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Marvin's Time

Shaking hands across the table, I immediately pegged Marvin Shutters as Pennsylvania Amishman. His thick gray beard and high cheekbones were a dead giveaway. It's risky diving into your potential...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 4, 2021

Economic Development Steering Committee monthly meeting

DAYTON—The Economic Development Steering Committee met via Zoom on November 2. Jennie Dickinson kicked the meeting off with an update regarding a grant from the Innovia Foundation for startup...

 

Columbia County Commissioners' Nov. 1 meeting

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners met on Monday, November 1. They discussed multiple resolutions, set a date for a public hearing regarding levy certifications, and discussed a behavioral services contract. The commissioners discussed...

 

At the Liberty:SHANG-CHI And the Legend of the Ten Rings

DAYTON—Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. This is both a martial...

 

Walla Walla county announces five additional COVID-19-related deaths

WALLA WALLA—On October 27, the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed three COVID-19-related deaths in the county. County health officials were notified that a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, and a man in his 80s, who teste...

 

Providence St. Mary named among top in nation for stroke care

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center has been named among the top 10 percent in the nation for treatment of stroke and a recipient of the Stroke Care Excellence Award according to new analysis by Healthgrades. It was one of only five...

 

'Winter starts now' at Gesa Power House Theatre

WALLA WALLA— Bluewood Alpine Race Team (B.A.R.T.) will host a screening of Warren Miller’s Winter Starts Now, the 72nd annual ski and snowboard film by Warren Miller Entertainment, at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, November 13. Doors...

 

Partial Columbia County Election Results as of 11/02/2021 at 8:17pm

City of Dayton Council Member #1 485 - Laura U. Aukerman 316 - Boe Stevenson 1 - Write-in Council Member #3 392 - Cindi John 424 - Teeny McMunn 3 - Write-in Council Member #5 514 - Marchand Hovrud 224 - Vicki Zoller (Write-in) City Council Member #7... Full story

 

Sherwood Trust presents civic engagement community learning event November 16

WALLA WALLA—Sherwood Trust is presenting a free community workshop to highlight how civic engagement can support mutual understanding. The virtual event on November 16 is the final of a four-part series that explores how everyday equity and...

 

Washington's GET program to reopen soon with historical pricing

OLYMPIA—At its annual fall meeting, the WA529 Committee (GET’s governing body) voted to set the GET unit purchase price for the 2021-22 enrollment year at $114.01. This is the first time in GET’s history that the unit price matches the current...

 

The Nutcracker playing at Gesa Power House Theatre

WALLA WALLA—The Live Cinema series at Gesa Power House Theatre continues with a screening of The Royal Ballet’s current production of The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 23, at 7:00 pm. The Nutcracker is a family favorite at Christmas time and...

 

Got leaves?

WAITSBURG–The leaf bin is back. It is located at the city shop and open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. The city shop will be closed for Veterans Day, November 11 and 12 and...

 

Nichole Michelle Wood

Nichole (McKusick) Wood passed away in her husband's arms on September 29, 2021, at the age of 48. She was born in Pendleton to Connie Morris and Geary McKusick. "Nici" attended Milton-Freewater, Touc... Full story

 

Carroll Dean SmithCarroll Dean Smith

With great sadness we mourn the passing of Carroll Dean Smith, age 93, a 50-year resident of Marin County, CA. He was the third surviving son of Charles Alfred Smith and Edith Wardrip Smith of... Full story

 

Jerry Charles Tonne

July 31, 1948 – September 19, 2021 Join us at Laht Neppur in Waitsburg Nov 13, 2-4 pm to celebrate Jerry Tonne. Beer and refreshments provided.... Full story

 

Partial Waitsburg Election Results as of November 2, 2021 at 8:17 pm

City of Waitsburg Council Member #1 127 - Kevin House 17 - Write-in Council Member #2 138 - Jim Romine 4 - Write-in Council Member #3 138 - Randy Charles 2 - Write-in City Council Member #4 84 - Karen Stanton-Gregutt 87 - Court Ruppenthal City... Full story

 

Who said, "Don't sweat the small stuff?"

I doubt the person credited with that expression didn’t have a good grip on reality. Recently, I have learned that the “small stuff” becomes “big stuff” when it happens in a condensed time...

 

Moves to make the Mariners a playoff team

This year the Mariners finished five games behind Houston for the division title and two games out of the second wild-card spot. Since the Mariners did not pick up Kyle Seager’s option for next year, its 25-man payroll stands at around $65 million...

 

DW Wolfpack fights against undefeated Columbia-Burbank

Columbia 34 - 21 - 0 - 0 55 DW 8 - 0 - 6 - 0 14 WAITSBURG/DAYTON-Dayton-Waitsburg hosted undefeated Columbia Burbank Friday night. After losing four starters to injuries last week and another starter...

 

DW Volleyball closes season against TCP

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack Volleyball played against Tri-Cities Prep on October 28. They lost against the Jaguars, with scores of 18-25, 11-25, 16-25. Claudia Benevides had seven kills and one dig. Makenna Barron ended the game...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 4, 2021

Blue Skies at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON-The sprawling Blue Mountain Station has become a key player in Dayton and Columbia County's economy. It provides production space for fine candy makers, craft spirit distillers, soap crafters,...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago November 3, 2011 Waitsburg Fire Department Captain Brian Callahan thought getting to the fire department five minutes before 5 p.m. would be just fine on Halloween last Monday. However,...

 

Pumpkin Sage Rolls

The beauty of autumn is in full colorful display, and the countdown to one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving, has officially begun. A celebration of the season in the form of a lovingly prepared f...

 

Halloween Celebrations

A busy weekend for Halloween trick-or-treaters in Waitsburg and Dayton!... Full story

 

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