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Whiskey Creek Hits Its Stride

Whiskey Creek Hits Its Stride

WAITSBURG – Whiskey Creek Sports Bar & Grill was thrown a curve ball when their general manager was benched due to health problems just as the restaurant opened. But the restaurant's owners...

Sheriff's Office Investigations: At a Glance

*A press release Monday stated that the cause of fire on the night of June 29, that destroyed homes at 203 and 205 E. Washington Ave., is unknown and suspicious in nature. *The fire that seriously damaged a home at 119 E. Commercial St. on July 15,...

Archeologists Accused of Artifact Theft in Columbia County

DAYTON – Three out-of-state, professional archeologists were charged last week in Columbia County Superior Court with theft of prehistoric artifacts from the Umatilla National Forest and...

The State Park Experience

DAYTON - Clara Dickinson-McQuary graduated from Dayton High School in 2004. She left the Touchet Valley at age 18 and traveled the world. A year ago, she returned to Dayton. "I thought I was just... Full story

Big Crowd Expected in Dayton

DAYTON – It's that time of year again. National Night Out, the annual anti-crime and anti-drug family event that takes place across the country, is next Tuesday. The Dayton City Park will be filled ... Full story

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

I had glorious plans for this week which involved Bennington Lake and my little blue kayak, but due to the wildfire situation, Bennington Lake is closed to boaters lest they be unwittingly scooped up ... Full story

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

It’s better to want what you have than to have what you want. ~Ancient proverb Those are good words to ponder if you’re looking to have a more satisfying life. But they beg one other question:...

Exchange Student Host Families Needed

WAITSBURG/DAYTON - ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan. The students...

Public Art Forum

WALLA WALLA – The public is invited to a public forum to meet and talk with ArtsWA Executive Director, Karen Hanan, on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Foundry Vineyards (1111 Abadie St., Walla Walla) The town-hall style meeting is part of...

Waitsburg natives' parents lost all in Blue Creek Fire

WAITSBURG – Roy and Jean Hylton lost everything but the clothes on their backs in the Blue Creek Fire on Monday, July 20. Jean is the mother of Tricia (Clarke) Havens and mother-in-law of Cody Havens, who are both Waitsburg natives and WHS...

Friends of Waitsburg Pool Organizational Meeting

WAITSBURG - An organizational meeting for Friends of the Waitsburg Pool will be held Thursday, July 30 at 1 p.m. at the Weller Public Library. Attendees will discuss formally organizing a group to support the pool with needs such as pool... Full story

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Royalty Workshop

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is hosting a free Royalty Workshop at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds on Aug. 15 (7:45 a.m-5 p.m.) and Aug. 16 (9 a.m. – finished). All girls who may be interested in trying out for a royalty court...

Shaber Discusses Goals for Dayton Schools

DAYTON – New Dayton Secondary Principal Paul Shaber spoke to the school board last week regarding two items he believes to be important to the overall environment of the district, according to Superintendent Doug Johnson. First, Shaber shared...

Summer Crews Busy at Dayton Schools

DAYTON – The summer maintenance crew at the Dayton School District has been working on completing a number of summer projects, Superintendent Doug Johnson reported to the school board last week. Projects include: Three sections of concrete were...

Pioneer Portraits - July 30, 2015

Ten Years Ago August 4, 2005 Yields of fall-planted wheat are higher than expected, reports J.E. McCaw, manager of the local branch of Northwest Grain Growers. Small grains harvest in the Touchet Valley area is over half completed, he estimated....

Birthdays - Week of July 30

July 31: Glen Vogt, Joan Hamberg, Elizabeth Jorgensen, Joanna Lanning, Rob Danforth, Angela McKinley, Don Richardson, Kenneth and Richard LaRue. August 1: Karen Lyman, Jessie Winnett, Terry Lambert, Christina Bunch and Amber Woodworth. August 2:...

Police Notes - July 30, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing reported. Dayton July 20 Semi truck with blown tire partially blocking Highway 12 near milepost 368. Deputies responded to a landlord tenant dispute on E. Patit Avenue; deputies stood by to keep the peace while the tenant moved...

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

FREE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM Monday - Friday Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – noon All children 18 & under receive meals free of...

 
 
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