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Articles from the October 1, 2020 edition

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Stubble and Clouds

Stubble and Clouds, 2020. A beautiful fall landscape, photographed from Middle Waitsburg Road by local photographer and accomplished home chef, Bill Rodgers....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 1, 2020

Road named after longtime Waitsburg resident

WAITSBURG-At the September City Council Meeting, Waitsburg City Council members voted to memorialize Elmer Hazelbaker, a man with a rich history in Waitsburg. The Taggart Road Extension, which...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 1, 2020

Update from Columbia County Health Department

DAYTON-The Columbia County Public Health Administrator shared information about COVID-19 at last week's meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, and it was mostly positive. Martha Lanman said the...

 

Dayton Chamber and Columbia County Coming Events

OKTOBERFEST – The Blue Mountain Station Market & Nursery will be celebrating fall with the annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Whetstone Springs will be there with honey, garlic and more. And Zonia, Starbuck’s new...

 

CARES ACT funding still available for Waitsburg businesses

The City of Waitsburg received roughly $37,000 in CARES ACT funding, and the City Council decided to make the bulk of the financing available to the local businesses impacted by the pandemic. The grant covers expenses from March through October and...

 

Economic updates from Port of Columbia

The Port just concluded the second round of grant funding for local businesses. Funding was made possible through Washington State’s CARES Act, the City of Dayton, and private grant funds from the Innovia Foundation. In this round, $170,718 has...

 

New statewide standards announced for Washington airports

On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Washington is setting new requirements for commercial airports and recommendations for airlines. “The steps we’re taking will help protect those who need to fly,” Inslee said. “This guidance...

 

Port of Columbia urges 2020 Census Participation

After months of trying to get residents to fill out their census forms, Columbia County has made very little progress. We are ranked 24 out of 39 counties in self-response rates.  Why does this matter? Because federal funds (the tax dollars we’ve...

 

Providence free drive-through adult flu clinic Oct. 24

Providence offers its annual free drive-through adult flu shot clinic on Oct. 24 at the Providence Southgate Medical Park main building entrance (former main entrance of Walla Walla General Hospital)...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 1, 2020

Main Street Marketplace to open in October

DAYTON—Shane Laib is leasing the building at 262 East Main Street for use as an indoor marketplace. For the past several months, he has been busy with painting, installing new carpet and lighting,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 1, 2020

The town of Starbuck has a new mayor

STARBUCK-Zonia Dedloff was appointed mayor at a special city council meeting on Sept. 22. She replaces Richard Ells, who has resigned, in part, for health reasons. City Clerk, Jan Ells, has also...

 

Watching out for our neighbors

Cheers to the friends and neighbors who helped watch out for their neighborhood here in Waitsburg. A vehicle most recently connected to possible drug-related activity at the Waitsburg fairground was...

 

Neighbor's plea for respectful election cycle

Dear Editor, In 2018, my young relatives in Texas had worked hard for Beto O’Rourke’s bid for US Senate, and they came so close to victory. Out of anger and disappointment, I posted a rude remark on Facebook that included a curse word and then...

 

Endorsement of Talbott

Dear Editor, I am writing to endorse Mike Talbott for Columbia County Commissioner, Position #2. I have known Mike for over 40 years. Mike and I have daughters the same age, we both farmed, and have been involved in many similar community...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    October 1, 2020

The documentary-drama The Social Dilemma: A call to digital arms

WORLD WIDE WEB—Recently I watched The Social Dilemma, a documentary-drama directed by Jeff Orlowski, currently available on Netflix. The movie presents a series of interviews with Silicon Valley eng...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 1, 2020

October is breast cancer awareness month

18- year survivor tells her story DAYTON—Eileen McMunn, “Teeny” to those who know her, is an eighteen-year survivor of breast cancer, an amazing feat considering her cancer was identified as...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 1, 2020

ADA concerns addressed at Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON-Librarian Kristie Korslund said Dayton Memorial Library staff attended a conference on Space Planning Progress last November. They learned about traffic flow and how to maximize patron...

 

WWCSO

September 22 A Kubota side by side was taken. Walla Walla Co September 23 Hit & Run report. Burbank September 24 Abandoned motor home reported. Waitbsurg September 25 Towed abandoned vehicle, Prescott. Subject was a victim of fraud via Internet....

 

LEGAL NOTICES

In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of Walla Walla Whitney Lynn Gonzales Petitioner, No. (15-3-00040-8) Samuel Cusic Canham, Respondent. The State of Washington to the Whitney Lynn Gonzales You are hereby summoned to...

 

Flu vaccine should be considered "essential" this year

OLYMPIA—While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, autumn brings with it another unwanted visitor – the flu. The presence of both viruses could put more people in the hospital and strain Washington’s health care system....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 1, 2020

Waitsburg School District prepares for in-person instruction

Things will look different, but Waitsburg students will return to the classroom on Monday WAITSBURG—Starting October 5, the hallways at Waitsburg schools will be full of students again, actually...

 

Combine Art Collective news

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla native, Brandon Hallsted, wears many hats. By day he is an entrepreneur who owns Connor's Flooring and Design. As past president and current board member for ArtWalla, he's an...

 

Gracie Reviews: Halloween Candy

Halloween is just a few short weeks away. Now, I know that trick-or-treating is still up in the air, but I like to be prepared. Over the weekend, I taste-tested a few popular Halloween treats, so all...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 1, 2020

Waitsburg Gun Club has busy October planned

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Gun Club has a busy schedule for October. With hunting season just around the corner, the volunteer-run gun range has training, sight-in days, and trap shoots planned. On...

 

Quick Book Reviews

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson I think it should be a “must-read” for everyone to help understand that the justice system is not equal for everyone and...

 

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