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Quilts in the Garden

Dayton's Boldman House Museum hosted its annual Quilts in the Garden exhibit last weekend.... Full story


Fun Flag facts for the Fourth

The American flag has evolved over time along with the nation. The first official red, white and blue flag bearing 13 stars and 13 stripes debuted in 1777. Stars were added as states were admitted to...

 By Popo Ott    Specials    June 30, 2022 

Nuclear Town – Popo Ott

I call this series “Just Vignettes” because that’s what they are, just short snapshots of things that have happened to me or have been told to me. I can vouch that the stories you read here are mostly true. Most of my childhood was spent in...


Art is growing at Waitsburg Art Garden (WAG)5

WAITSBURG-Every Saturday from 10am to 3 pm, local artists are bringing their work to exhibit. This last weekend featured Helen Ortins-Boland Lorna Barth Sharon Kaufman-Osborn Greg Tate Bill Rogers...


Clever Characters at Wenaha Gallery

The new art event at the Wenaha Art Gallery features sculptures and paintings by Nancy Gresham. The artist from White Bird, Idaho, works in various traditional and non-traditional mediums. In this...

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    June 30, 2022 


The Bruce Mansion is getting much needed work this year thanks to a grant from the Sherwood Trust. Maurilio Lara is preparing and painting the historic home over the next few weeks... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 30, 2022 

Bicycling the 'Burg and Beyond

You're never too old to ride a bike. It is not about a race; it's about the journey, the places you can go, and the scenery you will see! Easy rides such as pedaling around the streets of Waitsburg or...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    June 30, 2022 

Beckstone 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Horse Heaven Hills AVA (American Viticutural Area) is home to many of Washington's oldest and finest vineyards, not the least of which is Champoux. Famous for its red wines, especially Cabernet,...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 30, 2022 

Charred Corn & Green Chili Queso

Beyond basic sustenance, good food is deeply connected to our emotional lives, something we turn to when celebrating the highs or to provide comfort during the lows. This week, bombarded with several...



Ten Years Ago June 28, 2012 One of Waitsburg’s best-kept secrets is on Arnold Lane, tucked back behind sweet, country houses. For the past four years, those who have driven down Arnold Lane have...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 23, 2022

All Wheels Weekend and Wallowa Lake

Dayton All Wheels Weekend The high gas prices might have kept a few car owners from “dragging the gut” Friday night. Quite a few were parked and not as many were lined up at the Homestreet Bank...


June Preston

June Preston, one of the last remaining child actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age turned world-renowned opera singer, has passed away in Montclair, NJ at age 93. June Preston was born December 29,...


Dallas Yvonne Uthe

Dallas Yvonne Uthe, age 91, formerly of Presho, SD, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 15, 2022, at Touchmark at All Saints in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on... Full story


Waitsburg High School Class of 1972

Class Reunion celebrated at American 35 on Saturday, June 11th.... Full story

 By Popo Ott    Specials    June 23, 2022


A long time ago, the frigate I was aboard slid over the glassy water of Japan’s Inland Sea with only a soft hiss. In the dawn, patchy fog drifted over the water, turning rose-colored as the sun began to climb in the sky. Small wooden motorized...


A Garden Update

Depending on the day, the weather has somewhat improved, being more conducive to outside activities, like gardening. However, I still have an open wound because I was impatient (as usual) and had the...



Ten Years Ago June 21, 2012 [Photo Caption] Karen Stanton-Gregutt and her “assistant” Cookie proudly show off the front door that leads into her new shop, Bubbles & Chocolate: The Finer Things, wh...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 23, 2022

Roasted Carrot and Radish Salad with Honey Ricotta

With summer officially here, much of our entertaining has moved outside with meals centered around savory delights cooked on the grill. Whether we are making grilled steaks, hamburgers, or skewers, I...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    June 23, 2022

Acquilini 2019 10000 Hours Red Wine

Acquilini owns a lot of Red Mountain acreage and offers several different brands from their expansive vineyards. Since we're heading into BBQ season, with the 4th of July right around the corner, it...


Kimi Bruzes exhibit

The Plaza hosted the pop-up exhibit of local artist Kimi Bruzes, whose work has been seen at Art Squared, Guady Gals, and on posters for Waitsburg events....


Chamber music pop-up performance

WAITSBURG-Violinists Tim Christie and Maria Sampen brought music to The Royal Block and American 35 in two pop-up performances on Tuesday evening. Christie is the Founder and Artistic Director of the...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 16, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

School's out for summer, and it's time to take the family outdoors and go camping. The decision is where to go that is close by, considering the high gas prices. You can travel to the Little Goose Dam...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    June 16, 2022

Wine of the Week

By the time you read this note, actual summer weather may be back. There's no better way to celebrate that happy occasion than with a nicely-chilled bottle of rosé. The Mercer family goes back a...

 By Beka Compton    Specials    June 16, 2022

Combat at the Park

WAITSBURG-The Barony of Wastekeep set up camp at Preston Park over the weekend. Blackwork embroidery classes, duels, and archery shoots were just a couple of the events enjoyed by those who reside... Full story


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