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Arnella Nadine Magill Warren

Arnella Nadine Magill Warren, "Nadine," passed away, at the age of 94, on November 16, 2020, at Booker Rest Home in Dayton, WA. Nadine was a Dayton native, born in November 1926. Her parents, Benjamin... Full story

 
 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    December 3, 2020 

Pa'tridge in a Fir Tree

With the holidays upon us, the sights and sounds of Christmas surround the Waitsburg community. From glittering street decorations to themed music taking over our favorite radio stations, the magic...

 

Teach like a pirate: Erin Murphy

I've known Waitsburgian Erin Murphy and her husband Nathanial for many years. It occurred to me recently: these people are always in school, always taking classes, always working toward another...

 

The cost of insomnia

I don’t usually believe in karma, probably because I just don’t want to experience the wrath of someone imposing a karma curse on me. Lately, though, I am beginning to feel my sister may be...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    December 3, 2020 

GIFT GUIDE

A great thing about small towns is knowing the shop owners. They are our neighbors, our family, and friends. 2020 has been hard for everyone, and many small shops and businesses feel the effects of...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago December 2, 2010 Valley Girls Barrel Racing members, from left: Rosie Gallaher, Kelli Currin, Josilyn Fullerton, Sidney Andrews, Kyla Connell, Shayla Currin, Emily Adams, and Ellie...

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    December 3, 2020 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

A recipe from England This recipe is shared by Susan Jensen. In our delightful conversation, it turned to recipes. I asked her if she had any to share. She shared several, which will be fun to try....

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    December 3, 2020 

Tech Talk: Digital gift-giving

Remember when holiday greeting cards were simple? Down the stationery aisle, one could find a box that had the card, matching envelopes, and, with a book of stamps in hand, you're all set. Yeah,...

 

Judilyn Marie Jones

Judilyn Marie Jones, age 76, of 818 S. 5th St, Dayton, WA died November 18, 2020. Judilyn joins her love, Eugene, who passed away in 2006. There will be no public service. Arrangements are being... Full story

 

Leonard Eugene Reser

Leonard Eugene Reser, a longtime Newport, WA resident passed away October 25, 2020.  Leonard was born September 30, 1941, to Gene and Fern Reser. He was raised in eastern Washington and graduated... Full story

 

WWCSO

November 13 Violation of a no-contact order. Burbank November 14 Residential burglary and theft. Waitsburg November 15 Theft of identity papers. Prescott November 18 Malicious mischief at the county jail. Walla Walla...

 

It's Thanksgiving­

This year our family Thanksgiving will be a virtual party, sadly, but then it does save me driving two hours each way to my sister’s house, just to sit in a corner and read or knit with a big glass...

 

The Cookie Chronicles I Chapter 23-Tricks and treats

Not long after Cookie had settled in, and I’d become infatuated with the idea of dog ownership, Mrs. G presented me with a slim volume entitled “101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage,...

 

Drawing on my iPad

I was one of those early nerds who couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first Apple iPad. I had been using my iPhone to draw using an app called Brushes. One of my art heroes, David Hockney, had...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago November 25, 2010 This week’s early snow indicates the beginning of a cold season that could be a great year for Ski Bluewood, but disastrous for a Touchet Valley vulnerable to flooding from the Touchet and Coppei rivers. Daniel Huwe...

 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

If this sounds familiar, it is. I used this recipe last year (and the year before) about this time. It’s worth repeating. I used to make this after Thanksgiving when I had a family and trying to stretch all the leftovers I could. It’s very good...

 

Stream these

For longtime fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the Amazon original Truth Seekers (2020) is a welcome reunion with a whole new story. There’s more than meets the eye with cable installer Gus...

 

"Backroad to Dayton," 2019

There are four ways to get to Dayton, WA from Waitsburg: Highway 12, the Rose Gulch detour, the Hogeye route, and this one via Weinhard Road. Each route has its own unique picturesque...

 

Waitsburg welcomes Lowden James ad Pierce Bradley

Dane and Jillian Henze of Waitsburg announce the birth of their sons Lowden James Henze and Pierce Bradley Henze, born Sept. 9, 2020. The twin boys were born at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in... Full story

 

WWCSO

November 11 A man was arrested for stealing a cell phone, driver’s license, and two credit cards. Waitsburg November 12 Suspect(s) entered a storage unit that was inadvertently left unlocked. Misc. items stolen. Burbank Adult male was bitten on...

 

Betty Lou Hofer

On the morning of November 13, 2020, Betty Lou Hofer of Waitsburg, WA was embraced by the arms of her Savior at the age of 78. Betty was born to Miles and Margaret Collingwood in 1941. She was a...

 

Every shot not taken: Juno Kerr

When Juniper Kerr was in middle school, her basketball coach kept saying, "Every shot not taken is a shot missed." It stuck with her. But it's not just about basketball now; it's about life and her...

 

It's a colorful life

At this point in history, color theory has established a well-documented dialogue. Various studies of human psychology note that the color yellow may elicit feelings of comfort, while red tends to...

 

Los Angeles; City of discovery

We returned from our brief trip to Los Angeles, and although I am glad to be home, I did discover that there are still some things I miss. Los Angeles is one of those places where people can go to...

 

Combine Art Collective and the gift of art

WALLA WALLA-In addition to its roster of 18 membership artists, Combine Art Collective (CAC) has assembled a septet of guest artists for their annual holiday showcase. The Guest Artists Times Seven... Full story

 

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