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Articles from the September 30, 2021 edition

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Ferris Road farm under fall skies

The clouds framing this farm on Ferris Road, near the intersection at Lower Waitsburg Road caught the attention of the photographer last week. "Shriner's Hospitals for Children. Serving the specialty...

 

Waitsburg cowgirl to compete for state title

WAITSBURG-Fifteen-year-old Makenna Barron is a busy gal. A sophomore at Waitsburg High School, she plays volleyball and basketball, is involved in speaking and livestock FFA projects and chapter...

 

Hospital District projects progress

DAYTON--Ron Asmus, owner of Ron Asmus Homes, Inc in the Tri-Cities, is moving ahead with construction of the new Assisted Living Facility units and he expects construction to begin within the next...

 

At the Liberty:Cry Macho

Cry Macho (based on the book by N. Richard Nash) is directed and stars Clint Eastwood. Eastwood plays a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder, who in 1978, takes a job to bring an ex-boss’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom....

 

DCH announces new COVID-19 testing sites

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health and Providence are partnering with the University of Washington Department of Medicine COVID Testing Program to open a new free COVID-19 testing site in a tent on the Providence...

 

Toxic algae bloom discovered on Bennington Lake

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) notified the Department of Ecology that cyanobacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae, was discovered on Bennington Lake Walla Walla. Cyanobacteria can be harmful to people and...

 

Green Ridge Fire more than 60% contained

UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST—The Green Ridge Fire was over 60% contained, according to a September 28 update provided by Umatilla National Forest officials. Fire behavior has been minimal, with just a few interior smokes observed near Godman Guard...

 

David Donnelly

David Lawrence Donnelly was born March 12, 1936, in Newell, South Dakota, to Richard Henry Donnelly and Lucy Brott Daonnelly. He passed away on September 22 at the age of 85. Due to dry, dusty... Full story

 

Betty (Shockley- Zastrow) Schirman

Betty (Shockley- Zastrow) Schirman was ushered into heaven on Sept 25, 2021. She was born August 5, 1928, at the home of her aunt Mary on West Main Street in Dayton, WA to Jessie and Charles... Full story

 

Very Disappointed in our Columbia County Commissioners

I am writing this letter out of concern for the financial health of Columbia County and the poor spending decisions that the County Commissioners have let happen. Here are a few examples of such decisions that affect our County. Columbia County... Full story

 

Rejection of Columbia County Conservatives mandates

Letter to Editor - We have candidates running for leadership positions in Columbia County and the City of Dayton that profess to be followers of Jesus Christ yet cannot seem to perform the simplest act of loving, Christian kindness towards their... Full story

 

Wilson ends City Council bid

Dear Citizens of Waitsburg: As many of you know, the voting for City Council has changed from the original charter. The original charter had the people of Waitsburg selecting candidates from a list and the candidates with the most votes received the... Full story

 

In support of Stevenson

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford  Working together as a community seems to be much needed in our town. Boe Stevenson is the person to help accomplish this goal. Boe owns and... Full story

 

WWCSO

September 20 Damage caused to an electric home Monitoring Device by removing to escape custody. Boyer Dr., Walla Walla September 24 Theft of hay bales. Peppers Bridge Rd., Walla Walla County A female in Walla Walla County eluded a Deputy who...

 

CCSO

September 20 Suspicious activity at Blue Mountain Motel. Main St. Wanted Person. Country Village 9-1-1 call from Dayton High School. 3rd Street September 21 Injury accident. Hatley Gulch Abandoned vehicle. Cottonwood Street Attempt to locate. Lower...

 

Why I am masked and vaccinated against COVID-19

When faced with a significant decision, I often ask myself, what is the worst that could happen. With COVID-19, I fear passing the virus to a friend, family member, loved one, or even a stranger. The worst that could happen is giving it to someone... Full story

 

New tortoise in town

One of our newest residents makes the rounds of her new town with owner Bruce Himko. Timathea is an African Desert Tortoise who is not afraid to let people know her weight or age; 100 pounds,... Full story

 

Tennis, pickleball or basketball anyone?

WAITSBURG-Since their ninth grade year, the Class of 2021 raised money for their junior prom and senior homecoming events. Due to COVID-19, they did not get a junior prom and the cost for the amended...

 

Out and about: Fine Art, design, & dining in Vancouver, BC.

Last week, I took a trip to British Columbia to visit friends, see some art, go to the season opening of the Symphony and eat. Seems like ages since I stayed in downtown Vancouver and was curious to...

 

​​Wolfpack Football falls against White Swan

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack played White Swan High school Friday night at White Swan. After another long bus ride, DW came out flat and trailed White Swan 0-14 before Monte Pettichord...

 

DW Volleyball improving on court

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Volleyball played against Columbia Burbank on September 21. The team fell short in three sets, but coach Tracy Barron shared that the team is improving every time they step on the court. Set scores were:...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. 49ers

Seattle is once again on the road this week. This time against a San Francisco team that lost to Green Bay last week in the game’s final seconds. The Seahawks (1-2) and 49ers (2-1) are looking up in the standings at the Rams and Cardinals, who are...

 

Waitsburg welcomes artist Fred Betz

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg has attracted another fine artist to town. Fred Betz was born in California and raised on the East Coast. He studied art at the University of California Santa Cruz and Columbia... Full story

 

The show goes on at the Liberty Theater

DAYTON-Musicals, movies, and puppeteer shows are just a few of the performances coming up at the Liberty Theater, nestled on Main Street in Dayton. In June, the Touchet Valley Arts Council announced...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago September 29, 2011 The Waitsburg City Council last Wednesday night voted 4-1 in favor of enacting a new ordinance that will give the city the ability to shut off city utilities to... Full story

 

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