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WP Athletic Combine to End

WAITSBURG/PRESCOTT - A shortage of available gymnasiums between Prescott and Waitsburg means the boys and girls high school basketball teams alternate between early and late practices in Waitsburg...


Commissioners In Favor of Switch to REA

DAYTON - Columbia County Commissioners nearly settled the question of which power company to use for its two main facilities in Dayton during the regular board meeting last week. For nearly a year...


County Extends Pot Ban

DAYTON - During their regular meeting last week, the Columbia County Board of Commissioners last week voted to extend the county's moratorium on marijuana businesses three more months. The vote came...


Action on Development Delayed

WAITSBURG - At least 25 people gathered at the Lions Building in Waitsburg Monday evening to attend a public hearing on a planned new housing development in the city called Whoopemup Meadows. While ma... Full story


Whoopemup Meadows to Grow in Phases

WAITSBURG - Infrastructure development for the first phase of Whoopemup Meadows, a new housing development in Waitsburg's northwest corner, will likely begin next year, its developers say. In an...


Bluewood Ready to Go...Except for Snow

DAYTON - The employees are hired and maintenance on the equipment is complete. Season ticket sales are well under way. The only thing holding up skiing at Ski Bluewood, 20 miles south of here, is... Full story


Gabe Hofer Faces Assault Charge

WAITSBURG - On Monday, Waitsburg resident Gabriel "Gabe" Hofer made his first appearance in Walla Walla County Superior Court in response to assault charges filed against him by the Walla Walla...



PRESCOTT – Jubilee Leadership Academy ( JLA) is dedicated to bringing hope to hurting and struggling teens. Their mission, as stated on their website, is “Teaching and modeling that the divine ima... Full story


Waitsburg to Consider Subdivision Proposal

WAITSBURG - With an increase in wind farm activity and a pulp mill planned for the Starbuck area, the time just mightABBREVIATEDresidential housing be right forLEGALa DESCRIPTION:development in...


Dayton Man Arrested After Stabbing

DAYTON - A Dayton man was arrested in Waitsburg by Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputies Monday afternoon on a warrant stemming from a stabbing that took place in Dayton on Nov. 25. Dante Brown, 19,... Full story


Hospital Levy Count Clears 60%

DAYTON - Columbia and Walla Walla Counties counted their remaining general election ballots Monday, and those results appeared to push the hospital levy measure vote over the needed 60% approval threshold to pass. With all of the votes counted in...



DAYTON - Paul Hendrickson began working at Elk Drug, in downtown Dayton, in 1968. He and his wife, Marcene, purchased the business in 1979 when the pharmacy was 90 years old. Now, nearly 47 years... Full story


Waitsburg Council Asks Pot Questions

WAITSBURG - There were lots of questions for Washington State Liquor Control Board Contact Rules Coordinator Karen McCall when she attended Waitsburg's Nov. 19 City Council meeting to answer questions...


Teachers Form Bargaining Unit

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's school board, at their Nov. 12, 2014 meeting, approved a collective bargaining agreement between the Waitsburg School District and the Waitsburg Education Association. The... Full story



DAYTON - Kris Takemura, of Dayton, was honored as the 2014 citizen of the year by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards banquet last week. Takemura is a Dayton native and has been...


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

WAITSBURG - Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of small town living is that neighbors tend to care for one another. With the holidays just around the corner, several groups are gearing up to... Full story


Every Vote Counts: Hospital Levy Trails by 1

DAYTON - Out of 2,482 total votes cast on ballots counted so far for the Columbia County Hospital District levy in last week's election, the measure has received 1,489 votes to approve and 993 votes... Full story


Makenna Sings the “Anthem”

Makenna Barron, of Waitsburg, sang the national anthem during October's "Pink Out" fundraiser volleyball game in Waitsburg between WP and Dayton last month. Earlier this fall eight-year-old Makenna...


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