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Articles from the November 18, 2021 edition

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Christmas Kickoff coming to Dayton November 26

DAYTON-Sleep off all of the Thanksgiving turkey, and head to Downtown Dayon on Friday, November 26, and Saturday, November 27 for the annual Christmas Kickoff festivities. Belinda Larsen, Executive...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 18, 2021

Resource Center preparing for 12 Days of Christmas

WAITSBURG-Tucked away just before the intersection of Preston and Main, the volunteer-run Waitsburg Resource Center has been quietly and compassionately helping families in need. While her mother and...

 

Port discusses budget report

Port of Columbia Commissioners met at 3:30 p.m. on November 10, 2021, for their monthly meeting on Zoom. All the current commissioners were in attendance, Shawn Brown, Genie Crowe, Sean Milligan, and the executive director, Jennie Dickinson. At...

 

At the Liberty: Dune

Dune is a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey.  It tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ens...

 

Flood siren test on Friday, Nov. 19

WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg will conduct a flood siren test on Friday, November 19, at 9:00 a.m. The test will likely be no longer than 15 minutes. If you hear the flood siren during that time, there is no need for concern.... Full story

 

Walla Walla Hospice offers Holiday Grief Support

WALLA WALLA —Sometimes the holidays are not the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you are grieving. The holidays can be a very difficult time for people who have experienced the death of someone they love. Memories of good times and...

 

DCH announces four additional COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed four COVID-19-related deaths this week. County health officials were notified that a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, and a man and a woman in their 80s, who tested...

 

Christmas Light Contest coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-The first Waitsburg Christmas Light contest is right around the corner. Organizer Cindy Daves is excited to bring back a little bit of Christmas cheer this holiday season. The winner's will...

 

Christmas Tree permits available through Umatilla National Forest

PENDLETON, Ore.—Christmas tree permits for the Umatilla National Forest are available to purchase at Forest offices, several local businesses, and online through Recreation.gov. For the second year, all National Forests are selling Christmas tree... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 18, 2021

Columbia County Commissioners discuss ARPA funds, HVAC system

DAYTON—American Rescue Plan Act funds, and how to spend them, have been on the Columbia County Commissioners’ minds for months. Earlier this year, the Port of Columbia approached the commissioners about the funds, requesting a financial contribut...

 

Thanks to Library volunteers

Dear Editor: The Friends of the Weller Library and Board of Trustees want to thank the volunteers who helped in a significant and successful concrete pour project in the back of the library on Novembe... Full story

 

Applications open for the Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program in Milton Freewater

MILTON FREEWATER, Ore.—Sherwood Trust is convening a group of community-minded leaders of all experience levels for its 2022 Community Leadership Program in Milton Freewater, OR. The program runs...

 

Upper Touchet Project underway at Ski Bluewood

PENDLETON, Ore.—With implementation of the Upper Touchet Vegetation Management Project underway, winter recreationists may enjoy some enhanced skiing opportunities at Ski Bluewood in the Walla Walla Ranger District this winter. Contractors have...

 

Wine tasting and pairing at Red Band Cellars

DAYTON—Good food? Wonderful wine? A fun time? Stop by Red Band Cellars on November 26 and 27 for a combination of all three. Located at 700 Artisan Way, Suite J, at the Blue Mountain Station, life boils down to three things at Red Band Cellars:...

 

Post-Thanksgiving Brunch at Dumas Station

DAYTON—Who wants to cook and then deal with dirty dishes and clean up duties the day after Thanksgiving? At Dumas Station, they don’t blame you if you raised your hand. Join the crew at Dumas Station for brunch with The Q Wood Fired Grill on... Full story

 

Times Travelers

Luke Chavez and John Avery make it out of the 'burg into paradise.... Full story

 

Music Studio Receives an Upgrade

Music Studio Receives an Upgrade Move over, Beethoven The older you get, the faster time flies. And I’m a firm believer in the notion that whatever you’re doing now is just training for what you...

 

Tennis players – Diehards, or just Desperate

Although I am not a great tennis player, I love to play. It’s good exercise for someone competitive and social. I’ve told my coaches over the years,” What I lack in talent, I make up for in stam...

 

Streaming Review:Why Women Kill

I first ran across this series while scrolling for something to watch this fall. I assumed Why Women Kill was a reality show about murderesses. I wasn't interested. However, after a recommendation...

 

Prescott loses heartbreaker at State in shootout

RICHLAND – Prescott traveled to Richland to play in the first round of the boys 1B/2B State tournament on November 13 as the home team hosting Friday Harbor. Friday Harbor scored the first goal of...

 

Winter Recreation Program encourages responsible snowmobiling

OLYMPIA—As the snow begins to build in the Washington Cascades range, the State Parks Winter Recreation Program joins members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association and the snowmobile community nationwide in promoting responsible... Full story

 

My book pick for November

In The Last Best Hope, published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in June 2021, Atlantic writer George Packer cuts to the chase about America’s current social, political, and economic divide. Parker...

 

Movie Review:

This week I went to Walla Walla to see Wes Anderson's new movie The French Dispatch. The film was entertaining and one of Anderson's best. In each production, he brings back members from his...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 18, 2021

Recommendations from Washington State Parks to improve three local area parks

Washington State Parks held a public meeting on November 8, 2021, at 6 PM in Dayton Elementary School multipurpose room. Although the public sparsely attended the meeting, the topics covered will affe... Full story

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago November 17, 2011 Last Wednesday night, a room in Preston Hall packed with school district employees and community members honored the closure of Terry Jacoy’s 23 years on the...

 

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