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Articles from the November 25, 2021 edition

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"Touchet River Scene" 2021

"This has been a favorite scene to photograph since 2013, located on the bridge across the Touchet a few miles east of town."...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 25, 2021

Real estate and surplus policy center of City Council meeting

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met for a regular meeting on November 17, at 7 p.m. During the public comment portion, resident Joy Smith thanked the council for all their work during their... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 25, 2021

Dayton School Board discuss new hires

DAYTON-The Dayton School Board held their regular meeting on November 17, 2021, at 6 p.m. This week's board meeting began by conducting interviews with the candidates for the vacant board position....

 

At the Liberty: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City... Full story

 

COVID-19 vaccine booster doses now available for all adults 18 and older

OLYMPIA—Booster doses of all three COVID-19 vaccine types are now available for everyone 18 and older. The expansion comes following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s... Full story

 

Prescott, Waitsburg elementary schools holding child vaccine clinics

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will hold vaccine clinics at Waitsburg and Prescott elementary schools. • Prescott Elementary School, Tuesday, November 30, between 9:30 and 11 a.m. ...

 

DCH announces two additional COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed two COVID-19-related deaths this week. County health officials were notified that a man in his 30s and a man in his 70s, that tested positive for COVID-19, passed away. DCH... Full story

 

Marvin Keith Shutters

Marvin Keith Shutters, 54, died of esophageal cancer at home in Dayton, Washington on September 28. He was born to Alvin and Alice Shutters in Ridgway, Pennsylvania on March 24, 1967, joining brother... Full story

 

Walla Walla County COVID-19 testing update

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will temporarily close the Providence Southgate vaccine clinic during the week of November 22, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The regular clinic... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 25, 2021

Waitsburg School Board monthly meeting focuses on levy

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Wednesday, November 17, for its regular meeting. The meeting was led by vice-chairman Ross Hamann, following the resignation of former chairman Pam Chapman...

 

Thanks to Library Volunteers

Dear Editor, Thanks to all those folks who helped clear and then reconstruct safe access to the library from the rear of the building. Fanny Weller originally donated the Bruce House for a City library, and is now remembered in the sculpture with... Full story

 

Grateful for local healthcare workers

Dear Editor: Each Thanksgiving it is important to pause and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for. Especially over the last nearly two years of COVID, we at the UW School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Health Partnership appreciate and are... Full story

 

Walla Walla Community College Invites Community to Nov. 30 Open House

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) invites future college students, parents, and community members to an Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 in the main building (Building D) at Walla Walla Campus. The Open...

 

Community invited to Waitsburg School Board special meeting Dec. 2

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, December 2nd, to interview and select candidates for the recently-vacated Seat 5. They will also be swearing in... Full story

 

Walla Walla Fire Depart. displays wreaths as reminders of fire safety during the holidays

WALLA WALLA—It’s that time of year when the temperature drops, the days get shorter and there is a buzz in the air about the upcoming holiday season. For those preparing to celebrate the...

 

Just a few of the many things to be thankful for in our community

Valley Giving Guide open to support Columbia County nonprofits DAYTON-The Valley Giving Guide, an annual year-end fundraiser to bring donations and attention to the incredible nonprofits making a... Full story

 

Setting expectations for the rest of Seahawks season

The Seahawks (3-7) will play in another Monday night football this week, traveling to Washington D.C. to play against Washington (4-6) at 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time. At the beginning of the season, this game looked like it would be an easy game on the...

 

Two Waitsburg Seniors to be recognized at Exchange Club

WAITSBURG-Congratulations to Waitsburg High School Seniors Brayden Mohney and Megan Forney for receiving the Walla Walla Exchange Club Youth of the Month award for December 2021. According to an...

 

Splash pad plans moving forward in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-At the Nov. 17 Waitsburg City Council meeting, City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe reported he had purchased the components needed for a splash pad. The pad is being constructed at...

 

Regroup, Rejuvenate and Rethink

When we were kids, and my mother had reached the end of her rope with our mess, complaining, whining, and general bad behavior, she would halt all activities, give us “the look,” and let us know i...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 25, 2021

Kiwanis Club hosted Vietnam Veteran at Nov. 11 meeting

DAYTON-Listening to a veteran's story was the perfect topic at the November 11 Dayton Kiwanis Club Meeting. Kiwanis members invited Eric Thorn, a local veteran who served in Vietnam, to share his...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago November 24, 2011 The Waitsburg Resource Center, which opened in the American West Bank in December 2010, is being used by our neighbors more than ever. The city's food bank had been run... Full story

 

White Bean, Turkey, and Kale Soup

After a whirlwind week of menu planning, shopping, and cooking, all for one holiday feast, the next day can leave one with little energy to make another meal. Thankfully, leftover turkey is a...

 

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