Articles from the October 6, 2022 edition

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Trooper Dean Atkinson welcomed home

WALLA WALLA-Washington State Patrol Trooper Dean Atkinson's motto "always come home," as stated by his dad on a Facebook post, did that this week. He came home to a parade led by WSP vehicles... Full story


Art books for Prescott School Library

PRESCOTT-Thanks to a grant to Carnegie Picture Lab from the Walla Walla Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), students at Prescott School have a new collection of art books...


YWCA offers read along events for Domestic Violence Action Month

WALLA WALLA-The YWCA Walla Walla invites the community to read two books this month for Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) and then meet for discussions and soup suppers at the YWCA Reception... Full story


At the Liberty: The Phantom of The Open

DAYTON—”The Phantom of The Open” tells the story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976, despite never having played a round of golf.... Full story


Waitsburg Town Hall to host Candidate Forum October 10

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Commercial Club and Waitsburg Town Hall are sponsoring a Candidate Forum on Monday, October 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall, 121 Main Street. This in-person event will start with a meet and greet with the candidates a... Full story


Dancing with the Walla Walla Stars is back

WALLA WALLA—After a two-year hiatus, the Dancing with the W2 Stars event is back, and alum dancers from competitions are returning. On October 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Gesa Power House Theater, the dancers will compete against one another in f... Full story


Schulke Pumpkins are back for 15th year

WAITSBURG-The Schulke Pumpkin Fundraiser has made its way to Waitsburg once again. Big, small, orange, or blue, there's bound to be a pumpkin for you at Nancy's Dream Center, or Mr. C's Smokin'... Full story


A good plan for a successful library

Dear Editor: I abruptly and regretfully left Waitsburg early last spring to become a full-time babysitter for my granddaughter as my son and his wife devote every moment they have to building their home in Montana before the snow flies. Before I left... Full story


Jenkins offers a five focus points plan for Sheriff

To the Editor, Why do I support Jeff Jenkins for Columbia County Sheriff? I base a lot of my opinion on my own experiences dealing with Jeff. When my wife and I had concerns about an issue, his quick response getting back to us the next day was... Full story


Support for Jenkins

To the editor, I met Mr. Jenkins several years ago when he was running for Sheriff. We had met in the context of his candidacy. Since then, he has always treated me warmly and with respect. When I approached him about his candidacy a few weeks back... Full story


Concern over lack of Sheriff's transparency

Dear Editor After attending the Sheriff’s candidate forum on 9/26/22, I have some concerns. Our Sheriff’s Department has a code of ethics signed by every officer. Historically, most police ethics focus on the relationship between the police and the p...


Worry over election atmosphere

Dear Editor: My name is Tim Quigg. For those of you who don’t know me, I am currently the Chief Civil Deputy for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Allow me a moment to present my bonafides. I started my career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1981. I... Full story


Palouse Outdoors: Women on the Wing hosts pre-season upland hunt

Smoke hung like a heavy fog in the Palouse River canyon, making for a simultaneously mesmerizing yet apocalyptic scene. The sun appeared ablaze, blood-orange behind the smoke as it climbed above the...


First stage fundraising surpassed for Waitsburg Pool

Waitsburg – After some busy months of fundraising in the community, Karen Huwe and Wendy Carter of Friends of the Pool are happy to announce that the $10,000 matching goal was surpassed by the S... Full story


King Estate 2021 Sauvignon Blanc

King Estate is best known for being Oregon's leading producer for Pinot Gris. But the winery portfolio has expanded to include a lineup covering almost every fine wine style made in our neighboring...



Ten Years Ago October 4, 2012 After 40 years of working at the Waitsburg Grocery Store on Main Street, Beryl Witt is retiring. Witt, 74, also known lovingly in the store as "Beryl-ie Buns" and... Full story


Pollo en Mole Verde

This past week, Waitsburg has been graced with gorgeous sunny fall days, and crisp cool nights. The kind of weather that nudges me back into the kitchen, inspired by early fall produce, and cravings...

 By Paul Ocker    Sports    October 6, 2022

Wolfpack Falls to TC Prep in a Tight Contest

In a highly anticipated conference game, DW Wolfpack football dropped its first game of the year to the Tri-Cities Prep (TCP) Jaguars last Friday. The defense was exceedingly tough, and if it weren't...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 6, 2022

HS volleyball Loses to Warden, MS wins against Liberty

DW COMBINE—DW Wolfpack high school volleyball lost to Warden on September 27 in three-sets; 20-25, 12-25, 15-25. Elsie Mann led the team at the serving line with two aces. The middle school volleyball program has been divided into two teams, each w...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 6, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

If you enjoy watching soccer, go out and support our local youth as they learn to love the game. Soccer is an excellent game for our area youth, and the players enjoy the great fall weather that has s...


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