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September 12 Unknown subject(s) broke a flagpole and stole a Donald Trump flag from residential driveway. Walla Walla Co. September 13 Deputies were dispatched to Piper Rd in Burbank for a domestic issue between mother, daughter. Daughter was taken...

 

Book Arts

Books are magical treasure troves of knowledge and art. Academics love books. It makes sense that places of study such as colleges and universities would house libraries of rare collections. The...

 

Love in the time of COVID-19 (not cholera)

I am not, nor have I ever been accused of being a “romantic.” Even as a young girl, I didn’t fantasize about wearing a big white poufy wedding dress, or a white knight charming and romancing...

 

Quick streaming reviews

Woke, Project Power, and Dora the Explorer: Lost City of Gold Woke [TVMA] Hulu Keef is an African-American cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes his life. T...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    September 24, 2020 

My Octopus Teacher

I am not a big fan of nature documentaries. Being an animal lover, I cringe at the depiction of the food chain in cinematic realness. Like the unnamed Star Trek crewmembers chosen to beam to a...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago September 23, 2010 [Photo caption] Dog handler Ann Moser from Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue and her Giant Schnauzer Watson examine Bob Bulota's cabin in Starbuck for scents. [Photo...

 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

Don’t be turned off by the list of ingredients. This goes together quickly. It had a five-star rating and we really liked it. Since rice takes 20 minutes, get that started first. I got the...

 

Reader photo

Before the smoke settled last Friday, Waitsburg-resident Jule Keller headed out to mow her lawn, but stopped when she heard 'Amazing Grace' being performed by Wyatt Bohlman on his trumpet. The song...

 

WWCSO

September 10 Weapons violations, suspect placed traps in residence temporarily vacated, E. Hwy 12., Waitsburg. September 11 Theft, report of stolen credit card and attempted usage, Power Line Rd, Walla Walla Co. Theft, leaf blower stolen,...

 

"Smoke gets in your eyes"

Jeromy Phinney, Chief of Columbia County Fire District 3, is a good man to have a conversation with right now. He's cool as a cucumber, with a large framed photo of John Wayne on the wall beside his d...

 

Viral video recipe review: Roasted sunflower head

WORLD WIDE WEB-By now, you might've seen a certain viral video floating around the web. Or perhaps not, it's a big internet world out there. The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company posted a video to...

 

The birds & bees, Waitsburg style

As you all probably know, I’m a city girl. Born In New York (Brooklyn), we then moved to Queens, and eventually to the suburbs of Long Island. We grew nothing in New York, except for one crab apple...

 

Book briefs

The River Cottage Preserves Handbook, by Pam Corbin, (Ten Speed Press, 2010). The British have a knack for preserving, and author Pam Corbin has created easy steps with gorgeous images in this book....

 

The Cookie Chronicles Chapter 18-The Walkabout

There is one thing that gets Cookie-otherwise, the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)-repeatedly into big trouble. We call it the Walkabout. The word has fallen into general usage but initially referred to...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago September 16, 2010 [Photo caption] Bill and Jan Zuger at one of the historic buildings on his grandfather’s homestead off Highway 124 near Bolles Road. The land is now farmed by Bill’s son, Greg. [Photo caption] Pacific Power...

 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

I put this into the recipe column probably last fall or so. Believe it or not, fall is almost here and this recipe is very fall-ish. Acorn squash and apples. Speaking of apples, it’s time to...

 

Tracks of an accident

While confirming addresses for the 2020 Census, Joe Huether took a picture of this combine accident on Hatley Gulch Road. "I have no info on the accident, but the tire tracks tell the story all too... Full story

 

Old movies­­-life imitates art

When I’m not in the mood to watch one of the binge-worthy shows on Netflix or Prime, I turn to TCM and watch old movies, some of which are art to me. Recently, I watched a movie that I hadn’t...

 

Tech Talk: Gone Phishin'

WORLD WIDE WEB—It’s not nearly as fun as getting out the rod and heading down to the lake, returning hours later with a cooler full of fresh fish. It’s quite the opposite. Phishing is the...

 

Pottery from the ash of a volcano and a barbeque

DAYTON­—The newest Art Event at Wenaha Gallery in Dayton features the pottery of Kennewick artist Pat Fleming. Fleming has been making and teaching art for 54 years and counting. Fleming’s...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago September 9, 2010 Last Classroom Speech: Recently retired elementary school teacher Pam Conover reaches for the microphone to thank those who came for her retirement reception on Aug....

 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

Push the Staples Easy Button on this one!! I’ve done a few French toast casseroles, including a blueberry cream cheese one. This casserole makes its own syrup on the bottom with brown sugar and...

 

Fields of Gold

"It was an excellent year, all of our ranches had pretty close to the biggest yields yet. It's hard to beat our land in Waitsburg, but it was a record year all around.," one local farmer said. As...

 

WWCSO

August 25 Deputies were dispatched to a death investigation near Russett Road. Walla Walla County A female was transported to the hospital for crisis evaluation. Burbank A caller reported a stolen pressure washer in the 700 block of Main Street....

 

Restoring an Heirloom

I don't know when Dad purchased the gun or from whom or where, but one of its few outings captured on film was in 1977. My brother was a toddler and dad had hunted a gray squirrel on his parent's farm...

 

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