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 By Karen Huwe    Specials    April 11, 2024 

Waitsburg Class of 2024

Bailey Standring Waitsburg Senior Bailey Standring enjoys art, photography, and traveling in her free time. At Waitsburg High School, she is involved in the FFA program and plays on the Cardinals...

 

Let the games begin

Those words will soon be heard as the summer Olympics in Paris begin. Springtime is also the beginning of Major League Baseball with the famous words, “play ball!” As lovely as Waitsburg is, it...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    April 11, 2024 

Abacela 2021 Fiesta Tempranillo

Abacela 2021 Fiesta Tempranillo The Jones family who founded Abacela, a central Oregon winery that is coming up on its 30th anniversary next year, did years of careful research on climate and soil...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

1 Years Ago April 17, 2014 The Waitsburg Celebration Days Committee will be running a Duck Derby on May 17. Ducks will race down the Touchet River beginning at the Preston Avenue bridge and ending...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    April 11, 2024 

Skillet Chicken with Black Beans & Rice

And just like that, the busy season is upon us. After a full day of spring cleaning the house and freshening up the garden beds, the thought of cooking dinner can feel extra daunting. This is when a...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    April 4, 2024

Sister City exchange students from Japan spend an eventful day in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-Students and chaperones from Tamba-Sasayama, Japan, visited Waitsburg on April 2. Their first stop was lunch at Ten Ton Coffee, where barista Cheyenne Frohreich shared a scrapbook and...

 
 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    April 4, 2024

Palouse Outdoors:Stay Safe with a Satellite Communication System

Hunting, fishing, and hiking always seemed vanilla to me when it comes to the potential for injury and death. That could be one reason that a passion for the outdoors hit me when I was a child. My...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    April 4, 2024

Argyle 2022 Pinot Noir

On one of the recent early spring days when it was just warm enough to fire up the grill, I put on a couple of duck legs, two ears of sweet corn and some fat asparagus. What to drink? The always...

 

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1 Years Ago April 10, 2014 What do historical fiction, science fantasy, romance and stories of the supernatural hold in common? In this instance, it's the author – Prescott's very own Susan M...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    April 4, 2024

Spaghetti Carbonara with Asparagus

Spring is here. Birds are chirping, blooming bulbs have finally brought some color to our garden, and fresh local asparagus will soon come into season. While I often serve asparagus simply with just...

 

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1 Years ago April 3, 2014 The Waitsburg High School Band performed at a Band Festival in Clarkston on March 25 and scored a superior rating. "This is especially difficult at the high school level,...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    March 28, 2024

Spring Spaghetti with Shrimp

After six years of living in the Inland Northwest, there are still a few things about the other side of the state that I miss terribly. At the top of this list is access to fresh, local seafood, something I might have taken for granted at the time. T...

 

Mendivia 2023 Oso Rosado

With weather this good, you may want to break out a bottle of rosé to celebrate. I remember our first March in Waitsburg many years ago. After a winter of nonstop construction, we were finally able...

 

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1 Years Ago March 27, 2014 [PhotoCaption] Three local fish experts worked earlier this week to adjust the inlet pipe in the Toucht River adjacent to the fish pond in Dayton City Park. L to r: Dave...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    March 21, 2024

Hollandaise Sauce and a Spring Eggs Benedict

With the warmer days and the first flowers blooming, my mind has turned to planning some springtime entertaining. A decadent weekend brunch with friends, full of lively conversation, and hopefully a...

 
 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    March 14, 2024

Palouse Outdoors:Steelhead, The (other) Fish of 10,000 Casts

Most of my winter trips to the Wallowa River are characterized by slippery travel across the Tollgate Crossing during an active snow or ice storm. The five-foot walls of packed snow confining the...

 

Lange 2021/2022 Classique Chardonnay

Woo-hoo, Spring is springing (sprung?!?) So why not put away those heavy winter red wines for a while, and go with this refreshing, crisp, delicious Chardonnay from one of Oregon's finest heritage...

 

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1 Years Ago March 20, 2014 Barnstormers jam with the best at Wintergrass Music Festival. Waitsburg's Barnstormers – Chris and Emma Philbrook, Robert Walsh, and Sam McGowen – joined over 30 bands and...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    March 14, 2024

Beef and Guinness Stew

For many, the first thing that comes to mind for Saint Patrick's Day menus is corned beef and cabbage. A delicious classic, it has certainly graced my table many times. However, when I think of Irish...

 

Louis Robert

Louis Robert, husband of Marilyn Collingwood, passed away on March 1, 2024 in Yakima, Washington. Services are under the direction of Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home....

 

Successfully shaking up some fun and funds

WAITSBURG - There were oodles of noodles, desserts to die for, and captivating talent on full display at Waitsburg Elementary School's Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser on Monday evening. The event kicked...

 

It is a small world

WAITSBURG-On a recent Saturday, Dayton resident Roger Tumbocon and Filgie Jarina shared stories and coffee at Ten Ton Coffee in Waitsburg. Jarina is a traveling physical therapist from Iowa who is und...

 

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1 Years Ago March 13, 2014 Frank Reser taught in Prescott for "many years" before retiring in Waitsburg where he spends his days driving bus, playing local handyman and, most recently, creating...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    March 7, 2024

Gnocchi with Braised Chard and Peas

As spring green colors are finally popping up in our yard, I found myself craving tender green flavors. Rainbow chard braised with aromatics in stock and wine, is a favorite side dish that I love to...

 

Wrist Casts as Bookends?

Wednesday, day three of retirement, while playing tennis, I dove for a ball at the net, returned the drop shot, scored the point, and promptly fell with a big thud. Off to the ER to find out I had...

 

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