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Articles from the November 19, 2020 edition

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"Backroad to Dayton," 2019

There are four ways to get to Dayton, WA from Waitsburg: Highway 12, the Rose Gulch detour, the Hogeye route, and this one via Weinhard Road. Each route has its own unique picturesque...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 19, 2020

Waitsburg officials, businesses respond to COVID-19 restrictions

WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg asks that residents stay close to home this Thanksgiving season and follow Governor Jay Inslee’s recently announced travel and shopping restrictions. To date,...

 

Interlocal Agreement with the County discussed at the Dayton City Council meeting

DAYTON—A new five-year Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with the County for Law Enforcement, Dispatch, and District Court services was the main topic of discussion at the Dayton City Council meeting last...

 

Banner Bank and Corral Wranglers 4-H support Waitsburg Resource Center

WAITSBURG—The holiday season is here. Local clubs, organizations, and businesses have been busy with annual food drives- many of which have turned into fund drives to support area food pantries and assistance. Banner Bank has changed up its annual...

 

Brix and Brew Home Edition a success

DAYTON—One hundred and nineteen people placed bids during the online silent auction for Brix and Brew Home Edition. Chamber manager Molly Weatherill-Tate said over $24,000 was raised during the...

 

Governor Inslee issues travel advisory

OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for international and interstate travelers, asking that they self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering the state of Washington. Governor Inslee asks Washington residents to stay close to home to...

 

Christmas Tree permits available from Umatilla National Forest

PENDLETON, Ore.—Christmas tree permits for the Umatilla National Forest are available to purchase at Forest offices, several local businesses, and now online through www.recreation.gov. Last year, the Umatilla National Forest was one of 13...

 

Walla Walla Hospice to focus on Tree of Life campaign

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) has chosen to cancel their annual Evening of Elegance dinner and auction in February. Though this event has brought in record revenue for the...

 

Believe! A Small-Town Celebration for Christmas

DAYTON-The Town That Still Believes still does, but because of the COVID-19 situation, things will look a little different this year. Instead of the usual Christmas Kickoff over Thanksgiving weekend,...

 

Message from Waitsburg City Hall

With rising positive cases in the City of Waitsburg, the City would like to remind all citizens to stay home unless the travel is essential, wear your mask and maintain social distancing whenever possible....

 

Traffic Safety Commission kicks off 'Seatbelt Holdouts' campaign

OLYMPIA—The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) has announced a new campaign targeting a small group of drivers: Those who refuse to wear seatbelts. The campaign began on social media, on...

 

Waitsburg welcomes Lowden James ad Pierce Bradley

Dane and Jillian Henze of Waitsburg announce the birth of their sons Lowden James Henze and Pierce Bradley Henze, born Sept. 9, 2020. The twin boys were born at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in...

 

WWCSO

November 11 A man was arrested for stealing a cell phone, driver’s license, and two credit cards. Waitsburg November 12 Suspect(s) entered a storage unit that was inadvertently left unlocked. Misc. items stolen. Burbank Adult male was bitten on...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 19, 2020

Third wave of COVID-19 brings new state restrictions

OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee announced a new wave of restrictions last weekend, amidst the third wave of COVID-19 in Washington. “Today, November 15, 2020, I have to report to Washingtonians, is...

 

Betty Lou Hofer

On the morning of November 13, 2020, Betty Lou Hofer of Waitsburg, WA was embraced by the arms of her Savior at the age of 78. Betty was born to Miles and Margaret Collingwood in 1941. She was a...

 

Legal Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA No.: 20-4-00205-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: PAUL RANSOM, Deceased. The Personal Representative/Administrator...

 

Every shot not taken: Juno Kerr

When Juniper Kerr was in middle school, her basketball coach kept saying, "Every shot not taken is a shot missed." It stuck with her. But it's not just about basketball now; it's about life and her...

 

It's a colorful life

At this point in history, color theory has established a well-documented dialogue. Various studies of human psychology note that the color yellow may elicit feelings of comfort, while red tends to...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Cardinals

What a difference a few weeks can make. The last time these teams met, Seattle was 5-0 and on top of the NFC West division. The Seahawks have gone 1-3 since, including the overtime loss to Arizona, an...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 19, 2020

USACE awards 1.5 million dollar contract for levee repair

WAITSBURG-The U.S Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District has awarded a $1.5 million contract to Northbank Civil and Marine, Inc. for levee repairs along the Touchet River in Waitsburg....

 

Stocking Stuffer Sale happening at Ski Bluewood

DAYTON—The annual Stocking Stuffer Sale is going on now at Ski Bluewood. Grab a discounted three-pack of Ski Bluewood lift tickets for the 2020-21 ski season. Lift tickets make great gifts for the...

 

Los Angeles; City of discovery

We returned from our brief trip to Los Angeles, and although I am glad to be home, I did discover that there are still some things I miss. Los Angeles is one of those places where people can go to...

 

Combine Art Collective and the gift of art

WALLA WALLA-In addition to its roster of 18 membership artists, Combine Art Collective (CAC) has assembled a septet of guest artists for their annual holiday showcase. The Guest Artists Times Seven...

 

The Cookie Chronicles: Chapter 22-Cats versus dogs

It’s a wet and windy afternoon in early November. I’m sprawled out on the sofa, and between my legs is a small blonde dog, flat on her back, legs up, ball in mouth, sound asleep. It occurs to me...

 

How to Survive the Holidays in 2020

1. Don’t let anyone steal your joy. Not COVID-19, not relatives, not an illness, not work or family stress, not any circumstances. Your attitude creates your reality. Choose to be happy, to be...

 

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