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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...

 

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...

 

We don't know where we're going, but we're on our way

A conversation with Julia Mead When Julia Mead graduated from high school at the age of 17 and started college, she decided her motto would be, "I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way." She...

 

Combine Art Collective celebrates first anniversary

Local artists Wayne Chabre and Jeanne McMenemy create special show for the occasion WALLA WALLA-Combine art collective is celebrating its one-year anniversary with featured artists Wayne Chabre,...

 

Kitchen Accomplished (nearly) & trip averted

A slug could slime its way across the country faster than it will take to complete our kitchen remodel. The cabinets need different trim than they anticipated. Evidently, the walls and ceiling were ev...

 

Gracie Reviews: Hand Sanitizer

Now that quarantine rules have relaxed a bit, we've been going out a little more. I finally got to go grocery shopping again, and it almost felt like a vacation. Mom says it's because I'm a textbook...

 

Record Store Day at Hot Poop

WALLA WALLA-Record Store Day (RSD) comes around just once a year. This past Saturday, August 29, Hot Poop celebrated the thirteenth annual event with a somewhat demure version of its usual...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago September 22, 2011 It was a day of Victorian fashion, museum tours, buffalo, corn on the cob, and Butlers at Waitsburg’s Fall Festival on Sunday. The attendance was anything but sparse. Bill Thompson was a good friend. I share that...

 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

This caught my eye so I decided to make it. I’ve never picked blackberries before. I asked my friend if she had them on her property. She said she had lots and be sure to wear long sleeves and...

 

Happy Birthday to Bob Patrick

World War II veteran Bob Patrick celebrated his 94th birthday in Dayton last week surrounded by the closest friends and family- COVID style, with a little flair. A parade of more than 20 vehicles,...

 

The Cookie Chronicles – Chapter 17-The birthday party

As chronicled in Chapter 16, August 27th was Cookie's tenth birthday-the Big One - O. Which translates, more or less, to age 64 in human terms. So if 60 is the new 40, that's not all that bad. It...

 

Home, 2020

"Home", 2020. That's Waitsburg this morning from Cell Tower Hill. My house is behind the big tree circled in blue and labelled "HOME." "Downtown" is right there in the center of the photo, and Ten Ton...

 

Senior Menus

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Drive Up Only Thursday, August 27 Spaghetti Mixed vegetables Salad Garlic Bread Peaches / Milk Tuesday, September 1 To be announced Waitsburg Senior Center 504 Main... Full story

 

Carter and Attenberry Wedding

After eight years together, Chris Carter and Clint Atteberry have made it official! The couple was married on August 8, 2020, in a ceremony attended by a small group of family and friends in Dayton,... Full story

 

Slade Gorton, patrician GOP senator from Washington, dies at 92

Slade Gorton who served as a U.S. Senator from Washington state from 1981 to 1987, and again from 1989 to 2001, has died on Aug.19 in Seattle. He was 92. He had a 40-year career representing...

 

Whistling through the 'Wallouse'

There are so many ways to appreciate the beauty of the wheat harvest. Each is a function of who you are-maybe a member of a farming family, perhaps a local person who respects what goes into the hard...

 

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