Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Residents of Dayton and Waitsburg often agree that our small towns are treasures, but this photo by Janis Gerlitz may be proof. Here, Dayton looks like it is literally the Pot of Gold at the end of...

Telehealth Improves the Quality of Care at CCHS

DAYTON--The quality of healthcare received at the Columbia County Health System has gotten a shot in the arm thanks to a Kadlec Medical Center grant that provided CCHS with three telehealth units....

City Scrambles to Find Additional Bridge Funding

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg may be able to breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to keeping the timeline for replacement of the city’s Main Street Bridge on track for the summer of 2017, according to City Manager Randy Hinchliffe. He is...

Community to Meet Supt. Candidate

WAITSBURG – After holding preliminary interviews with five candidates, the Waitsburg School Board invited a lone candidate, Dr. Jon Mishra, back for a final interview for the position of Waitsburg ...

National Honor Society

Eleven WHS students were inducted into the National Honor Society at a ceremony at DeSales High School on Wed., March...

DW Baseball Tops Riverside, 12-2

DAYTON – On March 21, the Dayton-Waitsburg baseball team opened their season in the wind, rain and cold, with a 12-2 home win over non-league opponent Riverside. DW started the first inning with a ...

Hannah Becker Gets 2-Run Homer in Dayton Win Over Riverside

DAYTON - Last week, the Dayton girls’ softball team started their season by beating Riverside 12-7, but then dropping both ends of a double-header against Colton, 6-4 and 20-10. At Riverside (Boardman, Ore.), on March 21, Hannah Becker hit a...

Dayton's Zech Bryan Wins 1600 & 3200 Meters in Kennewick

KENNEWICK –Dayton Senior Zech Brayan came away with wins in the 1600 and 3200 meter races at the Riverside Invite meet on March 21. Bryan ‘s time for the 1600 was 5:54.49, and he finished at 12:38.37 in the 3200. Teammate Wyatt Johnson took...

Cardinal Girls Fall to Riverside, Mac-Hi JV

WAITSBURG – Last week, the Waitsburg girls' softball team took on Riverside and Mac-Hi JV. Though the Cards lost both games, they are showing improvement, primarily in the consistency of their...

Waitsburg's Callas, Adams Get Wins at Colfax Meet

COLFAX – Waitsburg’s Landon Callas won both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles at the McDougall Invitational track meet here last week, with times of 15.40 and 40.91 respectively. On the girls’ side for Waitsburg, Emily Adams came away with a win...

An Oasis of Liberty in the Arizona Sun

As a boy, Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the former senator and 1964 Republican presidential nominee, would step out of his father’s house and shoot at tin cans 50 yards away. Now 78, he says he could fire in any direction and not endanger...

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Stop Blaming Each Other and Start Governing

Who’s to blame for the failure of the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare? Who cares? What matters now is that Democrats stop gloating, Republicans stop sulking, and each party come to the table to improve a health-care system that...

A Republican Fiasco Years in the Making

After seven years of pledging to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as possible, Republicans today pulled their bill from the House floor just before a scheduled vote -- because it was going to go down in flames. We should pause and realize what...

Prescott Lions Club Breakfasts

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Lions Club hosts third weekend breakfasts each month at the Lion’s Club Building located at 124and “D” Street in Prescott, from 8 – 11 a.m. Meals are $8 and all proceeds go to fund community functions and help the...

Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board Members Sought

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – The Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board of Directors has been inactive for some years and currently has three open positions. There is an interest in reactivating the district to assist with flood control activities...

Park & Rec Board Mtg. Time Change

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Park & Recreation District meeting will take place April 10 at 7 p.m. instead of the usual April 13 date. The meeting will be held in the district office at 101 South D. St., Suite A. The time change was necessary in order...

Christian Women's Luncheon

WAITSBURG – The April Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held on Wed., April 12 at Waitsburg Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 and the meal will be catered by Melissa Weatherford of Grassroots Gourmet Catering Company. Two-time...

James Christensen Tribute

DAYTON - The Wenaha Gallery in Dayton is holding a James Christensen Tribute/Pamela Claflin Show on Sat., April 1 from 1-4 p.m. Every Christensen artwork, porcelain, book, DVD, and puzzle will be on display in the gallery and for sale. Kennewick...

Remove Studded Tires

OLYMPIA – Starting April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 traffic ticket. The Washington State Department of Transportation requires all studded tires to be removed by March 31. WSDOT will not extend the studded tire deadline this year...

Pioneer Portraits - March 30, 2017

Ten Years Ago April 5, 2007 Should Markeeta Little Wolf’s preliminary 15-vote-lead over Mayor Marty Dunn in the 2007 Waitsburg City Election hold, the election will go down in the history books for its number of firsts: Waitsburg’s first female...

Birthdays - Week of March 30

March 31: Bob Baim, Eileen Huffman, Steve Ruley, Christopher Hansen, Brandon Watson, John Hansen, Ed Lambert, Jack McCaw, Olena Newbury and Robert Hinchliffe. April 1: Nicole Baker, Mark Clifton, Lawrence Fullerton, Joe Cyr, John DuPree, Lynn...

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

31: Breakfast Pizza; Fish Sticks 1-6 NO SCHOOL SPRING...

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

There is a story behind this recipe that is more of a “here is what you start with” recipe. My friend, we shall call him Fred, and his wife, we will call her Shirley, shared this over conversation. For reasons we won’t get into, their real...

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