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Articles from the September 15, 2022 edition

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Darling Donkey Duo find a home in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Since Ed and Cathy Lambert started visiting Bob, Waitsburg's beloved donkey on E. 8th, they have developed a love for the breed. Lambert said that for many years the couple would visit and...


Columbia County updates: resignations, hires, budget

COLUMBIA COUNTY­-Virginia Schmidt is the ever-capable Clerk of the Board for the Board of Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC), in that position for a year and a half. Here is what this reporter...


At the Liberty:Mack & Rita

DAYTON—When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige), her inner 70-year-old is released -- literally. The frustrated writer and...


Carnegie Picture Lab presents Storybook Art at the Columbia County Rural Library

DAYTON—Carnegie Picture Lab announces a partnership with the Columbia County Rural Library to present Storybook Art for Dayton area children. Storybook Art centers around a featured children’s literature book and includes storytelling, Artful... Full story


School Board discusses Superintendent search

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met for its regular meeting on September 7, 2022. Present in the high school auditorium were board members Zac Fabian, Jeffrey McCowen, Korinda Wallace, and Superintendent Rich Stewart. Grant Griffen did not...


The Walla Walla Quilt Show celebrates 22 years.

WALLA WALLA—22nd Annual Quilt Show will be held at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds on September 16 & 17, 2022. The show is sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival Committee Each year, the committee selects one national and one local quilter...


DW Wolfpack Football and Volleyball start season with wins

DW COMBINE-The DW volleyball team won their non-conference match against Kittitas on Wednesday, September 7, in Dayton. Both teams struggled with passing the ball to the setter in the match that saw...


DW Football starts strong

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 win. Quarterback Monte Pettichord ran the offense which saw the... Full story


DW Wolfpack defeat Cle Elum-Roslyn Warriors 22-7

DW COMBINE-The Wolfpack (2-0) and Warriors (0-2) played an impressive defensive contest, with turnovers playing a key component in the outcome. Although the Warriors were a larger team, with the...


The Ballad of Little Popo

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...


Kayaking the Snake

There is still time to enjoy great weather conditions to kayak this September on the Snake River. It might be a little hazy and smoky at times, but with no wind, kayaking downriver is a pleasant way...



Ten Years Ago September 13, 2012 Erma Lee Smith will be honored this Sunday as Pioneer of the Year because her family history in Waitsburg is extensive – she hails from the Hales who date back to... Full story


My Favorite Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Perhaps because of my approaching birthday, or a simple craving for the mood-enhancing properties of cocoa, I have recently been dreaming of a perfect chocolate cake. Balancing sweetness with the deep...

 By Luke Chavez    News    September 15, 2022

2022 Waitsburg Pioneers: The Albert Land family

WAITSBURG-This year, the Waitsburg Historical Society has selected the Albert Land Family as the 2022 Pioneers of the Year. Albert Land's three surviving children, Elaine Reese, Joan Miller, and Tom L... Full story


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