Articles from the December 21, 2023 edition

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Waitsburg Christmas Concert brings cheer

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg High School and Preston Hall's Christmas Concert was held in the high school auditorium on December 12. Waitsburg's outstanding music instructor, Mrs. Elizabeth Jaegeski, directed...

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 21, 2023

Jay's Garage to change ownership

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on December 13, 2023. Commissioners Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and Executive Director Jennie Dickinson attended at the port office and Genie Crowe via Zoom. Dickinson...


Guilty Without Prejudice

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg School students acted as jurors in the State of California vs. George Milton, in the murder of Lennie Small, and delivered a verdict of dismissed without prejudice. The names of...


At the Liberty:"Trolls Band Together"

DAYTON—Get ready for an action-packed, all-star, rainbow-colored family reunion like no other as Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return for the new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster musical franchise.  After two films of true fri... Full story


    East Coast New Year's Eve Celebration at the Liberty Theater

DAYTON—Special movie “Sleepless in Seattle” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan,  followed by a social event with hors d’oeuvres and a toast to the new year at 9 pm, East Coast New Year’s Eve.   The price of $25 per person includes the movie,... Full story


Santa has dropped off letters to DAyton library

Did you, your child, or anyone you know leave a letter to Santa at the Festival of Trees or the Dayton Library? If so, Santa has sent his replies, and a large bag of letters from the North Pole was... Full story


Walla Walla Community Hospice will start grief support classes January

Walla Walla—Community members throughout the region are invited to join a ten-week grief support class offered this winter by the Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH.) The class will begin Wednesday, January 10, 2024, and run through March 13, 2023... Full story


"The Gift of Art" Show at the Combine

Walla Walla-The Combine Art Collective in Walla Walla has extended its gallery hours through December 23rd. The gallery hours from Monday, December 18 through December 23, will be 11:00 a.m. to 5:00...


The Jack 2022 Red Wine

I cannot say enough about how utterly delicious this wine is. In fact, any wine bearing The Jack label is going to gobsmack your tastebuds. This is the latest rendition of the original Jack red, a...


Music at The Royal Block

WAITSBURG­­-Waitsburg businesses celebrated Stocking Stuffer Saturday with shopping, holiday treats, and live music. Mike Ferrians and Stephanie Hinchliffe led a holiday sing-along at the Royal...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 21, 2023

Wrestling Team Competes in First Tournament

The Waitsburg High School wrestling team competed in their first tournament in Connell on Saturday, December 9. Koyen Fortune, the most experienced wrestler on the team, had to move up a weight...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 21, 2023

MS Boys Finish Season with Wins

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Middle School boys basketball team finished their season with two wins. The boys beat Prescott 22-15 on the Cardinal court on December 13. As Prescott only had enough boys for one...


Life, a Period of Adjustments

I think everyone goes through periods of adjustment; some are more difficult than others. Changes to relationships, houses, careers, seasons, and aging, are never-ending, but that’s life. My...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 21, 2023

Waitsburg High School Fall Awards

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg High School held its fall sports awards in the auditorium on Thursday, November 30.  The annual awards assembly honors athletes who participated in cheerleading, volleyball, and...


Walla Walla County report flu-related death

Walla Walla — The county’s first flu-related death of the 2023-24 flu season was recently reported. Previous flu-related deaths have been reported in the eastern Washington region in recent weeks, but this is the first reported in Walla Walla... Full story



Ten Years Ago December 19, 2013 [Photo Caption] Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Robbie and Marilyn Johnson) pose together during Waitsburg's 2013 Hometown Christmas event. Twenty-Five Years Ago December 24, 1998... Full story


Beef and Potato Gratin

With all the hustle and festivities of the winter holiday season in full swing, something as simple as a quiet night at home can feel like a luxury. Between the packed schedule of glittering engagemen...


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