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Articles from the November 11, 2021 edition

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Up on Barger Road

"Up on Barger Road"... A favorite scene on Barger Road, located eight miles northwest of Waitsburg....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 11, 2021

Waitsburg City Council reviews proposed budget

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met on November 3 for a special meeting to review the preliminary budget for 2022. Before discussing the budget, the council set a public hearing date for the...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 11, 2021

Return of DW Combine committee discussed at school board meeting

DAYTON- The Dayton School Board held its work session meeting on Zoom at 6 p.m. on November 3, 2021. The first agenda item addressed by the school board was to review the strategic plan. The first aspect of the strategic plan the board looked at was...

 

At the Liberty: Pig

DAYTON—A truffle hunter (Nicolas Cage) who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped. This very unusual film stars an almost unrecognizable Nicolas Cage....

 

Walla Walla Downtown Historic District added to National Register of Historic Places

WALLA WALLA —The Walla Walla Downtown Historic District, roughly bounded by Third Avenue, Rose Street, Palouse Street, and the alley between Alder and Poplar streets, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, where it joins...

 

Free Event at Waitsburg's Plaza Theater

WAITSBURG-On Friday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m., The Plaza Theater will open its doors to friends and family of the community with a special showing of Mr. Brown Comes Down the Hill. This 90-minute,...

 

Gerald (Jerry) Lee Wood

Gerald Lee Wood was born into the home of Francis and Mabel Wood in Walla Walla, WA on New Year's Day in 1948. He completed their farming family of six boys and one girl and brought a bright spark of... Full story

 

"Our American Flag" essay contest

WAITSBURG—The veterans of the Waitsburg Post 35, veterans who are serving their community, are proud to offer the American Essay Contest to school students this year. “The contest is a way for... Full story

 

Forest Service Waives Fees for Veterans Day

PORTLAND—The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at day‐use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington on Nov. 11, 2021 in honor of Veterans Day. This fee waiver is one small way of thanking and honoring our nation’s veterans. We hope this...

 

Operation Christmas Child

Thanks to the generosity of so many - at Waitsburg Presbyterian Church - and in our community! Saturday morning we filled 60 shoe boxes with sundry holiday gifts! From tooth brushes to pencils to socks to soccer balls. These boxes will be sent off... Full story

 

Flu season may further impact Red Cross blood supply

Emergency blood shortage continues RICHLAND/KENNEWICK, WA— As the holidays approach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns about a potential spike in flu cases this year, it’s important that those who are eligible, healthy and... Full story

 

Sherwood Trust Awards $165,880 in Fall Impact Grants

WALLA WALLA—Fourteen area nonprofits will receive Sherwood Trust Fall Impact awards totaling $165,880, according to CEO Brian Hunt. Sherwood Trust Impact Grants are designed to support smaller-budget projects of $20,000 or less that advance...

 

Cyanobacteria Update at Bennington Lake

WALLA WALLA—This week Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) collected the final cyanobacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae, water sample from Bennington Lake. The King County Public Health Lab will not be taking any more...

 

Rule-making begins for 2021 plastics law

OLYMPIA—The Department of Ecology has begun a process that will change plastics in Washington. On Monday, Ecology will begin a rulemaking required by the State Legislature that focuses on the recycled content portion of the 2021 plastics law and...

 

The Refinery, a community space

WALLA WALLA-While art has been a big part of her life, ceramics holds a special place in Jess Portas' heart. Opening her art studio on the edge of Downtown Walla Walla, she has combined a passion for...

 

I Apologize for my Whining

I apologize for my uncalled-for pity party indulgence last week. In retrospect, although I don’t live a charmed life, I do live a pretty good one here in Waitsburg. Moving here was a difficult...

 

Prescott headed to State after 3-0 playoff win

PRESCOTT – The Prescott soccer team hosted Riverside Christian School in playoff game with a spot in the State tournament at stake Friday November 5th. In the first half it wasn't clear who would...

 

Children's vaccination clinics planned in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will hold vaccine clinics at the Providence Southgate campus on Saturday, November 6 and Saturday, November 13, exclusively for children ages 5-11 years... Full story

 

CCRLD Book Reviews

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward Marketed as a horror novel, Last House isn’t quite what you’d expect. There are no ghosts or slashers, just a single man living with his...

 

Veteran's Day Reads

The Things They Cannot Say, by Kevin Sites In The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done, or Failed to Do in War, award-winning journalist and...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago November 10, 2011 For Bette Lou Crothers, who as a child moved every year, Dayton is her real hometown. Crothers attended Dayton High School her junior and senior years, married a local...

 

Green Bean Casserole

When it comes to feeding a crowd, few things can satisfy like a bubbling creamy casserole. Green Bean Casserole is a retro dish from an era when canned and frozen foods were elevated to symbols of...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 11, 2021

Superintendent introduces student retention plan

DAYTON-Superintendent Guy Strot has begun the implementation of a plan to improve the Dayton School District. The district has recently lost far too many students to surrounding school districts,...

 

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