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 By Teeny McMunn    News    October 11, 2018 

Main St. Waitsburg's New Fire Hydrant

City official Jake Adams works to update Waitsburg's Main St. fire hydrants. Following last month's fire, fire fighters had trouble stemming the flow due to gravel in the line. The gravel was thought...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 11, 2018 

Candidates for Columbia County Offices Appear at Forum

DAYTON—The Dayton chapter of the American Association of University Women held a Candidates’ Forum to allow voters in Columbia County to hear from and ask questions of candidates for local races. Candidates for Columbia County Sheriff, Columbia...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 11, 2018 

Local Club Takes Part in National 4-H Week

WAITSBURG-National 4-H week is underway in Walla Walla County. Local groups are taking to storefronts to create displays representing their areas of expertise. "Our club, Homegrown Go Wild,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 11, 2018 

Paul Gregutt Releases Record and Video

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg musician and wine writer Paul Gregutt, has released a single and accompanying video for his song "Lights Out." The song was written by Gregutt and recorded at Super Plaid Studios...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 11, 2018 

Former Astronaut Speaks in Dayton

DAYTON-Former astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger was at the Wenaha Gallery Saturday during Dayton on Tour to present "Rocks to Rockets," the story of her evolution from a third grader inspired by...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 11, 2018 

XO Alambic Release

On Saturday, founder and master distiller Rusty Figgins released his new brandy, Clos Sainte-Rose XO, Edition No. 2, at XO Alambic, a distillery located at the Blue Mountain Station in Dayton....

 

Schirm Wins Best in Show

DAYTON-Woodcarver Tom Schirm won Best of Show and Best in the Nation for the Year, at the National Fish Carving Championship, for his decorative life-sized carving of a west slope cutthroat trout....

 

Western Music Artist to Perform in Dayton

DAYTON-Western music artist Dave Stamey will perform at the Liberty Theater in Dayton at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18. Stamey was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame in 2016. He has been voted...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 4, 2018

Day of Service

This Sunday, the Waitsburg Christian Church chose to forgo regular church service and instead performed various service projects for the community. The two big projects were clearing out the empty...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 4, 2018

Mama Monacelli's to Open at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON-Confectioner Nancy Monacelli said she is looking forward to moving into her new production and retail space in Suite H at the Blue Mountain Station this month. Mama Monacelli's Kitchen won't...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 4, 2018

Waitsburg Parks & Rec Board Holds First Meeting

WAITSBURG—The Parks & Recreation board held their first public meeting at the Lions Club Community Building last Thursday. In attendance were Chair Danielle Carpenter, Vice Chair Sandra Morrison, Secretary Justin Stegall, Treasurer Wyatt Withers, a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 4, 2018

DGH Rehab Dept. Has New Hours

DAYTON-The Rehabilitation Department at Dayton General Hospital is staying open late to help accommodate customers' schedules. The department is now open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 4, 2018

Voluntary Stewardship Program Approved for Columbia County

DAYTON—Columbia County Planning Director Meagan Bailey told County Commissioners last week that the county’s Voluntary Stewardship Plan has been approved by a state technical panel on the Washington State Conservation Commission. VSP is an option...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 4, 2018

Waitsburg City Council Report

Sept. 19, 2018 WAITSBURG-In attendance at the meeting of the City Council was Mayor Marty Dunn, as well as councilmembers Terry Jacoy, Kevin House, Jim Romine and Kate Hockersmith. Councilmember KC...

 

Dreams of Outer Space

Dreams and goals, by their nature, contain an element of the impossible. If they didn't, they'd be just be ordinary activities we take for granted (although, interestingly, one person's ordinary...

 

Sundae + Mr. Goessl Return to Liberty Theater Oct. 12

DAYTON-Sundae + Mr. Goessl return to the Liberty Theater in Dayton at 7 p.m., on Oct. 12. This premier vintage jazz duo wowed the audience in Dayton when they came to the Liberty Theater in May on...

 

Serving Salmon in Waitsburg

VIEWS FROM THE LIONS CLUB SALMON BAKE...

 

Waitsburg Grocery Under New Management

New owners will take over Waitsburg Grocery beginning next week. WAITSBURG-Main Street's staple the Waitsburg Grocery is under new management effective Oct. 1. Jamie Allen and Jessie Smitt have...

 

Waitsburg Fire Cause: Unknown

WAITSBURG—After an investigation by the Walla Walla City Fire Dept., officials have ruled that the fire that destroyed the former Hugs Gifts & Collectibles building at 109 Main St. in Waitsburg is undetermined. The building was destroyed in the...

 

Dayton Candidates' Forum Oct. 4

DAYTON—The Dayton branch of the American Association of University Women will host a candidates’ forum on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theater. Candidates in three contested races in Columbia County have agreed to appear....

 

Dayton School Board Report

DAYTON—Dayton Elementary Principal Denise Smith and High School Principal Kristina Brown both gave reports during the Dayton School Board meeting last week. Sept. 19 was a late start day, and a...

 

Report from Dayton City Council

DAYTON—City Administrator Trina Cole told the Dayton City Council last week that her staff has been working to tie up “loose ends from the summer,” which includes the Washington Street FEMA proj...

 

Pulp Plant Nearly Complete

This drone's-eye view shows Columbia Pulp's nearly-completed straw pulp plant along the Snake River near Lyons Ferry. The plant is expected to be fully operational by the end of the...

 

Dayton on Tour Oct. 6

DAYTON—The Dayton Historical Depot Society is inviting you to come out October 6, from 1 to 4 p.m., and take a tour of some of the beautiful historic homes in Dayton. “This year, a select group of...

 

Waitsburg School Board Report

WAITSBURG—Present at last week’s meeting of the Waitsburg School Board were Chairman Ross Hamann and members Christy House and Lisa Morrow. Member Russ Knopp, while not onsite, attended remotely...

 

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