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Articles from the December 9, 2021 edition

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"Sunset Over the Eyebrow"

The sunrises and sunsets have been particularly spectacular the past few days. Fortunately, the photographer saw this happening as he headed home from a quick trip to the store. He zoomed up the...

 By Beka Compton    News    December 9, 2021

Waitsburg School Board recognizes outgoing member Hamann at special meeting

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board met Thursday, December 2 for a special meeting. Immediately after adopting the agenda, the board broke for a 15 minute recess. The board recognized long-time membe...

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 9, 2021

Dayton School Board meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton School District Directors held a meeting, using Zoom, on December 1, 2021, at 6 p.m.. All members of the board were present. As the newly appointed board member, Zac Fabian participated in the board for the first time. Mr. Fabia...


At the Liberty:

DAYTON­—Ghostbusters: Afterlife. When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is the next chapter in...


COVID-19 boosters essential for protection as omicron variant spreads across the country

OLYMPIA—Vaccines remain the best public health tool available to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and preserve our healthcare system. The emergence of the omicron variant in Washington further emphasizes the importance of...


Local music and dance collaboration at Gesa, December 17

WALLA WALLA-Gesa Power House Theatre will host A Holiday Arts Collaboration on Friday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. This free hour-long event will feature youth performances created by Y-Tunes (formerly W... Full story


Trees, Trees, Trees

Waitsburg High School teacher and FFA Advisor Nicole Abel (front left) oversees the Festival of Trees each year. Fellow teachers decorated their tree, located near the new City Hall... Full story


Doris K. Huffman

Doris K. Huffman, a longtime Waitsburg school teacher, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021, at the Dayton General Hospital following a brief illness. She was 91. A simple graveside service will be h... Full story



WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) has launched their annual end-of-year fundraisingcampaign, the Tree of Life. This event is an opportunity for individuals to pay tribute to a loved... Full story


Providence Medical Group to host job fair Dec. 9 at Southgate

WALLA WALLA —Providence Medical Group (PMG) will hold a job fair Dec. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Providence Southgate Medical Park main building lobby, 1025 S. Second Ave. The fair will include a fireside chat with leaders about how to become a... Full story


County Library Board of Trustees opening announced

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—Walla Walla County Commissioners are announcing that there will be an opening on the Walla Walla County Rural Library Board of Trustees as of January 1, 2022. The County Rural Library Board of Trustees determines the mission and... Full story


Walla Walla Fire Department asks residents to be mindful of fire safety as Christmas approaches

WALLA WALLA—The number of structure fires tends to increase nationwide during the holiday season. This upsurge, typically starting around Thanksgiving and stretching through Christmas and to the new year, is due to unintentional and mostly... Full story


The American Legion Auxiliary held their Veteran BINGO on Sunday, December 5th, at Town Hall

WAITSBURG-Throughout the afternoon, names were drawn for door prizes. A good crowd gathered, and winners received either a turkey, ham, gift card, or cash.  The last black-out winner of the...


More than 129,000 kids ages 5 – 11 receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in less than a month

OLYMPIA—Across the state, more than 129,000 children ages 5 through 11 have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine since eligibility expanded to include younger kids Nov. 3. Vaccinating children is a crucial step...


Pesticide Recertification program offered by WSU, UI extension

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—WSU and UI Extension are hosting a FREE “Last Chance” Pesticide Recertification Credit Program on Friday, December 10th, 2021, from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm. Individuals can participate either online via Zoom or in-person at the...


Ladies' Gift Guide

I am always pleasantly surprised at the women's shopping options in our area. From top-notch clothing to quirky, one-of-a-kind jewelry, shops from Dayton to Walla Walla have us ladies covered! It...


The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Class has issues (part two)

This week we will review the cases of the new players added to the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot. The players are Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Mark Teixeira, Jimmy Rollins, Carl Crawford, Jake Peavy, Justin Morneau, Prince Fielder, Joe Nathan, Tim...


Wolfpack Basketball vs White Swan Cougars

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-The DW Wolfpack basketball teams had their first game on Friday December 3, in Waitsburg against the White Swan Cougars.  The Boys Varsity lost To the Cougars 55 - 36, the Girls...


heARTfelt Christmas coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Coming out of a pandemic has been no match for Waitsburg's Christmas spirit. With Hometown Christmas, typically held the second weekend after Thanksgiving, on hold, due to the pandemic,... Full story


Thursday Murder Club series

The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel By Richard Osman Meeting in the Jigsaw Room at a retirement village, four friends take up the tradition of amateur sleuths in murder mysteries. It does become apparen...



Ten Years Ago December 8, 2011 [Photo Caption] The 2011 WP Cardinals hold aloft the coveted state 2B championship trophy after their 33-7 victory over the Morton/White Pass Timberwolves at the Tacoma...


Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

While, to some, cranberries are seen only on holiday tables in the form of a jellied sauce out of a can, for me they are a beloved year-round ingredient. The bright red fruit, with its distinctive... Full story


Weller Public Library continues progress

Behind the scenes, progress has been continuing inside and outside the Waitsburg Weller Library since the new concrete floor was installed. Further improvements to the building to make the library ADA...


Weller Library Library Book Club reads:

The Return by Nicholas Sparks Published September 2020 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a book in the tradition of his best-selling books Dear John and The Lucky One....


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