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Articles from the September 3, 2020 edition

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Fields of Gold

"It was an excellent year, all of our ranches had pretty close to the biggest yields yet. It's hard to beat our land in Waitsburg, but it was a record year all around.," one local farmer said. As...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    September 3, 2020

Walla Walla YMCA childcare option for Waitsburg students

The school year is right around the corner, and September 8th is the first day for Waitsburg students. As schools kick off a virtual learning experience, many parents are worried about childcare and...

 

City seeks mediation with County

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council is seeking mediation with the County over the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) for Law Enforcement, Dispatch, and Court services after talks have stalled. The decision was...

 

Columbia County Public Transportation announces schedule change

DAYTON—Columbia County Public Transportation announced a slight schedule change to Saturday services, starting September 5th, 2020. Saturday transportation vehicles will run from 8 a.m until 1 p.m, a change that General Manager David Ocampo said...

 

Blessing Box vandalism met with overflowing compassion from the community

WAITSBURG-Over the weekend, the Waitsburg's Blessing Box located next to the Waitsburg Christian Church was damaged yet again. Vandals broke the glass out of the door and threw the donated food onto...

 

Flood Recovery Group seeks housing, donations for flood victims

WAITSBURG—The Blue Mountain Region Long-Term Flood Recovery Group has identified many families in the area that are still dealing with the effects of the February 2020 flooding. The group is asking the community's aid in finding housing and basic...

 

Campgrounds closed due to the Rattlesnake fire

DAYTON—Incident Commander Mike Almas of the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team is leading efforts on the Rattlesnake Fire burning in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness 20 miles south of the Pomeroy Ranger District and thirteen miles southeast...

 

Garfield County Fair cancelled

POMEROY—The Garfield County Fair and Rodeo, scheduled for September 18-20, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fair officials look forward to seeing everyone in 2021....

 

Correction

The photograph by Terry Lawhead illustrating the article Whistling Through the Wallouse on page 7 of the August 27 edition was taken facing northwest on the Middle Point Trail off the North Fork of the Touchet River....

 

Shop 'n Go 2 now open for business

DAYTON-The Texaco truck stop at 533 W. Main St. is now open for business as the Shop 'n Go 2. The new owners are Gurmit Ghuman, Victor Virk, and Paul Soh, and they held a grand opening for their...

 

Hospital board discuss using CARES Act funds for improvements

DAYTON—Last week, the Hospital District board of commissioners was invited by Commissioner Bob Hutchens to share their thoughts about whether some of the remaining Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econo...

 

Walla Walla Community Hospice takes Pond and Garden Tour virtual

WALLA WALLA—Did you think this year’s Pond & Garden Tour was canceled? In light of the pandemic and social distancing mandates, Walla Walla Community Hospice considered forgoing the 19th annual event. However, there were still some beautiful...

 

Letter to the editor

Brandon Johnson has integrity and skills. I support Brandon Johnson for Superior Court Judge in Walla Walla. He has a sharp mind, excellent skills for this position, and is a man of integrity. He will be an impartial judge and respect all who enter...

 

Walla Walla County COVID death toll reaches five, cases continue to climb

On August 28, the Walla Walla County health officials were notified of the fifth COVID-related death in the county. A woman in her 80’s, who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, passed away. “We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the...

 

Blue Mountain Land Trust Earns National Recognition

WALLA WALLA­—One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1999, the Blue Mountain Land Trust has been doing just that for the people of Southeastern Washington and Northeastern...

 

Booker Rest Home in Phase 2 of Governor's long-term plan

DAYTON-The separation from family and friends and decreased socialization with each other have been difficult for Booker Rest Home residents since the facility was locked down in March to protect its...

 

WWCSO

August 25 Deputies were dispatched to a death investigation near Russett Road. Walla Walla County A female was transported to the hospital for crisis evaluation. Burbank A caller reported a stolen pressure washer in the 700 block of Main Street....

 

LEGAL NOTICES

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA No. 20 4 00150 36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re the Estate of MORRIS C. JONES, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal...

 

Restoring an Heirloom

I don't know when Dad purchased the gun or from whom or where, but one of its few outings captured on film was in 1977. My brother was a toddler and dad had hunted a gray squirrel on his parent's farm...

 

We don't know where we're going, but we're on our way

A conversation with Julia Mead When Julia Mead graduated from high school at the age of 17 and started college, she decided her motto would be, "I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way." She...

 

Mariners' rebuild with trade deadline deals

The Mariners marketing department must be wondering if it is still a good idea to sell jerseys with names on the back. Dan Vogelbach, Taijuan Walker, Taylor Williams, Austin Adams, Dan Altavilla, and Austin Nola will all be wearing different...

 

Combine Art Collective celebrates first anniversary

Local artists Wayne Chabre and Jeanne McMenemy create special show for the occasion WALLA WALLA-Combine art collective is celebrating its one-year anniversary with featured artists Wayne Chabre,...

 

Kitchen Accomplished (nearly) & trip averted

A slug could slime its way across the country faster than it will take to complete our kitchen remodel. The cabinets need different trim than they anticipated. Evidently, the walls and ceiling were ev...

 

Gracie Reviews: Hand Sanitizer

Now that quarantine rules have relaxed a bit, we've been going out a little more. I finally got to go grocery shopping again, and it almost felt like a vacation. Mom says it's because I'm a textbook...

 

Record Store Day at Hot Poop

WALLA WALLA-Record Store Day (RSD) comes around just once a year. This past Saturday, August 29, Hot Poop celebrated the thirteenth annual event with a somewhat demure version of its usual...

 

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