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Articles from the October 22, 2020 edition

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Field-burns are a seasonal sight

As photographed from Middle Waitsburg Road, the controlled burn makes for a post-apocolyptic-like drive to Walla Walla....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 22, 2020

Waitsburg's paraeducators go above and beyond

WAITSBURG-The coronavirus has highlighted some unexpected heroes over the past ten months. The Waitsburg School District has had a handful of heroes step up and go far above and beyond their typical...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 22, 2020

Inside Columbia County's Public Works Department

DAYTON-Since he was hired in Dec. 2018 as the Columbia County Engineer and Public Works Director, Charles Eaton finds himself wearing more hats than ever. His responsibilities include multiple...

 

Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution progress

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. We are working with the federal government and local partners within Washington to plan for the...

 

Waitsburg, Dayton and Prescott leaf pickup service for 2020

Basin Disposal will be picking up bagged leaves for customers in Waitsburg, Dayton and Prescott. The leaf pick-up is not part of the regular garbage route but will be done with a different truck on a separate route. The following are tentative...

 

Inslee extends eviction moratorium, public utilities proclamation

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extensions of the eviction moratorium and public utility proclamations as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. Both proclamations were extended to December 31. Moratorium on Evictions...

 

Walk the Vote event this upcoming weekend

WALLA WALLA—The public is invited to take to the sidewalks on Sunday, October 25, at 1:30 p.m. to Walk the Vote. With or without their ballots in hand, community voters will celebrate the act of voting in a peaceful neighborhood walk, a free event...

 

COVID-19 transmission increasing in western Washington, rates flat but higher in eastern Washington

OLYMPIA­—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission.  Report findings include: Transmission is increasing in western Washington and recently plateauing in eastern...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 22, 2020

Waitsburg School Board October update

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, October 15, for a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board is still meeting via Zoom video call. Secondary Principal Stephanie Wooderchak reported that...

 

WWCSO

October 10 Unknown suspect struck a mailbox with their vehicle and left the scene of the accident. Walla Walla County October 12 Theft of a trailer and fuel occurred overnight in the county. Waitsburg October 15 Suspect opened a small business loan...

 

Support for Brandon Johnson

Several years ago a friend of mine was involved in a controversy that went to trial before Judge Robert Zagelow, who was an exceptionally well liked and respected Walla Walla Superior Court Judge. After the trial, I asked how it went. My friend said,...

 

Support for Mayberry

My daughter, Jenny Mayberry, is running for Walla Walla County Commissioner for District 1. Jenny is a strong, confident woman who believes everyone is important and should be listened to. She’s a woman who will stand her ground when the going...

 

Support for Dozier

Perry Dozier, as a county commissioner and citizen, has provided many benefits to our communities.  The completion of 7th street rebuild in Waitsburg with streets, sidewalks, etc. was aided by Perry, while a commissioner, to secure funding for this...

 

Johnson has broad experience

Mike Mitchell misrepresents Brandon Johnson’s experience for Walla Walla Superior Court Judge. Johnson has broad experience in our judicial system. He earned a criminal justice degree. He graduated with honors from Gonzaga Law School.  He served...

 

Danielle Garbe Reser

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...

 

Support for Mike Mitchell

I am writing in support of Mike Mitchell’s candidacy for Walla Walla County Superior Court Judge. There have been numerous letters of support for both candidates touting their legal experiences, educational backgrounds, and personal attributes....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 22, 2020

Financial forecast better than anticipated for Columbia County budget

DAYTON—County Treasurer Carla Rowe presented the third-quarter financial statement to the Board of Columbia County Commissioners last week. She provided them with the following predictions based on...

 

Liberty Theater manager resigns

DAYTON—Mike Ferrians has resigned as the manager of the Liberty Theater. Management of the theater will be by committee, for the time being, according to Dave Molesh, Touchet Valley Arts Council...

 

LEGAL NOTICES

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF KING No. 20-4-05624-1 SEA NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In re the Estate of SHARRON L. DODDS-DONOVAN, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal...

 

The best thing to do to protect your iris for the winter? NOTHING!

Several people have asked me about how I prepare my collection of 160 varieties of tall bearded iris for winter. Here is what I do: NOTHING! Iris are quite frost-hardy, so they do not need to be...

 

Virtual BooGrass Auction begins October 23

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg's Rural Youth Enrichment Services (RYES) will host the Virtual BooGrass Auction starting October 23. Log on and bid on items including a Will Writing package donated by Karl Law...

 

Dayton's Wenaha Gallery chooses treats over tricks

This year, Wenaha Gallery is giving bags of treats to Trick or Treaters, costumed or not, on Friday, October 30, from noon to 5 p.m. “Given that it’s the day before Halloween, it’s understandable if kids aren’t in costume. Unless they’re...

 

NFL Week #7 – Seahawks vs. Cardinals

Seattle travels to Arizona to play the Cardinals this week. It will be Seattle’s first divisional opponent this season and also their most formidable opponent so far. Seattle is a slight favorite to win this game, but Arizona needs the win much...

 

DW athletes begin conditioning October 19

Both schools are working with county health departments for conditioning guidance WAITSBURG—The Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) recently released a ‘conditioning...

 

Halloween book reviews from Book & Game

Pumpkin Patch - Bad Seeds By Brouhaha Games This is a great game for 9 and up. It’s a quick 15 to 20-minute strategy game. The object of the game is to plant and gather the most seedling pumpkins....

 

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