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 By Ken Graham    News    May 24, 2018 

All Walla Walla County Election Slots Unopposed Except Sheriff

WAITSBURG – Three candidates have filed in Walla Walla County to replace outgoing Sheriff, John Turner, who is not running for reelection. The Sheriff position was the only county-wide race to receive more than one candidate filing during the...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    May 24, 2018 

DW Girls on to State!

YAKIMA – The Dayton-Waitsburg softball team grabbed the third seed from District 5/6 in the state tournament this weekend, after going 2-1 at the regional tournament here last weekend. They are scheduled to begin the tournament Friday at 9 a.m....

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    May 17, 2018

DW Girls Finish District Tourney with Two Wins

PASCO – The Dayton-Waitsburg softball team got two lopsided wins here on Saturday to gain a number three seed going into the 2B District 5/6 Regional Tournament this weekend in Moses Lake. In the first game, against White Swan, DW knocked in 13...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    May 10, 2018

"A Bad Day at Gopher's Breath"

DAYTON – Beginning Thursday night and running for two weekends, the Liberty Theater lifts the curtain on this year's May Melodrama, "A Bad Day at Gopher's Breath." The setting is the Old West. The...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    May 10, 2018

DW Girls Split First Two Playoff Games

RICHLAND – The Dayton-Waitsburg softball team began their first round of EWAC District playoffs at Columbia Field here on a high note, winning in a rout over Lyle-Wishram-Klickitat, 15-0, in a mercy-rule-shortened three-inning game. However, DW...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    May 3, 2018

DW Girls Cruise Past White Swan in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG – The Dayton-Waitsburg softball team was able to end both of its games against White Swan on Sunday after three innings, due to the 15-run mercy rule. Final scores were 15-0 and 17-2. In the first game, DW jumped to a seven-run lead in...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    April 26, 2018

B.A. Keve is Waitsburg's Citizen of the Year

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Commercial Club presented B.A. Keve with its 2018 Citizen of the Year service award on April 18, during the annual meeting and awards presentation at Waitsburg Town Hall. E...

 

The Problem with Competition

On April 16, the Columbia County Commissioners voted 2-1 to select the Dayton Chronicle over The Times to be that county’s legal newspaper for 12 months, beginning July 1. (The Times was awarded...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 26, 2018

DW Girls Sweep TCP, Drop Two at Kittitas

DW over Tri-Cities Prep, 16-1, 14-4 PASCO – The Dayton-Waitsburg softball team took on Tri-Cities Prep here on April 17 and came away with two big wins, 16-1 and 14-4. In game one, DW got hot early and racked up 11 runs in the first inning. They...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 19, 2018

Softball Girls Sweep L-W-K, 21-0, 16-1

WAITSBURG – The Dayton-Waitsburg softball team made quick work of Lyle-Wishram-Klickitat on Saturday in a double-header in Waitsburg. In the first game, a 21-0, three-inning rout, DW went to bat only twice, knocking in seven runs in the first innin...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    April 12, 2018

Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Dayton Shooting

DAYTON – Juan Castaneda, of Pasco, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts relating to a home invasion and shooting in Dayton last September, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. According to Columbia County Deputy Prosecutor Dale Slack, on...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    April 5, 2018

Whose Water is It?

"It's the most contentious issue we've faced since I've been a commissioner, by far." That was Walla Walla County Commissioner Todd Kimball, talking about a proposed zoning change to allow water...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    April 5, 2018

DW Girls Get Three Non-League Wins

DAYTON – Pomeroy got an early 2-0 lead after a first-inning home run against the Dayton-Waitsburg softball team on Friday in Dayton, but it was all DW after that. The home team scored 10 times in the first two innings and cruised to a...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    March 22, 2018

Dozier Water Bottling Plan Moves Ahead

WALLA WALLA – On Monday, the Walla Walla County Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward an application by Waitsburg-area farmers Perry and Darlene Dozier to amend the county zoning code to allow use of their owned water rights for water...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    March 22, 2018

Now Open: Chicken Bill's BBQ Cafe at TVGC

DAYTON – Bill and Teresa Ayotte grew up in food service. "Teresa's mother ran a café in Garibaldi, Ore.," Bill said. "I worked at a Spudnut shop in Richland as a teenager." Bill and Teresa are the...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    March 15, 2018

Columbia County to Implement Voluntary Stewardship Program

DAYTON – A group, including farmers, wildlife officials and local planning officials, has been meeting for two years to develop a new plan to meet state requirements for a Voluntary Stewardship Program in Columbia County. The program would...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    March 1, 2018

A Hike Up Rock Hill Trail

When a hiking trail thaws after it has been frozen for a couple of weeks, trekking it is a bit like taking a long walk in wet concrete. Monday was sunny and bright, so I decided to give the Rock Hill...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    February 8, 2018

Dale Slack to Seek Columbia County Prosecutor Post

DAYTON – Columbia County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack announced last week that he will run for Columbia County Prosecutor this year. If elected, Slack would replace his boss, current...

 

Back to Business

If you’re a faithful reader of this newspaper you know that I’ve spent the last few weeks working in the Dayton Chamber of Commerce office while we – the board of directors – recruit a new...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    November 2, 2017

DW Ends Season Winless after 42-7 Loss to L-C

DAYTON – On Senior Night Friday, the DW football team dropped its final game of the regular season against Liberty Christian, 42-7. The loss ended DW’s season without a win. LC scored on its...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 26, 2017

DW Falls to Kittitas, 24-7

WAITSBURG – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team was unable to claim their first win of the season on homecoming night Friday, as Kittitas-Thorp prevailed in their game here, 24-7. DW dug itself a...

 
 By Ken Graham    Sports    October 26, 2017

Mabton Defeats DW in Makeup Game

MABTON – On Monday night, the DW football team traveled to Mabton for the second time this month, and this time a football game took place, with Mabton prevailing, 40-6. The two teams were...

 
 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...

 

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