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Local acupunturist returns to Nepal to work and learn.

DAYTON - When Dayton resident Denise Lane took her first trip to Nepal last year, she hoped to learn about effectively delivering medical and therapeutic care to some of the world's poorest people.... Full story

 

City Council approved three-year contract with Snake River Little League

WAITSBURG — On Wednesday, December 20, the Waitsburg City Council voted to approve a three-year contract for Snake River Little League (SRLL) use of the little league fields at the fairgrounds. Abby Grende of Waitsburg, acting on behalf of...

 

Mouth-watering barbeque hits Dayton

DAYTON - The Touchet Valley has a new source for fresh "low-and-slow" Memphis-style barbeque with a New York twist. R and B BBQ opened its doors at 232 East Main Street in Dayton on December 8 with...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    December 28, 2023

Dayton School board prepare for the new year

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the High School Library at 6:32 p.m. on December 20, 2023. School Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, and Grant Griffin. Aneesha Dieu and Ryan Paulson attended using Zoom....

 
 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...

 

"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...

 

Stakeholders vote on top three priority projects at Port's planning meeting

DAYTON—Each year in December, the Port of Columbia holds its Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) meeting for stakeholders in the community to review and update an ongoing five and...

 

Physicians Neace are retiring

DAYTON - Columbia County Health System announced the retirement of esteemed doctors Dr. Gwynneth Neace, a board-certified pediatrician, and Dr. Lewis Neace, a board-certified emergency medicine... Full story

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    December 14, 2023

Dayton School Board approved placing levies on ballot

DAYTON — The Dayton School Board met in the high school library at 6:36 p.m. on December 6, 2023. School Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Aneesha Dieu, and Grant Griffin. Superintendent Rich Stewart was also present....

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    December 14, 2023

City Council covered year-end business

DAYTON- Mayor Zac Weatherford called the Dayton City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. on December 5, 2023. Council members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Michael Smith, Kyle Anderson, Dain Nysoe, Laura Aukerman, and Shannon McMillen joined Weatherford...

 

Friends and family create the Melissa Harting Nursing Scholarship

My name is Deanne Wilbur, and I was a friend and co-worker of Melissa Harting. Over the last month, I have been working closely with her family, friends, and Walla Walla Community College to initiate... Full story

 
 By Mike Ferrians    News    December 7, 2023

Police vehicle pursuit results in Waitsburg power outage

WAITSBURG – In the late afternoon of November 29, Waitsburg was the scene of a vehicle accident on the north side of town following a 20-mile police pursuit by Walla Walla Police. The suspects' vehi...

 

Columbia County Health System awarded for efforts to improve rural care for coronary artery disease

DAYTON — People residing in rural communities live an average of three years fewer than their urban counterparts and have a 40% higher likelihood of developing heart disease. Columbia County Health System is committed to changing that. For...

 

Community helps to spread the word

DAYTON -Friends and supporters of Lisa Naylor found a creative way to bring attention to her need for a kidney donor. This thoughtful group of residents helped Naylor mount a large sign on Joanne and...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 30, 2023

City Council held public budget hearing

DAYTON- Mayor Zac Weatherford called the Dayton City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., November 21, 2023. Mayor Zac Weatherford and council members Teeny McMunn, James Su'euga, Michael Smith, and Shannon McMillen were present in City Hall. Kyle...

 

Pool Kickoff Event made a big splash

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg's Friends of the Pool with Rural Youth Enrichment Services (RYES) hosted a Pool Kick-off celebration and fundraiser at the Royal Block Wine Bar on Thursday, November 16. The...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 23, 2023

Dayton School Board working on levy

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met in the High School Library on November 15, 2023. School board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Aneesha Dieu, Ryan Paulson, and Grant Griffin. Superintendent Rich Stewart and student...

 

Waitsburg School Board discuss levy, grant and attendence

WAITSBURG— All members were present at a meeting of the Waitsburg School Board on Wednesday, November 15. Secondary Principal Joe Wirtzberger reported that he was pleased with the district’s...

 

Hometown Christmas offers curated Arts & Crafts Fair

WAITSBURG - Last summer, the Waitsburg Commercial Club reached out to the Gaudy Gals to see if they would host the 2023 Hometown Christmas arts and crafts show. Kimi and Lori gladly accepted the...

 

Weller Public Library Updates

WAITSBURG - The Weller Public Library looks fresh after Walla Walla's Meticulous Touch Painting, LLC finished painting the front room and hallway. The building's historic tin ceiling stands out with...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    November 16, 2023

Waitsburg School District Veterans Day Program

WAITSBURG - The seats were filled in the Waitsburg High School gymnasium for the Veterans Day program, "Honoring Those Who Served," under the direction of music director Elizabeth Jagelski. Principal...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 16, 2023

Port continued Lyon's Ferry discussion

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 PM, November 8, 2023, in the Port Office. Commissioners present were Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson. During the first...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    November 16, 2023

Waitsburg wins a 2023 Smart Communities Award

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce is pleased to announce the 11 winners of the 2023 Governor’s Smart Communities Awards. The program has been presented annually since 2006 and recognizes local governments and their partners...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 16, 2023

Dayton City Council take levy annual increase

DAYTON- Mayor Weatherford called the Dayton City Council to order at 6:00 p.m., November 7, 2023. Mayor Zac Weatherford and Council Members Teeny McMunn, James Su’euga, Michael Smith, Kyle Anderson, Dain Nysoe, and Shannon McMillen were at city hal...

 

Richard Bangs, Father Of Modern Adventure Travel, To Read At Royal Block

WAITSBURG - The Royal Block Reading Series welcomes prolific author and globally renowned explorer Richard Bangs for a reading from his 20th book, "The Art of Living Dangerously," at the Royal Block... Full story

 

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