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 By Beka Compton    News    December 3, 2020 

Just a 'see ya later!'

The famous Tuxedo Bar and Grill announced they will be temporarily closing, taking a breather until the COVID-19 pandemic-related dining restrictions are lifted. Owner Pam Stueckle took to social...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 3, 2020 

Columbia County Extension agent to retire

DAYTON—WSU Extension Agent Paul Carter is retiring, effective Jan. 4, after over fifteen years of service to Columbia County. Carter came to Dayton in April 2005, as a 52-year-old college graduate,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 3, 2020 

Waitsburg School District secondary students stay home for virtual learning

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District announced over the weekend that secondary students would continue learning from home through December 18, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area. Shor...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 3, 2020 

Virtual learning with Washington State parks

Washington State Parks (WSP) are ratcheting up their virtual amenities for those who, due to adverse weather or COVID-19, cannot visit the parks in person. WSP recently launched new learning opportuni...

 

Shop local this season!

From vibrant poinsettias to reclaimed furniture, Waitsburg businesses have everything you need to be the favorite Santa in your family. This holiday season, shop your local businesses, whether...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 26, 2020

Waitsburg City Council November report

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, November 18, via conference call. The council heard from City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe as he led a public hearing regarding property taxes....

 

Columbia County Public Health reports rise in COVID-19 cases

DAYTON—On Sunday, November 22, the Columbia County Public Health Department reported sixteen new positive cases of COVID-19; two cases are associated with Dayton schools. Dayton schools were closed...

 

Dayton School board report for November

DAYTON—Mason Finney, a senior at Dayton High School and the ASB public relations manager, spoke at the Dayton School District board meeting last week. Finney said the middle school and high school...

 

Booker Nursing Home back to Phase 1 protocols for COVID-19

DAYTON—An employee working in the Booker Rest Home tested positive for COVID-19 last week, which led to mandatory testing of all staff and all residents on Friday, November 20, and again the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 26, 2020

Waitsburg School Board November update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board met Wednesday, November 18, for a regular board meeting. The board met via Zoom conference call. During the meeting, secondary principal Stephanie Wooderchak...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 26, 2020

Civil Deputy Tim Quigg celebrates 40 years in law enforcement

DAYTON-Civil Deputy Tim Quigg has hit a major milestone at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. On November 21, Quigg celebrated four decades of service, with no plans to retire anytime soon. Quigg...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 26, 2020

Local COVID-19 cases still on the rise

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County continues to experience rising COVID-19 cases. As of Tuesday, November 24, there were 571 active cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Sixty-seven new cases were...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 19, 2020

Waitsburg officials, businesses respond to COVID-19 restrictions

WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg asks that residents stay close to home this Thanksgiving season and follow Governor Jay Inslee’s recently announced travel and shopping restrictions. To date,...

 

Interlocal Agreement with the County discussed at the Dayton City Council meeting

DAYTON—A new five-year Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with the County for Law Enforcement, Dispatch, and District Court services was the main topic of discussion at the Dayton City Council meeting last...

 

Walla Walla Hospice to focus on Tree of Life campaign

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) has chosen to cancel their annual Evening of Elegance dinner and auction in February. Though this event has brought in record revenue for the...

 

Believe! A Small-Town Celebration for Christmas

DAYTON-The Town That Still Believes still does, but because of the COVID-19 situation, things will look a little different this year. Instead of the usual Christmas Kickoff over Thanksgiving weekend,...

 

Message from Waitsburg City Hall

With rising positive cases in the City of Waitsburg, the City would like to remind all citizens to stay home unless the travel is essential, wear your mask and maintain social distancing whenever possible....

 

Traffic Safety Commission kicks off 'Seatbelt Holdouts' campaign

OLYMPIA—The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) has announced a new campaign targeting a small group of drivers: Those who refuse to wear seatbelts. The campaign began on social media, on...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 19, 2020

Third wave of COVID-19 brings new state restrictions

OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee announced a new wave of restrictions last weekend, amidst the third wave of COVID-19 in Washington. “Today, November 15, 2020, I have to report to Washingtonians, is...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 19, 2020

USACE awards 1.5 million dollar contract for levee repair

WAITSBURG-The U.S Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District has awarded a $1.5 million contract to Northbank Civil and Marine, Inc. for levee repairs along the Touchet River in Waitsburg....

 

WSD Returns to distance learning starting Nov. 23

Due to school board concerns with the rising number of active COVID-19 cases in Walla Walla County, Waitsburg School District will switch to distance learning starting Monday, November 23rd and continue in this learning mode to Wednesday, November 25...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 12, 2020

Veterans Day a long time American tradition

In May, we remember all of the men and women who have given their lives fighting for our country. On November 11, Americans remember all veterans who have served. Veterans Day was first celebrated as...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 12, 2020

Columbia/Walla Walla County Fire District 2 Commissioners renew response contract

WAITSBURG-Columbia/Walla Walla County Fire District 2 recently reviewed an Emergency Medical First Response Contract to decide whether the fire district would renew the agreement with Columbia County...

 

Agreement reached between the city and the county for services

DAYTON—Columbia County and the City of Dayton have reached an agreement regarding the terms of an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) for Law Enforcement services, Emergency Management/Dispatch services, and...

 

Hospital District news for October

DAYTON—After several years of wrangling with Medicaid managed care organizations for underpayments to the Hospital District, Molina Healthcare has come through with a substantial payment. CCHS CEO...

 

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