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Fall maintenance for Waitsburg hydrants

WAITSBURG–Waitsburg's fire hydrants are getting a much-needed flushing. It is important that all hydrants receive semi-annual maintenance by the city water utilities or local fire departments....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 8, 2020

Schulke Pumpkins

WAITSBURG—Schulke Family Pumpkins have made their way back to Waitsburg for another year of fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House. The by-donation fundraiser is the Schulke family’s way of hon...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 8, 2020

CCHS staff is working to destigmatize behavioral health issues

DAYTON—Columbia County Hospital System (CCHS) CEO Shane McGuire is concerned about how the Flood of 2020, COVID-19, wildfires, and the smoke from them, is impacting the emotional health of CCHS...

 

WSU is among 12 Organizations to Receive National Funding to Support Anaerobic Digestion in Communities

SEATTLE—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Washington State University was selected to receive $129,727 in grant funding to help develop multi-partner anaerobic digester projects in the Northwest. WSU is among 12...

 

Walla Walla County announces new COVID-19 death

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County health officials announced that a local man in his 60s, who had tested positive for COVID-19, passed away. This news brings the countywide death toll to six. As of Tuesday, there were 941 confirmed COVID-19 cases in...

 

Walla Walla County Elections operations temporarily move location

Karen Martin, Walla Walla County Auditor, announced on October 5, 2020 that Walla Walla County Elections will be moving all operations to the Pavilion building at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St., Walla Walla. Voter services,...

 

Grant applications now available for Walla Walla small business owners

WALLA WALLA—With the second round of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) dollars allocated to the city of Walla Walla from the state of Washington, the city will distribute $250,000 in assistance grants to Walla Walla small...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 8, 2020

County prepares to assess Voluntary Stewardship success

Landowner participation is crucial COLUMBIA COUNTY-Columbia County is in the beginning stages of gathering the data required to determine if the Voluntary Stewardship Program has met its initial goals...

 

Umatilla National Forest to begin work on Forest Service Road 32

PENDLETON, Ore.—Contractors will begin repair work on Forest Service Road (FSR) 32 along the Umatilla River this week to regain administrative access to Buck Creek Cabin. Work is anticipated to begin as early as Oct. 6 and will include debris...

 

New hybrid class schedule changes meal deliveries

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg School District has adjusted the meal home delivery schedule to accommodate the recent change to a hybrid learning model. Starting October 5th, meals will be delivered on Monday and Wednesday, coinciding with the 2020-21 school...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 8, 2020

Inside Columbia County Planning and Building Department

DAYTON—Despite economic challenges, building activity in Columbia County and neighboring jurisdictions is going strong, according to Columbia County Planning Manager Dena Martin. In her department...

 

Waitsburg School District Meal Deliveries

Starting October 5, the Waitsburg School District will only be delivering meals on Monday and Wednesday. If your student is already signed up for the meal program, the schedule will automatically adjust. If you have not signed your child up and...

 

Dayton and Waitsburg Senior Lunch Menus

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Drive Up Only Thursday, October 8 Chili Spinach salad w/ blueberries Cornbread Pie, Milk Tuesday, October 13 Spaghetti Mixed veggies, Salad Garlic bread Fruit Jell-O,...

 

Letter to the editor

Danielle Garbe Reser is uniquely qualified to become the 16th Legislative District’s next Senator. After graduating with honors from Whitman College, Danielle earned a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University. Between 2001 and 2015...

 

Frances Chvatal is uniquely qualified to serve

Letter to the editor, Frances Chvatal is running to represent the 16th Legislative District in the State of Washington and I could not be more excited. I met Frances nearly three decades ago when we both served in healthcare management at what is...

 

Letter of Endorsement for Perry Dozier for State Senate, District 16

Our region must come together to vote and Elect Perry Dozier for State Senate Dist. 16. This election puts us at a crossroads of where we will be in a few years. Will we be more in debt? Will parents’ choices on how to raise their children be...

 

Mike Mitchell is the best candidate for Superior Court Judge

I have been a trial court judge in Pierce County for nearly 24 years and have known Mike Mitchell professionally for the last eight years. Our families, however, have been acquainted for well over 40 years. Mike is an exceptional candidate for a...

 

Cheers

Many thanks to the volunteers of Waitsburg Fire District #2 and Dayton Fire District #3 who responded to the report of a fire that was blazing in the dry grass and stubble at our place on Field’s...

 

Captain David L. Cox

Captain David (Dave) L Cox USNR, ret, of Palmer, Alaska, passed on Thursday, September 17th, 2020. Dave was born in Washington State but spent the first years of his life in California. His formative...

 

Howard P. Smith

Howard Preston Smith, 87 of Waitsburg, Washington passed away Monday September 21st at his daughter’s home in Dayton, Washington surrounded by family. Howard was born in Walla Walla, WA to Jake and...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 8, 2020

Arts education grants available

WALLA WALLA-The 2020 ArtWalla grant season is open for applications until November 16. Arts Education Grants include the Arts Build Community (ABC) Grant for organizations creating arts programming...

 

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...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 8, 2020

Knoufs to purchase concessionaire business at the Lyons Ferry Marina

STARBUCK-Wally and Joanne Knouf are finalizing plans to purchase the Starbuck/Lyons Ferry Marina KOA business from Steve Klontz representing 7 K's Enterprises of Washington, Inc. The Knoufs are the...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 8, 2020

Locally Nourished, beautiful and tasty fare

Thursday morning, I met up with my friend and local businesswoman, Regina, to have breakfast at Locally Nourished in Dayton. As soon as I drove up and parked in front of this café, I felt welcomed...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    October 8, 2020

NFL Week #5– Seahawks vs. Vikings

Seattle will host the Minnesota Vikings on NBC’s Sunday Night Football this weekend. It will be Seattle’s fifth matchup with a non-division opponent this year. Next week they will begin playing...

 

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