Articles from the September 8, 2022 edition

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Fair Season

It is fair season, and Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days kicked of the fun from August 31 to September 4. Swine, horses, cattle, goats, but no poultry this year. To make sure poultry exhibitors...


Local Students Stand Out at Walla Walla County Fair

WALLA WALLA-At the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days this past weekend, the region's students competed to show the four-legged friends they raised over the summer. In each livestock class (steer, she...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 8, 2022

Electric travel on an american sized, scooter

WAITSBURG-Richard Harbuz is an overlander explorer making his way on an electric scooter. He has ridden the well-outfitted scooter from his home in Colorado across Canada to Alaska. And back again,...


At the Liberty:Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

DAYTON­—Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady (Lesley Manville) in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles t...


Reaction to commissioner statements

To the Editor: An article on the front page of the September 1 issue of the Dayton Chronicle reported that Commissioner Charles Amerein responded to a community member at the Aug. 22 commissioner’s meeting by saying that he has “learned to... Full story


values are not one-size-fits-all

To the Editor:  I would like to address the fear-filled letter submitted to the Chronicle in the 9/1 edition from Seth Murdock. Mr. Murdock, there is simple way for you never to have to worry about a “Drag Queen Story Time” and it is so easy... Full story


Election time outrage

To The Editor, In last week’s Dayton Chronicle, Seth Murdock’s letter of support for the re-election of Commissioner Chuck Amerein took issue with, among other things, a drag queen storytime in Ketchikan, Alaska, gender nonconformity, noodle... Full story


Support for Dayton Library, its collection, and Director

To the Editor: The recent negative controversy about book selection at our local library is really frustrating. It is so easy these days to be critical of the trustees, director and staff when it comes to book selection. In order to serve the entire... Full story


Concern over dayton official social media

Dear editor, It has come to my attention that one of our elected officials has taken it upon herself to block people from commenting or engaging with her on her official government page. The First Amendment does not permit a public official who...


The Law on elected officials social media pages

DAYTON— According to the ACLU, the right for constituents to express themselves freely to their elected officials is protected under the First Amendment. Comments on an official’s page may be unpleasant to read, and they may feel it is personal;... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    September 8, 2022

DW Wolfpack Football

D-W 34 -- Granger 0 DW COMBINE-The D-W football team won their first game of the season on Friday, September 2, in Waitsburg. D-W did not let Granger get into the endzone and celebrated with a 34-0...


Pamela Jean Hermanns

Pamela Jean Hermanns passed away at home in Waitsburg on July 1, 2022.  She was born on May 26, 1959 to Howard and Dona Jean Weeks Smith.  She was 63. Pam was raised and lived most of her life in... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 8, 2022

Weller Public Library welcomes new library staff

WAITSBURG-The newest members of the Weller Public Library in Waitsburg, started work this past Saturday. Sarah Roberts and Amanda Withers join Librarian Twila Tate in opening the doors with new... Full story


New show at the Creative Mill on Main

.  WAITSBURG-Artist Dez'Mon Omega Fair described his new installation in Waitsburg as "bright and inspired, an immersive draped and piled display of the artist's newest work: large wall-size drop...


Cheers: Fearless musician

WAITSBURG—On Sunday night at American 35, Dominic Fazzari was drawn to the vintage upright piano. Diners were given a mini concert by the talented 13 year old from Walla Walla. The young muscian...

 By Popo Ott    Specials    September 8, 2022

Pachinko– Popo Ott

I call this series "Just Vignettes" because that's what they are, just short snapshots of things that have happened to me or have been told to me. I can vouch the stories you read here are mostly true...



Ten Years Ago September 6, 2012 The City of Waitsburg is seeking grant funding for kiosks that would honor the memory and history of Wait’s Mill and the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery. The city, with the help of Jeff Broom, the president of... Full story


Linguini with Roasted Cauliflower, Walnuts and Parsley

Cauliflower is one of those versatile vegetables that I love experimenting with in the kitchen. It is suitable for countless cooking methods, all of which bring out and enhance different flavor profil...


Nike –17 years old

Greeter, comforter, and medical assistant (certified CAT SCANNER) has quietly passed on calmly with medical assistance after a long, slow decline from organ failure. Nike came to the Dayton... Full story


The Times in New Orleans

The Times spotted in The Big Easy. Reader Tom Elstrom brought a copy of his local newspaper along for an epic cross-country road trip, including this stop in New Orleans where he soaked up the sounds... Full story


The Times on Mackinac Island, Michigan

The Times on Mackinac Island, Michigan Willie Hobson lives in North Carolina. He worked at the Green Giant cannery in the summers of 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1968. He said, “I have been a subscriber... Full story


Waitsburg Open House shows off new and old businesses

WAITSBURG-New and old businesses opened their doors to show resitdents and visitors what town has to offer. Art, food, wine, cocktails, espresso, desserts, classes, music, and experiencses were on... Full story


Birding At Bennington Lake

Taking a little over two-mile stroll around Bennington Lake in Walla Walla is a relaxing way to spend a Tuesday morning. Spotting different birds with the changing of the seasons and walking with...


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