choice Award (PCA) event in Waitsburg's Preston Park on August 12. The event, Show & Shine, has a... Full story


Helen L. Reid

Helen (Rector) Reid was born on October 23, 1924 in Seattle, Washington. She was adopted as a baby by William Carl Rector and Betty Helen Casey of Touchet, Washington. Unfortunately, Helen's father... Full story


Message from WSD new Superintendent

WAITSBURG—School starts September 5, and the Waitsburg School District staff will be back on August 14. David Wood has been settling into his new role as Waitsburg School Superintendent since... Full story


Shutting the Library Will Solve Nothing

On a recent morning, in the interest of journalistic research, I typed the words “gender curious books for kids” into the Google search box on my phone. The first listing that came up was for a...


Support for a staple of the community

Editor, I am very concerned over the unrest with the Columbia County Rural Library District and the petition to dissolve the rural library district. Our library serves many people in our community of all ages. I do realize that there is an issue... Full story


A roundtable to supports everyone's ideas

Can this really be happening? I’m talking about the petition to close our beloved, free public library. Are there better ways to solve our differences than to go to extremes? Why would we want to emulate dictators in other countries who suppress... Full story


Libraries are more than books

To the editor: I would like to address the proposed dissolution of the Columbia County Rural Library District. It is only from a privileged place that one could say a library is unnecessary, and it is a narrow view that only sees a building with... Full story


Local Crafters Enjoy Successful Sale

WAITSBURG-However you define the distinction between garden art, metal sculpture, and a retirement hobby, Terry Hofer, Jim Hofer, and Karl Newell saw many of their creative wood and metal pieces walk...


Return to Reality and the Overgrown Garden

I returned from Europe earlier than Daniel, and I couldn’t wait to see the garden’s progress (or lack thereof). I was greeted with a few ripe tomatoes, two lemon cucumbers, onions, a few tiny...


Planet Oregon 2022 Rosé Bubbles

Planet Oregon is the value brand from Soter Vineyards. This summertime sparkler is 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, made by the carbonated method rather than the much more expensive methode...


Spaghetti al Pomodoro Crudo

Of all the things we grow in our garden, it is the annual arrival of ripe, juicy tomatoes that I most look forward to. A perfectly plump red fruit, still warm from the sun, sliced and served simply...


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