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At the Liberty: "The Color Purple"

DAYTON — This bold new take on the beloved classic invites you to experience the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond. This new movie is rated highly by both critics and the audience (82% and 95% favorable) on the...

 

St. Patrick's DAy Dinner at Waitsburg Town Hall

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Town Hall's annual St. Patrick's Day dinner and silent auction fundraiser is Saturday, March 9. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Donations... Full story

 

Full Moon Hike over Waitsburg on Saturday, Feb 24

WAITSBURG — On Saturday, February 24, get your hiking shoes on and join Barbara Jaksa to hike up to the cell towers north of town to watch the Full Snow Moon rise. Meet up with Jaksa and fellow... Full story

 

It's time for the annual AAUw book sale at the Marcus Whitman

WALLA WALLA-The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its 59th annual book sale on February 23 through 25 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla. The sale will be open from 9...

 

"Barns of Columbia County" Exhibit at the Dayton Historic Depot

DAYTON — The Dayton Historical Depot Society is delighted to announce the opening of its much-anticipated public exhibit, “Barns of Columbia County,” from February through December 2024 at the...

 

Ellen Brigham named Director of Library Sevices

DAYTON - Ellen Brigham has accepted the Director of Library Services position at the Columbia County Library. Brigham served as the interim director following Todd Vandenbark's resignation in July...

 

At the Liberty:"Mean Girls"

DAYTON — “Mean Girls” is a new twist on the modern classic from the comedic mind of Tina Fey. “New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The... Full story

 

Waitsburg Brewery takes top prizes at palouse

WAITSBURG – Laht Neppur Brewing Company won Best Brewery for Cabin Fever and Best Cure for Cabin Fever (Best Beer) at the 2024 Palouse Cabin Fever Brew Fest on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Waitsburg brewery took the two top awards from a field of ten... Full story

 

Exercise classes back at Town Hall

WAITSBURG - Low to moderate-impact exercise classes are back in Waitsburg. The one-hour classes are well attended by mature, 60-year-old and older exercisers. Becky Huwe and Deb Foreman run the classe...

 

At the Liberty:"Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom"

DAYTON—In “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Mantra is still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, and will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black...

 

National Fly-Fishing Show returns to PNW

SEATTLE— After a multi-year absence due to the health pandemic and venue unavailability, the Fly Fishing Show will return to the Pacific Northwest on Feb. 17-18. The two-day ode to fresh and saltwater fly fishing will be at Bellevue’s...

 

Call for Celebration Days Parade entries

WAITSBURG—This year, the Celebration Days committee has chosen the Armed Forces as the theme for the weekend. Waitsburg Celebration Days is on the third weekend of May and features activities including breakfast hosted by the American Legion at...

 

Waitsburg Booster news

WAITSBURG-Ross Hamann took the carving of the Cardinal on a previous Booster Club Members board and recreated a newer style Booster board that hangs on the wall in the link of the High School. Hamann...

 

At the Liberty:

DAYTON — “Migration” is a modern-day comedy following a family of ducks who convince their over-protective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime as they attempt to migrate from New England, through New York City, and ultimately down to... Full story

 

Time to help Friends of the Fairgrounds to reboot

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council has asked volunteers in the community to partner with Waitsburg Parks and Rec to put together a plan to increase usage at the fairgrounds. The city council would like organizers to submit the plan for review at... Full story

 

Public City Council Workshop Meetings

Dayton City Council Workshop Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 3:00 p.m Open to the public Agenda 1. Golf Cart Policy – Discussion 2. Dayton School District Stadium Lease Renewal – Discussion 3.... Full story

 

The Bluegrass Jam is back

WAITSBURG—After cancelations due to winter weather, the Mythical/Movable Blue Mountain Bluegrass Jam is back. It will be at TVAMP’s studio at 141 Main Street, Waitsburg Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Kate Hockersmith, the jam organizer said “Looks...

 

At the Liberty:

DAYTON­—Live production of “Seniors of the Sahara,” directed by Bev Startin. Sylvia Goldberg, a respectable retired New Jersey school teacher, brings home more than just souvenirs upon returning from her grandson’s wedding in Israel....

 

Scholarships available to future educators.

WALLA WALLA & COLUMBIA COUNTIES – The Washington State School Retirees Association (WSSRA) and the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association (WWCRA) are offering scholarships to future educators planning to do student teaching, internships,...

 

Nominate Booster of the Year

WAITSBURG — The Waitsburg Booster Club is seeking nominations for the 2023 Booster of the Year. Now is the time to acknowledge a booster club member who goes above and beyond to support Waitsburg youth and their extracurricular activities....

 

At the Liberty:"The Boys in the Boat"

DAYTON — ”The Boys in the Boat” is a sports drama about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. It is based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction novel by Daniel James...

 

Waitsburg Parks & Rec District receives boost from Valley Giving Guide

WAITSBURG — Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District Commissioners met at Ten Ton Coffee on January 4 for its first regular meeting of the new year. The newly installed commissioners Curtis Lysher...

 

Call for middle school essayists

WALLA WALLA — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has extended the essay submission deadline for the local competition of the National Civics Bee. Essays must be submitted by Monday, January 22. The National Civics Bee is an annual competition...

 

Rite Aid leaves Walla Walla

Walla Walla — Rite Aid is closing the Walla Walla location at 2028 E. Isaacs Ave. on Thursday, Jan. 18. A spokesperson for the company said the local pharmacy will transfer customer prescriptions to the Albertsons pharmacy at 450 N. Wilbur Ave....

 

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