Articles from the October 27, 2022 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 27, 2022

Goblins, ghosts, witches, and candy are coming

Activities this weekend include a Trunk or Treat at the Waitsburg Prespryterian Church Parking lot on Sunday; Axe Throwing at American 35, Friday; Witch Witches Dinner, 5 - 8pm Sunday; Gaudy Gals are... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    October 27, 2022

Dayton School Board hear reports on Apex classes, Freshman Poinsetta sale

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held a workshop meeting on October 19, 2022, in the High School library. All members of the school board were present, Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Grant Griffen, Korinda Wallace, Aneesha Dieu, and Zac Fabian. Also presen...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 27, 2022

Waitsburg City Council on sirens, burn ban, flood prep

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met for its regular meeting on October 19 at City Hall. The hall was crowded with residents who showed up to support recommissioning the siren located on the roof of the Weller Public Library on Main Street....


At the Liberty: "Beetlejuice"

DAYTON—When a recently deceased ghost couple finds their beloved home has been sold to an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them. Some consider this 1988 movie to be a classic Halloween comedy. Rotten... Full story


Darren Goble for County Commissioner 

To the Editor Darren Goble exemplifies the motto family and community first. Goble is a small town man, in every positive sense of the word.  A fire department volunteer for decades, Goble always steps forward.  When Goble was putting out his... Full story


Vote for Positive Change

To the Editor: I urge you to vote for Jack Miller for Columbia County Commissioner and Jeff Jenkins for County Sheriff. These two men will work well together to reunite the community and lead with integrity.  Jack Miller has the experience and knowl... Full story


Appreciation for farming experience Miller brings

Letter to the Editor On Thursday October 20th, Port Commissioner Seth Bryan made the following statement on social media about County Commissioner Candidate, Jack Miller: “He has experience at nothing except farming.” And he didn’t follow it... Full story


Support for Jared Hawkins

Dear Editor Walla Walla County has two fine choices for Part Time District Court Judge. However, Jared Hawkins is exceptionally qualified for this role. District court hears the disputes that normal people will likely experience at some point in... Full story


Appreciation for farming experience Miller brings

Letter to the Editor On Thursday October 20th, Port Commissioner Seth Bryan made the following statement on social media about County Commissioner Candidate, Jack Miller: “He has experience at nothing except farming.” And he didn’t follow it... Full story


End of Fall Work

Greg Smith enjoying the end of the fall season north of Prescott. This year, local farmers had a long harvest, immediately followed by fall work.... Full story


Concise rebuttal to misleading agenda against Columbia County Park District

Dear Editor, I endorse Proposition #1. The creation of a Columbia County Joint Metropolitan Park District. Columbia County Resolution 2022-23 and the City of Dayton Resolution 1498 signed by all county commissioners and city council members to put... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 27, 2022

DW Football Wins at Warden

DW COMBINE­—The play of the game; Senior Monte Pettichord chased down a Warden player 80 yards to prevent a touchdown right before halftime! That momentum shift carried the Wolfpack to a hard-fought victory on a very cold and windy night, stated...


High School football played Columbia Burbank on Oct. 14

DW COMBINE­-The high school football team lost 55-8 to Columbia Burbank at Waitsburg.....


Middle school game against Desales Oct 13

DW COMBINE­-The middle school football team lost to Desales on Oc. 13, 40-26....

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    October 27, 2022

HS Volleyball Team loses to CB and Warden

DW COMBINE­—The high school volleyball team lost two EWAC matches last week and will play their final match of the season at Liberty Christian on Thursday, October 27. The Wolfpack is currently 0-10 in conference play and 3-13 overall. At...


Halloween television Review: More than one kind of vampire

The ghoulishly funny "What We Do In The Shadows" returned this summer with its fourth season. The television show from FX Network is also available on Hulu for streaming. The series is a...


Dineen 2020 Vintner's Blend Red

Dineen is a family-owned and operated Zillah winery that offers a range of estate-grown wines. Among a solid lineup of red varietals, this Syrah/Cab Franc/Cab Sauv blend offers a low-cost look at the...


Boardman, Oregon

Despite the heavy rain Friday night, we enjoyed a nice weekend at Boardman RV Park and Marina in Boardman, Oregon.  Saturday was cloudy with just a little rain late afternoon, but at least we did...



Ten Years Ago October 25, 2012 Coming off of two wins against Waitsburg-Prescott on Oct. 16 and DeSales on Oct. 18, the Dayton volleyball team was poised for attack on its senior night against the Wal... Full story


Beef & Pumpkin Enchiladas

Autumn is my favorite time of year for celebrations centered around food. High on the list is the colorful and distinctly Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos. In our house, the mantle is turned i...


Burnt Cabin Trail reopens with new bridge

PENDLETON, Ore—Umatilla National Forest has reopened the Burnt Cabin Trail to the public. Contractors completed the installation of a new bridge on the trail approximately six miles up the South Fork Walla Walla Trail in the Walla Walla Ranger... Full story


Salmon eggs make their way to Waitsburg classroom

WAITSBURG-First grade teacher Stephanie Hinchliffe is in her fifth year working with the Tri-State Steelheaders to raise salmon in her classroom.  The Salmon Enhancement Group education coordinator...


Sarabeth McGowen named Outstanding Student for October

WALLA WALLA-Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walla Walla and Spectrum Reach has named Sarabeth McGowen Outstanding Student of the Month for October. McGowen is a senior at Waitsburg High School and is... Full story


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