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Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair is Longstanding Tradition

WAITSBURG – Rainy weather didn't put a damper on Waitsburg's 64th-Annual Waitsburg Livestock Show and Fair on June 9. A longstanding Waitsburg tradition, the event was well-attended by competitors...

Dayton Graduates Receive Well-Earned Diplomas

DAYTON--Family and friends crowded the Dayton High School gymnasium on Saturday to hear the Class of 2018 Salutatorian Morgan Riley and Class Valedictorian Emma Sierra deliver their speeches and...

Jesse Smit, Dan McKinley are Waitsburg Lions Award Winners

WAITSBURG – On June 5, the Waitsburg Lions Club wrapped up their season with a Lady's Night dinner, award ceremony and induction of new officers. Following a thank-you dinner for the ladies for...

Columbia County Struggles to Make Up Revenue Shortfalls

DAYTON— Columbia County Commissioner Merle Jackson has said it before, and he said it again last week, “How do we ever dig ourselves out of the hole if everybody keeps giving away our money?” The county has only two principle sources of tax...

Rev Your Engines for All Wheels Weekend

DAYTON – Anybody wandering into downtown Dayton Friday evening will be excused if they think they’ve entered a small-town time warp and jumped backward 50 years. Classic cars cruising Main Street and ‘50s and ‘60s music in the air will...

Long-Term Benefits Outweigh Short-Term Sacrifice

By Jennie Dickinson and Kathryn Witherington, Port of Columbia One of the significant advantages of having new industries invest in a community is the potential of an increased tax base. In Columbia County, we have already seen the effects of this...

Washington's Expensive Culvert Court Case

By Don C. Brunell Editor’s Note: The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday, after this column was written, that it had deadlocked 4-4 (with Justice Kennedy abstaining) on the Washington culvert case, and therefore the lower court ruling will stand....

Walla Walla Co. to Hold Comp Plan Open Houses

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Community Development Department will hold two public open house events next week. The purpose of these open houses is to provide information to county residents about the upcoming county comprehensive plan...

Kids' Summer Film Series at the Liberty

DAYTON – If you’re looking for fun activities to keep kids entertained this summer, Dayton’s Liberty Theater is stepping in to help. Its Summer Film Series, featuring six PG classics, shown over a six-week period, starts next week. “Smurfs...

Small Business Development Consultation in Dayton

DAYTON – Entrepreneurs at any stage of running their small business are invited to attend a free session with Joe Jacobs, of the Walla Walla Small Business Development Center. The session will be held June 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Port of...

Water Aerobics in Prescott

DAYTON – The Dayton Water Aerobics class will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week, beginning, June 18, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.at the Prescott Pool. Participants do not need to be able to swim to enjoy the class. The water exercises...

Community Health Conversations in June

DAYTON – Community Health Conversations is sponsoring a forum on community health at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth Building on June 25 at 5 p.m. The forum is being presented in partnership with the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, the...

Free Kids' Theater Camp

DAYTON – “Playing with Shakespeare,” a free kids’ theater camp led by Patti Jo Amerein, is being offered at the Liberty Theater June 16-20. Amerein will be joined by a classically-trained actor and drama teacher for the camp. Students aged...

CORRECTION

In our article about the Columbia County Treasurer’s race in last week’s Times we said that Carla Rowe is a member of the Columbia County Fair Board. That is incorrect. She is a member of the Fair Float Committee, not the Fair...

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago-June 19, 2008 Students of the Month of May include Ben Brown, (5th grade), Tristan Newman (4th Grade) Devon Watts (4th Grade) Austin Hamann (5th grade). Teachers in grades 4 and 5 select students based on citizenship, respectful...

Baked Four-Bean Casserole

This first ran a couple of years ago. I am cheating as I am just returning from vacation, but I thought it was timely as barbeque season is here. Dena has also passed on to me her family baked-bean recipe, so I will put that in next week. Since...

Birthdays

June 15: Jeff Hofer, John Segraves, Ryan Mason, Glen Smith, Nicholas and Jonathon Danforth, Ruth Fulton, Diane Conover, Susa Roberts, Jim Burres, Darrell Syferd, Cheyenne Gritman and Maude Oberholtzer. June 16: Catherine and her Grandpa John Melvin...

Legal Notices for June 14, 2018

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR CLARK COUNTY Estate of CLAYTON R. JEPSON, Deceased. NO. 18 4 00459 5 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person...

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