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Iris fields in Waitsburg

Waitsburg’s very own Narnia is coming to life, sharing splashes of yellow, lilac, and purple. The hidden garden has earned itself some regional fame, however, as iris bulbs and cuttings are shared...

 

Jane Butler

Barbara "Jane" Butler passed away on April 26, 2021, at the Booker Rest Home, in Dayton WA. Jane was born to Glen and Geneva Nagley in Cashmere WA on December 17, 1920. She attended elementary school...

 

Judith Marlene Johnson Van Tassel

Judith (Judy) Marlene Johnson Van Tassel was born September 30, 1952, in Moses Lake, Washington, and passed away unexpectedly after heart surgery on April 16, 2021, in Portland Oregon. Judy is...

 

Roy Wesley Leid, Jr

Roy Wesley Leid, Jr. was born in Walla Walla, WA to Roy W. and Patricia Hirsch Leid on May 25, 1945. His parents preceded him in death. He attended twelve years of school at Waitsburg and two partial...

 

Celebration of Life for Walt Gobel

Celebration of Life for Walt Gobel Service will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Waitsburg Town Hall, 121 Main St., Waitsburg, WA 99361. State Patrol Honor Guard will march in...

 

Raising Backyard Chickens

Have you ever had pet chickens? Neither did I until a few years ago. After a nasty bite from a vicious kindergarten class parakeet, it took me a while to venture into the avian world again. While I...

 

Insane? We bought a Café

Insanity doesn’t even begin to describe our recent business decision. There was a movie made in 2011 called “We Bought a Zoo.” Based on a true story, it stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson....

 
 By Mike Ferrians    Specials    May 13, 2021 

Update: Walla Walla Music Organization

In my last article about becoming a part of Walla Walla Music Organization (WWMO), I quoted Director Rodney Outlaw saying, “When I enter my creative space, I am thinking about the signal flow of my...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 12, 2011 A construction crew uncovered two murals painted inside the Legion Hall building in 1938. The works are being restored. Val Woodworth and fellow Lions Club members prepare ribs for the annual Rib Feed at the Don Thomas...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 13, 2021 

Spring Onion Pancakes

During my first spring living in Waitsburg, I quickly fell in love with the vibrant-green rolling hills, the abundance of flowering trees, and the discovery of what the locals simply call “salad...

 
 By John Avery    Specials    May 13, 2021 

Comedy That Rocks!

Some of the best comedy comes from pain. A great comedian knows how to build tension around life’s hardships and release it for a cathartic laugh. This intersection between comedy and pain is at...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    May 13, 2021 

Hyperbole and a Half

I ran across Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh, shortly after it was published in 2013. At the time, it seemed like graphic novels were replacing the written word. I have to say I was not a big fan...

 

Flowering Dogwoods in Spring

You don't have to venture far for beauty. Waitsburg's dogwood trees and spring flowers are showing off their best colors this spring, just in time for Mother's Day....

 

Pamela J. Conover

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Pamela J. Conover, peacefully went home to her heavenly Father surrounded by her family. Pam was born July 30, 1949, in Seattle to Edward and Lena Fern Tusty. She graduated...

 

Celebrating a Life Well Lived

“Bud” Thomas Earl Groom Jr. September 6, 1937—October 8, 2020 Join us Saturday May 8 2021 10 am Dayton City Cemetery...

 
 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    May 6, 2021

Bluegill Beginnings

Picture a portly, toe-headed boy standing along the muddy shoreline of a farm pond as the sinking summer sun casts a warm amber glow across the water. He wore pastel yellow jogging shorts and a Mr. T...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago May 5, 2011 Early Friday morning, Helm and a dozen Waitsburg-area ladies joined an estimated 2 billion people around the globe to watch one of the biggest wedding ceremonies of all time. “Everyone has a Super Bowl party, so why not a...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    May 6, 2021

Lemon Almond Fig Cake

Truth be told, I have always been one who craves savory over sweet. So perhaps it is of little surprise that my favorite desserts are those that include ingredients which act as a counterbalance to...

 
 By Mike Ferrians    Specials    May 6, 2021

Pamela Jane Conover: A Testimony

Pam was an Elder in the Christian Church of Waitsburg. Her husband Larry’s family helped build that church. I am not talking about the structure at the corner of Main and 6th Streets but the...

 

Virtual film events at BMLT explore forest management, wildfires

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Land Trust (BMLT) along with a number of regional partners, will be hosting two virtual film events, The West is Burning and Catching Fire: Prescribed Burning in Northern CA to bring community attention to National...

 

Sara J. Wilson

On April 19, 2021, Sara Joan Wilson lost her valiant battle with cancer passing away at her home in Walla Walla. Sara was born on February 10, 1939, at the family home at Yuma, Colorado to Alexander...

 

Henry Vern "Bill" Zuger

Henry Vern "Bill" Zuger, 90, passed away on April 14, 2021, in Walla Walla, WA. Bill was born to Charles "Shanty" and Florence (Buroker) Zuger on March 1, 1931 in Walla Walla, WA. Bill grew up on the...

 

Remodel, Restore, Reinterpret

Remodels, updates, and personal touches are some of the most exciting parts of owning your home, but can also be some of the most intimidating and overwhelming. As part of a special home and garden...

 

Bring bees to your flower garden

Last week, the sounds of spring were loud and clear in my backyard. Birds were singing, kids could be heard playing all up and down the block, and my apple tree was vibrating with honeybees. It was th...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago April 28, 2011 The largest circus to come to Dayton in more than a decade, the Carson & Barnes Circus has the second-largest herd of elephants in the country. Local residents will have free access to the circus grounds to witness the...

 

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