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 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 19, 2017 

White Swan Edges DW, 30-29

WHITE SWAN – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team overcame penalties, turnovers and a season-ending injury to its starting running back, and nearly secured its first victory of the season on the road...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Recently we’ve received a few comments from readers saying they were glad The Times stopped running political columns from the Washington Post Syndicate. Granted, the number of those comments is...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 5, 2017

Lyle-Wishram Cruises to Win over D-W, 46-6

WAITSBURG – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team lost its fifth game of the season here Friday night, falling to Lyle-Wishram, 46-6. DW started out strong, stopping L-W on its first drive and...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 5, 2017

Dayton Girls Fall to WWVA, Sweep L-C

COLLEGE PLACE – The Dayton Volleyball team fought a hard match here on Sept. 26, but fell to Walla Walla Valley Academy in five sets, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, 22-25, 14-16. The Lady Bulldogs struggled...

 

DW Falls to Tri-Cities Prep, 47-14

Defense can't stop TCP running game on wet night in Dayton DAYTON – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team struggled on a soggy home field here Friday night, and took a loss against Tri-Cities Prep,...

 

Waitsburg Runners Compete in Early Season X-C Meets

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg cross-country team has just three boys competing this year, but they’ve had an encouraging early season, according to coach Ann Adams. After their first meet, the...

 

Waitsburg Tops Touchet in Three Sets

TOUCHET – The Waitsburg volleyball team cruised past Touchet on Thursday, sweeping the Indians here, 25-14, 25-21, 25-16. Ariel Sandau led her team with 4 kills, 15 assists, 8 digs and 8 aces....

 

Lady Bulldogs Sweep DeSales

WALLA WALLA – The Dayton girls’ volleyball team took care of DeSales in their league opener this week, sweeping the Lady Irish on the road, 25-13, 25-12, 25-5. Megan Robins led her team with...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    September 21, 2017

Congregational Church Celebrates 140 Years

DAYTON – Members and friends of the Dayton First Congregational Church held a celebration following last Sunday's service to honor the 140th anniversary of the church's founding. The historic Rev....

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

One of my tasks every evening is to find the cat and get him in the house. He’s an indoor/outdoor cat, but he prefers to sleep inside at night, even though he isn’t always ready to turn in when I...

 

Waitsburg Girls Compete at Yakima Volleyball Fest

Lady Cards finished 19th out of 32 teams after long day of tourney play YAKIMA – Members of the Waitsburg girls' volleyball team got up early last Friday and drove to Yakima, where they made a stron...

 

DW Trounced by DeSales, 32-0

Dayton-Waitsburg moved the ball well, but was unable to score WALLA WALLA – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team brought an improved offense into their game against DeSales here on Friday night, but...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    September 14, 2017

Public Weighs In on Fairgrounds Improvement Plan

DAYTON – More than 50 people showed up Monday evening for a public hearing held by the Columbia County Planning Commission on the final draft of Columbia County Fairgrounds Facilities Improvement...

 

Lady Bulldogs Get Wins Over Garfield-Palouse, Athena Weston

DAYTON – The Dayton girls' volleyball team started the season at home last week, sweeping their match with Garfield-Palouse (25-18, 25-13, 25-17) on Tuesday and beating Athena Weston in five sets...

 

DW Takes Loss at Burbank, 42-2

BURBANK – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team went on the road Friday night, but was unable to mount an offense, and came away with a 42-2 loss to Columbia-Burbank. For the second week in a row,...

 

Prescott 4th, Waitsburg 5th at Waitsburg Tournament

WAITSBURG - Both the Prescott and Waitsburg volleyball teams struggled against strong competition at the Waitsburg Volleyball Tournament here on Saturday. Waitsburg lost tight second sets, as they...

 

Waitsburg Girls Sweep DeSales and Mac-Hi

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg girls’ volleyball team swept two matches on the road last week, getting wins against DeSales and Mac-Hi. Waitsburg over DeSales, 25-9; 25-14; and 25-18 On Sept. 5...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

It’s Fair time in Columbia County. Kids and adults throughout the Touchet Valley will come to Dayton to celebrate a tradition more than a century old. This year’s Columbia County Fair starts...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    September 7, 2017

DW Stumbles in Opener Against Mac-Hi

Non-league opponent runs away with a 49-6 win in season-opening game at Waitsburg WAITSBURG – Lack of playing experience showed for the Dayton-Waitsburg football team as they fell hard to Mac-Hi...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Yes, that’s right. Don’t let the near-triple-digit temperatures fool you; summer vacation is over. Kids in Dayton and Prescott are back in school already, and Waitsburg’s kids will hit the books...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    August 31, 2017

DW Football Full of Fresh Faces

WAITSBURG – In sports lingo, they call it a "rebuilding year." Dayton-Waitsburg head football coach Troy Larsen says he and his coaching staff still have a lot of decisions to make as far as which...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    August 17, 2017

Construction Begins on Columbia Pulp Plant

DAYTON – Excavation began in earnest this week at the site of Columbia Pulp's new straw pulp plant, about five miles west of Starbuck. Crews from Pacific Civil and Infrastructure, the general contra...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    August 3, 2017

Pulp Mill Slated to Receive Funding This Month

DAYTON - Columbia Pulp I, LLC announced last week that it has entered into agreements for the debt and equity financing required to commence construction of its new straw pulp manufacturing facility near Starbuck. According to Columbia Pulp CEO John...

 

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

Somewhere in China, many centuries ago, people discovered that frozen cream was pretty tasty. Over time, the treat known as cream ice, or “ice cream,” made its way to Europe – most likely to...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    July 27, 2017

KEN GRAHAM: FROM THE PUBLISHER

One day a few weeks ago, out of boredom I suppose, I was rummaging through some of the dozens of old books and other materials in the back of The Times' office, when I came across a thin (64-page) sof...

 

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